Archive for April, 2010


Carlos Zambrano to Remain in Bullpen for at Least Six Weeks?

Carlos Zambrano to Remain in Bullpen for at Least Six Weeks?

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…]

by April 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 12, Brewers 2 – April 25, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 12, Brewers 2 – April 25, 2010

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…]

by April 25, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

It’s the Iowa Bullpen for Jeff Samardzija

When the Chicago Cubs sent disappointing pitcher Jeff Samardzija down to AAA Iowa yesterday, it was unclear whether he would revert to starting, or would remain a reliever. Reliever it[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Brewers 1 – April 24, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Brewers 1 – April 24, 2010

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…]

by April 25, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Samardzija To Iowa

Today the Chicago Cubs activated Ted Lilly, so they had to make a corresponding move. We always knew one of the relievers would head out, but until Carlos Zambrano was[Read More…]

Minor League Pitching Must Have Offended Starlin Castro

Minor League Pitching Must Have Offended Starlin Castro

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…]


Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 1 – April 23, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 1 – April 23, 2010

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…]

by April 24, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
College Football Officially Heads to Wrigley

College Football Officially Heads to Wrigley

They’d been talking about it for a while now, but it became official yesterday: the Northwestern Wildcats and the Illinois Fighting Illini will square off at Wrigley Field on November[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 5 – April 22, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 5 – April 22, 2010

This Chicago Cubs offense. It is becoming hilarious in its predictability. Unfortunately for us, it is predictably bad.

by April 23, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon?

Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon?

The Chicago Cubs’ top positional prospect and top pitching prospect, Starlin Castro and Andrew Cashner, respectively, are doing very little this year to merit a change in those mantles. Each[Read More…]

Still Facepalming It: The Cubs React to the Zambrano Bullpen Move

Still Facepalming It: The Cubs React to the Zambrano Bullpen Move

From one Chicago Cubs teammate, speaking of the Zambrano to the bullpen move sounds like a mix of surprise and forced optimism to me… “That’s unbelievable,” starter Randy Wells said.[Read More…]

by April 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Mets 3 – April 21, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Mets 3 – April 21, 2010

This feels so very foreign. The offense came alive, and the pitching looked good – particularly (knock on wood) Carlos Silva, who continues to look like a, you know, Major[Read More…]

by April 22, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Screeching Tire Sound: Carlos Zambrano to the Bullpen

Screeching Tire Sound: Carlos Zambrano to the Bullpen

Oh. My. God. The Cubs have shaken up their rotation, sending workhorse Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen in order to make room for injured starter Ted Lilly. Zambrano will start[Read More…]

by April 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News