Archive for June, 2009


Bad News: Cubs Can’t Add Payroll This Year

Bad News: Cubs Can’t Add Payroll This Year

If you were paying attention to the Jake Peavy sweepstakes this year, you probably already figured this: due to the ownership change, the terrible economy, and the already hefty payroll,[Read More…]

Derrek Lee to the Giants?

Derrek Lee to the Giants?

Obviously it’s not time for the Cubs to go into sell mode, but as a .500 team buried in the N.L. Central, it isn’t shocking that the sell-type rumors are[Read More…]

by June 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Enhanced Box Score: Twins 2, Cubs 3 – June 14, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Twins 2, Cubs 3 – June 14, 2009

Ok, pitchers. All you need to do is hold the opposition to 2 runs every single game, and the Cubs might go .500.

by June 15, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Cubs Scapegoat, Fire Gerald Perry

Cubs Scapegoat, Fire Gerald Perry

The Chicago Cubs’ offensive woes were apparently all the fault of hitting coach Gerald Perry. That’s why they dumped him. As Cub players were taking batting practice Sunday morning, hitting[Read More…]

by June 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs World Series Chances Are Diminishing, But Still Surprisingly High

The Cubs World Series Chances Are Diminishing, But Still Surprisingly High

When the 2009 season started, the Chicago Cubs were the prohibitive favorite to win the National League Central, and were a strong favorite to represent the Senior Circuit in the[Read More…]

by June 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Twins 2, Cubs 0 – June 13, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Twins 2, Cubs 0 – June 13, 2009

What else can one say at this point? The Cubs offense is like a tragedy of Oedipal proportions.

by June 14, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

On Bradley, Ibanez, and Old/New Media War

On Bradley, Ibanez, and Old/New Media War

Six months ago, after the flop of Fukudome, the Chicago Cubs were in the market for just one thing: a slugging lefty right fielder. Though I won’t pour over the[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Twins 7, Cubs 4 – June 12, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Twins 7, Cubs 4 – June 12, 2009

Randy Wells had his first ugly start, which sucks, because the four runs score are a veritable explosion of offense. But after a game like that, there’s only one guy[Read More…]

by June 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

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