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Archive for April, 2010

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 17 comments Chicago Cubs News
Report: Cubs Looking at Braden Looper

Report: Cubs Looking at Braden Looper

The Chicago Cubs have finally started looking externally for solutions to their bullpen woes. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs hosted free agent Braden Looper late yesterday in Chicago (though the[Read More...]

by April 21, 2010 0 comments Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bob Brenly Doesn’t Much Care for Alfonso Soriano

Bob Brenly Doesn’t Much Care for Alfonso Soriano

Chicago Cubs broadcaster and generally beloved figure Bob Brenly has become increasingly outspoken about the team he covers in the last year or so. Previously critical of Cubs outfielder Alfonso[Read More...]

by April 21, 2010 3 comments Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Mets 4 – April 20, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Mets 4 – April 20, 2010

The Chicago Cubs’ losing streak reaches 4, and it comes against two teams who were a combined 5-17 before facing the Cubs. That is just swell.

by April 21, 2010 0 comments Enhanced Box Scores
Might Someone Other than Carlos Silva or Tom Gorzelanny Get Bumped from the Rotation?

Might Someone Other than Carlos Silva or Tom Gorzelanny Get Bumped from the Rotation?

For obvious reasons, the prevailing assumption has been that, when Ted Lilly returns to the Chicago Cubs‘ rotation later this week, one of Carlos Silva or Tom Gorzelanny would be[Read More...]

by April 20, 2010 4 comments Chicago Cubs News
At Least Aramis Ramirez Recognizes He’s Horrible Right Now

At Least Aramis Ramirez Recognizes He’s Horrible Right Now

The Chicago Cubs’ offense has been supremely pathetic on the young season, and although there are many culprits, none is more notable than the guy who is supposed to be[Read More...]

by April 20, 2010 1 comment Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Mets 6 – April 19, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Mets 6 – April 19, 2010

Sometimes I feel like I’m writing a Dan Brown novel here, because it’s the same story, recycled again and again. Except here, we don’t at least get any exciting revelations[Read More...]

by April 20, 2010 4 comments Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Mets v. Cubs, April 19 – 22, 2010

Series Preview: Mets v. Cubs, April 19 – 22, 2010

It’s Series Preview time again, as the Chicago Cubs head out to face the disappointing New York Mets. Mets fans are probably the only ones in the land with more[Read More...]

by April 19, 2010 2 comments Series Previews
Ted Lilly to Return on Saturday, Big Decisions Looming

Ted Lilly to Return on Saturday, Big Decisions Looming

As we learned late last week, the plan for Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly is to have one more rehab start – tonight for A ball Peoria – and then[Read More...]

by April 19, 2010 2 comments Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano Will Finally Stop that Stupid Hop

Alfonso Soriano Will Finally Stop that Stupid Hop

In the annals of Chicago Cubs history, there are no fewer than two “hops.” One, affectionately known as “the hop,” is remembered fondly by Cubs fans as following an exceptionally[Read More...]

by April 19, 2010 1 comment Chicago Cubs News

Lou Piniella Loses Mind, Changes Lineup Against Lefties

After the offense struggled against a very good left-handed pitcher in Wandy Rodriguez, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has reacted totally appropriately by saying he’s completely changing the lineup against[Read More...]

by April 19, 2010 0 comments Chicago Cubs News
Andrew Cashner Ain’t the Bullpen Answer

Andrew Cashner Ain’t the Bullpen Answer

To the extent you were hoping that former number one draft pick Andrew Cashner, currently serving as a starter at AA Tennessee, would be the solution to the bullpen’s late-inning[Read More...]

by April 19, 2010 0 comments Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 2 – April 18, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 2 – April 18, 2010

Cubs anal. For explanation, see here. It’s the season in a microcosm: offense fails to come through with any kind of regularity or predictability, the starter throws a brilliant game[Read More...]

by April 18, 2010 5 comments Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – April 17, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – April 17, 2010

Clearly, if you’re going to watch only one inning in each game this season, the inning to watch is the 8th. Roy Oswalt was dealing, and the Cubs came up[Read More...]

by April 18, 2010 1 comment Enhanced Box Scores

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