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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
Get Your Fill of Carlos Zambrano While You Can, Because He’s Not Long for Baseball

Get Your Fill of Carlos Zambrano While You Can, Because He’s Not Long for Baseball

Carlos Zambrano won his 100th career game for the Chicago Cubs last night, but when asked if he could follow in recent 300 game winner Randy Johnson’s footsteps, he blanched.[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 1 – June 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 1 – June 5, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, he’s nuts. But we love him.

by June 6, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Sportscenter Clearly Understands its Audience

Sportscenter Clearly Understands its Audience

As I watch Sportscenter this morning to catch my Cubs highlights, among other things, what do I see? Surely my eyes betray me. That can’t possibly be the Jonas Brothers[Read More…]

by June 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Bradley’s Strained Calf Will Keep Him Out Until Next Week

Bradley’s Strained Calf Will Keep Him Out Until Next Week

Ah, Mr. Glass. Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley’s recently strained calf – like so many of his injuries – is not quite bad enough to put him on the disabled[Read More…]

by June 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrathwatch: Mini Aramis Ramirez Update

God’s Wrathwatch: Mini Aramis Ramirez Update

There is still not a ton of information out there on Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s rehab from his dislocated shoulder, but the Tribune offered the tiniest of morsels.[Read More…]

by June 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Sammy Sosa Retiring from Baseball, Steroids

Sammy Sosa Retiring from Baseball, Steroids

Did you know that Sammy Sosa was still available as a free agent? I guess he was. Not surprisingly, no one really cared. So now it’s time for the former[Read More…]

by June 4, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Zambrano is in Twubble

Carlos Zambrano is in Twubble

Carlos Zambrano missed the team’s flight to Atlanta this week, and I guess that’s kind of one of those big deals (that isn’t really a big deal). Manager Lou Piniella[Read More…]

by June 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Braves 2 – June 3, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Braves 2 – June 3, 2009

Another blown lead, another extra inning game. How the hell did the Cubs win this one?

by June 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Bullpen Session Goes Well

Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Bullpen Session Goes Well

Injured Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden tossed 33 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday, and all appears to be going well for him. ”It went really well,” said Harden,[Read More…]

by June 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley Has a Strained Calf

Milton Bradley Has a Strained Calf

I’m not sure why I’m disappointed that big off-season signing Milton Bradley has not worked out so far. He’s missed games due to suspension. Check. He’s missed a ton of[Read More…]

by June 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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