Archive for August, 2010

Carlos Zambrano Will Officially Rejoin the Rotation on Monday

Carlos Zambrano Will Officially Rejoin the Rotation on Monday

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[Read More…]

by August 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Able to Play Catch

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Able to Play Catch

Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Silva is on the disabled list while he recovers from an abnormally rapid heart beat (presumably more rapid/abnormal than when a chubby guy jogs into KFC[Read More…]

by August 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cubs 15 – August 4, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cubs 15 – August 4, 2010

Geovany Soto? Awesome. Starlin Castro? Awesome. Blake DeWitt? Awesome. Ryan Dempster? Awesome.

by August 4, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Mark Prior Is Actually Going to Play Some Baseball

Mark Prior Is Actually Going to Play Some Baseball

I needn’t go over the sad, shattered history of Mark Prior. The former Chicago Cubs employee has had a long way back to professional baseball after shoulder looseness and amorphous[Read More…]

Movie Poster Fun: Mark Prior

Movie Poster Fun: Mark Prior

In honor of Mark Prior’s return to professional baseball, here’s another movie poster (not at all hastily thrown together) for your consideration.

by August 4, 2010 Cubs Humor
The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

Not but three years ago, if you asked an average Chicago Cubs fan what teams he hated, you’d invariably hear “Cardinals” and “White Sox” uttered unnaturally through clenched teeth while[Read More…]

by August 4, 2010 MLB News and Rumors

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 4, Cubs 3 – August 3, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 4, Cubs 3 – August 3, 2010

Thomas Diamond had an intriguing first start, striking out 10 guys in just 6 innings (though, the Brewers are a pretty strikeout-friendly team). Fortunately the Cubs didn’t take the attention[Read More…]

by August 4, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Mitch Atkins to Chicago, Brian Schlitter to Iowa

The Brian Schlitter disaster tour is over (well, at least on hiatus), as the Chicago Cubs sent the young reliever – together with his 12.38 ERA – back to AAA[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Thomas Diamond

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Thomas Diamond

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…]

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 18, Cubs 1 – August 2, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 18, Cubs 1 – August 2, 2010

The Cubs took the challenge that “there’s no way they can lose a game worse than that Colorado game” quite literally. Bravo. Inauspicious debut for new pitcher Casey Coleman, and[Read More…]

by August 3, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Casey Coleman to Chicago, Carlos Silva to the DL

After experiencing a racing heart and chest discomfort, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva spent what was probably a pretty scary night in the hospital. The good news is that everything[Read More…]

Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

Now that Ted Lilly is off to greener pastures in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs will need a new starter in their rotation. The obvious long-term choice is Carlos Zambrano,[Read More…]

Aramis Ramirez’s Thumb is Still Bothering Him

Aramis Ramirez sat out yesterday’s series finale against the Rockies because his thumb – which kept him out for a significant stretch earlier this year, and crapped up his performance[Read More…]

by August 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva’s Heart is Racing

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva’s Heart is Racing

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva left today’s game against the Rockies after facing just four batters. It seems he was just so excited to meet new Cub Blake DeWitt[Read More…]

by August 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Rockies 8 – August 1, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Rockies 8 – August 1, 2010

Down 8-1, the Chicago Cubs valiantly fought back late – 2 runs in the 7th, 1 more in the 8th, and then 3 in the 9th! Wait. That’s only 7[Read More…]

by August 1, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores