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Archive for February, 2010

God’s Wrath Watch: Angel Guzman Throws

Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman – and candidate for 8th inning duties – managed to throw today at Cubs camp, and┬áreportedly felt good. He threw about 25 to 30 pitches[Read More…]

by February 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Bench Battle: Piniella Confirms There Are Just Two Open Spots

Spring Training Bench Battle: Piniella Confirms There Are Just Two Open Spots

We’ve speculated for a few weeks now that when Spring Training rolled around, there were really only going to be two spots available to be won on the Chicago Cubs’[Read More…]

by February 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Ted Lilly is Sick

God’s Wrath Watch: Ted Lilly is Sick

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly is just waiting for the plague of frogs. It’s been a rough offseason for Lilly, who is recovering from knee and shoulder issues, has been[Read More…]

by February 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Bud Selig is a Hero, a Champion, and is Quite Handsome

Bud Selig is a Hero, a Champion, and is Quite Handsome

Apparently this week, ESPN analyst and podcaster Peter Pascarelli really screwed up. He screwed up so badly that he immediately released an expansive, contrition-filled, Tiger Woods-style apology. He screwed up[Read More…]

by February 27, 2010 Analysis and Commentary

Grumble: The Cardinals Just Signed Felipe Lopez

It’s not a game-changer, but Felipe Lopez is a guy worth having on your team. And now he’s on the wrong team. The St. Louis Cardinals reached an agreement with[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Esmailin Caridad Has Already Won a Bullpen Spot?

Esmailin Caridad Has Already Won a Bullpen Spot?

The race to take a spot in the Chicago Cubs bullpen is a wildly crowded one. Carlos Marmol, Angel Guzman (if healthy), and two of the would-be starting pitchers (Sean[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Angel Guzman Shut Down

God’s Wrath Watch: Angel Guzman Shut Down

Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman is being counted on at the back end of the bullpen, but he’s going to have to get healthy first. Already recovering from double secret[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Take Out Unsuccessful Hit on Ryan Theriot

Cubs Take Out Unsuccessful Hit on Ryan Theriot

The Chicago Cubs were clearly so upset that shortstop Ryan Theriot decided to take them to arbitration this year that they sent out youngster Rafael Dolis to plunk Theriot in[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Feeling Good

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Feeling Good

So far so good in Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano’s knee. He recently said he was worried that it was only at about 85 percent, but things are looking up.[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Hoping Mike Fontenot Can Backup Shortstop

Lou Piniella Hoping Mike Fontenot Can Backup Shortstop

With far more options to join the Chicago Cubs bench this year than there are spots, the team will have to make many difficult choices in filling out its 25-man[Read More…]

by February 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Carlos Silva Fat Watch: He’s Workin’ On It

Obsessive Carlos Silva Fat Watch: He’s Workin’ On It

Not all obsessive watches have to be intense. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella mentioned earlier this week that pitcher Carlos Silva – received in trade/dump for Milton Bradley – showed[Read More…]

by February 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella Has No Plans to Use Starlin Castro as a Backup

Piniella Has No Plans to Use Starlin Castro as a Backup

When it comes to prospects, the Chicago Cubs have not always shown an appropriately level of restraint in promoting them to the bigs, only to have them sit on the[Read More…]

Why the 2010 Cincinnati Reds Will Suck

Why the 2010 Cincinnati Reds Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by February 24, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
The Chicago Cubs Will Have the Money to Make Trades at the Deadline

The Chicago Cubs Will Have the Money to Make Trades at the Deadline

Given how many times we’ve heard about this year’s “budget,” and how Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry “does not have the money” to make certain moves, it is reasonable[Read More…]

by February 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Have 5 of the Top 100 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs Have 5 of the Top 100 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs’ farm system has really done a 180 in the past two years. Maligned since the days of Prior and Patterson, the Cubs now boast one of the[Read More…]

by February 24, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Alfonso Soriano is Still Recovering

Alfonso Soriano is Still Recovering

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has been quietly recovering from September knee surgery. He battled with problematic legs all season – or so we were told – culminating in the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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