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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Rockies 5 – August 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Rockies 5 – August 8, 2009

Even when the Cubs win, they lose. That’s Aramis Ramirez I’m referring to, in case it was obtuse. Freaking Cubs.

by August 9, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Prince Fielder Blacked Out Before Going After Guillermo Mota

Prince Fielder Blacked Out Before Going After Guillermo Mota

Er. Um. Apparently. Fielder had said he didn’t “remember” his delayed reaction after reliever Guillermo Mota, a former teammate, hit him with two outs in the ninth inning of the[Read More…]

by August 8, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Cubs Trade Jason Dubois to Mets

A ho hum minor league deal to the Cubs, the acquisition of Jason Dubois could actually mean something to the Mets, constantly reeling from injuries (not unlike the Cubs, actually).[Read More…]

by August 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
The Lord Pretty Much Just Taketh Away: Zambrano’s Back Needs MRI

The Lord Pretty Much Just Taketh Away: Zambrano’s Back Needs MRI

Just yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella remarked that he was not concerned “at all” about pitcher Carlos Zambrano’s back. A few hours later, Zambrano was scratched from him start,[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Rockies 6 – August 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Rockies 6 – August 7, 2009

Carlos Zambrano went down before the game even started, and it didn’t get any better. On the bright side, Lou Piniella finally saw the light, and decided to use Milton[Read More…]

by August 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Carlos Zambrano Scratched

Despite his entreaties all week that he was fine, that his back was not a problem, it appears as though Carlos Zambrano is not fine. And his back is a[Read More…]

by August 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Geovany Soto to Chicago, Micah Hoffpauir to Iowa

The Cubs activated Geovany Soto (finally!) for tonight’s game, and in a corresponding move sent Micah Hoffpauir to AAA Iowa (as I predicted – sort of… hey, just let me[Read More…]

by August 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God Relents: Soto is Back, But Who Goes Out?

God Relents: Soto is Back, But Who Goes Out?

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto finally returns today from a strained oblique, an injury that’s had him out for the better part of a month. Soto, who had just started[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Hearts the Cardinals

Lou Piniella Hearts the Cardinals

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella likes the Cubs, but apparently, he loves the Cardinals. That’s why he has proclaimed the St. Louis Cardinals the team to beat in the NL[Read More…]

Former Cubs Prospect is Probably Going to the Big House

Former Cubs Prospect is Probably Going to the Big House

No, he’s not going to a Michigan football game. Former Chicago Cubs prospect Julio Castillo was convicted of felonious assault after he threw a baseball into the stands during a[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Wants to Return Sooner than Lou Piniella Wants Him To

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Wants to Return Sooner than Lou Piniella Wants Him To

Good news on the injury front, starting pitcher Ted Lilly, who is out rehabbing a sore shoulder and after minor knee surgery, says he’s feeling great. So great, that he[Read More…]

by August 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
BJ Ryan is Unemployed Again

BJ Ryan is Unemployed Again

When the Chicago Cubs signed former Blue Jays closer BJ Ryan to a minor league deal, the hope was that he could become the second lefty in the bullpen if[Read More…]

by August 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Reds 4 – August 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Reds 4 – August 5, 2009

And just as the Reds are the cure for what ails the Cubs, so too are the Cubs the cure for the Reds’ eight game losing streak. The offense vanished,[Read More…]

by August 5, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Aaron Miles Returns, and Bats Second – Um, What?

Aaron Miles came back to the Cubs today (one of the team’s best relievers, Jeff Stevens, was demoted to make room) and spelled Ryan Theriot at short. That part is[Read More…]

The Cardinals Clearly Sold Their Soul Before Acquiring Julio Lugo

The Cardinals Clearly Sold Their Soul Before Acquiring Julio Lugo

Flashback to two weeks ago. The trade deadline was looming, and teams were assessing needs, strengths, weaknesses, and increasingly, payroll. Can we add? Should we dump? And the toughest question[Read More…]

Aaron Miles is Coming Back

Aaron Miles is Coming Back

Remember Aaron Miles? I imagine you were all too happy to forget the Mendoza-line (.200) hitting infielder when he went down with an elbow injury earlier this year. The Cubs[Read More…]

Andres Blanco Has a Made Up Strained Calf

Ok, well, maybe it’s legitimate, but Blanco developed the injury just in time for the Cubs to activate Tom Gorzelanny to start last night against the Reds. In a corresponding[Read More…]

by August 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Reds 3 – August 4, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Reds 3 – August 4, 2009

Ah, the Cincinnati Reds really are the cure for what ails you. The win is great – though once again, apparently no Chicago Cub is capable of pitching successfully in[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Woody

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Woody

If you’re wondering what the heck this is, find an explanation here. With the recent and dramatic closer woes, the Chicago Cubs are no doubt pining for closers of the[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Cubs Humor
God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Could Be Back As Soon As Wednesday

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Could Be Back As Soon As Wednesday

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been out for, well, a long time with a strained oblique. Fortunately, he’s been rehabbing successfully (he went 1-2 in a rehab outing last[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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