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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
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…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Headed to DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Headed to DL

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But for the Cubs, when the going gets tough, the tough get injured. Look for the Cubs to place left-hander Ted[Read More…]

by July 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 8 – July 24, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 8 – July 24, 2009

The home run by Aaron Harang – his first in a long, long career – was a lowlight. But I’ve been too negative, so let’s enhance something good this time.

by July 25, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

It’s Pouring: Ted Lilly Out with Sore Shoulder

The Cardinals are getting better, and the Cubs are getting worse. Starting pitcher and lone All Star Ted Lilly has been battling knee problems, so the fact that he’s been[Read More…]

by July 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Oh Crap: Cardinals Acquire Matt Holiday

The cupboard is now bare prospect-wise for the Cardinals, but there can be no doubt that this is a terrible move… for the Cubs. The Cardinals will now have a[Read More…]

by July 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cardinals Deal One Outfielder, Rumored to Add a Better One – Matt Holiday

Cardinals Deal One Outfielder, Rumored to Add a Better One – Matt Holiday

The National League Central leading St. Louis Cardinals are becoming quite active in the pre-trade-deadline market. Yesterday, they dealt outfielder Chris Duncan to the Boston Red Sox for recently DFA’d[Read More…]

by July 23, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Are Looking at a Bevy of Lefty Relievers

Cubs Are Looking at a Bevy of Lefty Relievers

The moves the Chicago Cubs might make at this year’s trade deadline fall squarely into the “tinkering” category rather than the “OMG NOMAH!!!!” category. Specifically, the Cubs look to try[Read More…]

by July 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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