Archive for July, 2009
Another day, another one run. If you’re looking for consolation here, look no further than Rich Harden’s now back-to-back excellent performances. Maybe he’s turning things around. If you’re like me,[Read More…]
When Manny Ramirez returned from a 50-game steroid suspension, Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheered as though he’d returned from a terrible injury after months of rehabilitation. The hero returns. When[Read More…]
I bring this rumor to you with a huge grain of salt: it comes from Bleacher Report, aka the land where any yahoo who wishes to write something up, can.[Read More…]
Yeah, so. The Nationals the Phillies are not.
Chicago Cubs center fielder and substitute lead-off man Kosuke Fukudome is in the midst of his second year in a row of a protracted and steep decline following a hot[Read More…]
In spite of his proclamation that he was “back,” Milton Bradley has continued to struggle. And now, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is taking the task of fixing Bradley all[Read More…]
Thank the baseball gods for the Washington Nationals. The Cubs needed a 3-1 series win like crazy, and they got a four-game sweep. Like mana from heaven those Nats are.[Read More…]
Yeah, so this was probably obvious to you given the fact that Kevin Hart was recalled in advance of today’s game to start against the Nationals, but the Cubs had[Read More…]
Following his excellent performance in the College World Series, DJ LeMahieu was looking a little bit more like a solid second round pick for the Cubs, and a little less[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs have so many players recovering from injuries, it is, at times, difficult to keep them all straight. For example, what the hell happened to Aaron Miles? Don’t[Read More…]
Hey, Alfonso Soriano did something on the offensive side that wasn’t, you know, offensive. I guess the injured little pinky was a good thing. At least Milton Bradley still stank[Read More…]
The Red Sox designated Julio Lugo for assignment yesterday, pulling the plug halfway through a poorly-timed and probably ill-conceived contract given out at the high of the free agent boom.[Read More…]
Why is it that, when Alfonso Soriano swings as hard as he can, he looks like a fool; and yet when Carlos Zambrano swings as hard as he can, he[Read More…]
This can’t be real. Yet, this is our existence, friends. Apparently Ted Lilly could be bumped in the rotation for a couple days, as Sons of Ivy notes: Per Wittenmyer,[Read More…]
We cautioned Chicago Cubs fans not to pin their hopes on the return of injured third baseman Aramis Ramirez, and Ramirez was quick to agree before he actually came back[Read More…]
The battery of catcher Geovany Soto and pitcher Ryan Dempster went down within days of each other before the All-Star break. The verdict on each had them out for more[Read More…]
Admit it. You missed the enhanced box score over the break. New rule for the Cubs: Rich Harden may only pitch on 10 days rest, may only pitch on the[Read More…]
It’s official, friends. The hopes of a generation lie in the largely unsuccessful and injured left hand and arm of BJ Ryan. Yes, I’m being melodramatic. And attractive. Ryan was[Read More…]
Well, it’s not quite the Blue Jays pitcher you’d hope the Chicago Cubs were leading the pursuit for, but it’s nice to be first in something. Team sources confirmed Monday[Read More…]
The Cardinals are unfortunately legitimate contenders in the Roy Halladay sweepstakes – their GM was recently quoted as saying the team would give up “an arm or a leg” to[Read More…]
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