Archive for March, 2010

The Fifth Cut is the Bullpeniest: Cubs Cut Another Seven

The Fifth Cut is the Bullpeniest: Cubs Cut Another Seven

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs trimmed their Spring Roster for the fifth time, crushing the hopes and dreams of seven players: outfielder James Adduci, infielders Darwin Barney and Bobby Scales, catcher[Read More…]

It’s Silva and Gorzelanny

As we predicted earlier today, Lou Piniella has announced that the Chicago Cubs will round out their starting rotation with Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny to start the season. He[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Seattle Mariners Fans Are Convinced Milton Bradley Will Be Different This Time

Seattle Mariners Fans Are Convinced Milton Bradley Will Be Different This Time

I know, I know – another Milton Bradley story. Get over it already, and all that. But this was too good not to post. Some Seattle Mariners bloggers were recently asked[Read More…]

It Seems Pretty Clear that Mike Fontenot Will Be the Backup Shortstop

It Seems Pretty Clear that Mike Fontenot Will Be the Backup Shortstop

Whither Andres Blanco. The Chicago Cubs have been experimenting with Mike Fontenot quite a bit at shortstop this Spring, even as Fontenot was trying to nail down the starting second[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 25, 2010

The days of the Spring Training Battle Watch are growing short, my friends. I know, your collective hearts are breaking. Yesterday, the Cubs put the wood to one of the[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

When the Chicago Cubs took Tyler Colvin with their first round pick in 2006, you could hear the groans from across Chicago. The kid – talented, to be sure –[Read More…]

Angel Guzman Had His Shoulder Surgery

Angel Guzman Had His Shoulder Surgery

Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman finally underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair a relatively serious tear. The surgery was a success, though Guzman is still out for the year.[Read More…]

by March 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 24, 2010

The Cubs mollywhopped the Rangers today 12-1, behind a strong effort from… Sean freaking Marshall. He threw four innings without giving up an earned run, striking out five, walking one,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Rotation and Bench Rumors

Cubs’ Rotation and Bench Rumors

While we still have no official word from Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella on the final makeup of the rotation and the bench (much less the bullpen), we do have[Read More…]

Aramis Ramirez Hits Well in Return, But as DH

Aramis Ramirez Hits Well in Return, But as DH

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez still isn’t quite over his triceps injury. He finally got into some game action yesterday, but just as a DH. Playing third base will[Read More…]

by March 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly Will Not Pitch in Spring Training Game

Ted Lilly Will Not Pitch in Spring Training Game

Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly, recovering from shoulder surgery, had hoped to make it into a Spring Training game this year, but it looks like it won’t happen. Cubs manager[Read More…]

by March 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 23, 2010

The Cubs lost to the Royals 5-5 today (yes, that’s a tie … but it’s the Royals), behind a mediocre outing from Ryan Dempster. On to the battles yo… Two[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Silva is OK, Aramis Ramirez is Starting to Scare Me

Carlos Silva is OK, Aramis Ramirez is Starting to Scare Me

The Chicago Cubs, like most teams, are dealing with a few injury issues at this late Spring stage, but most are expected to abate early in the regular season at[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News