March 2011

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So, About Matt Garza’s Spring

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 usually the first person to say that Spring Training stats are meaningless, particularly for guys whose position on the team is secured. And I stick […]

Cubs Formally Cut Welington Castillo

Cubs Formally Cut Welington Castillo

It’s been unofficial for about a week now, but today, the Cubs made it official: Spring hero Welington Castillo will open the season at AAA Iowa, where he can start regularly. Max Ramirez remains in camp, presumably because the Cubs want to wait as long as possible before having to make a decision about him. […]

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 or not he made the team, wasn’t likely to have a tremendous impact on the team’s overall success or failure could be such a flashpoint […]

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 – to use the expression in a completely inappropriate context. In fact, to a man, we probably all expected we were getting a pitching facsimile […]

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 ripples in the Cublogoverse over the past few months, most of which have gone unreported by yours truly. Sorry about that. I’d always intended on […]