Archive for June, 2010


Hooray! John Grabow is Back! And Healed!

Mitch Atkins, we hardly knew ye. No, seriously. John Grabow was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and Mitch Atkins optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Grabow had been sidelined since May[Read More…]

Will Ryan Theriot Be Shopped This Year?

Will Ryan Theriot Be Shopped This Year?

If the Chicago Cubs continue falling out of contention, you know as well as I do that we will daily be bombarded with rumors/ideas/suggestions about which players the Cubs should[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Chicago Cubs Can Officially Trade Xavier Nady – And They Probably Will

The Chicago Cubs Can Officially Trade Xavier Nady – And They Probably Will

As of today, June 15, MLB teams are free to trade guys they signed in the offseason as free agents. That means that, as far as the Cubs are concerned,[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Should Dump Kosuke Fukudome

The Cubs Should Dump Kosuke Fukudome

Although I’ve been saying it since late 2008 (after vociferously opposing his signing in the first place), others are jumping on the bandwagon that Kosuke Fukudome needs to go –[Read More…]

by June 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ken Rosenthal Says Ted Lilly is the Logical Player to Trade

Ken Rosenthal Says Ted Lilly is the Logical Player to Trade

Following his 8 innings of no-hit ball last night, which lowered his ERA to 2.90 and his WHIP to 0.995, Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly’s value is probably at its[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Coming out of Spring Training, the Chicago Cubs looked like they had five capable outfielders – a nice problem to have. Manager Lou Piniella vowed that youngster Tyler Colvin, who[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 0, Cubs 1 – June 13, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 0, Cubs 1 – June 13, 2010

All it took to finally get Ted Lilly a win was a no-hitter into the 9th inning. The Cubs have scored a total of seven runs in Lilly’s last five[Read More…]

by June 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 2, Cubs 1 – June 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 2, Cubs 1 – June 12, 2010

Can you feel the Crosstown Cup slipping away? I, for one, am┬ádevastated. Another lifeless, pathetic effort from the Cubs’ increasingly aged offense. At least Ryan Theriot is heating up. Still,[Read More…]

by June 13, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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…]