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Month: May 2011


Whither Tyler Colvin?

The Chicago Cubs are finally considering sending Tyler Colvin to AAA Iowa. They are also beginning to suspect man has landed on the moon.


Justin Berg is Headed Back to Iowa

The Cubs had to send somebody out in order to activate Doug Davis for his start this evening, and the unfortunate soul is reliever Justin Berg. Berg had a 4.09 ERA over 11 innings and six appearances in his brief stint with the team. The move was expected, and demonstrates how committed the Cubs are […]

Aramis Ramirez for Three-Hole and Other Bullets – May 14, 2011

Tonight’s game against the Giants will be the first Saturday night game at Wrigley Field in nine years, and the first time one was actually scheduled in 13 years (the one nine years ago was a part of the Darryl Kile doubleheader). I suspect there will be a nice crowd in attendance. Be good. Mike […]


Randy Wells is Headed to Peoria

As you enjoy watching the Cubs take it to the Giants, here’s some more good news for your Friday evening: Randy Wells’ rehab in Arizona has been a success, and he’s finally headed out on a minor league rehab stint. Wells will start this Tuesday for the Peoria Chiefs, and, although another start or two […]

Koyie Hill for President and Other Bullets – May 12, 2011

It’s always nice to go into the third game of a series with a chance to win the series, but beating Jaime Garcia today – behind Casey Coleman facing the Cardinal lineup – is going to be a tall task. Perhaps Jim Hendry can hug Garcia before the game and throw everyone off. Heck, if […]


Obsessive Albert Pujols Watch: The (Meaningless) Hug

And here I thought I was obsessive. Clearly, I’ve underestimated the media’s desire to make mountains out of mole hill-sized hugs. In case you missed it (and you might of, because I gave it only a passing reference in a bullets post), Jim Hendry and Albert Pujols hugged on Tuesday. And then the world collapsed […]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 4, Cubs 11 – May 11, 2011

If I’m reading my Mayan calendar right, with the Cubs scoring 11 on May 11, 2011, we can look forward to a 30-run explosion on June 30, 2030 against the Pirates. Swoot. The Cubs won the one game this series that they were expected to win – can’t you see the slogan now? Chicago Cubs: […]

Fifth Starter Spot: It’s Doug Davis

His short outing at AAA yesterday was indeed the tea leaf to read – Doug Davis will start on Saturday for the Chicago Cubs, the first day in a week and a half that they need a fifth starter. Davis, 35, hasn’t pitched in the bigs since mid-2010, and he wasn’t particularly good that year […]

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto Officially Placed on the Disabled List

Hamburgers. Though it’s pretty much a given that, when the organization tells its next-in-line catcher to immediately stop playing baseball, the catcher ahead of him is going on the disabled list, we now know officially that Geovany Soto is headed to the DL and will be out a couple weeks at least. In the also-expected […]

God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto’s Groin is Strained

Quick. Name the position at which the Chicago Cubs would experience the most severe downgrade on the current roster if the starter went down with injury. *Jeopardy Music* Correct. It’s catcher. And Geovany Soto has a strained left groin muscle. Soto apparently was hurt during Matt Holliday’s at-bat in the Cardinals’ first. The Cubs catcher […]

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 6, Cubs 4 – May 10, 2011

Nothing grinds my gears quite like when the Cubs come back late – and, say, tie the game in the 7th – only to lose it soon thereafter. Well, nothing except a team that consistently outhits its opponents, but keeps losing games. Er, make that except losing to the damn Cardinals, particularly on a night […]