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Archive for September, 2010

Aramis Ramirez is Unsure About 2011

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez has missed the last five games with a sore right quad, and as he rests, he contemplates his future. His contract runs through this[Read More…]

by September 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Brewers 0 – September 11, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Brewers 0 – September 11, 2010

Another dominating pitching performance by the Cubs – for whatever reason, the Cubs love to play the Brewers this year.

by September 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Samardzija Expected to Join the Rotation Soon

After his call-up this week, the Chicago Cubs are almost ready to insert Jeff Samardzija into the rotation. Manager Mike Quade said Friday they hope to insert Jeff Samardzija into[Read More…]

by September 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 0 – September 10, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 0 – September 10, 2010

The Chicago Cubs stepped up to defend Jim Hendry’s honor by smacking the Brewers down. The offensive stars were Darwin Barney and Carlos Zambrano at the bottom of the order.[Read More…]

by September 11, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Milwaukee Brewers Issue Fake Press Release Making Fun of Jim Hendry

The Milwaukee Brewers distributed a “press release” before tonight’s game, purportedly issued by the Chicago Cubs regarding a new book by General Manager Jim Hendry. Under a headline that said[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Brett Jackson and Chris Archer Will Play for America

Brett Jackson and Chris Archer Will Play for America

Allow Hulk Hogan’s ‘I Am a Real American’ well up within you… Cubs Minor Leaguers Chris Archer and Brett Jackson were named to the U.S. team that will compete in[Read More…]

Tom Ricketts to be on ‘Undercover Boss’?

Tom Ricketts to be on ‘Undercover Boss’?

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts may have recently participated in the television show ‘Undercover Boss.’ Although Cubs officials won’t confirm, rumors are circulating that Ricketts served as a member of the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Chicago Cubs to Interview Several Managerial Candidates Over the Next Ten Days

Report: Chicago Cubs to Interview Several Managerial Candidates Over the Next Ten Days

The search for the next Chicago Cubs manager (that sounds like a VH1 or CW show title, doesn’t it?) is expected to heat up over the next week and a[Read More…]

by September 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 0 – September 8, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 0 – September 8, 2010

Even Starlin Castro’s much-heralded return to the lineup couldn’t put a run up on the board for the Cubs. Brett Meyers has been a bit of a beast this year.[Read More…]

by September 9, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Sean Marshall is an Awesome Guy, in Addition to that Awesome Pitcher Thing

Sean Marshall is an Awesome Guy, in Addition to that Awesome Pitcher Thing

Sean Marshall has been tremendous for the Chicago Cubs in 2010, but you already knew that. What you may not have known is that Marshall has also been a tremendous[Read More…]

by September 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Still Out

God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Still Out

Aramis Ramirez went down this weekend with a slightly strained right quad, but the injury was not expected to keep him out for long. Here, three days later, and Ramirez[Read More…]

by September 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Make Five September Call-Ups

Chicago Cubs Make Five September Call-Ups

Yesterday, with the AAA Iowa Cubs bowing out of the Pacific Coast League playoff race (on the last day of the regular season – ouch), the Chicago Cubs called up[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 7, Cubs 3 – September 7, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 7, Cubs 3 – September 7, 2010

Carlos Silva returned to the Cubs, which was itself a success, though his actual performance sucked. The team was still without Aramis Ramirez (injury) and Starlin Castro (twubble), and they[Read More…]

by September 8, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Schadenfreude: Tony La Russa and Colby Rasmus Aren’t in Love

Schadenfreude: Tony La Russa and Colby Rasmus Aren’t in Love

Let’s be clear about something from the get-go: the Chicago Cubs have suffered through a brutal 2010. They’ve had on-field and off-field headaches, and they’ve been profoundly uncompetitive. So when[Read More…]

by September 7, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Mike Quade Benched Starlin Castro, and May Have Scored Points in the Process

Mike Quade Benched Starlin Castro, and May Have Scored Points in the Process

On Sunday, Starlin Castro lost track of the number of outs in the 7th inning of an 18-5 drubbing at the hands of the Mets. He hit a grounder, believing[Read More…]

by September 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 5 – September 6, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 5 – September 6, 2010

Four early ones proved, um, not too much to overcome. Xavier Nady had a hilariously bad day, and Casey Coleman was great except for one inning. But my eye was[Read More…]

by September 6, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Mets 18, Cubs 5 – September 5, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 18, Cubs 5 – September 5, 2010

The 2010 version of the Chicago Cubs are excellent at bringing out the best in their opponents. James Russell and Thomas Diamond were particularly gracious today. But let’s be real.[Read More…]

by September 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Carlos Silva’s Return Officially Set for Tuesday

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva will return to the team on Tuesday, making a start against the Houston Astros. The start will be his first since August 1 when[Read More…]

by September 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Mets 3, Cubs 5 – September 4, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 3, Cubs 5 – September 4, 2010

Another Carlos Zambrano start, another Cubs win. You can’t argue with the success, but it has been very easy to argue with Zambrano’s actual pitching. Until yesterday.

by September 5, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Welington Castillo Back to Chicago

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs recalled catching prospect Welington Castillo (whose name still has one too few “Ls” for my taste, but whateves), who will serve as the third catcher and[Read More…]

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