Archive for March, 2011


Spring Numbers Won’t Change the Top of the Order

Spring Numbers Won’t Change the Top of the Order

As we’ve discussed, you always have to take Spring Training numbers with a grain of salt. You never know exactly what veterans are doing with their Spring time – maybe[Read More…]

by March 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Opening Day Contest: Want to Win $50?

Opening Day Contest: Want to Win $50?

We don’t have enough fun around these parts. For the most part, you can blame the Cubs’ performance. But, hey. It’s a new season and, at least for Opening Day,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Why the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers 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 16, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Rotation and Bullpen Tidbits

Rotation and Bullpen Tidbits

There remains an active competition in camp for the fifth starter spot, and at least two bullpen spots. I say only the fifth starter spot because, by most accounts (including[Read More…]

by March 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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