Archive for March, 2011


Mike Quade and Mark Riggins on the Carlos Silva Release

Mike Quade and Mark Riggins on the Carlos Silva Release

As the Chicago Cubs simultaneously wind down Spring and ramp up for Opening Day, the news this weekend was dominated by Carlos Silva. It’s funny how a guy who, whether[Read More…]

by March 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry: Milton Bradley, er, I Mean Carlos Silva is a Bad Dude Who Had to Go

Jim Hendry: Milton Bradley, er, I Mean Carlos Silva is a Bad Dude Who Had to Go

When the Chicago Cubs dumped Milton Bradley on the Seattle Mariners after the 2009 season, we all knew the team wasn’t getting anything special in return. Garbage in, garbage out[Read More…]

by March 27, 2011 Analysis and Commentary

The Cublogoverse is Consolidating

The Cublogoverse is Consolidating

Warning: This post is entirely meta. So, if you’re looking for a post involving actual Chicago Cubs-specific content, you may want to skip this one. There’ve been quite a few[Read More…]

by March 27, 2011 Cublogoverse

And So Ends the Carlos Silva Era – Cubs Release Silva

The Chicago Cubs just did what most of us have been expecting/hoping for/dreaming of for about seven months: they released Carlos Silva. It was clear that there was not going[Read More…]

God’s Wrath Watch: God Loves Koyie Hill

God’s Wrath Watch: God Loves Koyie Hill

We haven’t seen much of the other two back-up catcher candidates, Welington Castillo and Max Ramirez, in recent days; just a steady stream of Geovany Soto, and the guy who[Read More…]

by March 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Carlos Silva Shows His True Colors on the Way Out

We’d heard for a year and a half that Carlos Silva was not a particularly pleasant teammate, but had yet to actually see the fruits of those whispers. Now that[Read More…]

by March 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

BOOM: Andrew Cashner the Fifth Starter, Marcos Mateo in the Pen, Whither Carlos Silva?

After swirling and conflicting reports yesterday with respect to the final makeup of the Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff, the verdict is in: Andrew Cashner will open the season as the[Read More…]

by March 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

And Carlos Silva Made the Roster (Updated: Er, Maybe?)

Sorry for the short, punchy updates, but the roster decisions are flying fast. Looper’s sudden retirement probably should have tipped everyone off, but Carlos Silva has made the Chicago Cubs’[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Braden Looper Retires (Again)

Braden Looper has decided to retire after being informed by the Cubs that he wouldn’t be making the team, according to Bruce Miles. Looper was in camp on a minor[Read More…]

Whoa: Andrew Cashner the Fifth Starter?

As of yesterday, it appeared all but settled that Carlos Silva would be given the first crack at the fifth starter’s gig. While he, himself, had done very little earn the job,[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Blake DeWitt: Utility Player

Blake DeWitt: Utility Player

When both Darwin Barney and Blake DeWitt survived this week’s roster cuts, it was clear that the possibility that Barney – and not DeWitt – would see starts at second[Read More…]


Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 8, White Sox 7 – March 24, 2011

Hey, hooray! The Cubs beat the White Sox! So what if the pitching was collectively crappy; so what if Carlos Pena reminded us of what we fear he’ll be; so[Read More…]

by March 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

The Fourth Cut: Perez, Moore, Scales, Ojeda, Camp Out

According to multiple reports (still waiting on the official release from the Cubs – but, hey, nowadays, you wait, you get burned), the Cubs today sent outfielder Fernando Perez to AAA Iowa,[Read More…]

by March 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News