March 2010

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Spring Training Battle Watch: March 23, 2010

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 young relievers who are on thin ice – Marcos Mateo and John Gaub – probably shouldn’t have worn their Timberlands for this one. Each blew […]

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 22, 2010

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 about the battles… Jeff Samardzija tried to impress in what is almost certainly his last Spring outing before Lou Piniella makes his rotation decision. Unfortunately, […]

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 21, 2010

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… Carlos Silva pitched two innings, giving up a solo homer and a walk, and striking out two. He was pulled for his at bat in […]