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Whither Tyler Colvin?

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.

Blaming Osama Bin Laden and Other Bullets – May 15, 2011

The Giants’ offense is far from a powerhouse, so I suppose it is possible that Carlos Zambrano could hold them down enough today to give the Cubs an ever-so-tiny chance to win against Tim Lincecum. Over/under on Lincecum strikeouts today? Let’s go with eight.

by May 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: New Look, Same Adequate Taste

Meta: New Look, Same Adequate Taste

Wherein I discuss the changes to the site that you’re probably noticing right about now.

by May 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Giants 3, Cubs 0 – May 14, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 3, Cubs 0 – May 14, 2011

It sucks that the game was called early, but, let’s face it, the Cubs weren’t coming back tonight.

by May 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Justin Berg is Headed Back to Iowa

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

by May 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Giants 4, Cubs 11 – May 13, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 4, Cubs 11 – May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th WHAT. Good starting pitching performance? Check. Good production at the top of the lineup? Check. Good situational hitting? Check. The Cubs just made my evening – is[Read More…]

by May 13, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Randy Wells is Headed to Peoria

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[Read More…]

by May 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Andrew Cashner Back to the Bullpen? and Other Terrifying Bullets – May 13, 2011

It’s Friday the 13th, and the Chicago Cubs are expected to lick their Red-and-Cardinal-induced wounds against a team that leads the NL West and has won six in a row.[Read More…]

by May 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 9, Cubs 1 – May 12, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 9, Cubs 1 – May 12, 2011

You’ll forgive the delay in today’s EBS – the beer in which I was drowning my frustration tasted too good to think about discussing this shit show. Actually, there isn’t[Read More…]

by May 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

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[Read More…]

by May 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Albert Pujols Watch: The (Meaningless) Hug

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,[Read More…]

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

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[Read More…]

by May 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto Officially Placed on the Disabled List

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Cashner and Wells Throwing, But Can They Hit? and Other Bullets – May 11, 2011

In the Cubs/Cardinals series preview, I noted that the Cubs’ pen hadn’t given up a run in 22.1 innings, and quipped that, because I’d mentioned it, they would blow a[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Geovany Soto’s Groin is Strained

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 6, Cubs 4 – May 10, 2011

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[Read More…]

by May 11, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Missing Milton Bradley and Other Bullets – May 10, 2011

Once again, the series starting today has the look of one where the Cubs should win one (Wednesday’s Garza v. Westbrook tilt), should lose one (Thursday’s Coleman v. Garcia), and[Read More…]

by May 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
So, What’s the Plan if the Chicago Cubs Fall Out of Contention, and How Safe is Jim Hendry’s Job?

So, What’s the Plan if the Chicago Cubs Fall Out of Contention, and How Safe is Jim Hendry’s Job?

No, this is not a doom and gloom post based on one frustrating series loss. It’s also not just off-day filler. This weekend, a tipster indicated that the Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

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