February 2011

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Spring Training Bullets: February 23, 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: utility infield and fifth outfielder. Neither is a surprise when you factor in the eight starters plus Jeff Baker, Tyler Colvin, and Koyie Hill already […]

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 you won’t find here, so… yeah. Follow us on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook. If you don’t, God will kill a kitten. Not really. But […]

Spring Training Bullets: February 22, 2011

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 the bullets. Both Carlos Zambrano and Matt Garza will pitch in the Spring opener this Sunday against the Athletics. Boing. Tyler Colvin, a possible back-up […]

Ryan Dempster Will Start Opening Day

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 ball on April 1 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The decision comes after several sub-par performances on Opening Days past by Zambrano, who remains the “ace” […]