Archive for July, 2009

The Cubs Don’t Have the Prospects to get … John Grabow?

The Cubs Don’t Have the Prospects to get … John Grabow?

The Chicago Cubs are focusing their trade deadline efforts on acquiring a lefty reliever, and most are not expected to come at a terribly steep price. But apparently the Pittsburgh[Read More…]

by July 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
For Now, All Remains Quiet on the Cubs Trade Front

For Now, All Remains Quiet on the Cubs Trade Front

Although rumors continue to swirl, as they will for the next few days (and really, for the month after that), actual news is hard to come by these days. Mostly,[Read More…]

by July 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Could be Back Next Week

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Could be Back Next Week

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been out for a couple weeks now with a strained oblique muscle, but he is recovering normally. [Soto] is swinging a bat while rehabbing[Read More…]

by July 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 11, Cubs 6 – July 28, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 11, Cubs 6 – July 28, 2009

Well, first place was nice. It’s good to have Ryan Dempster back and all, but he may want to consider, you know, pitching better. And as wonderful as the bullpen[Read More…]

by July 29, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Justin Berg, We Hardly Knew Ye

Justin Berg was the odd man out when the Cubs activated Ryan Dempster from the DL today. Berg will get another shot with someone at some point, but for now,[Read More…]

by July 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs are a-Rumoring

The Cubs are a-Rumoring

The Chicago Cubs are finally in first place and poised for a post-season run – but that doesn’t mean a trade or two isn’t in the works to improve the[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Lilly’s Knee Surgery

God’s Wrathwatch: Lilly’s Knee Surgery

Well, one injured limb down, one to go: Ted Lilly’s knee surgery went just fine, so now it’s just a matter of rehab and recovery for his injured shoulder. Lilly[Read More…]

by July 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 1, Cubs 5 – July 27, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 1, Cubs 5 – July 27, 2009

Holy walk-off grand slam, Batman! Nothing like becoming a hero in the 13th to obfuscate an otherwise terrible, terrible game.

by July 28, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Lee Neckwatch: Back Today

Obsessive Lee Neckwatch: Back Today

With all of our obsessive watches here at Bleacher Nation (Rich Harden’s shoulder, Aramis Ramirez’s dislocation, and of course, all things Jake Peavy), it is surprising that we haven’t yet[Read More…]

by July 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Brewers Might Make a Trade for Pitching, Might Do Nothing

The Brewers Might Make a Trade for Pitching, Might Do Nothing

As recently as last week, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin was telling Brewers fans not to get their hopes up for a deadline acquisition designed to help keep the[Read More…]

by July 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 5 – July 26, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 5 – July 26, 2009

The Cubs sweep the Reds. The Cubs move into first place. The world is at peace.

by July 27, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Welcome to First Place

A simple post to note that on July 26, the Chicago Cubs moved into first place. May they not relinquish it until 2097.

by July 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Might Pursue a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs Might Pursue a Starting Pitcher

The Chicago Cubs were already rumored to add a lefty reliever before Ted Lilly went down with a shoulder injury, but now that he’s out for perhaps a month, the[Read More…]

by July 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors