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Casey Coleman and Jay Jackson May Soon Get a Chance with the Cubs

Casey Coleman and Jay Jackson May Soon Get a Chance with the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ bullpen has been far from a success this year. Although it has not been the most observable problem of late – that would be them guys with[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 3, Cubs 2 – May 11, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 3, Cubs 2 – May 11, 2010

There are no more cute ways to say the same thing. The Cubs have lost four in a row, and seven of their last eight. In each of those seven[Read More…]

by May 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Joe Torre to Manage the Cubs in 2011?

Joe Torre to Manage the Cubs in 2011?

Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella is unlikely to come back to manage the Cubs after this season, his last under contract. Though speculation about his successor has been limited to[Read More…]

by May 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ambivalent Injury News: John Grabow’s MRI Comes Back Clean

Ambivalent Injury News: John Grabow’s MRI Comes Back Clean

Not sure how to react when a guy who’s been terrible, and who blames his terribleness on a certain injury, has an MRI and it shows no damage. Good? Bad?[Read More…]

by May 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 4, Cubs 2 – May 10, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 4, Cubs 2 – May 10, 2010

What did I tell you about the Cubs being the cure to another team’s losing woes? Maybe we can just imagine that the game ended after five innings, in a[Read More…]

by May 11, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Zambrano is Still in the Bullpen, And is Staying There

Zambrano is Still in the Bullpen, And is Staying There

Back-end starting pitchers Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny – so dominant early in the season that moving Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen to allow the two to stay in the[Read More…]

by May 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Rudy Jaramillo Denies Aramis Ramirez is Refusing Help

Rudy Jaramillo Denies Aramis Ramirez is Refusing Help

Late last week, rumors were swirling that struggling Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez was refusing to work with highly-paid hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. Ramirez, a successful hitter for many,[Read More…]

by May 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

With Starlin Castro and Ryan Theriot locking down the middle infield for theĀ foreseeableĀ future, former pseudo-starting second baseman Mike Fontenot could very well prove a luxury on the bench that the[Read More…]

by May 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Josh Vitters and Andrew Cashner Got Bumped, Too

Josh Vitters and Andrew Cashner Got Bumped, Too

Starlin Castro wasn’t the only top Chicago Cubs prospect to earn a promotion this weekend. The Cubs’ first round picks in 2007 and 2008 – third baseman Josh Vitters and[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 5 – May 9, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 5 – May 9, 2010

Another series loss. Ryan Dempster was so good for so many innings, but threw one too many pitches. Oh, and then there’s the pathetic offense. But you knew that.

by May 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Bullpen Shakeup: Caridad Back, Gray Out, Grabow Hurt (Hopefully)

Bullpen Shakeup: Caridad Back, Gray Out, Grabow Hurt (Hopefully)

As evinced by his appearance in the game last night, Esmailin Caridad has been activated from the disabled list – just in time to have the infield defense crap all[Read More…]

by May 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 14 – May 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 14 – May 8, 2010

It was a very exciting game for quite a while. Aaron Harang was dealing. Tom Gorzelanny was struggling, but fighting through it. The Cubs finally broke through to the Reds’[Read More…]

by May 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Whither Chad Tracy – Jeff Baker or Mike Fontenot Next?

Whither Chad Tracy – Jeff Baker or Mike Fontenot Next?

Forgotten in the hoopla of Starlin Castro’s promotion to Chicago was the necessary and corresponding roster move: the Cubs optioned Chad Tracy to AAA Iowa. Tracy was the 25th man[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 14, Reds 7 – May 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 14, Reds 7 – May 7, 2010

No. He. Didn’t. While his debut was both impressive and record-setting, we need to be sure to temper our expectations for Starlin Castro. He’s probably not going to drive in[Read More…]

by May 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Movie Poster Fun: Dusty Baker

Movie Poster Fun: Dusty Baker

As the Cubs head down to Cincinnati to take on the Reds, we offer a humble send up of former Cubs skipper – and current ward of the Reds –[Read More…]

by May 7, 2010 Cubs Humor

Boom: Cubs Call Up Starlin Castro

Well, here we go. Today, according to Enrique Rojas, the Chicago Cubs will call up uber-prospect Starlin Castro. He’ll likely take over the starting shortstop duties in short order, with[Read More…]

by May 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Randy Wells Really Sucked Last Night, And He Knows It

Randy Wells Really Sucked Last Night, And He Knows It

Chicago Cubs starter Randy Wells came out of nowhere last year to be one of the better pitchers in the National League, and to finish among the top handful of[Read More…]

by May 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 11 – May 6, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 11 – May 6, 2010

Five runs in three games against what had been the worst pitching staff in the National League. That’s… not good. Top it off with an absolute egg from Randy Wells[Read More…]

by May 6, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Ruh Roh: Derrek Lee Questions the Ramirez Move Down the Lineup

Ruh Roh: Derrek Lee Questions the Ramirez Move Down the Lineup

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella (rightfully) moved struggling third baseman Aramis Ramirez down the lineup to sixth. The move failed to immediately spark the offense, and Lou was pretty[Read More…]

by May 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Actually, Milton Bradley is Making it Hard to Laugh

Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Actually, Milton Bradley is Making it Hard to Laugh

Early yesterday, it was very easy to laugh at the travails of Milton Bradley and the eternally hopeful Seattle Mariner fans. Bradley, who is plodding through another disappointing season on[Read More…]

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