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Archive for April, 2010

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…]

by April 15, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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

Jeff Gray to Cubs, Esmailin Caridad to DL

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…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 6, Cubs 7 – April 14, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 6, Cubs 7 – April 14, 2010

…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…]

by April 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Racist and Homophobic Tee Shirts Still Hanging Around Wrigley

Racist and Homophobic Tee Shirts Still Hanging Around Wrigley

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…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor
Xavier Nady’s Elbow is Improving

Xavier Nady’s Elbow is Improving

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…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly Has a Minor League Rehab Start Tomorrow, Wants It to Be His Only One

Ted Lilly Has a Minor League Rehab Start Tomorrow, Wants It to Be His Only One

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…]

by April 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

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…]

by April 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Has a Jacked Up Thumb

God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Has a Jacked Up Thumb

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…]

by April 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 5, Cubs 9 – April 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 5, Cubs 9 – April 12, 2010

Raise your hand if you weren’t still nervous when the bullpen took the reigns from Ryan Dempster. That’s what I thought.

by April 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Movie Poster Fun: Prince Fielder

Movie Poster Fun: Prince Fielder

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.

by April 12, 2010 Cubs Humor
Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, April 12 – April 15, 2010

Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, April 12 – April 15, 2010

Finally, the 2010 season is upon us, and with it brings the Bleacher Nation Series Preview. In case you’d forgotten, we don’t do individual game previews here for at least[Read More…]

by April 12, 2010 Series Previews
Alfonso Soriano is Close to Being Benched

Alfonso Soriano is Close to Being Benched

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…]

by April 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 3 – April 11, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 3 – April 11, 2010

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…]

by April 11, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Ted Lilly Ain’t Coming Back Soon

Ted Lilly Ain’t Coming Back Soon

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…]

by April 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 3 – April 10, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 3 – April 10, 2010

Bookended by excellent performances from Carlos Z and Carlos M. The offense, however, is still struggling – multitude of home runs aside.

by April 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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