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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
Series Preview: Padres v. Cubs, August 16 – 19, 2010

Series Preview: Padres v. Cubs, August 16 – 19, 2010

It’s series preview time again as the Chicago Cubs welcome the best team in the National League to Wrigley Field. So bring it on Braves… er… Dodgers … er Cardinals?[Read More...]

by August 16, 2010 Series Previews
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

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