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Archive for July, 2009

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
Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, July 27 – July 30, 2009

Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, July 27 – July 30, 2009

The Chicago Cubs once again welcome the Houston Astros to Wrigley Field, and this time, it’s a much more threatening specter that approaches. This ain’t your momma’s Astros team anymore.[Read More…]

by July 27, 2009 Series Previews
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
Milton Bradley is Probably Not Going to Detroit

Milton Bradley is Probably Not Going to Detroit

It is rare that Chicago Cubs trade rumors pop up and dissolve all within the span of a couple hours, but that’s what happened late yesterday regarding right fielder Milton[Read More…]

by July 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Says the Cubs Might Make a Big Move … After the Trade Deadline

Jim Hendry Says the Cubs Might Make a Big Move … After the Trade Deadline

July 31 is the non-waiver trade deadline. Translation: you can make whatever deal you want if you make it before that date. After July 31, but before September 1, you[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 5 – July 25, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 5 – July 25, 2009

Great to see Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley put together good nights on the same night. If they can do that with remote regularity, the talk of needing a bat[Read More…]

by July 26, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Justin Berg to Chicago

After placing starting pitcher Ted Lilly on the disabled list, the Chicago Cubs called up pitcher Justin Berg to take his spot on the roster. Berg, 25, has been absolutely[Read More…]

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