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God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Likely Done for the Year

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Likely Done for the Year

Carlos Silva was cruising on his way to his best season in years when an irregular heartbeat brought him down in August. He came back just in time to suffer[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Greg Maddux Staying with Cubs for at Least Another Year

Greg Maddux Staying with Cubs for at Least Another Year

Yesterday, new Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers was forthright in asserting that he’d like to bring Greg Maddux on board as the pitching coach for his new team, but the[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Giants 13, Cubs 0 – September 23, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 13, Cubs 0 – September 23, 2010

The Cubs have done one thing this year better than any other team: when the Cubs get blown out, they get BLOWN OUT.

by September 24, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Greg Maddux Leaving the Cubs to Be Diamondbacks Pitching Coach?

Greg Maddux Leaving the Cubs to Be Diamondbacks Pitching Coach?

Hall of Fame pitcher, and Chicago Cub favorite, Greg Maddux rejoined the Cubs organization earlier this year as a special assistant to general manager Jim Hendry. He toured the minors,[Read More…]

Aramis Ramirez Says He Wasn’t Healthy This Year

Aramis Ramirez Says He Wasn’t Healthy This Year

This can’t come as much of a surprise, given that he’s missed a number of games this year with various strains and aches, including a bone bruise in his thumb,[Read More…]

by September 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Ryne Sandberg Drawing Other Attention

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Ryne Sandberg Drawing Other Attention

It should not be surprising, but AAA Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg will have other suitors at the Major League level this year. While it is not typical that minor league[Read More…]

by September 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Geovany Soto is Feeling Good Following Shoulder Surgery

Geovany Soto is Feeling Good Following Shoulder Surgery

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto had shoulder surgery yesterday to clean up his AC joint and alleviate discomfort he was experiencing in the second half of the season. If Soto[Read More…]

by September 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tyler Colvin Released from the Hospital, and Headed Home

Tyler Colvin Released from the Hospital, and Headed Home

Chicago Cubs rookie outfielder Tyler Colvin is out of the hospital following a scary injury. Earlier in the week, Colvin’s chest was punctured by a flying piece of teammate Welington[Read More…]

by September 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Giants 0, Cubs 2 – September 22, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 0, Cubs 2 – September 22, 2010

Another pitchers’ duel, with the Cubs coming out on the winning end this time. Randy Wells was excellent, but the man who followed him may have been even better.

by September 23, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Xavier Nady Wants to Remain a Chicago Cub

Xavier Nady Wants to Remain a Chicago Cub

This winter, the Chicago Cubs signed Xavier Nady, coming off Tommy John surgery, to be the team’s fourth outfielder for just over $3.3 million, which was considered a bargain. He[Read More…]

by September 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Mitch Atkins Designated for Assignment

Mitch Atkins Designated for Assignment

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs designated pitcher Mitch Atkins for assignment, which removes him from the 40-man roster. The Cubs will have 10 days to trade or release Atkins, or, if[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 1, Cubs 0 – September 21, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 1, Cubs 0 – September 21, 2010

Carlos Zambrano threw another good one, but the offense was absent – just two hits. And in a battle of top rookies, Buster Posey managed the only run in the[Read More…]

by September 22, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Is the Cubs’ Hot Play Making Mike Quade a Lock?

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Is the Cubs’ Hot Play Making Mike Quade a Lock?

The Chicago Cubs have won an impressive 17 of 24 games under interim manager Mike Quade, though its hard to point to decisions Quade has made that have led to[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Whoa: Terror Attack Was Intended for Wrigley Field

Whoa: Terror Attack Was Intended for Wrigley Field

Sunday morning, a man placed a backpack containing what he believed to be explosives into a trash can a block south of Wrigley Field. Fortunately for everyone, he received the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

No Additional Instant Replay – Yet

Those hoping for increased use of instant replay will have to wait until at least the 2011 season (probably longer – like, when Bud Selig finally retires), as today the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
OMG Adam Dunn: He Expects to Return to Nationals

OMG Adam Dunn: He Expects to Return to Nationals

Adam Dunn has made plain that he’d like to remain a Washington National after his contract expires this year. That said, the Nationals had appeared unwilling to pony up the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
God’s Wrath Watch: Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto Updates

God’s Wrath Watch: Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto Updates

Have you ever heard of a player getting impaled by a flying baseball bat? If that isn’t the clearest sign of God’s Wrath, I’m not sure what is. The good[Read More…]

by September 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 13, Marlins 3 – September 19, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 13, Marlins 3 – September 19, 2010

Outside of the Colvin injury, the game was nearly perfect for the Cubs. Good, young hitting; good, young pitching.

by September 19, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Tyler Colvin in Stable Condition After Taking Bat Shard to Chest

Some scary stuff in today’s game, as outfielder Tyler Colvin was hit in the chest by a flying piece of bat, which pierced his skin and caused some internal damage.[Read More…]

by September 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Boom: Geovany Soto to Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Good thing the Cubs were already long-eliminated from the playoff race, otherwise¬†the news that catcher Geovany Soto is undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery would be much more devastating. Soto’s had trouble[Read More…]

by September 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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