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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…]

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 11, Cubs 5 – July 19, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 11, Cubs 5 – July 19, 2010

Dreams sufficiently dashed? They probably should be – at least insofar as pre-trade deadline aspirations go. Not a bad offensive showing, but the pitching forgot they were facing the Astros.

by July 19, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: The Yankees and Tigers Enter the Fray

Obsessive Ted Lilly Trade Watch: The Yankees and Tigers Enter the Fray

You can officially add the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers to the list of teams attached to Ted Lilly trade rumors. Leading off with the Tigers, Jayson Stark[Read More…]

by July 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, July 19 – July 21, 2010

Series Preview: Astros v. Cubs, July 19 – July 21, 2010

It’s Series Preview time again, as the Chicago Cubs welcome the still-awful Houston Astros to Wrigley Field for a three-game set. It would be much easier to sling barbs at[Read More…]

by July 19, 2010 Series Previews
Lukewarm Stove: Rangers Still Considering Xavier Nady

Lukewarm Stove: Rangers Still Considering Xavier Nady

This rumor is about as lukewarm as it gets, given that there are no details beyond that headline. But, hey, you’re here. Might as well keep reading, right? The Rangers[Read More…]

by July 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Are “Close” to Signing Second Round Pick Reggie Golden

Cubs Are “Close” to Signing Second Round Pick Reggie Golden

While the Chicago Cubs have signed most of their top draft picks from last month’s first year player draft, a decent chunk remain unsigned. Most, however, are latter third picks,[Read More…]

Zambranogate: Carlos Expected to Pitch for Iowa This Week

Zambranogate: Carlos Expected to Pitch for Iowa This Week

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who hasn’t pitched for the Cubs since June 25 when he exploded on his teammates after an inning of terrible work. He’s been working[Read More…]

by July 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 6, Cubs 11 – July 18, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 6, Cubs 11 – July 18, 2010

Oh Cubs. Where were these offensive outbursts just a few weeks ago? Ignoring the fact that the Cubs would have to continue winning three of four for the rest of[Read More…]

by July 19, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Laughing Because it isn’t the Cubs: The Brewers’ Feelings, and Butts are Hurt

Tee hee. Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha says he has complained to a baseball official about his batters being hit too often by pitches. Macha says action needs to be[Read More…]

by July 18, 2010 MLB News and Rumors

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