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Archive for May, 2011

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
Series Preview: Cubs v. Red Sox, May 20 – May 22, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Red Sox, May 20 – May 22, 2011

The Chicago Cubs open interleague play by heading to Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox. The Red Sox are long over their early-season struggles, but it should still be fun to see the Cubs in Boston.

by May 20, 2011 Series Previews
Assistant GM Randy Bush Wants Continuity and Other Bullets

Assistant GM Randy Bush Wants Continuity and Other Bullets

Casey Coleman’s start, Starlin Castro’s idol, and Alfonso Soriano’s defense feature today in the bullets. Also: I’m pretty sure Randy Bush still reads Bleacher Nation.

by May 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Marlins 1 – May 19, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Marlins 1 – May 19, 2011

Sweep! Two games, yes. But a sweep nonetheless! I didn’t mean for that to rhyme.

by May 19, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Complete Dictionary of Reasons to Fire Jim Hendry

The Complete Dictionary of Reasons to Fire Jim Hendry

Twenty-six reasons – from A to Z – to fire Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry. May it pain you as much to read as it pained me to write.

by May 19, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Rumor: Cubs Showing Interest in Kevin Millwood (UPDATED)

Rumor: Cubs Showing Interest in Kevin Millwood (UPDATED)

Apparently Carlos Silva isn’t returning the Cubs’ calls.

by May 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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