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Archive for March, 2011

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

The First Cut is the Shallowest: Caridad, Gaub Out

Though he’d suggested he wouldn’t make any cuts for another week or two, today Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade gave the axe to two young relievers, neither of whom was expected to[Read More…]

by March 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Did Randy Wells Just Nail Down a Rotation Spot?

Did Randy Wells Just Nail Down a Rotation Spot?

Randy Wells hasn’t given up an earned run this Spring, and yesterday he mowed down the Indians, going four innings, giving up just one hit and one walk. Has he[Read More…]

by March 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 2, Indians 1 – March 10, 2011

What the heck is this? A pitcher’s duel? In Spring Training? Brett Jackson momentarily stepped outside of his struggling self to slap a two-out, game-winning single in the bottom of[Read More…]

by March 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Blake DeWitt is Not Guaranteed the Second Base Job

Blake DeWitt is Not Guaranteed the Second Base Job

While it has been assumed by most that, since he was acquired last year in the Ted Lilly trade, Blake DeWitt was *the* Chicago Cubs’ second baseman until further notice,[Read More…]

by March 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: John Grabow Has a Sore Shoulder

God’s Wrath Watch: John Grabow Has a Sore Shoulder

For many, learning that John Grabow has been struck down with an injury would be a sign of God’s benevolence, not his wrath. But Grabow is a part of this[Read More…]

by March 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 4, Royals 13 – March 9, 2011

In coachspeak: “Look, winning Spring Training games isn’t everything. But eventually, you’d like to start winning some. And moreover, you’d like to stop getting shit-stomped.” Matt Garza didn’t have it[Read More…]

by March 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2011 Houston Astros Will Suck

Why the 2011 Houston Astros 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 9, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Contracts and Remaining Options Will Factor Into Roster Decisions

Contracts and Remaining Options Will Factor Into Roster Decisions

It’s always a difficult issue this time of year: how much should the fact that a guy has a huge, guaranteed contract or the fact that a guy is out[Read More…]

by March 9, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
God Hates Other Teams, Too: Zack Greinke Broke a Rib

God Hates Other Teams, Too: Zack Greinke Broke a Rib

The biggest move this offseason in the NL Central, if not all of baseball (I know, I know, Cliff Lee), was the Brewers’ trade for Royal ace Zack Greinke. Combined[Read More…]

by March 8, 2011 MLB News and Rumors

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 0, Rockies 4 – March 8, 2011

Does that score haunt you? Indeed, it looks eerily familiar, given the Cubs’ performance over the past few years. Carlos Zambrano was once again solid in the runs column –[Read More…]

by March 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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