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Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, August 6 – 8, 2010

Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, August 6 – 8, 2010

The Chicago Cubs welcome the best team in the National League Central – best not only in record, but in the sense that they might be able to keep the[Read More…]

by August 6, 2010 Series Previews
Starlin Castro: Rookie of the Year?

Starlin Castro: Rookie of the Year?

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[Read More…]

by August 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Dempster Misses Ted Lilly

Ryan Dempster Misses Ted Lilly

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[Read More…]

by August 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
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…]

by August 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
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…]

by August 3, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
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…]

Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, August 2 – August 4, 2010

Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, August 2 – August 4, 2010

It’s Series Preview time again, as the Chicago Cubs welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Wrigley Field – still the one team, outside of Arizona, against whom the Cubs have played[Read More…]

by August 2, 2010 Series Previews
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…]

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