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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

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

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