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Archive for April, 2011

Rehabbing and Other Bullets – April 14, 2011

Obviously it was great to get a series win against the Astros, but after starting the season against the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Brewers, and Astros, none of us can say we[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
There’s No Beef Between Carlos Zambrano and Mike Quade

There’s No Beef Between Carlos Zambrano and Mike Quade

Allow this post to serve as your reassurance: Carlos Zambrano is not retreating into former bad habits, and there’s no bad blood between Zambrano and Cubs manager Mike Quade. To[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Astros 5 – April 13, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Astros 5 – April 13, 2011

Well, the Cubs did what they do – score a lot early, and then do nothing for a long time; starting pitcher starts off looking good and then falls apart[Read More…]

by April 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Samardzija May Move Into the Rotation and Other Terrifying Bullets – April 13, 2011

In a way, it was good that the Cubs were facing a guy who always dominates them last night in Brett Myers. They were indeed dominated, but even if they’d[Read More…]

by April 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Early Estimates on Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner

God’s Wrath Watch: Early Estimates on Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner

After watching the slow-moving disaster that was the all-bullpen experiment last night, I’m guessing you’re itching to hear some good news about pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner. Well, I[Read More…]

by April 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Astros 11 – April 12, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Astros 11 – April 12, 2011

Well, that was just a fluky game you’ve got to chalk up to “who could have possibly predicted such a disaster?” Right? Oh. Wait. Although he was horrible, I actually[Read More…]

by April 13, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

The Cubs Have Signed Doug Davis

Today the Chicago Cubs signed pitcher Doug Davis – remember how he used to vexate us? – to a minor league deal. He’ll head to extended Spring Training, and, if he makes[Read More…]

by April 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Worst Closer Facial Hair: Brian Wilson, Ryan Franklin, or John Axford?

Worst Closer Facial Hair: Brian Wilson, Ryan Franklin, or John Axford?

Facial hair can be a wonderful thing – if done correctly. Done incorrectly, facial hair can be a flashpoint for ridicule, generating joke after barb after insult, until my wife’s[Read More…]

by April 12, 2011 Cubs Humor

James Russell is a Lamb and Other Bullets – April 12, 2011

Much like the weekend series against the Brewers, there’s one game this series that looks like a guaranteed loss. In this case, it’s today’s game where James Russell faces Brett[Read More…]

by April 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Astros 4 – April 11, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Astros 4 – April 11, 2011

The Cubs once again did that whole score-early-and-often-then-completely-shut-down thing, but fortunately, they scored enough early to hold on through several heart attacks. Ryan Dempster got his first win, but, what[Read More…]

by April 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
While You’re Waiting on the Game to Start, Why Not Win $50?

While You’re Waiting on the Game to Start, Why Not Win $50?

Oh yes, it’s a ham-fisted self-promotional post. But it can win you $50 to Cubworld.com, so are you really going to be mad? Take 30 seconds and enter Bleacher Nation’s Second Chance[Read More…]

by April 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Series Preview: Cubs v. Astros, April 11 – April 13, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Astros, April 11 – April 13, 2011

The Chicago Cubs head to Houston to take on the theoretically worse-than-Cubs Astros. I’m back in win-this-series-or-the-season-is-doomed mode. Join me. The Series Preview hooks you up with what you need[Read More…]

by April 11, 2011 Series Previews
Is Trouble Brewing Between Matt Garza and Cubs’ Pitching Coach Mark Riggins?

Is Trouble Brewing Between Matt Garza and Cubs’ Pitching Coach Mark Riggins?

Matt Garza, a fiery type, was pretty angry this weekend, following his second consecutive outing where he gave up an inordinate amount of hits. Specifically, Garza was upset that the[Read More…]

by April 11, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Are Angry and Other Bullets – April 11, 2011

Every day is a new opportunity to turn it all around… or some other bs platitude. Kerry Wood is as angry at himself for walking Yuniesky Betancourt in the 8th[Read More…]

by April 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Sign Ramon Ortiz

On the heels of twin rotation injuries – Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner both went on the disabled list last week, and neither is expected back for another three to[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Brewers 6 – April 10, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Brewers 6 – April 10, 2011

So, who feels like punching a dolphin? Make no mistake, the Cubs were supposed to lose this game. But the Cubs weren’t supposed to score four off Yovani Gallardo in[Read More…]

by April 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

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