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Archive for May, 2011

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.

Take a Tour of the Cubs’ Infirmary and Other Bullets

Take a Tour of the Cubs’ Infirmary and Other Bullets

Not to use it as an excuse, but, damn, the Cubs are all kinds of injured. More news on Marlon Byrd’s recovery, Jeff Baker’s groin, and Randy Wells’ rehab start.

by May 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Red Sox 5 – May 22, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Red Sox 5 – May 22, 2011

The James Russell Experiment goes 0-5, and yet, Tim Wakefield turns out just fine as a fill-in. Go figure.

by May 22, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Justin Berg to Cubs, Marlon Byrd to Disabled List

Justin Berg to Cubs, Marlon Byrd to Disabled List

Byrd has multiple facial fractures, and Berg will add depth to the bullpen in Matt Garza’s absence.

Worst Rotation Ever and Other Bullets

Worst Rotation Ever and Other Bullets

More on Matt Garza’s elbow, Marlon Byrd’s face, and Carlos Pena’s awesomeness. Oh, and stuff about the atrocity that is the Chicago Cubs’ rotation.

by May 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Red Sox 3 – May 21, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Red Sox 3 – May 21, 2011

A comedy of errors by the *other* team?

by May 22, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Marlon Byrd Heads to Hospital After Being Hit in the Face with a Pitch

Marlon Byrd Heads to Hospital After Being Hit in the Face with a Pitch

Never lost consciousness, but did get a pretty serious gash on his face.

by May 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
More Doom: Matt Garza Scratched with “Elbow Tightness”

More Doom: Matt Garza Scratched with “Elbow Tightness”

Enjoy your weekend, folks.

by May 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Andrew Cashner to Get Second Opinion, Randy Wells to Get Second Minor League Start

Andrew Cashner to Get Second Opinion, Randy Wells to Get Second Minor League Start

Cashner is seeing Dr. Lewis Yocum of Mark Prior fame. Gulp.

by May 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Red Sox 15 – May 20, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Red Sox 15 – May 20, 2011

The Green Monster sustained significant damage off the Red Sox bats tonight. So did my heart.

by May 20, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Don’t Count on the Cubs Trading Aramis Ramirez

Don’t Count on the Cubs Trading Aramis Ramirez

Setting aside his relatively poor performance and apparent lack of desire, contract quirks make a deal unlikely.

by May 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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