Archive for May, 2011


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
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
Dumping on the Cubs and Other Crappy Bullets

Dumping on the Cubs and Other Crappy Bullets

Marlon Byrd’s homer, Tyler Colvin’s future, and the direction of the Chicago Cubs feature in today’s bullets. Also: poop.

by May 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Marlins 5 – May 18, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Marlins 5 – May 18, 2011

A come from behind (after blowing the lead) kind of win might just be the thing this team needed. Ah, who am I kidding? They just needed a win.

by May 18, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Closed-Door Meetings Don’t Work for the Cubs and Other Bullets

Closed-Door Meetings Don’t Work for the Cubs and Other Bullets

Perhaps Mike Quade should start requiring TPS reports before every at bat with runners on base. Notes on Randy Wells’ rehab, Tony Campana’s legend, and Jim Hendry’s coded message to Mike Quade.

by May 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Help Me Give the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago Some Free Baseballs

Help Me Give the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago Some Free Baseballs

Play a game of catch on Twitter today to help give Chicago kids some free baseballs.

by May 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 7 – May 17, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 7 – May 17, 2011

If last night was a blown 4-0 lead, and tonight was a merely blown 3-0 lead, does that mean the Cubs are getting better?

by May 17, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
God’s Wrath Watch: Andrew Cashner to Be Shut Down Again

God’s Wrath Watch: Andrew Cashner to Be Shut Down Again

The Chicago Cubs’ young pitcher aggravated the strain in his right rotator cuff, and his rehab is going to back to the beginning. Enjoy the game tonight!

by May 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Marcos Mateo to Iowa, Scott Maine to Cubs

Marcos Mateo to Iowa, Scott Maine to Cubs

Antonio Alfonseca’s five-fingered clone didn’t cut it, and now will have to toil away in the minors. Scott Maine, a lefty, probably should have made the team out of Spring Training.

by May 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Tony Campana on His Way to Join the Cubs, Become Sam Fuld

Tony Campana on His Way to Join the Cubs, Become Sam Fuld

Tyler Colvin’s replacement is slightly younger, slightly better defensively, quite a bit faster, but with no pop. Might be a better, you know, hitter, though.