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The Cubs Now Have 13 Pitchers On the Roster

What the hell? Cubs infielder Bobby Scales has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa in anticipation of activating starting pitcher Rich Harden off the disabled list for his start on Saturday,[Read More…]

The Cubs Are Done Being Drafty

Yesterday wrapped up the first year player draft for Major League Baseball, and the Cubs closed it out by selecting another 20 youngsters. Despite the flowery stories you hear about[Read More…]

by June 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 2 – June 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 2 – June 11, 2009

Ok, didn’t we play this game yesterday? It wasn’t funny the first time. And Geoff Blum? Seriously?

by June 12, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
The Chicago Cubs Are Scouting Pedro Martinez

The Chicago Cubs Are Scouting Pedro Martinez

You read that right, folks. Somehow, some way, for some reason, the Chicago Cubs recently scouted formerly awesome pitcher, and currently broken guy,┬áPedro Martinez. A source close to Pedro Martinez[Read More…]

by June 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Into High Schoolers on Second Day of Draft – Um, That Sounds Bad

Cubs Into High Schoolers on Second Day of Draft – Um, That Sounds Bad

Last year, the Chicago Cubs drafted heavily from the college ranks – a philosophical shift, seemingly brought on by Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken. Most Cubs fans, feeling burned by[Read More…]

by June 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Taking Grounders

Aramis Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Taking Grounders

Little update on Aramis Ramirez’s rehab from a dislocated shoulder. Aramis Ramirez did take some grounders at third early Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. The workout was done under the[Read More…]

by June 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 2 – June 10, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 2 – June 10, 2009

Well, I guess the offensive display on Tuesday was a one-night-only kind of thing.

by June 11, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Rumor: Mark DeRosa Back to the Cubs?

The Sons of Ivy Cubs message board is reporting that MLB network claimed the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs are the primary suitors for former Cub Mark DeRosa. Now[Read More…]

by June 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Draft Three on the First Day

Cubs Draft Three on the First Day

The Major League Draft will continue today, but the Chicago Cubs have already drafted a few players in the first three rounds, which took place last night. Super quick recap:[Read More…]

by June 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jake Fox Out, Aaron Miles Back In

Jake Fox Out, Aaron Miles Back In

The Chicago Cubs optioned Jake Fox back to AAA Iowa last night to make room for utility infielder Aaron Miles, who is coming off of the disabled list. Now, there[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Astros 1 – June 9, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Astros 1 – June 9, 2009

Ah, a good old fashioned butt-kicking. Finally. Ted Lilly was money. Mike Fontenot was money. But it wasn’t all good…

by June 10, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
The 2009 Amateur Player Draft Starts Today

The 2009 Amateur Player Draft Starts Today

The Rule IV Draft, better known to you as simply, well, the Draft, starts today at 5pm CT, with the first three rounds live on MLB Network. Thereafter, the Draft[Read More…]

by June 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Rich Harden is a Good Rehabber

Rich Harden is a Good Rehabber

To briefly update you on Rich Harden’s rehab from a sore back: he done good. Rich Harden allowed one earned run in 4 2/3 innings during his minor-league rehab start[Read More…]

by June 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Peavywatch: Juicy Nuggets of Info

Obsessive Peavywatch: Juicy Nuggets of Info

An off day is the perfect time to return to obsessing about a trade that will almost certainly never happen, and given the Chicago Cubs’ offensive struggles, is almost certain[Read More…]

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Zell Out?

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Zell Out?

It’s no secret that the Tribune Company’s Sam Zell has been a difficult man to deal with throughout the sale of the Chicago Cubs. Heck, I probably would be, too:[Read More…]

by June 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Reds 3 – June 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Reds 3 – June 7, 2009

Next time, guys, it might be worth scoring a few more runs in the first nine innings. Save us all a few hours. Oh, and save Randy Wells continued heartache.

by June 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Rehab Start Today

Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Rehab Start Today

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden, on the shelf for a couple of weeks with an ailing back, will make a rehab start for AAA Iowa today. If all goes[Read More…]

Ryan Dempster is Dealing With Some Serious Stuff This Year

Ryan Dempster is Dealing With Some Serious Stuff This Year

If Chicago Cubs fans noticed one thing about Ryan Dempster’s 2009 season, it would probably be that he hasn’t been nearly as good as he was last year. He has[Read More…]

by June 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 4 – June 6, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 4 – June 6, 2009

So, so, so many missed opportunities. A young pitcher, throwing for his first time, and the Cubs manage a three spot. Yikes.

by June 7, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Could and Should Cubs Look at Wilson Betemit?

Could and Should Cubs Look at Wilson Betemit?

The Cubs have gone through makeshift utility players this year like tissue paper (notice I didn’t say “Kleenex,” no suing me!). So why not another? According to a tweet by[Read More…]

by June 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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