Archive for March, 2011

Carlos Silva is Probably Going to Be the Fifth Starter, And That’s OK

Carlos Silva is Probably Going to Be the Fifth Starter, And That’s OK

You always got the sense that the Chicago Cubs were very reluctant to release Carlos Silva, whom they owe a total of $8 million over the next year ($6 million[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Sigh, Another Michael Young Rumor

Lukewarm Stove: Sigh, Another Michael Young Rumor

I never get tired of rumors. I really don’t. That’s why they’re such a big part of this site – I love reading about them as much as I love[Read More…]

by March 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 3, A’s 1 – March 23, 2011

When is a win not a win? I think you know where this is going… So Carlos Silva decided to have his best Spring outing at the worst possible time.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

The Third Cut: Maine, Wellemeyer, Berg, and Guzman

Today the Chicago Cubs started making meaningful cuts from the Spring roster, and the cut included at least one surprise. Lefty reliever Scott Maine, once considered the favorite to be[Read More…]

by March 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Today’s the Deadline: Enter the BN Opening Day Contest to Win $50

Today’s the Deadline: Enter the BN Opening Day Contest to Win $50

All right, stragglers. I know your game – “I’m going to hold out until the last day to enter the Opening Day contest so I can have as much information[Read More…]

by March 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Will Suck

Why the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates 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 23, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Has Got a Fever

God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Has Got a Fever

And the prescription is more cowbell. But seriously, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez hasn’t played since Friday and has been dealing with a 102-degree fever. He relaxed this weekend,[Read More…]

by March 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – March 22, 2011

The Cubs are now 10-16 on the Spring, which, in isolation, means very little. A number of the core players – Zambrano, Dempster, Wells, Castro, Byrd, among others – have[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Angel Guzman is a Really Positive, Inspiring Guy

Angel Guzman is a Really Positive, Inspiring Guy

I won’t go back over the sad story that is Angel Guzman’s professional baseball career. In short: limitless talent that was, in fact, limited by injuries. But Guzman is still[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
A Number of Roster Decisions Are Expected Today

A Number of Roster Decisions Are Expected Today

According to multiple reports, and according to Mike Quade, himself, today Chicago Cubs management – presumably Quade, GM Jim Hendry, Assistant GM Randy Bush, and probably Assistant (to the) GM[Read More…]

by March 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plains

There was no official game today; the rain saw to that. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t something to see. Namely, in his chance to nail down the final rotation[Read More…]

by March 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Only Two Days Left: Enter the BN Opening Day Contest to Win $50

Only Two Days Left: Enter the BN Opening Day Contest to Win $50

This is a reminder that you’re running out of time to enter the Bleacher Nation Opening Day Contest, which could land you a $50 gift certificate to CubWorld.com. All you’ve[Read More…]

by March 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Baker Wants to Be the Full-Time Starter at Second Base

Jeff Baker Wants to Be the Full-Time Starter at Second Base

Coming into Spring Training, few things were assumed. But one locked-down assumption was that second base would feature a platoon between Blake DeWitt and Jeff Baker. DeWitt, a lefty, would[Read More…]

by March 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News