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Archive for August, 2010

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
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Cardinals 7 – August 15, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Cardinals 7 – August 15, 2010

Well, the Cubs, themselves, may not be able to climb into first place, but they can certain have a hand in keeping the Cardinals out of first. An offensive explosion[Read More…]

by August 15, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Is Koyie Hill About to Get the Boot?

Is Koyie Hill About to Get the Boot?

Allow me to preface this post with a caveat: I have no “sources” in the Chicago Cubs organization (though you can feel free to shoot me an email if you’d[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 – August 14, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 – August 14, 2010

It doesn’t matter if the Cubs are 3, 4, or 19 games under .500 (pop quiz, guess which one they are), it always feels good when they beat the Cardinals.[Read More…]

by August 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Aramis Ramirez Might Return Today

The Chicago Cubs have been without third baseman Aramis Ramirez – who was actually starting to sort of hit like Aramis Ramirez – for the last few days. Ramirez hurt[Read More…]

by August 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 – August 13, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 6 – August 13, 2010

Twenty games below .500. Thomas Diamond just didn’t have it, and Albert Pujols got his. And the Cubs helped a brother out.

by August 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Derrek Lee is Back, Micah Hoffpauir is Out

Derrek Lee has returned from his stint on the bereavement list while he attended to his ill grandfather, and in the requisite corresponding move, the Cubs booted Micah Hoffpauir back[Read More…]

by August 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, August 13 – 15, 2010

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, August 13 – 15, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs continue their road trip, and head to some town in Missouri to play some team or other. I think it might[Read More…]

by August 13, 2010 Series Previews
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Giants 8 – August 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Giants 8 – August 12, 2010

Imagine a dog. A loyal, friendly dog. As soon as you come home from work, there he is to greet you, day after day. He’s reliable and predictable like that.[Read More…]

by August 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs May Make More Trades Before August is Up

Chicago Cubs May Make More Trades Before August is Up

Trades made after the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31 are rare – at least, far more rare than trades made before the deadline – but they do happen, as[Read More…]

by August 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Darwin Barney

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Darwin Barney

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 12, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
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

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