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Month: September 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. It’s not as if another loss is really going to cripple the Cubs at this point…

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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Ryne Sandberg: Manager of the Year

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 […]

God’s Wrath Watch: Tom Gorzelanny’s Hand is Broken – Barely

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 […]

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Trey McNutt

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 Has Successfully Unsuccessful Rehab Start

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 […]

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 3, Cubs 5 – September 1, 2010

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 […]

Tom Gorzelanny May Have to Write With His Other Hand For a While

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 […]

Report: Fredi Gonzalez is Chicago Cubs’ Top Choice for Next Manager

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 […]

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September Call-Ups to Be Delayed for AAA Playoffs

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 […]

Ryne Sandberg Officially Interviews for Chicago Cubs’ Managerial Opening

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 […]