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Lou Piniella Implies That Milton Bradley is Gone this Winter

Lou Piniella Implies That Milton Bradley is Gone this Winter

We all know that the Chicago Cubs will try to deal disgruntled (and disgruntling) outfielder Milton Bradley this offseason. But we didn’t know how much the team expects that a[Read More…]

God’s Wrath Watch: Guzman’s Season Over

God’s Wrath Watch: Guzman’s Season Over

Chicago Cubs’ seasons are ending for all kinds of reasons lately. For reliever Angel Guzman, it’s because of inflammation on his right side. Cubs manager Lou Piniella said he doesn’t[Read More…]

by September 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Brewers 2 – September 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Brewers 2 – September 22, 2009

Congrats to Derrek Lee on topping his career high RBI mark, and to Randy Wells for his first solid start in the last few.

by September 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
MLB Players Association May Take Up Milton Bradley’s Cause

MLB Players Association May Take Up Milton Bradley’s Cause

The Major League Baseball players’ union may file a grievance on Milton Bradley’s behalf after the outfielder was (finally) suspended by the Chicago Cubs for the rest of the season[Read More…]

by September 22, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Bradley’s Teammates React to Suspension – Think Any Defended Him?

Bradley’s Teammates React to Suspension – Think Any Defended Him?

Usually when a player is disciplined, either by Major League Baseball or by the player’s team, the player’s teammates tow the company line, but avoid making any comments that indicate[Read More…]

by September 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Brewers 2 – September 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Brewers 2 – September 21, 2009

Crushed. Feels like a long time since that happened.

by September 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Cubs Activate Reed Johnson from Disabled List

Unbelievably, the Chicago Cubs have activated outfielder Reed Johnson, whose season was thought to be lost, from the disabled list today. Johnson had been out for more than two months[Read More…]

by September 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Tyler Colvin to Chicago

The youngster call-ups continue, and this one may be of a little more moment than the others. The Chicago Cubs will today call up outfielder Tyler Colvin from AA Tennessee.[Read More…]

Trade Rumor: Carlos Zambrano for Jake Peavy?

Trade Rumor: Carlos Zambrano for Jake Peavy?

There isn’t a whole lot of meat on this rumor – well, ok, there’s no real meat on it – but MLBTradeRumors is reporting that Baseball Prospectus says some folks[Read More…]

by September 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 – September 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 – September 20, 2009

Finally, a win. It’s both little and late, but still, it feels good.

by September 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Breaking: Cubs Suspend Milton Bradley for Rest of Year

We guessed that Milton Bradley’s most recent – and unbelievable – comments about the Chicago Cubs would lead to his walking papers, and in a way, they have. Within the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Adventures in Insanity: Milton Bradley is Signing His Own Walking Papers

Adventures in Insanity: Milton Bradley is Signing His Own Walking Papers

There comes a point in long stories where the story almost becomes a parody of itself. You’ll remember it from the Brett Favre will-he-won’t-he saga. At some point, it’s true,[Read More…]

by September 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 2 – September 19, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 2 – September 19, 2009

Walk-off games are so exciting, aren’t they!?!?!?!?

by September 20, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – September 18, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – September 18, 2009

What a serious kick in the grapes. And you’ll note: the Heilman pitch to Holliday really wasn’t that bad.

by September 19, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Harden Shoulder Watch: Skipping Starts

Obsessive Harden Shoulder Watch: Skipping Starts

Ah, I bet you thought this obsessive watch was over. After a string of poor, short outings, the Chicago Cubs have decided to skip Rich Harden’s turn in the rotation[Read More…]

Milton Bradley is Injured, Angry – What Else is New?

Milton Bradley is Injured, Angry – What Else is New?

Chicago Cubs right fielder Milton Bradley left yesterday’s game against the Brewers in the sixth inning after perceiving some knee swelling. This is, of course, no big deal in two[Read More…]

by September 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 7 – September 17, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 7 – September 17, 2009

Lou Piniella says Randy Wells’ recent struggles are due to his failure to stay down in the zone and inability to throw strikes early in the count. While that is[Read More…]

by September 17, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
The Cubs May Spring in Naples

The Cubs May Spring in Naples

Goodbye Cactus League, hello Grapefruit League? It’s been discussed for several months now, and it looks like it really could happen. Mesa officials met this week with incoming Cubs owner[Read More…]

by September 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs 2010 Schedule Has Been Released

Not that I’m recommending anyone start thinking about next year, but MLB has released its schedules for next year. Among the highlights for the Chicago Cubs: The Cubs will open[Read More…]

by September 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 9, Cubs 5 – September 16, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 9, Cubs 5 – September 16, 2009

Rich Harden certainly didn’t help his free agency cause with this poor outing. But he avoids the derisive enhancement this time.

by September 17, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

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