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…]
Archive for July, 2009
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Why did there have to be a second game?
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
Given the doubleheader on Saturday, now we just hope for a split, I suppose.
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…]