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Cubs Still Trying to Trade for Reliever

Cubs Still Trying to Trade for Reliever

The Chicago Cubs are without a single reliable right-handed relieving option – a fact that is true whether Carlos Zambrano is in the bullpen or in the rotation. General Manager[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Sean Marshall is the Man in the 8th Inning for Now

Sean Marshall is the Man in the 8th Inning for Now

It took the Cubs a year or two to get over their obsession with handedness in their lineup – just get the best hitters out there, whether they’re righty or[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 2, Cubs 6 – May 18, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 2, Cubs 6 – May 18, 2010

That’s a sweep – and it’s nice to be on this side of it. Tyler Colvin continues to prove that the Cubs have far too many good outfielders, and Carlos[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Back to the Rotation

As we speculated, the “move” from short relief to long relief is just a stop along the way of returning Carlos Zambrano to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation. No timetable on[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry: I’ve “Never Given Any Thought” to Firing Lou Piniella

Jim Hendry: I’ve “Never Given Any Thought” to Firing Lou Piniella

National media outlets started pontificating on something we Chicago Cubs fans have been thinking for weeks – might it be time to make a change at manager? I recognize that[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

All things Carlos Zambrano and the bullpen have reached obsessive status. And the saga is taking another almost unbelievable turn. I say “almost” unbelievable, because I would have thought moving[Read More…]

Andrew Cashner Will Remain a Starting Pitcher – At Least In the Minors

Andrew Cashner Will Remain a Starting Pitcher – At Least In the Minors

The Chicago Cubs recently promoted their top pitching prospect, 2008 first round pick Andrew Cashner, to AAA Iowa. In order to make room in the Iowa rotation, the team bumped[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 2, Cubs 4 – May 17, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 2, Cubs 4 – May 17, 2010

If the Cubs are just given 11 innings to work with, they can score enough runs to win. A great performance by Randy Wells and the bullpen, but you know[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella Shows His Fire – Off the Field

Lou Piniella Shows His Fire – Off the Field

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has had a long career, both as a player and a manager. As to the latter gig, Piniella has always been known as a fiery guy, prone[Read More…]

by May 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Ryan Theriot’s Elbow Still Bothering Him

God’s Wrath Watch: Ryan Theriot’s Elbow Still Bothering Him

You know, God has actually generally spared the Cubs His wrath this year. At least in the form of injuries. Chicago Cubs starting shortstop second baseman Ryan Theriot took a[Read More…]

by May 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 3, Cubs 4 – May 16, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 3, Cubs 4 – May 16, 2010

Glory, glory hallelujah: the Cubs managed to beat the Pirates. It’s just a lame-ass, one-run, mid-May win against a terrible team, but it felt like the freaking playoffs. Once again the[Read More…]

by May 16, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
The Chicago Cubs Would Like to Trade Derrek Lee

The Chicago Cubs Would Like to Trade Derrek Lee

Well here’s a bit of a shocker – at least, it’s a shocker that this is coming up in May as opposed to July. The Chicago Cubs are willing to[Read More…]

by May 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 4, Cubs 3 – May 15, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 4, Cubs 3 – May 15, 2010

Ryan Dempster missed a lot of bats, but it wasn’t enough. Aramis Ramirez had a two run double, so, well, there’s that.

by May 16, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Zambrano Says He’s Fine, But This Bullpen Business is Becoming a Distraction

Zambrano Says He’s Fine, But This Bullpen Business is Becoming a Distraction

Carlos Zambrano is a quarterback kicking field goals. A center guarding Steve Nash. A starting pitcher…well, you know the rest. That’s the score, and we have no choice but to[Read More…]

by May 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 10, Cubs 6 – May 14, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 10, Cubs 6 – May 14, 2010

Laugh. I dare you. The offense showed up but no one else did today. The freaking Pirates, man. The Pirates.

by May 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

The Chicago Cubs promoted top prospect Starlin Castro, 20, last week – a move that was questioned as panic-driven. Most thinking folks rejected that kind of criticism, believing there was[Read More…]

by May 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Oh Great: Carlos Zambrano is Getting Frustrated

Oh Great: Carlos Zambrano is Getting Frustrated

Chicago Cubs setup pitcher (still weird to say it) Carlos Zambrano helped hold down the Cubs’ 4-3 win yesterday over the Florida Marlins, but when manager Lou Piniella came to[Read More…]

by May 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry Gives Lou Piniella a Vote of Confidence

Jim Hendry Gives Lou Piniella a Vote of Confidence

With the Chicago Cubs underperforming, and a manager in the last year of his contract, speculation about an early dismissal for Lou Piniella was bound to start sooner or later.[Read More…]

by May 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 3, Cubs 4 – May 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 3, Cubs 4 – May 12, 2010

What is this strange looking flag flying above Wrigley Field? Ok, so it’s not as if the Cubs were on a Braves-esque 8-game losing streak, but a win still feels[Read More…]

by May 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

The Chicago Cubs offense sucks. And yet, several players are hitting very well. Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro are all hitting very[Read More…]

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