Archive for August, 2010


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…]

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…]


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