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Archive for March, 2011

Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Cards Blow It Late

The Cardinals took a 3-2 lead into the 9th today – their Opening Day – but lost the game in 11, after the Padres tied it with two outs in[Read More...]

by March 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

The Opening Day Lineup is Set

Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade has announced tomorrow’s Opening Day lineup, and it contains at least two surprises: Kosuke Fukudome, RF Starlin Castro, SS Marlon Byrd, CF Aramis Ramirez, 3B[Read More...]

by March 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Matt Garza is Almost Certainly Not the Next Milton Bradley

Matt Garza is Almost Certainly Not the Next Milton Bradley

It’s a bit surprising in how little it’s been discussed – including here – but, did you know that Matt Garza is, on paper, a character risk? Known as a[Read More...]

by March 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Quade Offers a Few Words on the Back-Up Catcher Decision

Mike Quade Offers a Few Words on the Back-Up Catcher Decision

Much to our pleasure, Max Ramirez cleared waivers yesterday and will remain in the organization, albeit at AAA Iowa. There, he’ll be joined by the other catcher in Cubs camp[Read More...]

by March 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Does it Count as Opening Day if the Cubs Aren’t Playing?

Does it Count as Opening Day if the Cubs Aren’t Playing?

Depending on your bent, today is Opening Day. But, of course, it’s hard to feel that normal level of excitement when the Chicago Cubs aren’t in action. Stil, it’s technically[Read More...]

by March 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors

Max Ramirez Cleared Waivers

Inasmuch as one can be excited about back-up-back-up catchers making it through waivers so that they can struggle to find playing time at AAA, I’m pretty excited. Today, Max Ramirez cleared waivers,[Read More...]

by March 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More...]

by March 30, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Two Chicago Cubs Minor Leaguers Suspended for Testing Positive for Steroids

Two Chicago Cubs Minor Leaguers Suspended for Testing Positive for Steroids

A couple of Chicago Cubs minor leaguers recently tested positive for a banned substance (we’ll use “steroids” as the catch-all), and will be suspended for 50 games, says the Commissioner’s[Read More...]

So, About Matt Garza’s Spring

Final 2011 Spring Training line for Matt Garza: 21.2 innings, 25(!) earned runs, 35(!!) hits, 14 walks. Um, yo. *Insert finger into collar, tug nervously.* Should we be concerned? I’m[Read More...]

by March 29, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
As Expected, Andrew Cashner’s Innings Will Be Limited

As Expected, Andrew Cashner’s Innings Will Be Limited

One of the reasons I would have been all right with someone other than Andrew Cashner winning the fifth starter’s job out of Spring Training is his yet underdeveloped season-long[Read More...]

by March 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Are Basically Never Going to Steal Bases

The Cubs Are Basically Never Going to Steal Bases

Early in the Spring, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was talking a big game about the Cubs’ consistently low stolen base totals, and about how that was going to change[Read More...]

by March 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
From One Carlos to Another

From One Carlos to Another

Carloses Zambrano and Silva had continued to cultivate a long-time friendship over the past year as teammates, but with Silva’s weekend release, the two will have to make it a[Read More...]

by March 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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