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Archive for April, 2011

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

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

No Box Score: Cubs 0, Mother Nature 58

Tonight’s Cubs/Padres game has been postponed, and will be made up tomorrow as part of a day-night doubleheader. The games will be played at 1:20 and 6:05 (both times CST).[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Starlin Castro Could Bat Third and Other Bullets – April 19, 2011

With the win last night, paired with the Reds’ loss, the Cubs pulled to within one game of first place in the Central. But, it’s April, and the Cubs are[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Five Finger Discount

Laughing Because It Isn’t the Cubs: Five Finger Discount

Hopefully the Chicago Cubs continue paying their players well enough – and, in some cases, *very* well enough – so that they don’t have to steal $59 worth of t-shirts[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Cubs Humor, MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 0, Cubs 1 – April 18, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 0, Cubs 1 – April 18, 2011

Whew. When was the last time the Cubs won a 1-0 game in extra innings? With the auto-loss going tomorrow (seriously, the Cubs don’t have a minor league starter they[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner (Non)Update

As you know, injured pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner were evaluated by team doctors today, but there isn’t much to say yet. I suspect, however, that the news on[Read More…]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Ryan Dempster is “Sick and Tired” and Other Bullets – April 18, 2011

The Cubs have alternated series wins and series losses all year, so it’s pretty much a given that they’ll take two of three from the Padres. Crap, did I just[Read More…]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner Will Be Examined Today

God’s Wrath Watch: Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner Will Be Examined Today

Today, injured pitchers Randy wells (forearm strain) and Andrew Cashner (rotator cuff strain) will be re-evaluated by┬áteam orthopedic specialist Stephen Gryzlo. Each player is in the second week of his[Read More…]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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