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Archive for July, 2009

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
Lou Piniella is Going to Fix Milton Bradley

Lou Piniella is Going to Fix Milton Bradley

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…]

by July 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 11, Nationals 3 – July 19, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 11, Nationals 3 – July 19, 2009

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…]

by July 20, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Sam Fuld to Iowa, Cubs Back to 12 Pitchers

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…]

by July 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
DJ LeMahieu is a Chicago Cub

DJ LeMahieu is a Chicago Cub

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…]

Lilly, Dempster, Soto Injury Updates

Lilly, Dempster, Soto Injury Updates

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…]

by July 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Nationals 5 – July 18, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Nationals 5 – July 18, 2009

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…]

by July 19, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
The Cubs Are Interested in Julio Lugo

The Cubs Are Interested in Julio Lugo

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…]

by July 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Nationals 1 – July 17, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Nationals 1 – July 17, 2009

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…]

by July 18, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Ted Lilly Hurt Now, Too?

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…]

by July 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez is Still Hurting

Aramis Ramirez is Still Hurting

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…]

by July 17, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath, er, Blessingwatch: Geovany Soto and Ryan Dempster Progressing Very Well

God’s Wrath, er, Blessingwatch: Geovany Soto and Ryan Dempster Progressing Very Well

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…]

by July 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Nationals 2 – July 16, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Nationals 2 – July 16, 2009

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…]

by July 17, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

The Chicago Cubs Sign BJ Ryan

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…]

Series Preview: Cubs v. Nationals, July 16 – July 19, 2009

Series Preview: Cubs v. Nationals, July 16 – July 19, 2009

The Chicago Cubs head off to the nation’s capital for their first post-All-Star game series, a four game set against the Washington Nationals. Needless to say, the Cubs need to[Read More…]

by July 16, 2009 Series Previews
Chicago Cubs Lead Pursuit of, um, BJ Ryan

Chicago Cubs Lead Pursuit of, um, BJ Ryan

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…]

by July 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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