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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
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...]

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

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