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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
Series Preview: Braves v. Cubs, August 20 – 22, 2010

Series Preview: Braves v. Cubs, August 20 – 22, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs welcome the now slightly improved Atlanta Braves. I’ll always root for the Cubs, but when a certain hulking first baseman comes[Read More...]

by August 20, 2010 Series Previews
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...]

by August 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

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
Aramis Ramirez Unlikely to Be Traded

Aramis Ramirez Unlikely to Be Traded

It was an exciting 24 hours, but the odds of Aramis Ramirez being traded to the Atlanta Braves is approximately 0 to 1. Or 0 to 1,000,000. Whichever seems more[Read More...]

by August 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 1, Cubs 0 – August 17, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 1, Cubs 0 – August 17, 2010

Great outing by Randy Wells, and then by the only two good relievers the Cubs have had all year. Can’t say the same for the offense, and if the offense[Read More...]

by August 18, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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