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. It’s not as if another loss is really going to cripple the Cubs at this point…
Month: September 2010
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 he left a start against the Rockies with an elevated heart rate. He has since undergone a minor, corrective heart procedure and two rehab starts […]
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.
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 bat off the bench for the rest of the year. Castillo is no doubt auditioning to be Geovany Soto’s back-up next year, which would allow […]
Blake DeWitt continues to rock as a Cub, and Starlin Castro had another couple hits. Alfonso Soriano was hilarious in the outfield, but he’s sure mashing at the plate.
Ryne Sandberg, manager of the AAA Iowa Cubs, was named the Pacific Coast League’s manager of the year yesterday. You can’t help but wonder if the hardware will help his cause in the Cubs’ managerial search. In Sandberg’s first season as Cubs manager, the team was a season-high 21 games over .500 entering Thursday’s contest […]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Tom Gorzelanny left his Wednesday start after being hit on the left hand by a Jose Tabata comebacker. Although initial tests regarding the extent of the injury were inconclusive, a CT scan late yesterday confirmed that there is a small fracture. A CT scan Thursday of Cubs pitcher Tom Gorzelanny’s left hand […]
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 than Scarey, and he’s offered to throw us some of his insights, teed up here for you with minimal editing from yours truly. Up today, […]
Carlos Silva started his second game for the Single A Peoria Chiefs last night, and successfully threw in the 5th inning. Successful, that is, in the sense that his heart held up. In all other respects, however, the outing was a disaster – he gave up five earned runs in just 4.1 innings on five […]
It will shock you as much as it will disgust you: the Chicago Cubs just beat the Pittsburgh Pirates… IN A SERIES! Tom Gorzelanny went out early, but the bullpen stepped up. Andrew Cashner is quietly turning his season around – just enough that the Cubs will probably toy around with the disastrous notion of […]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Tom Gorzelanny took a comebacker off his left (pitching) hand today. After trying to make a play on the Jose Tabata ball, Gorzelanny went to the dirt, and was pulled from the game. X-rays haven’t shown much yet. X-rays of Tom Gorzelanny’s left hand were inconclusive Wednesday but did show there was […]
Seven Chicago Cubs Prospects Will Play in the Arizona Fall League, Including Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters
Two of the Chicago Cubs’ last four first round picks will get the opportunity to play in the prospect-heavy Arizona Fall League this, well, Fall. Third baseman Josh Vitters and outfielder Brett Jackson will compete against some top tier competition, and will have the opportunity to refine their skills. Recall that, following a successful 2009 […]
The Chicago Cubs will search far and wide for their next manager, as they should. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a first choice already – and according to “sources,” that top man is former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. Sources say that Gonzalez is at the top of general manager Jim Hendry’s wish list […]
Rosters expand today from 25 to 40, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to call up a number of the young players – most of whom we’ve seen already this year – in the next couple of weeks. In general, though, the Cubs will wait until Iowa’s season, including the playoffs, which run through September […]
While he manages the Iowa Cubs to a hopeful playoff berth, you’ll forgive Ryne Sandberg if he’s got bigger things on his mind. Yesterday, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry came to interview Sandberg for the Cubs’ open managerial gig. Of course, the concept of an “interview” for a job that the candidate knows all too […]
There are the Pirates we’ve come to know and love. Ryan Dempster was dominant in August until he ran into the buzz saw Pirates. At least there was one good, albeit odd, item from the game.