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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
So Maybe the Cubs Aren’t Talking Trades with the Angels

So Maybe the Cubs Aren’t Talking Trades with the Angels

Yesterday we heard that the Chicago Cubs have been talking to the Los Angeles Angels about Derrek Lee and Xavier Nady, in whom the Angels would have interest to replace[Read More…]

by June 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Spring Training Likelihood Swings Back to Mesa

Spring Training Likelihood Swings Back to Mesa

When the possibility of imposing a surtax on all Cactus League games to finance new facilities in Mesa, Arizona for the Chicago Cubs went off the table – thanks to[Read More…]

by June 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry Noncommittal on Subject of Being a Buyer or Seller

Jim Hendry Noncommittal on Subject of Being a Buyer or Seller

With the team five games under .500 at this advanced stage of the season, with no sign that the offense will be turning it on any time soon, and with[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Talking to Los Angeles Angels About Derrek Lee Trade

Chicago Cubs Talking to Los Angeles Angels About Derrek Lee Trade

Indeed the Cubs trade rumors are bouncing all over the place. The latest has the Cubs talking to the Los Angeles Angels about first baseman Derrek Lee. Excellent baseball sources[Read More…]

by June 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Angels Looking at Xavier Nady

Angels Looking at Xavier Nady

With the Chicago Cubs continuing to struggle and loaded with expensive players, the rumors were bound to start swirling. Of late, we’re used to being fans on the other side[Read More…]

by June 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Not Laughing, and Glad it Wasn’t the Cubs: Obviously Blown Call Ends Armando Galarraga’s Perfect Game

Not Laughing, and Glad it Wasn’t the Cubs: Obviously Blown Call Ends Armando Galarraga’s Perfect Game

The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga missed a perfect game by that much. Or, more accurately – he achieved a perfect game by that much, tonight against the Indians. It’s the[Read More…]

by June 2, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Movie Poster Fun: Carlos Zambrano

Movie Poster Fun: Carlos Zambrano

In honor of Carlos Zambrano’s return to the rotation today, we present a little fun with what Carlos does best: crazy.

by June 2, 2010 Cubs Humor
Lou Piniella Clearly Reads Bleacher Nation

Lou Piniella Clearly Reads Bleacher Nation

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella finally sat several of his unproductive starters, including three and four hitters Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez. The Ramirez benching was particularly notable, as[Read More…]

by June 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
We’re All Screwed: The Cardinals Call Up Aaron Miles

We’re All Screwed: The Cardinals Call Up Aaron Miles

I’ll level with you: the Cubs’ chances in the NL Central were already looking terrible. But after the Cardinals’ most recent move to shore up their bench, the Cubs have[Read More…]

by June 2, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Pirates 3 – June 1, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Pirates 3 – June 1, 2010

If you thought the Cubs were actually going to win that game 2-1 going into the 8th, you simply haven’t been watching this year. This game – as virtually every[Read More…]

by June 2, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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