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Archive for March, 2010

Ryan Theriot: Leadoff Hitter

Ryan Theriot: Leadoff Hitter

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday that there would be no leadoff platoon this year, and announced that Ryan Theriot would be the leadoff hitter. Theriot batted .283 in[Read More...]

by March 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Jeff Gray Will Finally Face Live Hitting

God’s Wrath Watch: Jeff Gray Will Finally Face Live Hitting

When the Chicago Cubs acquired Jeff Gray from the Oakland A’s earlier this offseason, he was a presumed member of the 2010 bullpen. But a nasty groin strain has kept[Read More...]

by March 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly is Still a Recovery Machine

Ted Lilly is Still a Recovery Machine

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly, who just welcomed his first child into the world, is somehow ahead of his recovery schedule from shoulder surgery, despite a viral setback a couple[Read More...]

by March 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 15, 2010

The Chicago Cubs headed down to Tucson to take on the Colorado Rockies, and it totally wasn’t worth it because the Cubs lost 5-2. And there wasn’t much settled in[Read More...]

by March 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Are the Cubs Considering a Deal for Kerry Wood?

Are the Cubs Considering a Deal for Kerry Wood?

When Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman went down, presumably for the year, rumors picked up about the Cubs adding another right-handed reliever. The kicker, of course, is that the Cubs[Read More...]

by March 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Angel Guzman Will Meet with Dr. James Andrews Today

Angel Guzman Will Meet with Dr. James Andrews Today

Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman has been a magnet for injuries in his ten years in the organization, and his most recent could mark the end of his time with[Read More...]

by March 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

Last week, there was a head-scratcher of a rumor that had the Chicago Cubs attached to a top Cuban shortstop prospect, who is free to sign with any team. Yesterday,[Read More...]

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 14, 2010

The Chicago Cubs beat the Angels, but Randy Wells got shellacked by a lineup that didn’t have all its regulars. Eek. On to the battles: Kevin Millar played first base and[Read More...]

by March 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The First Cut is the Deepest: Nine Players Get the First Spring Axe

The First Cut is the Deepest: Nine Players Get the First Spring Axe

Spring cuts are upon us, but there’s actually little news here – none of the nine guys who comprise the first set of cuts were expected to actually make the[Read More...]

God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Still Has Foot Issues

God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Still Has Foot Issues

Last Wednesday, Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee fouled a ball off his foot, and was pulled early from a Spring Training game. No one was terribly concerned – and[Read More...]

by March 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Are Not Opposed to “Cubs Tax,” Which, um, Duh

Cubs Are Not Opposed to “Cubs Tax,” Which, um, Duh

Late last week, based on some comments by Cubs Chairman Crane Kenney, everybody was reporting that the Chicago Cubs would not utilize the so-called “Cubs Tax” to keep the team[Read More...]

by March 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 13, 2010

The Chicago Cubs had another split squad day, and this time they won both games. They’re well on their way to winning the Cactus League Championship. Woo hoo. For the[Read More...]

by March 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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