Archive for March, 2010

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

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