Archive for August, 2009


The Brewers Cleaned House

The Brewers Cleaned House

Yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers: Designated Bill Hall for assignment; Demoted JJ Hardy; Fired pitching coach Bill Castro; and Generally smelled like poo. Were it not for the Chicago Cubs’ pathetic[Read More…]

by August 13, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Ted Lilly Beats the Crap Out of Minor Leaguers

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ted Lilly, whose return to the team becomes more inconsequential by the day, had a very successful rehab outting yesterday for Class A Peoria. Lilly threw[Read More…]


The Cardinals Might Work Their Voodoo Magic on John Smoltz

The Cardinals Might Work Their Voodoo Magic on John Smoltz

Sportswriter Bernie Miklasz says that St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa wants another reliever to shore up the Cardinal pen – and the targets are veterans Justin Speier and John[Read More…]

by August 13, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 12, Cubs 5 – August 12, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 12, Cubs 5 – August 12, 2009

Not much to say here. Pedro shouldn’t have looked that good, and Samardzija/Marshall shouldn’t have looked that bad.

by August 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Is Bob Brenly Turning Into Steve Stone?

Is Bob Brenly Turning Into Steve Stone?

Before color commentator Steve Stone’s inglorious departure from the Chicago Cubs booth (and subsequent transformation into a squealing douche), he made some starkly critical comments about the team and about[Read More…]

by August 12, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Cortisone Shot

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Cortisone Shot

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez received a cortisone shot on Tuesday, which will keep him out of the lineup likely for the rest of the Phillies series, but which[Read More…]

by August 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

God Relents: Ted Lilly Feeling Good, Rehab Start Today

A quick update on Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly: he’s feeling great after minor knee surgery and should rehab, and will start today for the Peoria Chiefs. If that start[Read More…]

by August 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 4, Cubs 3 – August 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 4, Cubs 3 – August 11, 2009

Sure, the Cardinals, Rockies and Giants all lost, so everyone says “at least the Cubs didn’t lose a game in the standings.” I’ve always hated that expression. Of course they[Read More…]

by August 12, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
God’s Wrathwatch: Carlos Zambrano’s Back is Structurally Unchanged

God’s Wrathwatch: Carlos Zambrano’s Back is Structurally Unchanged

I know, I know. It seems like it’s all injury watches today. But, well… it is. Some moderately good news on the Carlos Zambrano injury front (not to be confused[Read More…]

by August 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God Hates Slothwatch: Gorzelanny Injury Not Serious

God Hates Slothwatch: Gorzelanny Injury Not Serious

Tom Gorzelanny is not expected to miss his next start after suffering a contusion in last night’s game. The contusion, a fancy word for bruise, came off a Dexter Fowler[Read More…]

by August 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Aramis Could be Headed Back to DL

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Aramis Could be Headed Back to DL

There is no good news to report on the Aramis Ramirez front. The Cubs are now officially kicking around the possibility of sending the third baseman – and the Cubs’[Read More…]

by August 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rockies 11 – August 10, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rockies 11 – August 10, 2009

Um, didn’t we already see this game on Sunday? Same exact score, same exact horrible feeling.

by August 11, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

God Hates Sloth: Gorzelanny Out After Being Hit By Ball

The hits just keep on coming – and no, not the kind that you need with runners in scoring position. Chicago Cubs temporary starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny took a hard[Read More…]

by August 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Esmailin Caridad to Chicago, Jeff Stevens to Iowa

The constant rotation of arms continues, as the Cubs just sent reliever Jeff Stevens back to AAA Iowa in favor of starting pitcher Esmailin Caridad. Caridad has put up a[Read More…]

by August 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Dave Kaplan May Be the Most Overpaid Writer in the Cublogoverse

Dave Kaplan May Be the Most Overpaid Writer in the Cublogoverse

Chicago Cubs writer Dave Kaplan set off a firestorm yesterday when he posited that Carlos Zambrano May Be the Most Overpaid Player in the Game. That suggestion, alone, would have[Read More…]

by August 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News