Archive for September, 2009
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…]
The Cubs win again, teasing just enough. Temper those hopes, friends: even if the Cubs literally win out, a playoff spot is unlikely.
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…]
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…]
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…]
The Cubs sweep the Pirates, and can clearly beat bad teams this year. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough bad teams on the schedule.
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…]
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…]
The Chicago Cubs led off the game with an MLB record tying eight straight hits. Spread ’em out, boys.
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…]
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…]
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…]
As always, the Pirates are like soothing aloe on a bad sunburn.
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…]
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…]
Another good pitching effort, another sad sack offensive effort. It happens. To the Cubs.
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…]
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.
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