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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
Ugh: Roy Halladay Would Probably Accept a Trade to the St. Louis Cardinals

Ugh: Roy Halladay Would Probably Accept a Trade to the St. Louis Cardinals

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...]

by July 16, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
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...]

by July 15, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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

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