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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
Milton Bradley Thinks You’re the Tops

Milton Bradley Thinks You’re the Tops

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.

by April 10, 2010 Cubs Humor, MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Silva, Ted Lilly, Shoulders, and Bullpen

Carlos Silva, Ted Lilly, Shoulders, and Bullpen

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…]

by April 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 5 – April 9, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 5 – April 9, 2010

The horror. The horror. Carlos Silva looked as good as Esmailin Caridad looked bad. The offense slapped Homer Bailey around, but didn’t have enough runs to show for it –[Read More…]

by April 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Ted Lilly Has a Sore Back

Ted Lilly Has a Sore Back

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ted Lilly is still on track to come back by mid-April, but he is suffering from yet another malady: a sore and stiff back. Cubs left-hander[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Braves 0 – April 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Braves 0 – April 8, 2010

Party in your pants! Randy Wells is apparently the stopper the Cubs need, and Tyler Colvin is apparently capable of hitting bombs when the games mean something. Additionally, a friend[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella Getting Testy Already

Lou Piniella Getting Testy Already

Which is fine with me, to be honest. I like to see that ‘ole Lou still has some fire in the belly. Piniella’s postgame news conference ended after a question[Read More…]

by April 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano’s Knee Watch: So Far, So Good

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee Watch: So Far, So Good

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano played just 117 games last year – and when he did play, he wasn’t altogether healthy or effective. The Cubs are hoping he gets back[Read More…]

by April 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Braves 3 – April 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Braves 3 – April 7, 2010

Great starting pitching performance? Check. Questionable defense? Check. Disappointing offense? Check. Bullpen blows it? Check. Sound familiar? That’s the 2009 Cubs, folks. And you watched them last night, right here[Read More…]

by April 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Chicago Cubs 2010 Minor League Rosters Are Set

Without delay, here are the 2010 minor league rosters for the Chicago Cubs. Up first, the Iowa Cubs: Among the returners is the Iowa Cubs’ 2009 MVP, catcher Chris Robinson.[Read More…]

Greg Maddux is Mentoring Like Whoa

Greg Maddux is Mentoring Like Whoa

During the offseason, the Chicago Cubs added one of the best pitchers in the history of the game to their staff – their front office staff. Greg Maddux has been[Read More…]

by April 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Zambrano and Piniella Remain Positive After Nightmare-Inducing Opening Day

Zambrano and Piniella Remain Positive After Nightmare-Inducing Opening Day

While yesterday was a holiday to most Chicago Cubs fans, it kind of felt like Memorial Day – sombre and reflective – without the day off. Starter Carlos Zambrano had[Read More…]

by April 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez: Voice of Reason

Aramis Ramirez: Voice of Reason

It’s easy to (1) put too much stock in Opening Day results, as you’ve waited for months and months to see “real” baseball, and (2) put too much stock in[Read More…]

by April 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Braves 16 – April 5, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Braves 16 – April 5, 2010

Fact: 37% of household accidents are caused by the Chicago Cubs. I didn’t make it to the second time through the Braves lineup before I’d dropped my remote control into[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Nationals Have Talked to Cubs About Kosuke Fukudome

Nationals Have Talked to Cubs About Kosuke Fukudome

When the Washington Nationals dismissed outfielder Elijah Dukes, they opened up a gaping hole in their lineup. At present, they plan to fill right field with some combination of Willie[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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