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Archive for May, 2010

Carlos Zambrano to Throw Simulated Game Tomorrow, and Return to the Rotation is Imminent

Carlos Zambrano to Throw Simulated Game Tomorrow, and Return to the Rotation is Imminent

Despite repeatedly using Carlos Zambrano in a setup role after proclaiming that Zambrano would move to a long relief role in advance of a return to the rotation, Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

by May 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rangers 4 – May 22, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rangers 4 – May 22, 2010

This season, you’ll never hear me complain about a win. But man oh man did the Cubs’ offense miss a number of opportunities early – *again.* Thanks to Randy Wells[Read More…]

by May 23, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Justin Berg to Iowa, David Patton to the Netherworld

A little tardy on this one, but as reported in the comments, the corresponding move for the Bobby Howry signing was the option of Justin Berg back to AAA Iowa.[Read More…]

by May 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Rangers 2 – May 21, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Rangers 2 – May 21, 2010

The inept Cubs’ offense took center stage again, as the pitching was dominant and the offense failed to achieve any timely hitting whatsoever. It was frustrating and pathetic and was[Read More…]

by May 22, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Cubs v. Rangers, May 21 – 23, 2010

Series Preview: Cubs v. Rangers, May 21 – 23, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs head down to Texas to take on the Rangers as they open interleague play. The Cubs were looking for about three[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 Series Previews
Cubs Set to Sign Bobby Howry Officially – Um, to Major League Deal

Cubs Set to Sign Bobby Howry Officially – Um, to Major League Deal

Contrary to my own speculation – you know, perfectly logical, understandable speculation – the impending Bobby Howry signing will not be for a minor league deal, despite his implosion in[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Phillies 5 – May 20, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Phillies 5 – May 20, 2010

It always hurts when a winning streak stops. It always hurts to come back from a late deficit only to ultimately lose. It always hurts to leave the tying run[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella Suggests Randy Wells Will Be Bumped From Rotation

Lou Piniella Suggests Randy Wells Will Be Bumped From Rotation

The Chicago Cubs have announced the Carlos Zambrano will be (mercifully) returning to the starting rotation as soon as he gets stretched back out. But just as when Ted Lilly[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrath Watch: Tom Gorzelanny’s Finger is a Bit Jacked

God’s Wrath Watch: Tom Gorzelanny’s Finger is a Bit Jacked

The Lord has resisted the urge to smite the Chicago Cubs this year – the Cubs have pretty much been doing the work for Him. Until last night that is,[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 1, Cubs 4 – May 19, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 1, Cubs 4 – May 19, 2010

Tom Gorzelanny pitched a gem before getting hit by a line drive in the hand. Carlos Zambrano pitched, um, a couple of pitches in the 8th. Quite a way to[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Bullpen Desperation Roulette: Cubs Sign Bobby Howry

You may remember him from such screams as “COME ON!” and “THROW F*&CKING STRIKES!” It appears that recently-released reliever Bobby Howry will be a Chicago Cub again very soon. Comcast[Read More…]

Jeff Stevens to Chicago, Esmailin Caridad to DL

The Chicago Cubs just placed reliever Esmailin Caridad on the 15-day disabled list with elbow problems (ruh roh), and recalled AAA reliever Jeff Stevens. Interesting that Stevens, 26, got the[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Mini Series Preview: Cubs v. Phillies, May 19 – May 20, 2010

Mini Series Preview: Cubs v. Phillies, May 19 – May 20, 2010

You’ll get my sincerest apologies that life interfered with a normal series preview as the Cubs head out to Philadelphia. Thus, you get a mini series preview for a mini[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Series Previews
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

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