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Archive for April, 2011

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
Series Preview: Dodgers v. Cubs, April 22 – April 24, 2011

Series Preview: Dodgers v. Cubs, April 22 – April 24, 2011

Well, this should be a pretty hum-drum, boring series against a random team that is totally not in the news for reasons wholly unrelated to baseball. Except for the comatose[Read More…]

by April 22, 2011 Series Previews

Byrd Rumor Not Quite Debunked and Other Bullets – April 22, 2011

With a really tough repeat series against the Rockies looming on the horizon, winning this series against the Dodgers is pretty darn important. It’s also going to be pretty darn[Read More…]

by April 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

At Least MLB Isn’t Taking Over the Cubs and Other Bullets – April 21, 2011

In a never-ending quest to find reasons to believe things could be worse, we should consider how dire the financial situation in Los Angeles has become. After taking private loans[Read More…]

by April 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 4 – April 20, 2011 Game Two

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 5, Cubs 4 – April 20, 2011 Game Two

The fact that the Cubs came into the game conceding a loss does not soften the blow. Indeed, it only serves to make me more frustrated – had the Cubs[Read More…]

by April 21, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 1, Cubs 2 – April 20, 2011 Game One

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 1, Cubs 2 – April 20, 2011 Game One

Oh the things I was ready to write about this game. But now, I get to do the overreactions in the other direction: I take back everything I ever said[Read More…]

by April 20, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Source: Cubs and Nationals Have Discussed Marlon Byrd

Source: Cubs and Nationals Have Discussed Marlon Byrd

[Usual rumor caveats apply – I trust this source, but you can never be 100% sure about these things. Still, you’re all big boys and girls, and you can evaluate[Read More…]

by April 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Doubleheader Details and Other Bullets – April 20, 2011

Because teams rarely sweep doubleheaders, you can look at yesterday’s postponement as a possible good thing: now the Cubs have a very good shot of winning this series. On the[Read More…]

by April 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Wells and Cashner to Begin Throwing Friday

God’s Wrath Watch: Wells and Cashner to Begin Throwing Friday

Finally, some good news. After being re-evaluated by team doctors yesterday, starting pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner will begin a throwing program on Friday. Wells (forearm) and Cashner (rotator[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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