Archive for April, 2010

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…]

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 Enhanced Box Scores

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 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 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 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 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 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 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 7 – April 16, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 7 – April 16, 2010

That was actually a much closer call than the score leads on. The Cubs were basically being dominated by … Felipe Paulino? I guess it could be worse – they[Read More…]

by April 17, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Rob Neyer: 50/50 Chance Cubs Release Soriano

Rob Neyer: 50/50 Chance Cubs Release Soriano

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is a popular whipping boy these days, even as we are but a couple weeks into the 2010 season. Still, following a wildly disappointing 2009[Read More…]


Cubs Planning to Call Up Andrew Cashner?

Cubs Planning to Call Up Andrew Cashner?

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…]

Ted Lilly Will Make One More Rehab Start

Ted Lilly Will Make One More Rehab Start

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…]

by April 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 8, Cubs 6 – April 15, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 8, Cubs 6 – April 15, 2010

Shame on you for hoping for a sweep. Once again, the leaky bullpen helps out the opposition.

by April 15, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Booing Alfonso Soriano Makes No Sense

Booing Alfonso Soriano Makes No Sense

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 Would Make an Excellent Minor Leaguer

Ted Lilly Would Make an Excellent Minor Leaguer

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…]

by April 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News