Archive for April, 2010
It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen is a disaster right now. It’s full of inexperienced youngsters who don’t appear to have the confidence necessary to hammer down late[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will make one more minor league rehab start before rejoining the Cubs. Lilly had hoped to come back after Wednesday’s game, his first rehab start.[Read More…]
Shame on you for hoping for a sweep. Once again, the leaky bullpen helps out the opposition.
Chicago Cubs fans have become booers. Commensurate with the increased expectations that have accompanied a dramatically increased payroll, Cubs fans desperately want to see a return on that investment. This[Read More…]
Ted Lilly’s first minor league rehab start was a success yesterday, allowing just two baserunners in four innings. Lilly threw 51 pitches — 31 for strikes — over four innings[Read More…]
It should be no surprise that Jeff Gray – acquired in the offseason, together with a couple meh prospects, for Jake Fox and Aaron Miles – is now on his[Read More…]
…and the Chicago Cubs have officially won their first series of the year. They did it in style, pulling a comeback on the Brewers while the Brewers’ bullpen pulled a[Read More…]
You can’t walk within five blocks of Wrigley Field without seeing them: the homespun tee shirt vendors. Sometimes funny, sometimes offensive, and always in your way. Unfortunately, the worst of[Read More…]
Not but a few weeks ago, we were presented with the very legitimate possibility that the Chicago Cubs fourth outfielder, Xavier Nady, would not actually be able to, you know,[Read More…]
The recovery timeline for Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly has changed more often than Lindsay Lohan’s sexuality (ba dum ching). At present, the lefty is set to throw a rehab[Read More…]
It was clear after two games that the most reliable pitcher in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen right now is Sean Marshall. Why, then, was Lou Piniella consistently using Marshall early[Read More…]
The magnifying glass had been pointed elsewhere for a couple of weeks and we all became complacent. Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek was pulled from today’s game against the Brewers[Read More…]
Raise your hand if you weren’t still nervous when the bullpen took the reigns from Ryan Dempster. That’s what I thought.
In honor of the Milwaukee Brewers’ first visit to Wrigley Field this year, we’d like to offer up a send-up of their biggest (ha) star, Prince Fielder. Enjoy.
It’s no secret that Alfonso Soriano is struggling. After an atrocious 2009 season, the Chicago Cubs outfielder – and highest paid position player – entered 2010 with a surgically-repaired knee,[Read More…]
Once again, the starting pitching shines, while the bullpen chokes. But that’s not the story of this one. The story today was the abysmal offensive performance with men on base,[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly is now officially delayed in his return to the Cubs’ rotation. Rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery (and earlier knee surgery), Lilly’s timeline has fluctuated between[Read More…]
Bookended by excellent performances from Carlos Z and Carlos M. The offense, however, is still struggling – multitude of home runs aside.
Milton Bradley returned to Texas, where he was booed mercilessly . But I thought he was loved in Texas? At least Milton always has a classy response.
Here’s one big mish-mash of related information. Follow me: the bullpen is struggling, Ted Lilly’s recovering, Carlos Silva is smarting, and things might be changing. Piniella wouldn’t discount the possibility[Read More…]
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