Archive for July, 2009

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

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Phillies 5 – July 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Phillies 5 – July 22, 2009

All things considered, it was an acceptable series for the Cubs. Sure, you never like to lose two of three, but the Cubs ran into an absolute buzz saw of[Read More…]

by July 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella is Clearly Pissed at Milton Bradley and Jim Hendry

Lou Piniella is Clearly Pissed at Milton Bradley and Jim Hendry

Following the Chicago Cubs’ crushing and embarrassing sweep in the playoffs last year at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Lou Piniella was ardent in his support for[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Ryan Dempster Gettin’ X-Rays

God’s Wrathwatch: Ryan Dempster Gettin’ X-Rays

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher/excessive celebrator Ryan Dempster is recovering adequately from a broken bone in his right big toe. If x-rays show that his bone is healing nicely, he could[Read More…]

by July 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Meet 2011 Chicago Cub: Milton Bradley

Meet 2011 Chicago Cub: Milton Bradley

Contrary to popular belief, maligned outfield Milton Bradley was not signed by the Chicago Cubs to a 3 year, $30 million deal this offseason. He was signed to a 2[Read More…]

by July 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 4 – July 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 4 – July 21, 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…]

by July 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
A Ramirez Return Worth Cheering For

A Ramirez Return Worth Cheering For

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…]

by July 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Interested in George Sherrill

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Interested in George Sherrill

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…]

by July 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 10 – July 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 10 – July 20, 2009

Yeah, so. The Nationals the Phillies are not.

by July 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Kosuke Fukudome is About to Get Awesome

Kosuke Fukudome is About to Get Awesome

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…]

by July 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News