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 Francisco Giants just before the trade deadline. Obviously the trade never materialized, and now the Cubs will work to deal the players via the waiver […]
Month: August 2010
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 much this year. But when a player does something awesome, we’ve all got to recognize. And Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips did something awesome. […]
Good outing from Ryan Dempster and the bullpen, save Carlos Marmol. And hey, Kosuke Fukudome had a good offensive game! Anyone want to trade?
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 than Scarey, and he’s offered to throw us some of his insights, teed up here for you with minimal editing from yours truly. Up today, […]
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 technical terms: they tinkered with his ticker to get it ticking right), which was the same procedure former Cub Mark DeRosa had two years ago. […]
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 list, and first baseman Derrek Lee has been placed on the bereavement list while he attends to his ailing grandfather. Soto has not played since […]
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 innings (throwing 95 pitches), and yes he gave up just two runs. Those are the good things. But the start wasn’t as good as it […]
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’ pen out of Spring Training, but instead settled for AA. He pitched well, and made his way up to AAA, where’s he’s been just so-so. […]
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 the end of this season. The list of candidates is long, and Hendry will take his time over the next few months to winnow it […]
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 is in the hospital, you jerk. Piniella was to leave after Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds to return home to Tampa to be with […]
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.
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 should have continued. Hawks manager Jody Davis disagreed, and refused to send his players back on the field. The result was a Boise forfeit and […]
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 hits. Koyie Hill will continue to get starts while Soto is out. If Soto is not able to return early next week, the Cubs might […]
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, if Blake DeWitt doesn’t drop a pop fly in the top of the inning, the game would already have been tied. Finally – can someone […]
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 the Cubs as an ideal rebuilding opportunity. Imagine the powerhouse the Cubs could be in two or three years if they sold off their expensive […]
Not much good to say in this one. The Cubs fell victim to the luscious, luscious hair.
I semi-jokingly made the comment in an EBS a couple of weeks ago, but Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is making it look a whole lot less jokey lately. Could he really be the NL Rookie of the year? Castro, a legitimate contender for National League Rookie of the Year honors, is batting .318 with […]
When the Chicago Cubs traded Ted Lilly to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, Ryan Dempster became the unquestioned number one in the Chicago Cubs’ rotation. But despite that nominal accolade, Ryan Dempster wishes Lilly was still around. He misses the bulldog. ”With Teddy, I always appreciated him every day for what a teammate he […]
The Chicago Cubs made clear yesterday that Carlos Zambrano will rejoin the team’s rotation on Monday when he starts against the Giants in San Francisco. Again: in San Francisco. It ain’t a coincidence that it’s coming on the road. As for Zambrano, he’s unsurprisingly excited about the opportunity. Whether the 11 starts he figures to […]