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Archive for April, 2011

Why Starlin Castro Should Remain in the Three Hole – For Now

Why Starlin Castro Should Remain in the Three Hole – For Now

Let’s be frank: Starlin Castro had a disastrous game last night. His miserable defensive second inning largely cost the Cubs the game, and he went 0-5 with four left on[Read More...]

by April 26, 2011 Analysis and Commentary

James Russell is the “Best” and Other Delusional Bullets – April 26, 2011

It seems like ages ago, but Starlin Castro made three errors in his Wrigley Field debut last year. Of course, they weren’t all in one inning. At least he didn’t[Read More...]

by April 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 3 – April 25, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 3 – April 25, 2011

Forecast: Doom. This was the winnable game in the series, and the Cubs did everything they needed to do to win it. Matt Garza pitched well. Kosuke Fukudome went 5-5(!)[Read More...]

by April 26, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Rockies v. Cubs, April 25 – April 27, 2011

Series Preview: Rockies v. Cubs, April 25 – April 27, 2011

The Chicago Cubs’ consistently .500 streak is intact, but will be seriously threatened in this series. To maintain the streak, the Cubs have had to alternate series wins and series[Read More...]

by April 25, 2011 Series Previews

Oh Wow, Kerry Wood IS Still on the Cubs and Other Bullets – April 25, 2011

You should probably brace yourself for an unhappy stretch of baseball. After the Cubs host the Rockies, they head out to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks, and then they[Read More...]

by April 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 7, Cubs 3 – April 24, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 7, Cubs 3 – April 24, 2011

You won’t win too many series in which you give up 27 runs. Just think about that – 27 runs in three games. Wasn’t the Cubs’ strength supposed to be[Read More...]

by April 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

No One Even Discusses the Dempster Decision and Other Angry Bullets – April 24, 2011

You probably could have guessed that it was historic, but let me confirm it for you – with yesterday’s win, the Chicago Cubs became the first team in Major League[Read More...]

by April 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 8, Cubs 10 – April 23, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 8, Cubs 10 – April 23, 2011

Let me say up front: I love the Cubs. I’m very happy they won today. My evening is saved. But, here’s the thing. I’m very, very upset with Mike Quade[Read More...]

by April 23, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Justin Berg to Chicago, Jeff Stevens to Iowa

After giving the Chicago Cubs 3.1 innings of (crappy) relief yesterday, Jeff Stevens was thanked, and sent down to AAA Iowa. Taking his place in the bullpen is Justin Berg,[Read More...]

Defining Insanity with the 5th Starter Spot

Defining Insanity with the 5th Starter Spot

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Enter the Chicago Cubs and the fifth starter spot.[Read More...]

by April 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 12, Cubs 2 – April 22, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 12, Cubs 2 – April 22, 2011

Maybe it’s ignorant, but I’d much rather the Cubs lose a blowout than a close one. The Cubs weren’t going to do anything offensively today against Billingsley, so why not[Read More...]

by April 22, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

God’s Wrath Watch: Successful Throwing Sessions for Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner

While you’re watching Casey Coleman fail to make it out of the third inning after trying (unsuccessfully) to nibble the Dodgers to death, perhaps you can take some solace in[Read More...]

by April 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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