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The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Adam Dunn if Marlon Byrd Has His Way

The Chicago Cubs Will Sign Adam Dunn if Marlon Byrd Has His Way

With a gaping hole at first base, left vacated by Derrek Lee who was traded to the Atlanta Braves two weeks ago after manning the spot for almost seven seasons,[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs Love Andre Dawson

The Chicago Cubs Love Andre Dawson

Yesterday was Andre Dawson Day, both at Wrigley Field and in the city of Chicago. The Chicago Cubs held a ceremony for the recent Hall of Fame inductee and former[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 14 – August 30, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 14 – August 30, 2010

Hey, what do you know? The Cubs actually treated the Pirates like the Pirates for once. Carlos Zambrano had yet another deceptive start – no earned runs, but he took[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Geovany Soto’s Knee is a Little Banged Up

The Chicago Cubs today sent catcher Geovany Soto for an MRI on his right knee, which was sore when he woke up this morning. Fortunately the results showed no tears[Read More…]

by August 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Could Marlon Byrd Head Back to the Rangers?

Could Marlon Byrd Head Back to the Rangers?

Tomorrow marks the last day that a team can make a trade (via the waiver system) for a player, and include that player on its post-season roster. The Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

by August 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Zambrano Pretty Much Confirms that Lou Piniella Was Checked Out

Carlos Zambrano Pretty Much Confirms that Lou Piniella Was Checked Out

As Chicago Cubs fans, it seemed clear to us all that former manager Lou Piniella had lost his fire – indeed, he’d lost it as many as two years ago.[Read More…]

by August 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 7 – August 29, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 7 – August 29, 2010

Some of the shine is coming off of Mike Quade’s eyebrow-less forehead… er, I mean luster. Kosuke Fukudome hit a two-run homer late to tie the game only to have[Read More…]

by August 29, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Randy Wells Wants Mike Quade

The Chicago Cubs aren’t going to settle on a manager for 2011 for a little while, but interim manager Mike Quade is having success so far – at least in[Read More…]

by August 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 2 – August 28, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Reds 2 – August 28, 2010

Randy Wells threw a good game and won on his birthday. His 28th birthday. Betcha didn’t know he was already that old.

by August 28, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Whoa: Jeff Samardzija ASKED to Stay Down at AAA Iowa

Whoa: Jeff Samardzija ASKED to Stay Down at AAA Iowa

As the Chicago Cubs have gone through a cavalcade of young options in their bullpen in the last couple of months, questions have popped up as to why former top[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 7 – August 27, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 7 – August 27, 2010

The Nats the Reds are not.

by August 28, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

Chicago Cubs Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

The Chicago Cubs have interviewed former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge for their managerial vacancy. Wedge was not among the names rumored to be on the Cubs’ short list as[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Zambrano Handled the Move to the Bullpen Like a Professional, Even if He Was Upset

Carlos Zambrano Handled the Move to the Bullpen Like a Professional, Even if He Was Upset

Now that Carlos Zambrano is back in the rotation and pitching reasonably well (that is to say, the result have been reasonably good even if his pitches don’t look so[Read More…]

by August 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Nationals 0 – August 25, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Nationals 0 – August 25, 2010

If winning is foreign, I can’t wrap my head around a sweep. But sweep the Cubs did – good offense and good pitching throughout the series. As for the latter[Read More…]

by August 25, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Adam Dunn Loves the Chicago Cubs

Adam Dunn Loves the Chicago Cubs

After trading Derrek Lee, the Chicago Cubs opened up a substantial void at first base – a void, though, that was likely to be opened after the season anyway. Lee[Read More…]

by August 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Carlos Zambrano is Headed to Venezuela

Some sad news to report, as Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano, fresh off his best start of the season against the Nationals last night, is head to Venezuela to be[Read More…]

by August 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Silva Will Begin Rebab Stint in Peoria on Friday

Carlos Silva Will Begin Rebab Stint in Peoria on Friday

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva, out for several weeks following a minor heart procedure, will head to Peoria on Friday to pitch for the Chiefs, in what is expected[Read More…]

by August 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Nationals 4 – August 24, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Nationals 4 – August 24, 2010

The Cubs scored just enough to pre-overcome a nightmarish 9th, courtesy of Carlos Marmol. Clearly the team hates Lou Piniella, and loves Mike Quade. Oh, or the Nationals are just[Read More…]

by August 25, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Scott Maine to Chicago, Justin Berg to Iowa

Another rookie reliever is on his way to Chicago, as the Cubs today called up lefty pitcher Scott Maine from AAA – and promptly deposited Justin Berg in Iowa to[Read More…]

The Problem with an Interim Manager Like Mike Quade: Tyler Colvin to Remain in the Outfield

The Problem with an Interim Manager Like Mike Quade: Tyler Colvin to Remain in the Outfield

Being the manager of the Chicago Cubs – even in a mere interim capacity – brings with it certain indelicacies. Most notably? The microscope. Every move you make is scrutinized[Read More…]

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