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Archive for October, 2009

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...]

by October 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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...]

by October 3, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 12, Cubs 3 – October 2, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 12, Cubs 3 – October 2, 2009

Tom Gorzelanny had a 2.70 ERA in his previous four starts for the Cubs, and looked poised to claim an early lead in the race for the Cubs’ fifth starter[Read More...]

by October 3, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Diamondbacks v. Cubs, October 2 – October 4, 2009

Series Preview: Diamondbacks v. Cubs, October 2 – October 4, 2009

The Chicago Cubs welcome the Diamondbacks to Wrigley for the last series of the year. And that means it’s the last Series Preview here at Bleacher Nation for the season.[Read More...]

by October 2, 2009 Series Previews
Aramis Ramirez Hearts Jim Hendry

Aramis Ramirez Hearts Jim Hendry

Aramis Ramirez has had a tough year, not unlike the rest of the Chicago Cubs. For Ramirez, though, the reason was a bum shoulder, not a crummy performance. But Ramirez[Read More...]

by October 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Kevin Gregg Wants to Close for the Cubs Next Year

Kevin Gregg Wants to Close for the Cubs Next Year

Former Chicago Cubs closer Kevin Gregg recently revealed that not only does he hope to come back to the Cubs next year, but he hopes to come back as the[Read More...]

by October 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ok, So This Carlos Zambrano for Jake Peavy Thing Isn’t Serious, Is It?

Ok, So This Carlos Zambrano for Jake Peavy Thing Isn’t Serious, Is It?

A couple of weeks ago, there was a (ridiculous) suggestion in the local media that perhaps the Chicago Cubs should explore a trade with the cross-town White Sox, swapping big[Read More...]

by October 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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