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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
Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, May 7 – May 9, 2010

Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, May 7 – May 9, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs head down to Cincinnati to take on the Reds. Great American Ballpark skews to the offense, and the Cubs sure could[Read More…]

by May 7, 2010 Series Previews

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…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Pirates 4 – May 5, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Pirates 4 – May 5, 2010

Ted Lilly was not the problem today – I want to be clear on that. However, he was not impressive, and has not been yet since his return to the[Read More…]

by May 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Ramirez Suck Watch: Aramis About to Get Bumped Down the Lineup

Obsessive Ramirez Suck Watch: Aramis About to Get Bumped Down the Lineup

After more than a month of terrible performance, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is going to head down the lineup. How far he falls is up to manager Lou[Read More…]

by May 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Pirates 3 – May 4, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Pirates 3 – May 4, 2010

Freaking Cubs. Apparently they used up all of their offense against the Diamondbacks, and while I desperately want to point out in the box score that the Cubs, individually, left[Read More…]

by May 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, May 4 – May 6, 2010

Series Preview: Cubs v. Pirates, May 4 – May 6, 2010

The Chicago Cubs head out to Pittsburgh to take on the always scrappy (read: crappy) Pirates. A refresher on the series preview here at Bleacher Nation: The idea is to[Read More…]

by May 4, 2010 Series Previews
Still Want to Boo Alfonso Soriano?

Still Want to Boo Alfonso Soriano?

The obvious answer is no – not that you should have been booing him in the first place. But remember this moment the next time Soriano drops a fly ball,[Read More…]

by May 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The St. Louis Cardinals Cannot Be Defeated in the NL Central

The St. Louis Cardinals Cannot Be Defeated in the NL Central

The other teams in the National League Central might as well pack it in for the year, because the St. Louis Cardinals have already won the division. Apparently. It’s May[Read More…]

by May 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 10 – May 2, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 10 – May 2, 2010

The Chicago Cubs managed to win three straight against the Diamondbacks, and actually took a series against a team other than the Brewers. Tom Gorzelanny finally gets a win, and[Read More…]

by May 3, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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