Not but one week into Spring Training, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was all too eager to name youngster Esmailin Caridad his right-handed setup pitcher. Flash forward to the season[Read More…]
Archive for April, 2010
Yes, well, so, that happened. And it does happen. At least it wasn’t a heartbreaking one-run loss, right?
The Chicago Cubs welcome the Diamondbacks to Wrigley for the first time this year. The Diamondbacks have been similarly disappointing this year, so that pretty much means the Cubs will[Read More…]
The Cubs drop another heartbreaker, failing to come through with runners on base. Ryan Dempster was solid yet again, with little to show for it.
You can’t be upset when the Cubs are dominated by Livan “Cy” Hernandez. My tongue is mostly in my cheek, but then again, Hernandez really has been dominant this year.[Read More…]
With a theoretical surplus of starting pitchers, and an actual need for a late-inning reliever, rumors about Chicago Cubs trades were bound to start swirling. And Joel Sherman of the New[Read More…]
Perhaps the most shocking part about Carlos Zambrano’s move to the bullpen was the fact that no local cats were eaten, and no underpants were worn on any heads. In[Read More…]
File this one under “meh.” Early-rising Cubs and White Sox officials and marketing executives got together Monday morning to announce what will be called the BP Crosstown Cup. Henceforth, the[Read More…]
Now that’s what I call a walk off win. (*crickets*) Another quality start from Carlos Silva, and a great bullpen performance by Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Marmol. Wow, I guess[Read More…]
It’s Series Preview time again, as the Chicago Cubs welcome the Washington Nationals, who’ve won far too many games lately. Perennially the Pittsburgh Pirate equivalent of the NL East, they[Read More…]
The Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen experiment has always been regarded as just that: an experiment. But how long will it last? Presumably, the move is not permanent, but if[Read More…]