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Archive for March, 2011

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 8 and 2, A’s 1 and Rockies 4 – March 15, 2011

I do apologize if the headings to these split-squad days have giving you headaches, but, for whatever reason, they make me smile. No worries, though – today was the last[Read More...]

by March 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

The Second Cut is the Deepest: Cubs Send 18 Packing

In what was technically the second cut of the Spring, the Chicago Cubs today shuffled loose 18 players, bringing the Spring roster down to 40. Among the cuts were pitching[Read More...]

by March 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Can’t Wait: Bartman Documentary to Premier at Tribeca Film Festival

Can’t Wait: Bartman Documentary to Premier at Tribeca Film Festival

Get ready to be equal parts annoyed and miserable. Next month, the long-awaited documentary about Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS and the infamous Bartman incident will premier at the[Read More...]

by March 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
More Michael Young Rumors

More Michael Young Rumors

This weekend, the Boston Globe suggested that the Chicago Cubs continued look at disgruntled Ranger Michael Young as a possible trade target, believing that Young would be an upgrade at[Read More...]

by March 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
God’s Wrath Watch: A Myriad of Minor Injuries

God’s Wrath Watch: A Myriad of Minor Injuries

The Chicago Cubs (you better knock on some wood) have had a relatively healthy Spring, particularly for their most important players. Starlin Castro’s bruised leg – which is not considered[Read More...]

by March 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 3, Mariners 5 – March 14, 2011

Matt Garza had his first decent outing of the Spring, though it was still far from sparkling: two walks and three hits in four innings, one earned, and three Ks.[Read More...]

by March 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Braden Looper: 25-Man Roster or Bust

Braden Looper: 25-Man Roster or Bust

Non-roster invitee Braden Looper does not intend to head to the minor leagues or another team if he doesn’t make the Chicago Cubs. And that’s not because he’s stubborn or[Read More...]

by March 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Sigh of Relief Watch: Starlin Castro OK

God’s Sigh of Relief Watch: Starlin Castro OK

If there is one player the Chicago Cubs cannot afford to lose this year – for a variety of reasons, some performance-related, and some attendance-related – it’s probably shortstop Starlin[Read More...]

by March 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 7 and 4, Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3

In case the title is unclear (I’m not saying it’s intentionally obtuse because it tickles me, but I’m not not saying it), the Cubs swept their split squad games today[Read More...]

by March 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Yankees and Nationals Have Been Scouting Carlos Silva

The Yankees and Nationals Have Been Scouting Carlos Silva

At this point, no one but Chicago Cubs management is hoping Carlos Silva makes the team’s rotation. And no one (perhaps but Cubs management) expects him to, either. That’s why[Read More...]

by March 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

Another Michael Young to the Chicago Cubs Rumor

It wasn’t too long ago that it seemed all Michael Young trade rumors were put to bed. He’s due $48 million over the next three years, and the Rangers have[Read More...]

by March 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Cubs Clearly Want Jeff Samardzija to Succeed

Cubs Clearly Want Jeff Samardzija to Succeed

Not that the Cubs would wish failure on any of their players, but the team’s effort to push Jeff Samardzija to success this Spring has been obvious and, at times,[Read More...]

by March 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 6 and 8, Reds 7 and 9

A couple of one-run losses to the Reds – get ‘em out of your system in the Spring, boys. The bigger news? Koyie Hill had his first hit of the[Read More...]

by March 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, White Sox 3 – March 11, 2011

Beating the White Sox feels good even when it’s completely meaningless. Ryan Dempster was superb for five shutout innings, and each reliever kept the shutout intact until… Jeff Samardzija gave[Read More...]

by March 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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