Archive for August, 2010


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…]

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…]


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
Chicago Cubs Sign Four More Draft Picks at the Deadline

Chicago Cubs Sign Four More Draft Picks at the Deadline

Yesterday evening was the deadline for signing draft picks from this year’s Rule 4 (first year player) Draft. The Chicago Cubs closed out strong, signing four their remaining picks. The[Read More…]

Carlos Silva Throws Successfully Off the Mound

Carlos Silva Throws Successfully Off the Mound

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva, recovering from a heart procedure last week, threw 25 pitches off the mound yesterday, and says he felt good. “It felt weird but it felt[Read More…]

by August 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee’s Back is Jacked

God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee’s Back is Jacked

Oh, you fickle deity. Just when Derrek Lee starts really grooving at the plate, he starts suffering from a bulging disc in his lower back. The discomfort was severe enough[Read More…]

by August 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Rumor: Atlanta Braves are Trying to Land Aramis Ramirez

Rumor: Atlanta Braves are Trying to Land Aramis Ramirez

When third baseman Chipper Jones went down last week with a torn ACL, the Atlanta Braves began scrambling to replace his production as they fought to hold onto their lead[Read More…]

by August 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 9, Cubs 5 – August 16, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 9, Cubs 5 – August 16, 2010

The young bullpen got smacked around, and Tom Gorzelanny didn’t fare much better after the fourth inning. At least Kosuke Fukudome had three hits. Scouts? Anyone? Hmm?

by August 17, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Alfonso Soriano is Struggling, and is Kind of Blaming the Team

Alfonso Soriano is Struggling, and is Kind of Blaming the Team

Alfonso Soriano is a wealthy man. The Chicago Cubs gave him an eight-year contract four years ago, which pays him $18 million per season. Without commenting on the wisdom of[Read More…]

by August 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Casey Coleman to the Rotation, Thomas Diamond to the Pen

After two poor starts (three, if you count his deceptively bad debut against the Brewers), Thomas Diamond has been bumped from the rotation in favor of (surprise) another rookie. Casey[Read More…]

by August 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News