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 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…]
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…]
Apparently the Brewers are to the Cubs as the Cubs are to every other team in the National League. Additionally: every single homer the Cubs hit today was a bomb.[Read More…]
Welcome back, Mr. Lilly. This game showed us exactly what has changed with Lilly’s return – Lilly, himself, dominated as we’ve come to expect, and Carlos Zambrano came out of[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Starlin Castro – now officially the top prospect in the Cubs’ system – is beating AA pitching like a glorified tee-ball tee. Of course, expectations need[Read More…]
Apparently the Brewers are the only team off whom the Cubs can score consistently. The lineup certainly didn’t inspire confidence, but they came through. And did you see Tyler Colvin’s[Read More…]