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Archive for April, 2011

Starlin Castro is All-Universe and Other Bullets – April 8, 2011

The full season teams in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system got their respective starts yesterday, and they swept the games that went to conclusion (Peoria’s game was suspended after[Read More...]

by April 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Hayden Simpson Has a Successful Pro Debut

Hayden Simpson Has a Successful Pro Debut

You know the backstory. Last year, the Chicago Cubs shocked the baseball world (to say nothing of the blogoverse) by selecting Division II Southern Arkansas Mulerider Hayden Simpson 16th overall[Read More...]

Cubs Preparing to Be Without Wells and Cashner for a Month

The news that both Andrew Cashner (semi-expected) and Randy Wells (completely blindsided) are going to the disabled list is still hanging over the Chicago Cubs like a cloud spitting out[Read More...]

by April 7, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Trying to Be Positive and Other Bullets – April 7, 2011

So, yesterday was fun, eh? At least folks are trying to stay positive. About the team’s performance thus far, Mike Quade sees positives despite the .500 record against lesser teams. “I[Read More...]

by April 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 – April 6, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 – April 6, 2011

You can never count on a sweep of even the crappiest of teams, but with the Cubs’ “ace” going today, you had to feel like a sweep was a distinct[Read More...]

by April 6, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Apocalypse Now: Cashner AND Wells to DL

According multiple reports, today, the Chicago Cubs placed not only starter Andrew Cashner on the disabled list (with a strained right rotator cuff), but also starter Randy Wells. Cashner’s ailment[Read More...]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Second Chance Contest: Win $50 to CubWorld

Second Chance Contest: Win $50 to CubWorld

By most measures, the BN Opening Day Contest was a success. A whole bunch of you entered, and it was fun to take a shot at the Cubs’ Opening Day[Read More...]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Tyler Colvin Was Great at First Base and Other Bullets – April 6, 2011

Today the Cubs go for a sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks, which would be something: the Cubs actually putting it to a team they are supposed to beat. When was[Read More...]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Folks Tentatively Optimistic About Andrew Cashner’s Shoulder

God’s Wrath Watch: Folks Tentatively Optimistic About Andrew Cashner’s Shoulder

Chicago Cubs pitcher (young pitcher, gasp) Andrew Cashner had an MRI yesterday after leaving his first career start in the sixth inning with shoulder tightness. The results are expected today,[Read More...]

by April 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 6 – April 5, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 6 – April 5, 2011

And with that, the Chicago Cubs are over .500 for the first time since 2009. The offense was adequate today and the starting pitching was superb (hopefully Cashner’s shoulder issue[Read More...]

by April 5, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Oh Noes: Andrew Cashner Leaves Game with “Shoulder Tightness”

Chicago Cubs starter Andrew Cashner (and noted top young pitcher) left today’s game after just 5.1 innings and 72 pitches with what the Cubs are calling “shoulder tightness.” In his[Read More...]

by April 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
More Evidence That Lou Piniella Was Checked Out Last Year

More Evidence That Lou Piniella Was Checked Out Last Year

If you watched the Chicago Cubs last year – and you did – you noticed a listless feel to the entire production. From top to bottom, “Year One” of the[Read More...]

by April 5, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Nobody Wants to Watch the Cubs and Other Bullets – April 5, 2011

Yesterday’s attendance – 26,292 – was the lowest at Wrigley Field since 2002. Weather, economy, and opponent sure contributed, but it’s hard to argue that interest in the team is[Read More...]

by April 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Pena Has a Sprained Thumb

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Pena Has a Sprained Thumb

Not to tempt fate, but it’s worth pointing out that the Chicago Cubs have been incredibly healthy thus far this year. God, as we say, has been benevolent. So, now[Read More...]

by April 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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