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Mitch Atkins to Chicago, James Russell to Iowa

With the Chicago starting pitchers failing to go deep into games lately, the bullpen has been a bit taxed. To that end, the Cubs reached into AAA Iowa to pull[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Sox 10, Cubs 5

You’re wondering where the actual EBS is, aren’t you? Well, apologies, friends. The technological limitations of travel have left me without the ability to create the EBS today. But do[Read More…]

by June 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 5 – June 10, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 5 – June 10, 2010

Defense and a couple no-show-players killed the Cubs today. Still, the continued lineup shenanigans are what really gets my goat.

by June 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Aramis Ramirez Suggests that His Slump is Related to the Thumb Problem

Aramis Ramirez Suggests that His Slump is Related to the Thumb Problem

For months now, Aramis Ramirez has been terrible. He’s been consistently bad from day one on the 2010 season, and he’s never had a stretch of more than two games[Read More…]

by June 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Go Pitcher-Heavy in Draft, and Keep Searching for Diamonds on Third Day

The 2010 MLB Draft is in the books, and the Chicago Cubs took another 20 players on Wednesday, for a total of 50 players drafted over the course of the[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Brewers 4 – June 9, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Brewers 4 – June 9, 2010

I… Have… The POWER!!! Powered by a powerful power explosion, the Cubs powered past the Brewers. And that makes it easy to overlook the fact that Carlos Zambrano was less[Read More…]

by June 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Cubs Continue Looking for Diamonds in the Rough on Second Day of 2010 Draft

The Chicago Cubs selected 29 more players yesterday on the second day of the 2010 draft, and as with their first round pick, very few of them were on the[Read More…]

God’s, Um, Wrath Watch? Aramis Ramirez Headed to DL

God’s, Um, Wrath Watch? Aramis Ramirez Headed to DL

Barely one year ago, when Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez dove on a grounder to third, landed awkwardly, and rolled around in pain, we were all absolutely terrified –[Read More…]

by June 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – June 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – June 8, 2010

Ow. My heart. Lilly was brilliant, and Marmol blew it – but I ain’t mad at him. Can’t save ’em all.

by June 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
More on Chicago Cubs First Rounder Hayden Simpson and On the Wisdom of the Pick

More on Chicago Cubs First Rounder Hayden Simpson and On the Wisdom of the Pick

Lost in the proliferation of tacky “WTF” articles and blog posts about the Chicago Cubs’ first round pick this year – relative unknown pitcher Hayden Simpson out of Southern Arkansas[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Draft Pitcher Hayden Simpson in First Round

Chicago Cubs scouting director Tim Wilken took an unheralded kid out of Clemson in his first draft with the Cubs in 2006. The young outfielder had played pretty well for[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Pirates 1 – June 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Pirates 1 – June 7, 2010

Apparently the secret to beating the Pirates is to play them in one-game increments. Good game all around from the Cubs, including the most surprising ace in all of baseball.

by June 7, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
The 2010 MLB Draft Starts This Evening

The 2010 MLB Draft Starts This Evening

Were this a blog about the NFL or the NBA, you would have been reading about the draft for weeks, if not months. But because of the unique setup of[Read More…]

Neither Derrek Lee Nor Lou Piniella Expect Lee to be Traded

Neither Derrek Lee Nor Lou Piniella Expect Lee to be Traded

Late last week, there were several rumors surrounding Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee (as well as bench bat Xavier Nady) as a possible trade target for the suddenly-in-the-market-for-a-first-baseman Los[Read More…]

by June 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Andrew Cashner to Take Over as Right-Handed Setup Pitcher for Now

Andrew Cashner to Take Over as Right-Handed Setup Pitcher for Now

The Chicago Cubs may have finally found their long-elusive right-handed setup man – former first round pick, and former dominant minor league starting pitcher, Andrew Cashner. Cashner had a five-up,[Read More…]

by June 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Astros 6 – June 6, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Astros 6 – June 6, 2010

The Chicago Cubs are now 3-11 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros. The Pirates and Astros are a combined 34-65 against teams not named the Cubs. Read that again.[Read More…]

by June 6, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Teams Are Calling the Cubs About Tom Gorzelanny

While the Chicago Cubs have not yet designated themselves sellers, that’s not stopping other MLB teams from comin’ a-calling. We’ve already heard rumors about Derrek Lee and Xavier Nady, but[Read More…]

by June 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Astros 5 – June 5, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Astros 5 – June 5, 2010

Offensive ASPLOSION! Shocking: Tyler Colvin is given a chance to start and produce, and he does. Not Sarcastically Shocking: Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee had good offensive games.

by June 6, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Lou Piniella, Like the Rest of Us, is Frustrated

Of course, some of our frustration is directed at Lou Piniella, himself – so at least in one regard, our respective frustrations diverge. Lou Piniella is fed up, and this[Read More…]

by June 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 3 – June 4, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Astros 3 – June 4, 2010

The layoff wasn’t any cure to the Cubs’ offensive woes. If you take out an anomalous 5-0 win against the Cardinals last week, the Cubs have scored a whopping seven[Read More…]

by June 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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