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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 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 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 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 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 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
Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, April 16 – April 18, 2010

Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, April 16 – April 18, 2010

It’s Series Preview time again, as the Chicago Cubs welcome the woeful Houston Astros to Wrigley. Let’s hope the Cubs aren’t the cure for those woes. A refresher on the[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 Series Previews
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…]

by April 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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…]

by April 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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

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