Carlos Zambrano is “expected” to return to the Chicago Cubs at some point, though at present, no one with the Cubs has yet spoken to him. When – and if – he does return, he’ll be put in the bullpen. Probably for good. Manager Lou Piniella says he expects the volatile pitcher to return at […]
Month: June 2010
It’s official. The Chicago Cubs have lost the 2010 Crosstown Cup. Women shrieked. Children wept. Cubs fans shrugged. Day One of the (probable) post-Carlos Zambrano era began with a predictable thud: good pitching, poor offense. Shrug.
Coincidence? Not a coincidence? You be the judge. But, for me, I choose to believe that Chicago Cubs Assistant General Manager Randy Bush is a Bleacher Nation reader. Yesterday, at 10:22 a.m., I wrote about Carlos Zambrano going to dinner with Ozzie Guillen on Friday night after being dismissed by the team. Here’s how I […]
The Chicago Cubs were in need of a fresh arm after two straight days of heavy bullpen usage, so they’ve sent Jeff Stevens – holder of a 2.81 ERA this year – down to Iowa in favor of AAA closer Brian Schlitter. Schlitter has a 4.09 ERA this year, and has struck out 31 in […]
After yesterday’s Carlos Zambaster (that’s Zambrano and disaster together – I’m cool), Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen seemingly joked in the post-game press conference that he and Zambrano would be having dinner that evening, and Carlos “would have plenty of time to get a reservation.” So, yeah. He wasn’t kidding. 11:15 p.m. Having dinner […]
Lost in the explosion of verbal diarrhea that became Carlos Zambrano’s game, the Chicago Cubs offense still sucks. Hard. The 2010 version of Jake Peavy has been brutal – and yet, when he’s faced the Cubs, he’s looked like the Jake Peavy of old. As for the pitching, the bullpen really didn’t need to be […]
He’s lost it, and he’s been suspended indefinitely by the Cubs. If you missed today’s Cubs/White Sox game, you missed some serious Carlos Zambrano related drama. Here’s a recap, and the money quotes: Zambrano had to be separated from teammate Derrek Lee in the visitors’ dugout after surrendering four runs to the Chicago White Sox […]
As I predicted, today the Chicago Cubs elected to designate Chad Tracy for assignment to clear roster space for Aramis Ramirez. Tracy will float in limbo for 10 days, during which another team could claim him or the Cubs could trade him. After those 10 days, he can accept the assignment and head back to […]
With third baseman Aramis Ramirez set to return from the disabled list today, the Chicago Cubs will have to decide whom to send out to make space for him. And it’s going to be a more difficult decision than usual. The Cubs plan to activate third baseman Aramis Ramirez (hand) from the disabled list for […]
If today proved anything, it is that if you give the Chicago Cubs 13 innings, they will hang three runs on you. Though it’s always good to get a win, it’s another series loss for the Cubs. At least Ted Lilly helped his trade value.
In Dave Kaplan’s piece about the Chicago Cubs working feverishly to trade Kosuke Fukudome, he offered some additional information about the team’s ardor to make other trades at this time. I have also been told that upper management is being extremely patient despite the poor performance of the Cubs so far in 2010. They will […]
Geez, I mean, you’d think one run scored between the first two games of the series would have been enough to win a game or two or five. Clearly, the Mariners are just an offensive juggernaut, incapable of relenting or human emotion.
The 12th annual Futures Game will be played in a few weeks, and will feature many of the top prospects in baseball. Fortunately, the Chicago Cubs will have a couple of players on the teams. The 25-man rosters for the U.S. and World teams in the game, which will be part of Taco Bell All-Star […]
Minor injury news in the rotation – Carlos Silva is going to miss his scheduled start this week against his former team, the Seattle Mariners, while he rests a mildly strained hamstring. He hurt it this weekend against the Angels, resulting in an early removal from the game. The hope was the early exit and […]
We already knew that the Chicago Cubs had talked to the Boston Red Sox about outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, but it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg. According to Dave Kaplan: Several baseball sources have confirmed to me that the Chicago Cubs have been extremely active in trying to move Kosuke Fukudome to open […]