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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...]

by April 7, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
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
Series Preview: Cubs v. Braves, April 5 – April 8, 2010

Series Preview: Cubs v. Braves, April 5 – April 8, 2010

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

by April 5, 2010 Series Previews
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
Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Hmm. Time was, we assumed there would be some kind of platoonish set up in the outfield such that, when the Cubs were facing a lefty, they would find a[Read More...]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
It’s Time

It’s Time

Opening Day is here, my friends. Treat it like the holiday it is. Chicago Cubs 2010: It’s Going to Happen! … probably. If you haven’t already, check out the Bleacher[Read More...]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Based on Spring Training Record, and One-Run Games Last Year, Cubs Could Surprise in 2010

There’s a little known trick to predicting surprise teams in a given Major League Baseball season. With apologies to the stat-heads around who are going to want me to list[Read More...]

by April 4, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro to Open Season in AA

Starlin Castro to Open Season in AA

Contrary to previous statements, including those by Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, star shortstop prospect Starlin Castro will not start the season in AAA Iowa. Expect shortstop Starlin Castro to[Read More...]

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