Archive for September, 2009


Meet the Cubs 2010 Closer: Carlos Marmol

Meet the Cubs 2010 Closer: Carlos Marmol

It is not a huge surprise that Carlos Marmol would end up as the 2010 closer for the Chicago Cubs. It is mildly surprising, however, that Lou Piniella would make[Read More…]

by September 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Looking to Re-Sign John Grabow

Cubs Looking to Re-Sign John Grabow

If there’s one thing Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry knows how to do excellently, it’s re-sign his players. But if there’s a related thing he also knows how to[Read More…]


Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 0, Cubs 2 – September 14, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 0, Cubs 2 – September 14, 2009

All season, Ryan Dempster has been dealing with a personal crisis that I truly can’t imagine. That’s why it’s so freaking awesome to see starts like this.

by September 15, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Zambrano and Milton Bradley to be Traded? Bruce Levine Thinks So

Carlos Zambrano and Milton Bradley to be Traded? Bruce Levine Thinks So

The Chicago Cubs 2009 season has certainly been a disappointment. Of course, it’s not quite over yet, but that’s not stopping the Cubs from discussing 2010. “We haven’t talked about[Read More…]

God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano Finally Having His Knee Surgery

God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano Finally Having His Knee Surgery

It was several weeks in the making, but Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is finally having knee surgery this week. The Cubs’ outfielder said Sunday that he hopes to have[Read More…]

by September 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 2 – September 13, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 2 – September 13, 2009

Ted Lilly has been the man in his last six starts. Andres Blanco and Derrek Lee joined him as men for this one.

by September 14, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella Plans to Become Dusty Baker Next Year

Lou Piniella Plans to Become Dusty Baker Next Year

Although there was little need for confirmation, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella confirmed this weekend that Alfonso Soriano will not be the Cubs’ leadoff man next year – better two[Read More…]


Enhanced Box Score: Reds 7, Cubs 5 – September 12, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 7, Cubs 5 – September 12, 2009

Clearly Randy Wells does not realize that his quest for Rookie of the Year is about all we have to cheer for at this point. Also, Carlos Marmol did a[Read More…]

by September 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
The Cublogoverse is Shrinking

The Cublogoverse is Shrinking

The Cublogoverse has always been a fluid space – shrinking and expanding as new blogs pop up, and old blogs fade away. Usually, Cubs blogs drift out without much fanfare.[Read More…]

by September 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano Almost Certainly Done for the Year, But When is that Surgery Happening?

God’s Wrath Watch: Soriano Almost Certainly Done for the Year, But When is that Surgery Happening?

More than a week ago, Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, hampered by a bum knee, revealed that he was going to be having surgery some time before the end of[Read More…]

by September 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 6 – September 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 6 – September 11, 2009

The Cubs win again, teasing just enough. Temper those hopes, friends: even if the Cubs literally win out, a playoff spot is unlikely.

by September 11, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Chone Figgins Loves L.A.

Chone Figgins Loves L.A.

The offseason figures to be a-buzz about many things, one of which will apparently be an OMG Chone Figgins! watch. But for now, the impending free agent third baseman/utility player[Read More…]

by September 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Jose Valverde: The Cubs Need a Closer, and that Closer is Me

Jose Valverde: The Cubs Need a Closer, and that Closer is Me

After the disappointing performance of Kevin Gregg in the closer’s role this year for the Chicago Cubs, Carlos Marmol has taken over adequately, and is the presumptive favorite to return[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella Love Each Other, and All is Tranquil

Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella Love Each Other, and All is Tranquil

When Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella yanked Carlos Zambrano from yesterday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Zambrano was visibly frustrated with the decision. Zambrano had pitched six effective innings, and[Read More…]

by September 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Pirates 5 – September 9, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Pirates 5 – September 9, 2009

The Cubs sweep the Pirates, and can clearly beat bad teams this year. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough bad teams on the schedule.

by September 10, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores