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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 3 – July 10, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 3 – July 10, 2010

Geovany Soto continues to rake (from the 8-hole), and he’s starting to make me wonder why he wasn’t included in the All-Star snub discussion, let alone the actual All-Star discussion.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Ted Lilly to the New York Mets?

Now that Cliff Lee is off the trade market, Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly becomes the best available lefty starting pitcher on the market, and remains one of the best[Read More…]

by July 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Texas Rangers Have “Strong Interest” in Xavier Nady

Despite going balls to the wall in their acquisition of Cliff Lee late yesterday, the Texas Rangers apparently aren’t done making moves. They might like to add a first baseman[Read More…]

by July 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 9 – July 9, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Dodgers 9 – July 9, 2010

Marlon Byrd raked, and Aramis Ramirez continues to be on fire, but there’s really only one story from this one – and it’s unfortunate.

by July 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Is the Trade Market for Carlos Zambrano Going to Shape Up?

Is the Trade Market for Carlos Zambrano Going to Shape Up?

One of the many pieces the Chicago Cubs would no doubt like to move is currently-restricted pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Still away from the team while he receives anger management treatment[Read More…]

by July 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
More Vague Assertions About the Chicago Cubs Making Trades

More Vague Assertions About the Chicago Cubs Making Trades

Don’t get me wrong, I love any rumor tidbits I can get. But so far, while we’ve learned that the Chicago Cubs are very likely to be sellers, we’ve not[Read More…]

by July 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 3 – July 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 3 – July 8, 2010

Well, I guess the Cubs aren’t going to win out for the rest of the season. Randy Wells had a nice outing, but Clayton Kershaw was just a bit better.[Read More…]

by July 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs are “Getting More Serious” About Making Trades

Chicago Cubs are “Getting More Serious” About Making Trades

Assuming that the recent three-game sweep of the woeful Diamondbacks does not convince the Chicago Cubs’ brass that the team is magically delicious again, the Cubs will be looking to[Read More…]

by July 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Mitch Atkins to Chicago, Brian Schlitter to DL

Brian Schlitter is the latest Chicago Cub to come down with bad-performance-itis. I kid (sort of), but following his disastrous outing on Friday against the Reds, the Cubs discovered that[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 – July 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3 – July 7, 2010

Did the Cubs actually just sweep a team? And did they do so by virtue of an offensive asplosion? Wha? Aramis Ramirez continued his mini hot streak (we’ll take it),[Read More…]

by July 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Lou Piniella: “We probably will be sellers”

Lou Piniella: “We probably will be sellers”

Even though the Chicago Cubs just managed to secure an AMAZING series victory – their first in 12 tries – the team is still so far behind in the NL[Read More…]

by July 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Scott Rolen Knows Why the Cubs Always Lose

Scott Rolen Knows Why the Cubs Always Lose

Scott Rolen has played the Chicago Cubs many, many times in his long career. He’s played a whole lot of games at Wrigley Field, and so when he speaks of[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 – July 6, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 – July 6, 2010

Holy smokes, the Chicago Cubs have won a series. If they can take two of three the rest of the year, they can totally get to 84 wins! But seriously,[Read More…]

by July 7, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Are Shopping Ted Lilly and Derrek Lee

Chicago Cubs Are Shopping Ted Lilly and Derrek Lee

The Chicago Cubs are looking to trade pitcher Ted Lilly and first baseman Derrek Lee, each of whom is a free agent at the end of this season. The rumor[Read More…]

by July 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Zambranogate: Carlos to Start Working Out

Zambranogate: Carlos to Start Working Out

Not the pumping-iron-with-angrily-tattooed-“love”-and-“hate”-knuckles type of working out, that is, just the throwing-the-baseball kind of working out. Though I could totally see him doing the former in an ill-lit apartment building[Read More…]

by July 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Justin Berg to Chicago, Jeff Stevens to Iowa

Yesterday the Cubs made a minor move, swapping relievers in their bullpen, trying to keep arms in shape. To freshen an overworked bullpen, the Cubs on Monday swapped one right-handed[Read More…]

By the Numbers

Since May 28, and until yesterday… The Chicago Cubs have won just 12 times (34 games). The Cubs have won just one series (11 series). The Cubs have scored just[Read More…]

by July 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, D-Backs 4 – July 5, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, D-Backs 4 – July 5, 2010

I’d almost forgotten how Diamondback pitching is to the Chicago Cubs’ offense as the Chicago Cubs’ offense is to every other team’s pitching. Kosuke Fukudome blew up (finally), and Geovany[Read More…]

by July 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

On The Road

Like the Cubs are now, I am on the road today, unable to offer an Enhanced Box Score for yesterday’s laugher (it would doubtlessly have lifted your spirits). It also[Read More…]

by July 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Dusty Baker Could Have Fixed The Cubs

Dusty Baker Could Have Fixed The Cubs

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was in town for this weekend series against the Cubs, and that means the Chicago media was hungrily grabbing tons of quotes from the former[Read More…]

by July 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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