Archive for July, 2009


The Pirates Trade; or Why Tom Gorzelanny Better Be Awesome

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs traded pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny. And[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Formerly Obsessive Peavywatch: Jake Peavy Traded to Chicago White Sox

OMG Jake Peavy! OMG Chicago! OMG… meh. It’s the White Sox, and the Cubs haven’t really even been remotely interested in half a year. The White Sox have acquired 2007[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Cubs Will Keep Exploring Deals Up to Today’s Deadline

Cubs Will Keep Exploring Deals Up to Today’s Deadline

Though the Chicago Cubs have likely already made the big deal they’ll make before this year’s non-waiver trade deadline – acquiring pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pittsburgh[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Starting Rehab Assignment

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Starting Rehab Assignment

Geovany Soto has been out for a long time with an oblique strain, but he’s finally ready to starting a minor league rehab stint, and then return to the Cubs[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Sam Fuld to Chicago, Mitch Atkins to Iowa, Other Roster Moves

The Chicago Cubs sent pitcher Mitch Atkins back to AAA Iowa yesterday, and are expected to recall outfielder Sam Fuld later today before the game against the Florida Marlins. The[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 12 – July 30, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 12 – July 30, 2009

The bats keep co0king, and the Cubs keep winning. Very divergent and yet similar outcomes for the two starting pitchers…

by July 31, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Cubs Acquire Grabow, Gorzelanny From Pirates

Today, the Chicago Cubs sent pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for lefty reliever John Grabow and lefty sometimes[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Are Looking at Mark Teahen and Jeremy Hermida

You have to wonder whether Reed Johnson going down will change the Cubs’ outfield priorities, but for now, it appears they’re still looking for a corner outfield bat from the[Read More…]

by July 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Justin Berg Probably Hates Mitch Atkins

Before yesterday’s game against the Houston Astros, the Chicago Cubs made a minor move by sending reliever Jeff Stevens back to AAA Iowa, and calling up pitcher Mitch Atkins. The[Read More…]


I Told You Freddy Sanchez Wasn’t Coming to the Cubs

The San Francisco Giants just acquired Sanchez from the Pirates. Leaving no ambiguity about their intention to chase a playoff spot this season, the Giants dealt heralded minor league pitcher[Read More…]

by July 30, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 0, Cubs 12 – July 29, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 0, Cubs 12 – July 29, 2009

It’s awesome to score 12 and all, but it kind of feels like a waste on a day that 1 would have done the trick. Still, feels good. But damn[Read More…]

by July 30, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Reed Johnson’s Foot Exploded

Center fielder Reed Johnson broke his foot today when he took a foul ball off the top of it. He’s expected to be out a month, and the Cubs are[Read More…]

by July 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Freddy Sanchez Unlikely for the Cubs

Freddy Sanchez Unlikely for the Cubs

Mini update on the Chicago Cubs’ pursuit of a bat. The one spot in the lineup that could even potentially, realistically be upgraded is second base, and fans have been[Read More…]