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Archive for September, 2009

God’s Wrath Watch: Reed Johnson’s Season May Be Over

God’s Wrath Watch: Reed Johnson’s Season May Be Over

The news about Reed Johnson’s recovery from a broken foot has been a real bummer. Not so much because the Chicago Cubs would have been dramatically more successful with Johnson[Read More…]

by September 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Owner Watch: Antitrust Approval

Obsessive New Owner Watch: Antitrust Approval

There will be no antitrust hold-up in the sale of the Chicago Cubs. Of course, given that there is not an even remotely conceivable anti-competitive element to the sale of[Read More…]

by September 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Pirates 4 – September 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Pirates 4 – September 8, 2009

The Chicago Cubs led off the game with an MLB record tying eight straight hits. Spread ’em out, boys.

by September 9, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Samardzija to Chicago

As anticipated, the Chicago Cubs recalled pitcher Jeff Samardzija – despite his atrocious final outing yesterday with AAA Iowa. Samardzija won’t be starting with the big club, however, as he’ll[Read More…]

by September 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano Might Be Blind

Alfonso Soriano Might Be Blind

Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is probably going to be out for the rest of the year following upcoming knee surgery. While he’s out, he’s apparently decided to get[Read More…]

by September 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Expected to Pursue Chone Figgins

Cubs Expected to Pursue Chone Figgins

You know that the 2009 season is officially over for a team when the rumors about their off-season moves begin to swirl. For the Chicago Cubs, it’s going to center[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Pirates 2 – September 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Pirates 2 – September 7, 2009

As always, the Pirates are like soothing aloe on a bad sunburn.

by September 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Stevens to Chicago

The Chicago Cubs keep pulling up the youngsters to join the big club. Today’s move saw reliever Jeff Stevens, who has absolutely dominated at AAA Iowa this year, come back[Read More…]

by September 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Esmailin Caridad to Chicago

The Cubs continue to expand their roster to include young guys who’ve already spent some time with the big league club this year, yesterday calling up Esmailin Caridad. Caridad, 25,[Read More…]

by September 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 4 – September 6, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 4 – September 6, 2009

Another good pitching effort, another sad sack offensive effort. It happens. To the Cubs.

by September 7, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
God’s Wrathwatch: Alfonso Soriano is Having Surgery, May Be Done for Year

God’s Wrathwatch: Alfonso Soriano is Having Surgery, May Be Done for Year

Alfonso Soriano has not been right for a long time. It seemed he was just having a bad year, slumping as he aged. Soriano, the streakiest hitter in baseball, was[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Mets 3 – September 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Mets 3 – September 5, 2009

An all-around solid game for the Cubs. If they’ve proved anything this year it is this: they can beat an injury-depleted Mets club. Hooray.

by September 6, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 6 – September 4, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 6 – September 4, 2009

The Cubs finally got a nice outting from Carlos Zambrano. Not that it mattered, of course.

by September 5, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Thomas Diamond is a Chicago Cub

Today the Cubs claimed a player off waivers! But, he’s a 26 year old former top prospect who’s struggled to do much of anything outside of the operating room in[Read More…]

by September 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Alfonso Soriano is Shut Down

The Chicago Cubs have decided to put down sit Alfonso Soriano indefinitely until/if his bum knee gets better. “The crux of it is his knee is not strong,” Piniella said.[Read More…]

by September 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Bob Brenly Just Punched Milton Bradley in the Heart

Bob Brenly Just Punched Milton Bradley in the Heart

Chicago Cubs color commentator Bob Brenly has become increasingly critical of this year’s Cubs club as the season wears on. And who can blame him? The Cubs have become increasingly[Read More…]

by September 4, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 0 – September 3, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 0 – September 3, 2009

Defensive blunders. Terrible decisions. No offense. Good pitching. There it was, folks. The Cubs’ season in a game.

by September 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Cubs v. White Sox Isn’t Quite What it Was Supposed to Be

Cubs v. White Sox Isn’t Quite What it Was Supposed to Be

When today’s interleague, cross-town match-up between the Cubs and White Sox was originally rained out, the universe was quite different. At that time, June 16, the Cubs and Sox were[Read More…]

by September 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Jeff Samardzija Will Be Heading to Chicago Soon, Wants to Start

Jeff Samardzija Will Be Heading to Chicago Soon, Wants to Start

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[Read More…]

Cubs Complete the Patton Ruse

Cubs Complete the Patton Ruse

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,[Read More…]

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