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Spring Training Battle Watch: March 11, 2010

The Chicago Cubs hung on to win against the San Diego Padres’ minor league squad yesterday. What’s that you say? That lineup was mostly Padre regulars? Yikes for them. Sound[Read More…]

by March 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Real Story Behind What Jim Hendry Had to Say About Milton Bradley

The Real Story Behind What Jim Hendry Had to Say About Milton Bradley

Earlier this week, ESPN patted itself on the back for securing an interview with former Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley, and getting him to say all the things that they[Read More…]

by March 11, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Xavier Nady Can Throw, but Likely Can’t THROW Until June

Xavier Nady Can Throw, but Likely Can’t THROW Until June

Chicago Cubs reserve outfielder Xavier Nady finally got into a Spring Training game yesterday, but only as the DH. He’s not ready for the field, and by some estimates, he[Read More…]

by March 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 10, 2010

Carlos Zambrano got smacked around, at least in one inning, and the Cubs fell to the Giants 5-1. Derrek Lee fouled a ball off his foot and had to leave[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Ted Lilly is a Recovery Machine

Ted Lilly is a Recovery Machine

Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly is recovering from shoulder surgery, and despite the team throwing up yield signs, Lilly is showing no signs of slowing down in his recovery. After[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Clearly Think Mike Fontenot Can Be the Backup Shortstop

The Cubs Clearly Think Mike Fontenot Can Be the Backup Shortstop

Mike Fontenot is locked in a battle with Jeff Baker to be the starter at second base (even though it’s a natural platoon situation, but whatever – I don’t get[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 9, 2010

Randy Wells was nearly perfect again yesterday, though the Cubs fell to the Brewers 5-3. Save some for the season, son. On to the battles: Mike Fontenot went 1-3 with[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Xavier Nady May Finally Play on Thursday

Xavier Nady May Finally Play on Thursday

Chicago Cubs outfielder Xavier Nady is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery last year, and was expected to be ready to do some DH’ing this past weekend.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Reliever Rumors

Chicago Cubs Reliever Rumors

In the wake of Angel Guzman’s shoulder issues, the Chicago Cubs are being attached to a number of reliever rumors. Some are nothing new – the Cubs are still interested[Read More…]

by March 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 8, 2010

The Chicago Cubs beat up on the Oakland A’s yesterday, but what was far more important was the performance of the three guys vying for a spot in the rotation.[Read More…]

by March 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Ted Lilly is Throwing off the Mound

Finally some good news on the player injury front. Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly, coming back from offseason shoulder surgery, and delayed by a stomach bug, threw 30 pitches off[Read More…]

by March 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Xavier Nady Still Not Ready to, You Know, Play

Xavier Nady Still Not Ready to, You Know, Play

Chicago Cubs outfielder Xavier Nady, recovering from his second career Tommy John surgery, was supposed to be DH’ing in Spring games by now. But he’s not – which is not[Read More…]

by March 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Andres Blanco Injury Has No Effect on Starlin Castro

Andres Blanco Injury Has No Effect on Starlin Castro

Chicago Cubs reserve infielder Andres Blanco, a dazzler with the glove, had a fair chance to make the Cubs, but a recent knee injury, which will keep him out for[Read More…]

by March 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Angel Guzman Leaning Toward Career-Threatening Surgery

Angel Guzman Leaning Toward Career-Threatening Surgery

After being diagnosed with a significant tear in his throwing shoulder this weekend, Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman was presented with two options: rehab or surgery. The former was less[Read More…]

by March 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Andres Blanco Suffers Sprained Knee

God’s Wrath Watch: Andres Blanco Suffers Sprained Knee

Chicago Cubs reserve infielder Andres Blanco is battling in Spring Training for one of the last two spots on the bench, and things took a dark turn for him yesterday[Read More…]

by March 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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