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The Cublogoverse is Grading the First Half

The Cublogoverse is Grading the First Half

Although generally I avoid these large link dumps, there were too many good mid-season reviews/commentaries on the Chicago Cubs’ 2009 season in the Cublogoverse to only note and comment on[Read More…]

by July 15, 2009 Cublogoverse
The Cubs Pull a Fast One with David Patton’s Injury

The Cubs Pull a Fast One with David Patton’s Injury

Facts: 1.) David Patton was a Rule V pick from the Colorado Rockies. 2.) A team must keep a Rule V pick on the Major League roster (aka the 25-man[Read More…]

by July 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Hoping to Be Out Only Two or Three Weeks

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Hoping to Be Out Only Two or Three Weeks

Though when Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto was first placed on the disabled list late last week, the word was not good: out one month, minimum. But Soto, currently rehabbing[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs: Dumping Players, and the Measure of Regret

Chicago Cubs: Dumping Players, and the Measure of Regret

The All Star break marks the not-really-but-figurative mid-point of the season. It always seems like a good time to reflect on pre-season items, and how things have played out (read:[Read More…]

by July 14, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Are Bankrupt, Sold

The Cubs Are Bankrupt, Sold

The Tribune Company is considering declaring the Chicago Cubs bankrupt in a legal maneuver designed to expedite the sale of the team. It sounds bad, but there’s really no concern.[Read More…]

by July 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Josh Vitters and Starlin Castro are Future Something or Others

Josh Vitters and Starlin Castro are Future Something or Others

Daytona Cubs (High A) and top Chicago Cubs prospects Josh Vitters and Starlin Castro participated in yesterday’s rain-shortened Minor League Futures game. It’s basically an All-Star game for all of[Read More…]

Hey, Maybe the Cubs Really Are Looking at Freddy Sanchez

Hey, Maybe the Cubs Really Are Looking at Freddy Sanchez

Can the Cubs trade for the version of Freddy Sanchez that hits .350? Freddy Sanchez was in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup Friday night, putting to rest any thought that the[Read More…]

by July 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sean Marshall Could Go Back to Rotation if Cubs Sign BJ Ryan

Sean Marshall Could Go Back to Rotation if Cubs Sign BJ Ryan

The Cublogoverse is abuzz over this Tribune article, which suggests that the Cubs are interested in recently released Blue Jay reliever, BJ Ryan … even though we already noted that[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 2 – July 12, 2009 (Game 2)

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 2 – July 12, 2009 (Game 2)

Stupid doubleheaders. How frustrating was that 9th inning? Brilliant top half (including a beautiful Reed Johnson non-catch), and then three straight Ks looking in the bottom half. Sure, two of[Read More…]

by July 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 3, Cubs 7 – July 12, 2009 (Game 1)

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 3, Cubs 7 – July 12, 2009 (Game 1)

Why did there have to be a second game?

by July 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Getting the Right Bats in the Lineup Could be Tricky Today

Getting the Right Bats in the Lineup Could be Tricky Today

Doubleheaders are largely unique to baseball, and are a fan favorite. “Let’s play two,” as Ernie Banks used to say. Well, I’ve always hated them. It’s not that I don’t[Read More…]

by July 12, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
God Relents: Derrek Lee’s Neck Injury is Minor

God Relents: Derrek Lee’s Neck Injury is Minor

Derrek Lee’s bothersome neck is fine, he says. He’ll be ready for the doubleheader today. “I’m good; I’ll be in the lineup tomorrow,” he said. “There’s no story. I’m good.[Read More…]

by July 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs 5 – July 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs 5 – July 11, 2009

The Cubs’ only All Star gets the job done. And I also got the job done with a new banner. Yeah. You see that? I did that. Don’t like it?[Read More…]

by July 12, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Hooray! Derrek Lee Pulled in Fifth with Apparent Injury

Micah Hoffpauir came out to play the top of the 6th, with no explanation yet given. This could be great. We will update when we have details. UPDATE: Apparently it[Read More…]

by July 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Sam Fuld Back to Chicago to Replace Soto

Sam Fuld is heading back to Chicago to take Geovany Soto’s place on the roster once he’s DL’d. Fuld was more than adequate in a brief stint a couple weeks[Read More…]

Sorry Steve Clevenger and Chris Robinson, But the Cubs Think You Suck

Sorry Steve Clevenger and Chris Robinson, But the Cubs Think You Suck

When starting catcher Geovany Soto went down this week with an oblique injury, the Chicago Cubs had to scramble for a back-up catcher. And despite two adequately performing catchers at[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 8, Cubs 3 – July 10, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 8, Cubs 3 – July 10, 2009

Given the doubleheader on Saturday, now we just hope for a split, I suppose.

by July 11, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto to the Disabled List, Could Be Out One Month

The worst part: Soto had an OPS well over .900 this past month. Was there ever any doubt that God was a Cardinals fan? Apparently, catcher Geovany Soto’s left-oblique strain[Read More…]

by July 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Will Look at BJ Ryan

Cubs Will Look at BJ Ryan

The Toronto Blue Jays recently cut expensive and currently-crappy-but-formerly-awesome left-handed reliever BJ Ryan. And apparently the Cubs are planning to give him a look. The 33-year-old Ryan will have to[Read More…]

by July 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Two Possible Trade Options for the Cubs

Two Possible Trade Options for the Cubs

Two recent rumor-ettes are percolating involving the Chicago Cubs and a couple ok-but-not-great players that are on the block. First up, the Pittsburgh Pirates are planning to trade Freddy Sanchez[Read More…]

by July 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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