Archive for March, 2010

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

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