Archive for August, 2009


The Cubs Are Getting Sued

And no, not by the fans who’ve seen their ticket dollars evaporate like morning dew met by the heat of mid-day. No, this is actually kind of sad: The family[Read More…]

by August 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 2 – August 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 2 – August 22, 2009

As a friend of the Nation, DK remarked, apparently the plan is now for the Cubs to score -1 runs tomorrow.

by August 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – August 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – August 21, 2009

Well, the Cubs needed to split in LA to have any real hope this year. And it’s an 0-2 start. That ain’t good. Neither is 3 runs total scored in[Read More…]

by August 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: The Deal is Done

According to Dave Kaplan, the Cubs sale is done. Interestingly, the sale price was $845 million, not the $900 million originally reported as accepted. The next owners’ meeting isn’t until[Read More…]

by August 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mark Prior Plans to Pitch in the Big Leagues Again

Mark Prior Plans to Pitch in the Big Leagues Again

Last year, Mark Prior was on a big league deal with the San Diego Padres as he rehabbed from another shoulder injury and surgery. This year, he returned to the[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Has Successful Rehab Start

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Has Successful Rehab Start

Carlos Zambrano threw five innings last night for A ball Peoria, and things went well. Not only in result, but in how he felt. Pitching against the Clinton LumberKings, Zambrano[Read More…]

by August 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Ownerwatch: It’s Gonna Happen

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: It’s Gonna Happen

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to Tom Ricketts is ‘imminent’, according to the Chicago Tribune. The final papers are expected to be signed within days, and then it’s just[Read More…]

by August 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 7 – August 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 7 – August 20, 2009

While I’ll continue to complain about the bullpen, once again, the real problem is the offense.

by August 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Jim Hendry Takes the Blame … Sort of

Jim Hendry Takes the Blame … Sort of

It’s no secret that this year’s Chicago Cubs team is very, very well paid. With a payroll over $135 million, the Cubs are by far at the top of the[Read More…]

by August 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Padres 1 – August 19, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Padres 1 – August 19, 2009

I had started to forget what a win feels like.

by August 20, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Two Moves That Prove Lou Piniella Has Lost His Mind

Two Moves That Prove Lou Piniella Has Lost His Mind

Lou Piniella has always been a little quirky – at least in his time with the Chicago Cubs. At first, it was endearing. Then, it was tolerable. Now, it’s really[Read More…]

by August 19, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Wouldn’t Matter if it Were Any Other Team: Smoltz Nearing Deal with Cardinals

Wouldn’t Matter if it Were Any Other Team: Smoltz Nearing Deal with Cardinals

A Smoltz with any other team would not smell as sweet – or perform as well. John Smoltz is apparently close to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz, 42,[Read More…]

by August 19, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Padres 6 – August 18, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Padres 6 – August 18, 2009

No amount of managerial machinations are going to save this team right now. Still, I’m going to criticize. Theriot has been out for days with the flu. Kosuke Fukudome has[Read More…]

by August 19, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Carlos Marmol is the Cubs’ New Closer, Lou Piniella is the Cubs’ New Crazy Person

If you thought Kevin Gregg in the 9th was a roller coaster, say hello to the Chicago Cubs’ new closer: Carlos Marmol. According to Len and Bob’s twitter, he’s the[Read More…]

by August 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
What Will It Take for the Cubs to Make the Playoffs?

What Will It Take for the Cubs to Make the Playoffs?

Speaking strictly statistically, things are not looking good for the 2009 Chicago Cubs. Last night’s heartbreaking loss (haven’t they all been heartbreaking this year?), coupled with the St. Louis Cardinals’[Read More…]

by August 18, 2009 Analysis and Commentary