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Archive for May, 2010

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

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

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