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Archive for March, 2010

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

PANIC! Aramis Ramirez Leaves With Sore Triceps

Ok, get it out of your system. Now relax. Yes, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez left today’s game against the Cincinnati Reds with right triceps soreness, but it doesn’t[Read More...]

by March 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 12, 2010

The Chicago Cubs played a couple of split squad games yesterday – they were stomped by the Brewers in one, and they beat the White Sox in the other. Tons[Read More...]

by March 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Considering Going with 11 Pitchers in April

Lou Piniella Considering Going with 11 Pitchers in April

Two relatively big pieces of information, buried in Carrie Muskat’s blog, from Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella: The Cubs do need five starters when they open the season. Sometimes with[Read More...]

by March 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Mini Ted Lilly Update

Mini Ted Lilly Update

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly threw 35 pitches off the mound this week and is still feeling good. The left-hander, coming off arthroscopic surgery in November, will have another throwing[Read More...]

by March 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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

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