Archive for March, 2010

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…]

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

God’s, Um, Wrath Watch? Carlos Silva Leaves with Leg Issue

I really don’t know what to make of today’s news that Carlos Silva had to leave his Spring outing a bit early with leg issues. Is that the product of[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

The Chicago Cubs will indeed carry seven pitchers in the bullpen, manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday. And six of those seven are already known, with four guys trying to win[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Fourth Cut is the Prospectiest: Starlin Castro Gets Axed

The Fourth Cut is the Prospectiest: Starlin Castro Gets Axed

The Chicago Cubs clipped two more guys from the Spring roster, and although Starlin Castro will get all the headlines, it was the other guy who actually had a shot[Read More…]

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 20, 2010

Half the Cubs took down the Royals, while the other half lost to Ben Sheets and the A’s. Wouldn’t you know it, Sheets had been God-awful all Spring until he[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Third Cut is the Unsurprisingest: Cubs Cut Eight

The Third Cut is the Unsurprisingest: Cubs Cut Eight

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs made their third set of Spring Training roster cuts, and although it included a few guys who had legitimate shots to make the team, none was[Read More…]

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 19, 2010

The Chicago Cubs were homer happy yesterday against the White Sox, but all of those homers came from guys who are certain to make the team. And we don’t care[Read More…]

by March 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella: Not Only Is Justin Berg in the Pen, He Might Set-Up

Piniella: Not Only Is Justin Berg in the Pen, He Might Set-Up

We’ve received very few insights into the open spots in the Chicago Cubs bullpen. Obviously we know who is pitching well and who isn’t, but we don’t have too many[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News