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Archive for July, 2009

Kevin Hart to Iowa, Jeff Stevens to Chicago

In an incredibly savvy move (shock), the Chicago Cubs are sending temporary starter Kevin Hart down to AAA Iowa so that they can bring up an extra bullpen arm for[Read More…]

Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley Need You to Stop Booing Them

Alfonso Soriano and Milton Bradley Need You to Stop Booing Them

The Chicago Cubs are back to their slumping offensive ways, and with the division-leading Cardinals coming into town tomorrow, there will be little patience for struggling superstars. But you’re going[Read More…]

by July 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Hold on to Your Butts: Cardinals Want Halladay

Hold on to Your Butts: Cardinals Want Halladay

The National League Central leading St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get better. A lot better. According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals’ interest in Blue[Read More…]

by July 9, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Might Be Going to the DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto Might Be Going to the DL

The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Or in the case of the Chicago Cubs, He just taketh away. Cubs catcher Geovany Soto might be headed to the disabled[Read More…]

by July 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 4, Cubs 1 – July 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 4, Cubs 1 – July 8, 2009

I am not trying to be a jerk, but everyone is writing this game up as “Kevin Hart has great first outing, Cubs fail to provide offense for him,” and[Read More…]

by July 9, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Will the Cubs Look at Roy Halladay?

Will the Cubs Look at Roy Halladay?

Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said earlier this week that the team will be listening to offers for superstar pitching Roy Halladay. The ace is signed through next[Read More…]

by July 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Not So Fast on That Whole Done Deal Thing

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Not So Fast on That Whole Done Deal Thing

Don’t say we didn’t tell you to be circumspect about the prospects of the deal being done soon. The Tribune Co. is apparently “working on a deal” to sell the[Read More…]

by July 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 1 – July 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 1 – July 7, 2009

Great pitching performance for the Cubs by Carlos Zambrano in a pinch. But unfortunately, Javier Vazquez was just a little better.

by July 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Winning Hurts: Dempster Out With Broken Toe After Celebrating Win

Sigh. It’s always something. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is going to miss at least three weeks after breaking his big toe. Dempster said he caught his foot on[Read More…]

For Shame – Wherein I Address the Milton Bradley Question Paul Sullivan Would Not

For Shame – Wherein I Address the Milton Bradley Question Paul Sullivan Would Not

Although I often bang the drum for “new media” in world still dominated by the “old media,” I do not fancy myself one of those hateful bloggers, filled with nothing[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Erik Estrada Sings His Last 7th Inning Stretch

Former CHIPS and Surreal Life star – can we say “star” for those? – Erik Estrada sang the 7th inning stretch for the Chicago Cubs game last night, after which[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cash, Ryan Freel to the Royals

Cash, Ryan Freel to the Royals

When the Chicago Cubs designated Ryan Freel for assignment last week, no one actually expected it would result in a trade. Well, unless it was a trade in name only,[Read More…]

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Sale Agreement Reached

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Sale Agreement Reached

All over, folks are reporting that the sale is now a done deal. But that’s not quite precise. The sale agreement has been finalized, which means they’re ready to sign[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 4 – July 6, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 4 – July 6, 2009

At what point do we stop holding our collective breath with Randy Wells, and just accept that he is somehow a solid Major League starter? Whatever that threshold is, he’s[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Sam Fuld and Kevin Hart to AAA Iowa, David Patton to DL

Outfielder Sam Fuld did everything that was asked of him and did it well, but sometimes the numbers just don’t work. Micah Hoffpauir would have been an equally good choice,[Read More…]

by July 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Oh Snap – I Think Reed Johnson Just Called Out a Couple Teammates

Oh Snap – I Think Reed Johnson Just Called Out a Couple Teammates

Now, I don’t want to read too much into Reed Johnson’s recent comments while on his rehab stint in Peoria about the Cubs’ offensive struggles. And I also don’t want[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 2, Cubs 8 – July 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 2, Cubs 8 – July 5, 2009

The Chicago Cubs end up taking three of four from the Brewers. Swoot. Told you the Brewers used up all their runs on Saturday.

by July 6, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Ted Lilly is an All Star, the Rest of the Cubs Are Just Cubs

Ted Lilly is an All Star, the Rest of the Cubs Are Just Cubs

Pitcher Ted Lilly (7-6, 3.35) was selected as the Cubs’ lone All Star representative this year. Last year, the team had eight. I’d say that’s about right. The rest of[Read More…]

Another Update from the Rehab Trail

Quick update on Aramis Ramirez and Reed Johnson at Peoria yesterday: Ramirez started and drove in Peoria’s lone run of the game. He played the whole game, but as a[Read More…]

by July 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Deal Done in Two Weeks

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Deal Done in Two Weeks

It’ll be too late to do anything this season trade-wise, but it’ll be nice to just be done. Plus, if the Cubs can’t win with this $140 million monstrosity, adding[Read More…]

by July 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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