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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
Series Preview: Padres v. Cubs, April 18 – April 20, 2011

Series Preview: Padres v. Cubs, April 18 – April 20, 2011

The Chicago Cubs continue their West Division swing by heading back home to host the San Diego Padres. Hopefully home is kinder than was Coors Field, where the Cubs dropped[Read More...]

by April 18, 2011 Series Previews

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 team orthopedic specialist Stephen Gryzlo. Each player is in the second week of his[Read More...]

by April 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rockies 9 – April 17, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Rockies 9 – April 17, 2011

The Cubs won’t get too many chances like today: the team’s “ace” going against a call-up, emergency starter, and facing the best team in the league with a chance to[Read More...]

by April 17, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

James Russell Earned a Second Start and Other Sarcastic Bullets – April 17, 2011

Today the Cubs have a chance – a chance – to take a series from the team with the best record in baseball. By the transitive property, such a victory[Read More...]

by April 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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