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Month: April 2010

Say Goodbye to Cubs Spring Training 2010

The Chicago Cubs will wrap their Spring Training experience today before opening up the regular season (woo hoo) on Monday. Reader Kevin G. sent in some great shots from Mesa that we wanted to share – consider them parting shots.

Sigh: Carlos Silva is Getting My Hopes Up

When the Chicago Cubs dumped Milton Bradley for Carlos Silva in December, the reaction from fans was universal: sigh. This is the best they could do? Really? Really?? Silva had just struggled through what could very literally be the worst two seasons a pitcher could have and remain in Major League Baseball. Expectations were low. […]

Is Jim Hendry’s Job Riding on 2010?

It’s been a mediocre offseason for the Chicago Cubs, which could portend ominous things for a team that underperformed in 2009. And if they struggle again this year, the cries for General Manager Jim Hendry’s job will start to migrate over from the fans at the margins to the fans in the mainstream. But would […]

Ted Lilly Still Pain Free

When it comes to Chicago Cubs injuries, you can’t criticize me for reporting non-news as news. Starter Ted Lilly is still rehabbing, and things are still looking good for a mid-April return. “Now it’s just a matter of getting my pitch count up and stamina,” he said Thursday, “to make sure I can get through […]

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Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and every other team in the National League Central is bound for spectacular failure. If you’d care to check out last year’s fare: St. Louis Cardinals, […]

Will the Cubs Use a Five-Man Outfield Rotation?

Now that Tyler Colvin has made the Chicago Cubs, manager Lou Piniella will have some difficult day-to-day decisions to make in the outfield. There are three starters, but then a starting-caliber fourth outfielder (Xavier Nady), and now a youngster whom Lou has said he wants to get a couple starts a week. So, um, how […]

Chicago Cubs Keep Erecting Things

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Billy Williams will get a statute outside Wrigley Field later this year, in honor of his tremendous accomplishments with the team. Williams, a Hall of Fame outfielder who once held the National League record with 1,117 consecutive games played, got the news during an annual team gathering Tuesday night. The […]