Archive for July, 2010

Lukewarm Stove: Derrek Lee and Ted Lilly Are Tweety

Lukewarm Stove: Derrek Lee and Ted Lilly Are Tweety

The Twitterverse (*shudder* I’ll never use that term again, I promise) is atwitter (but I’ll use that one as much as I please) with tidbits about Derrek Lee and Ted[Read More…]

by July 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Zambranogate: Carlos Breaks His Silence For Realsies

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has finally spoken publicly regarding Zambranogate, and while it’s good to finally hear from the horse’s mouth, his statements leave a little to be desired.[Read More…]

by July 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Lukewarm Stove: Angels Still Looking at Derrek Lee

Lukewarm Stove: Angels Still Looking at Derrek Lee

Following their trade for starter Dan Haren, the Los Angeles Angels are setting their sites on another need: a middle of the order bat, and preferably one that can play[Read More…]

by July 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Cubs Asking Arm and a Leg from Tigers?

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Cubs Asking Arm and a Leg from Tigers?

There have been vague assertions and thin rumors that the Chicago Cubs had yet to move pitcher Ted Lilly because they were asking for the moon. Given that Lilly is[Read More…]

by July 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 – July 25, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 3 – July 25, 2010

I’m not going to rip the rookie for giving up the game-winning bomb to Felipe Lopez, but you do have to wonder if Brian Schlitter – like Jeff Stevens before[Read More…]

by July 26, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Chicago Cubs Sign Second Round Pick Reggie Golden

Some good news on the draft front – yesterday the Cubs announced that they had signed their second round pick, high school outfielder Reggie Golden. Reggie Golden got his first[Read More…]


Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 6 – July 24, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 6 – July 24, 2010

Oh, Cubs. Cubs, Cubs, Cubs. Look, I’m never going to root against the Cubs – especially against the Cardinals. But how do you go from losing 2 of 3 to[Read More…]

by July 24, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive Lilly Trade Watch: Cubs Would Like to Deal Lilly Before Tuesday

The Chicago Cubs are now actively shopping pitcher Ted Lilly, and would like to have a deal in place before Lilly’s next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday. With contenders[Read More…]

by July 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Brian Schlitter to Chicago, Jeff Stevens to Iowa

The Chicago Cubs middle reliever shuffle continues as today the team activated Brian Schlitter from the 15-day DL, and sent Jeff Stevens back to AAA Iowa. Stevens couldn’t get his[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 5 – July 23, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 5 – July 23, 2010

Randy Wells is officially back, y’all (as I said he was in the Series Preview). And better still? The Cubs actually knocked around a guy whom they should knock around.

by July 23, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Ted Lilly “Will Get Traded”

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: Ted Lilly “Will Get Traded”

We’re just a week away from the non-waive trade deadline, and the Chicago Cubs have yet to make a move. But having just lost two of three to the woeful[Read More…]

by July 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Zambranogate: Carlos Pitches Scoreless, but Shaky, Inning for Iowa

Zambranogate: Carlos Pitches Scoreless, but Shaky, Inning for Iowa

Carlos Zambrano is working his way back to the Chicago Cubs after a long, self-induced layoff. He threw an inning last night for AAA Iowa, and although he didn’t give[Read More…]

by July 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

On Free Agent Draft Compensation and Making Trades

This time of year, trade ideas are thrown around like so many flying fish in Seattle. Most will never happen – indeed, most could never happen – but it’s still[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Already So Many Candidates to Replace Lou Piniella

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Already So Many Candidates to Replace Lou Piniella

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella isn’t but two days into his official lame duck period, having announced earlier this week that he would retire at the end of this season.[Read More…]

by July 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – July 21, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – July 21, 2010

That was certainly not a fun game to watch, but don’t miss the story.

by July 21, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores