Archive for October, 2009


Derrek Lee Was the Player of September – Officially

Derrek Lee Was the Player of September – Officially

We all knew that Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee had a killer September. But now we have proof: he was named the National League Player of the Month. Sweet.[Read More…]

by October 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive New Owner Watch: It is Done

The full press release stating that Major League Baseball has officially approved the sale of the Chicago Cubs to Tom Ricketts is below. He will assume day-to-day control by the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Payroll May Drop Next Year

Cubs Payroll May Drop Next Year

The Chicago Cubs sported a healthy $140 million payroll this year, and although it didn’t really help the Cubs win anything, it did give fans continued high hopes – including[Read More…]

Ryne Sandberg Wants to Manage the Cubs in 2011, Likely Won’t Be Hitting Coach in 2010

Ryne Sandberg Wants to Manage the Cubs in 2011, Likely Won’t Be Hitting Coach in 2010

One of the most celebrated Chicago Cubs of the last half century, Ryne Sandberg has not been doing what most retired Hall of Famers do. He’s not drinking Dom while[Read More…]

Why the Final Week Rainout and the Last Game Loss Were Blessings

The 2010 Major League Baseball draft order is out, pending changes due to free agency signings, and the Chicago Cubs come in at 16th. That the Cubs are 16th and[Read More…]

Ted Lilly Wants Mark DeRosa Back

Ted Lilly Wants Mark DeRosa Back

It is officially the offseason, at least as far as the Chicago Cubs are concerned. And with the offseason comes all kinds of unsolicited advice on what moves the Cubs[Read More…]

by October 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Exit the Rangers?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Exit the Rangers?

Just a day after we learned that the San Diego Padres may be exiting the Milton Bradley (*sarcastic laugh*) sweepstakes, another possible landing spot looks to be not so possible.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Give Hitting Coach the Boot

Cubs Give Hitting Coach the Boot

The Chicago Cubs made a midseason switch from Gerald Perry to Von Joshua as hitting coach, in the hopes it would spark the beleaguered offseason. It did not. And now[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2 – October 4, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2 – October 4, 2009

And so it ends. The last game of the 2009 Chicago Cubs season. It would have been wrong for this team to end with a win.

by October 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Things End – But Not Bleacher Nation

I would have said all good things come to an end, but I think we can all agree there is very little about this 2009 Chicago Cubs season that could[Read More…]

by October 4, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Exit the Padres?

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Exit the Padres?

Last week, San Diego Padres General Manager Kevin Towers said that they had enjoyed having Milton Bradley on their team, and all but said that if he’s traded, they’d be[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 0, Cubs 5 – October 3, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 0, Cubs 5 – October 3, 2009

One game left, and the Chicago Cubs are doing their best to end on an upswing.

by October 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Cubs Minor Leaguer Busted for Steroids

Cubs Minor Leaguer Busted for Steroids

A youngster in the Chicago Cubs organization, participating at the Dominican Summer League level (read: really, really far away from ever having an impact on the big team), has been[Read More…]