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Archive for August, 2010

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…]

God’s Wrath Watch: Marlon Byrd’s Hand is Probably OK

God’s Wrath Watch: Marlon Byrd’s Hand is Probably OK

Marlon Byrd inadvertently took one off the hand last night, and was quickly removed from the game, as he was in obvious pain. The good news is he’s just day-to-day,[Read More…]

by August 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Nationals 1 – August 23, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Nationals 1 – August 23, 2010

And so begins the Mike Quade era. Clearly, Lou Piniella was the problem. Just kidding. Any way you slice it, this was a great outing by rookie Casey Coleman, and[Read More…]

by August 24, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Breaking News: Lou Piniella Retiring Today

ESPN is reporting that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is calling it a career after today’s series finale against the Braves. Piniella had said he would retire after this season,[Read More…]

by August 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Site Note: On The Road

Sadly (for you) I am on the road this weekend, so there won’t be an Enhanced Box Score for yesterday’s game or today’s, and the series preview for the Nationals[Read More…]

by August 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Tyler Colvin is Likely to Start Playing Games at First Base This Week

With Derrek Lee off to the Atlanta Braves, and without a clear replacement in the Chicago Cubs’ system, outfielder Tyler Colvin will start playing some games at first base starting[Read More…]

by August 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 5, Cubs 3 – August 20, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 5, Cubs 3 – August 20, 2010

The Cubs welcomed Derrek Lee to the Chicago as an opponent with the kind of welcoming loss that only the Cubs can offer. We won’t dwell on Lee’s terrible day[Read More…]

by August 20, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Now Carlos Zambrano Says He Wouldn’t Waive His No-Trade Clause

Now Carlos Zambrano Says He Wouldn’t Waive His No-Trade Clause

Not but a couple weeks ago, Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano – freshly off the restricted list, where he’d been serving a team-imposed suspension, and going to anger management, following[Read More…]

by August 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Unsurprisey Surprise: Tyler Colvin Working Out at First Base

Unsurprisey Surprise: Tyler Colvin Working Out at First Base

As we fans looked ahead to 2011, on the assumption that Derrek Lee would not return to the Chicago Cubs, we had a collective head-scratching session on who would be[Read More…]

by August 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 3 – August 19, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 3 – August 19, 2010

I am honestly less interested in the fact that the Padres just swept the Cubs in a four-game set for the first time ever, and am more interested in Carlos[Read More…]

by August 19, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Good Luck, Derrek Lee

Good Luck, Derrek Lee

In mid-November 2003, I was bitter. The Chicago Cubs had just blown their best chance to head to the World Series in decades – a better chance even than their[Read More…]

by August 19, 2010 Analysis and Commentary

Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jeffrey Lorick are Chicago Cubs Prospects

Yesterday’s Derrek Lee trade was a move most thought wouldn’t happen – after all, Lee had rejected a trade just a couple weeks before. But believing that the Braves were[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 1 – August 18, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 1 – August 18, 2010

Even Derrek Lee couldn’t have pulled this one out for the Cubs. Well, I guess technically he could have – with a couple two run homers, a grand slam, a[Read More…]

by August 18, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

It’s Official: Cubs Trade Derrek Lee to Braves

We’ll have some further analysis and commentary about the deal soon, but for now, I wanted to make sure to get you the basics. Lee, who invoked his 10-and-5 rights[Read More…]

Reports: Derrek Lee to Be Traded to Atlanta Braves

The Chicago Cubs on the verge of trading first baseman Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. Lee is in the last year of his contract with the Cubs,[Read More…]

by August 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jeff Samardzija Expected to Join Chicago Cubs Soon

Jeff Samardzija Expected to Join Chicago Cubs Soon

On September 1, MLB teams can expand their active roster – usually limited to 25 players – to as many as 40 players; namely, the 40 guys on the 40-man[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Casey Coleman

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Casey Coleman

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post, written by a friend of the program, Scarey from Sons of Ivy. When it comes to Cubs prospects, few know the organization better[Read More…]

by August 18, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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