With expanded rosters, the Cubs are going to be seeing a lot of familiar faces. Just in time for college football season. That was supposed to be some kind of Jeff Samardzija quip. But it failed. Grumble. He’s going to be coming back is all I’m saying. Mark Riggins, the Cubs’ Minor League pitching coordinator, […]
Month: September 2009
When the Chicago Cubs took reliever David Patton in the Rule V draft, no one believed he would remain with the Cubs for long. After all, to stay a Cub, he had to stay on the active, 25-man roster virtually all year, and the Cubs were loaded with quality relievers. Ah, but the Cubs are […]
Ah, the delicious tease of another meaningless September win. Well. Probably meaningless.
To trade or not to trade? It was the question that dominated the headlines last week as the waiver trade deadline approached. Would the Chicago Cubs succumb to the reality that they are simply too far out of the playoff picture to make a run, and sell? Would the Cubs dump Rich Harden and Aaron […]
Randy Wells has probably been the best starter for the Chicago Cubs this year, but there’s no doubt that Ted Lilly has been the anchor of the rotation. So the fact that his teammates nominated him for an award is no surprise. But the cool thing is that this award is for performance on the […]
The Chicago Cubs continue to do just enough to not, like, actually make the playoffs, but instead torture us. Great outing by Randy Wells, who becomes the first Cubs rookie to win 10 games (completely meaningless stat) since Kerry Wood.
Well, the September call-ups thus far are a bit thin, with only three moving up to Chicago: first baseman/outfielder Micah Hoffpauir, reliever Justin Berg, and infielder Andres Blanco. Hoffpauir figures to pinch hit occasionally, Berg figures to relieve occasionally, and Blanco figures to spot-start and late-inning defensive sub … occasionally.
Inflammatory headline much? Well, yes. But, technically, it’s true. As a part of the Tribune’s bankruptcy, and in an effort to expedite the sale of the Chicago Cubs, the Tribune plans to bankrupt the Chicago National League Ball Club – the subsidiary better known as the Chicago Cubs. After the bankruptcy judge in charge of […]
Rich Harden is still very young – just 27 – and when healthy, has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. That sounds . . . familiar. It also sounds like a recipe for a very risky long-term signing after the season, should the Cubs choose to pursue it. General manager Jim Hendry seems […]
You know, the poor outing by Rich Harden bothers me less in terms of the Cubs keeping a guy who had a poor outing, and more in terms of the unwillingness to call it a season already and start preparing for next year.