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Archive for February, 2011

Spring Training Bullets: February 23, 2011

Hopefully no one takes a dump in Mike Quade’s office this Spring… While he’s leaving open room for surprises, Quade realistically sees just two positional spots on the roster open:[Read More…]

by February 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Dusty Baker is Griping About His Time with the Chicago Cubs

Dusty Baker is Griping About His Time with the Chicago Cubs

Dusty Baker hasn’t managed the Chicago Cubs in over four years, but that’s not stopping him from harping on his negative experience on the North Side. And his memory, like[Read More…]

Bleacher Nation on Twitter and Facebook

Bleacher Nation on Twitter and Facebook

Nothing like an afternoon solicitation, eh? In case weren’t already aware, you can keep up with your Bleacher Nation fix on Twitter and Facebook. There’s also stuff on each that[Read More…]

by February 22, 2011 Cubs Humor
New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

A little less than a week ago, the Chicago Cubs traded second base prospect Tony Thomas to the Red Sox for reliever/prospect Robert Coello, whom the Red Sox had to[Read More…]

Obsessive Pujols Watch: White Sox Won’t Sign Him, Kenny Williams Wants a Salary Cap

White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, speaking from his team’s Spring Training location in Glendale, yesterday said the Sox won’t be in on Pujols, should he actually reach free agency[Read More…]

by February 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Spring Training Bullets: February 22, 2011

“It’s only Spring Training” is a phrase you’ve probably read around these parts many times, but damn if I’m not really liking what I’m seeing… from Mike Quade. On to[Read More…]

by February 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Ryan Dempster Will Start Opening Day

For the first time since 2004, someone other than Carlos Zambrano will start on Opening Day for the Chicago Cubs. Today, manager Mike Quade tapped Ryan Dempster to take the[Read More…]

by February 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Aren’t Just Playing Around with James Russell as a Starter

The Cubs Aren’t Just Playing Around with James Russell as a Starter

Folks: teach your children to throw with their left hand. James Russell was a moderately successful minor league starter for a few years before breaking through last Spring Training as[Read More…]

by February 21, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano: Softball Player

Carlos Zambrano: Softball Player

Many professional sports contracts preclude players from participating in non-sanctioned extracurricular athletic activities like pick-up basketball games or extreme baking.¬†After learning that Carlos Zambrano¬†recently played some softball, I am wondering[Read More…]

by February 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Bullets: February 21, 2011

Six days and counting until that first Spring Training game. Batters have started to face live pitching and Carlos Marmol is already wild, so he’s 50% of the way to[Read More…]

by February 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Albert Pujols Watch: Aramis Ramirez Wants Pujols, Likes Carlos Pena

Obsessive Albert Pujols Watch: Aramis Ramirez Wants Pujols, Likes Carlos Pena

From the moment Albert Pujols declined to sign an extension with the Cardinals by his self-imposed deadline, thus (theoretically) ensuring his ascendency into free agency after the season, we all[Read More…]

by February 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Spring Training Bullets: February 20, 2011

The first Chicago Cubs Spring Training game is just one week away. Swoon. Oh, but not the June kind. Aramis Ramirez, who arrived in camp yesterday (a day after the[Read More…]

by February 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Ricketts is Open-Minded About Offering a “Mega-Deal”

Tom Ricketts is Open-Minded About Offering a “Mega-Deal”

Chicago Cubs Chairman/Owner Tom Ricketts addressed his team and the media Saturday, and offered more than a few interesting thoughts on the upcoming season and the future of the Cubs’[Read More…]

by February 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

All Players Have Reported to Camp

According to Carrie Muskat, all Chicago Cubs players are now present and accounted for at Spring Camp, which means that the two laggards – Aramis Ramirez and Starlin Castro –[Read More…]

by February 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Grumble: Aramis Ramirez and Starlin Castro Still Not in Camp

Although yesterday was the official Spring Training report date for positional players, all but a handful of Chicago Cubs were already in camp long before Friday. Included in that handful[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Add Four Chicago Cubs Spring Training Games to Your Viewing Schedule

MLB Network has released its Spring Training broadcast lineup, and the good news is that four more Cubs games will get airtime this Spring: Friday 3/11 at 2pm CST vs.[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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