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Series Preview: Cardinals v. Cubs, July 23 – July 25, 2010

Series Preview: Cardinals v. Cubs, July 23 – July 25, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs welcome some nondescript, totally forgettable NL Central team to Wrigley. The Robins, is it? The Ravens? A refresher on the series[Read More...]

by July 23, 2010 Series Previews
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...]

by July 22, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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
Zambranogate: Carlos Expected to Return Next Weekend

Zambranogate: Carlos Expected to Return Next Weekend

Chicago Cubs pitcher/formerly angry guy Carlos Zambrano is expected to return to the team next weekend, around July 30, when the Cubs head to Colorado to take on the Rockies.[Read More...]

by July 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Ricketts: Jim Hendry is the Cubs GM “Going Into Next Year”

Tom Ricketts: Jim Hendry is the Cubs GM “Going Into Next Year”

With the announcement that Lou Piniella will retire at the end of this season, Jim Hendry’s status as Chicago Cubs General Manager was bound to receive some new scrutiny for[Read More...]

by July 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 7, Cubs 14 – July 20, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 7, Cubs 14 – July 20, 2010

Lou Piniella is now expected to announce his retirement every single day. Separately, and I don’t want to jinx it, but have you noticed that Derrek Lee is quietly heating[Read More...]

by July 21, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Lou Piniella Will Retire at Season’s End

We all suspected it for more than a few weeks, but now it’s official: Lou Piniella will retire from managing baseball at the end of the 2010 season. From Piniella’s[Read More...]

by July 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Stevens to Chicago, Mitch Atkins to Iowa

After getting knocked around for a few innings yesterday, Mitch Atkins is headed back to AAA Iowa. To replace him, the Cubs have recalled Jeff Stevens. Stevens, 26, begins his[Read More...]

by July 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Lou Piniella Wants Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro to Stay at the Top of the Order

Lou Piniella Wants Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro to Stay at the Top of the Order

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has never been a completely conventional guy (Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen?), but neither has he been a statistical renegade – eschewing stats in favor[Read More...]

by July 20, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: The Dodgers Are A-Callin’

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: The Dodgers Are A-Callin’

Though he didn’t even appear in the game, last night’s shellacking of Carlos Silva made it incrementally more likely that Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly would be traded. With just[Read More...]

by July 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs First Round Pick Hayden Simpson Won’t Pitch This Summer

Chicago Cubs First Round Pick Hayden Simpson Won’t Pitch This Summer

Well here’s a real bummer. Hayden Simpson, the surprise selection by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of this year’s first-year player draft, will not pitch this summer due[Read More...]

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