Archive for March, 2010


Now Alan Trammell is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Now Alan Trammell is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Like the potted plant in Little Shop of Horrors, the hype monster surrounding Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Starlin Castro keep growing to nearly unwieldy proportions, screaming “feed me, Seymour” all[Read More…]

Marlon Byrd Says He’s a Great Center Fielder

Marlon Byrd Says He’s a Great Center Fielder

The consensus around baseball about Marlon Byrd’s defense in center field is that he’s a nearly perfectly average center fielder. His range is acceptable and his arm is acceptable. He won’t win[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Juan Yasser Serrano

The Chicago Cubs lately have preferred to focus on Pacific Rim scouting when it comes to stocking the minor leagues outside of the draft, obviously while keeping their toes dipped[Read More…]

Why the 2010 Houston Astros Will Suck

Why the 2010 Houston Astros 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 3, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

The Chicago Cubs will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow, and manager Lou Piniella has released the lineup for the game: 1. Ryan Theriot  SS 2. Kosuke Fukudome RF[Read More…]

by March 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Adventures in Pettiness: Teams Still Angry About Cubs Tax

Adventures in Pettiness: Teams Still Angry About Cubs Tax

As the so-called “Cubs Tax” works its way through the Arizona Legislature, sans support from Major League Baseball or the other Cactus League teams, the Chicago Cubs continue to lean[Read More…]

by March 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Aw, Crap – We’re Racist Again

Aw, Crap – We’re Racist Again

A familiar theme in the baseball world since the days of Dusty Baker is that Chicago Cubs fans are racist. As absurd as it seems to most of us, LaTroy[Read More…]

Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Missouri Hates Mark McGwire

Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: Missouri Hates Mark McGwire

Former St. Louis Cardinal slugger and current St. Louis Cardinal hitting coach is apparently no longer as popular in Missouri as he once was. The state is trying to scratch[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Lou Piniella is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Lou Piniella is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Has there been a more hyped Chicago Cubs prospect than Starlin Castro? Oh, I suppose the answer to that is an obvious yes – both Mark Prior and Kerry Wood[Read More…]


Initial Spring Training Rotation Set

All of the Chicago Cubs’ expected starting pitchers, and those competing to be in the starting rotation, will get a shot in the first week of Cactus League games. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella: No Plans to Platoon at Second Base

Piniella: No Plans to Platoon at Second Base

One of the few open competitions on the Chicago Cubs this Spring is at second base. Incumbent, nominal starter Mike Fontenot had a terrible season last year after tearing it[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Randy Wells Will Start Cubs’ Spring Opener

Randy Wells Will Start Cubs’ Spring Opener

Chicago Cubs starter Randy Wells was about as good as it got for the Cubs last year: 12-10 with a 3.05 ERA, and finished (an unfair) sixth in the NL[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Watch More Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games

Watch More Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games

That headline feels like it should be followed with “or else.” But no, I don’t intend it to be threatening. That’s just your insecurity talking. The MLB Network is going[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News