Archive for May, 2011


God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Has a Hamstring Issue

God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Has a Hamstring Issue

Hooray, more potential injury news that the Cubs totally aren’t worried about and that totally won’t become a bigger problem!

by May 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambano’s Neck is “Stiff” and Other “Very Insignificant” Bullets

Carlos Zambano’s Neck is “Stiff” and Other “Very Insignificant” Bullets

Cubs say the neck is nothing to worry about. More on that, the Rodrigo Lopez trade, and the catching situation.

by May 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Trade Minor Leaguer for Rodrigo Lopez

Chicago Cubs Trade Minor Leaguer for Rodrigo Lopez

Lopez will join the Cubs tomorrow – as in, the big team. He’s got to be a better option than the Berg/Coleman/Maine connection, right? Berg will be sent to AAA in a corresponding move.

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 3, Cubs 9 – May 26, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 3, Cubs 9 – May 26, 2011

A series win! And I wasn’t even pulling my hair out for most of the game! The legend of Tony Campana grows…

by May 26, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Mike Quade’s a Fool for Pinch Hitting Carlos Zambrano and Other Bullets

Mike Quade’s a Fool for Pinch Hitting Carlos Zambrano and Other Bullets

Mike Quade on rain falling, Carlos Zambrano hitting, Tony Campana starting, Darwin Barney dominating, and Aramis Ramirez sucking. Also, Geovany Soto’s groin.

by May 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Andrew Cashner in the Bullpen When He Returns

Andrew Cashner in the Bullpen When He Returns

Chicago Cubs’ young hurler is not likely to return to the rotation if and when he’s able to make it back this season, according to GM Jim Hendry.

by May 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Mets 7, Cubs 4 – May 25, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 7, Cubs 4 – May 25, 2011

Terrible pitching and the rain conspired to slap the Cubs in the face.

by May 26, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

New Spring Training Facilities Moving Forward in Arizona

New Spring Training Facilities Moving Forward in Arizona

Mesa has selected a designer and a builder for the new stadium and facilities that will keep the Chicago Cubs Springing in Arizona.

by May 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Updates on Andrew Cashner, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Randy Wells, and Jeff Baker

Updates on Andrew Cashner, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Randy Wells, and Jeff Baker

Cashner’s doctor visit, Byrd’s shutdown, Soto’s and Wells’ returns, and Jeff Baker’s groin, all lined up for you.

by May 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Discussing the Matt Garza Injury and Answering the Questions it Raises

Discussing the Matt Garza Injury and Answering the Questions it Raises

Jim Hendry is optimistic (obviously), and Garza himself wasn’t too happy about going on the disabled list in the first place.

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 1, Cubs 11 – May 24, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 1, Cubs 11 – May 24, 2011

Take that, fellow rudderless organization with one of the worst rosters $130 million can buy!

by May 24, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
*Screeching Tire Sound* – Matt Garza May Go On the DL? UPDATE: Yup.

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Matt Garza May Go On the DL? UPDATE: Yup.

Although no one else has heard any indication that Garza could wind up on the DL, ESPN’s Bruce Levine is saying it’s possible. UPDATE: Very possible, as in, it’s happening.


Lou Montanez to Chicago

Lou Montanez to Chicago

The 29-year-old outfielder will take Marlon Byrd’s spot in the outfield rotation, if not in our hearts.

David Wright at Third Base for the Cubs? and Other Bullets

David Wright at Third Base for the Cubs? and Other Bullets

If the Mets aren’t happy with Wright, maybe the Cubs could take him off their hands. Updates on Marlon Byrd and Geovany Soto, and a couple top prospects also feature.

Your Suspicions Are Correct: The Cubs Do Get Screwed by Interleague Play

Your Suspicions Are Correct: The Cubs Do Get Screwed by Interleague Play

If you wanted some arguments and data to back up your interleague complaining, here it is. Both MLB and God appear to hate the Cubs.