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Archive for May, 2010

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…]

by May 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
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
Series Preview: Rockies v. Cubs, May 17 – May 18, 2010

Series Preview: Rockies v. Cubs, May 17 – May 18, 2010

The Chicago Cubs welcome the Colorado Rockies to Wrigley Field after dropping a series to the really awesome team from Pittsburgh. No, seriously. The Pirates are really good. They must[Read More…]

by May 17, 2010 Series Previews
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
Series Preview: Pirates v. Cubs, May 14 – May 16, 2010

Series Preview: Pirates v. Cubs, May 14 – May 16, 2010

The Chicago Cubs welcome the always scrappy (read: ok, they were scrappy last week) Pittsburgh Pirates. A refresher on the series preview here at Bleacher Nation: The idea is to[Read More…]

by May 14, 2010 Series Previews
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

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