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Archive for March, 2010

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…]

by March 25, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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…]

by March 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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
One Lefty and One Righty Will Win Rotation Spots

One Lefty and One Righty Will Win Rotation Spots

Chicago Cubs pitchers Carlos Silva, Jeff Samardzija, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall are competing for two spots in the rotation (at least while Ted Lilly is out), and until now,[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly: Junk Thrower

Ted Lilly: Junk Thrower

Everything is still going according to plan for recovering Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly, who threw 35 pitches to hitters – including all of the pitches in his repertoire –[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 22, 2010

The Chicago Cubs got stomped by the Cleveland Indians 9-2 yesterday, and unfortunately, the Cubs’ lineup was the one featuring most of the regulars. Oopsie doodle. But, hey, it’s all[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs and Blue Jays Continue to Talk Trade

The Cubs and Blue Jays Continue to Talk Trade

With a youthful bullpen, light on solid options at the end of the game, the Chicago Cubs continue to consider options for adding a veteran right-hander. To that end, Blue[Read More…]

by March 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Bench Situation is Crowded and Cloudy

Cubs Bench Situation is Crowded and Cloudy

The Chicago Cubs will be making a final decision on who will be making the team very soon, but before they can do so, they’ve got to decide which mix[Read More…]

by March 22, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 21, 2010

The Chicago Cubs worked a 1-1 Bud Selig special with the Cincinnati Reds today. Very few regulars in the lineup today is what we’ll blame for the lack of offense…[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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