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John Grabow’s Season is (Mercifully) Over

John Grabow’s Season is (Mercifully) Over

When the Chicago Cubs re-signed reliever John Grabow to a two-year deal last winter, some (me) feared that his low ERA had been a bit of a mirage given his[Read More…]

by August 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Giants 5 – August 11, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Giants 5 – August 11, 2010

And the Cubs fall to 0-1 in the post-Fontenot era.

by August 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Breaking: Cubs Trade Mike Fontenot to Giants for A Ball Outfielder

Breaking news: the Chicago Cubs have sent infielder Mike Fontenot across the diamond to the San Francisco Giants for Single A outfielder Evan Crawford, according to various sources. The Giants[Read More…]

by August 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Chicago Cubs Almost Traded Mike Fontenot and Xavier Nady to Giants

Chicago Cubs Almost Traded Mike Fontenot and Xavier Nady to Giants

We haven’t heard too much about the trades that never were, but it seems that the Chicago Cubs nearly dealt outfielder Xavier Nady and infielder Mike Fontenot to the San[Read More…]

by August 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Brandon Phillips: Certified Badass

Brandon Phillips: Certified Badass

Given that the Cincinnati Reds are in the National League Central – and particularly because they are leading the NL Central – you’ll not hear me doting on them too[Read More…]

by August 11, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Giants 6 – August 11, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Giants 6 – August 11, 2010

Good outing from Ryan Dempster and the bullpen, save Carlos Marmol. And hey, Kosuke Fukudome had a good offensive game! Anyone want to trade?

by August 11, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Castillo, Clevenger, Chiniros, Oh My

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Castillo, Clevenger, Chiniros, Oh My

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 10, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Out of the Hospital After Successful Procedure

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Out of the Hospital After Successful Procedure

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva, who’s been out for a couple weeks with an abnormal heartbeat, is out of the hospital now. He had a successful cardiac ablation (in[Read More…]

by August 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto Out, Micah Hoffpauir and Welington Castillo In

Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto Out, Micah Hoffpauir and Welington Castillo In

Just like that, two Chicago Cubs starters are out of the picture for a stretch. Catcher Geovany Soto, battling a right shoulder strain, has been placed on the 15-day disabled[Read More…]

by August 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Giants 4 – August 9, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Giants 4 – August 9, 2010

At least the Cubs were able to make the Giants play 11 innings. It’s the small victories these days, you know? As for the main storyline: yes, Carlos went five[Read More…]

by August 10, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Marcos Mateo to Chicago, Mitch Atkins to Iowa

The Chicago Cubs have called up righty Marcos Mateo from AAA Iowa to join the rotating cavalcade of bullpen arms. Mateo, 26, had an outside shot of making the Cubs’[Read More…]

by August 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Everyone Wants to Manage the Cubs, but the Cubs Have to Pay Them More for Some Reason

Everyone Wants to Manage the Cubs, but the Cubs Have to Pay Them More for Some Reason

Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry recently stated that he’s poised to begin the search for the next Cubs’ manager, which position will be open following Lou Piniella’s retirement at[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Won’t Be With Chicago Cubs in San Francisco

Lou Piniella Won’t Be With Chicago Cubs in San Francisco

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella won’t be managing the Cubs out in San Francisco this week. Not because he’s tired of watching the crap, mind you; it’s because his mother[Read More…]

by August 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 11, Cubs 4 – August 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 11, Cubs 4 – August 8, 2010

Four Chicago Cubs rookies combined to pitch a big turd. The defense certainly didn’t help, and the offense was as yawntastic as a 4-run effort gets.

by August 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Cubs Minor League Affiliate Forfeits

Cubs Minor League Affiliate Forfeits

Here’s one for the you-don’t-see-this-too-often-outside-of-a-company-softball-league file. The Boise Hawks, the Chicago Cubs’ low-A team, forfeited yesterday, resulting in a league-mandated 9-0 loss. Umpire Matt Heersema thought the Northwest League game[Read More…]

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto’s Shoulder Hurts

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto’s Shoulder Hurts

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is out until at least Monday with a shoulder strain. The Cubs are calling it a “mild ligament sprain,” and it bothers Soto when he[Read More…]

by August 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 3 – August 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 3 – August 7, 2010

The Cubs were gift-wrapped a comeback, but apparently it was taped too tightly at the corners, because Derrek Lee and Marlon Byrd struck out consecutively with the bases loaded. Interestingly,[Read More…]

by August 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Jim Hendry is Not Looking to Rebuild the Chicago Cubs

With a team as terrible and overpriced as the Chicago Cubs presently appear to be, with an aging core, and with a promising set of youngsters, most teams would view[Read More…]

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