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Archive for May, 2011

The Return of Theriot and Other Off-Day Bullets – May 9, 2011

A scheduling quirk gives the Cubs two off-days in five days, and gave manager Mike Quade the opportunity to get a bunch of guys back-to-back days of rest. Hopefully it[Read More…]

by May 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 0 – May 8, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 0 – May 8, 2011

Did you know that, in four minor league rehab starts, Johnny Cueto had an ERA of, like, seven? The Chicago Cubs offense is, once again, the cure to what ails[Read More…]

by May 8, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Hoping for Ryan Dempster Success and Other Bullets – May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day to you Mothers out there. Maybe the Cubs can take a series to honor the occasion. And doing so starts with Ryan Dempster. After his first altogether[Read More…]

by May 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Todd Wellemeyer Has Retired

Former Cub and then not Cub and then Cub again Todd Wellemeyer will not be joining the team’s rotation this year or any year – he’s decided to hang ’em[Read More…]

by May 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 3 – May 7, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 2, Cubs 3 – May 7, 2011

When Jeff Baker’s 9th inning double somehow bounded into the seats in center field, erasing what would have been the game-winning run, you knew this game was over. That kind[Read More…]

by May 7, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Doug Davis Won’t Be the Fifth Starter Next Weekend

Doug Davis Won’t Be the Fifth Starter Next Weekend

Given his successful gearing up efforts so far, including a dominating performance at high A on Thursday, many folks were speculating that Doug Davis would be the guy to step[Read More…]

by May 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 4 – May 6, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 5, Cubs 4 – May 6, 2011

It’s games like today’s that make it very hard for folks who write about a team regularly to also be a big-time fan of that team. Because, right now, all[Read More…]

by May 6, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Doug Davis Might Be the Answer and Other Overly Optimistic Bullets – May 6, 2011

The Cubs continue their brutally tough stretch of baseball today with the Reds coming to town (to be followed by the likes of the Marlins, Cardinals, more Reds, the Red[Read More…]

by May 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Tourney is TODAY: Join or Cry

The Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Tourney is TODAY: Join or Cry

All right, folks. This is it. The free, one-day, fantasy baseball tournament on DraftStreet is today. If you haven’t already signed up for a chance to have some fun and[Read More…]

Alfonso Soriano’s Been a Bad Boy and Other Bullets – May 5, 2011

This is the kind of off day I can get into. The Cubs are coming off two wins and a winning road trip, the rest of the Central has had[Read More…]

by May 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

God’s Wrath Watch: Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner Throw Well Again

It’s a slow process, but so far so good in the rehabilitations of pitchers Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner. The duo threw again of the mound yesterday, and neither experienced[Read More…]

by May 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

My Team for the Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Tourney

This is today’s reminder to sign up for the free $150 Fantasy Baseball Tourney, which runs tomorrow. Details here. Sign up here. I put my team together yesterday, and I’ll[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Dodgers 1 – May 4, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Dodgers 1 – May 4, 2011

I can, and will, overstate the importance of today’s win. In two of the three games, the Cubs started guys with ERAs north of 9.00. On the other side of[Read More…]

by May 4, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Free Fantasy Baseball Tournament – $150 Up for Grabs

Free Fantasy Baseball Tournament – $150 Up for Grabs

Something to do while you wait on today’s rubber game in Los Angeles… It’s the best free fantasy baseball cash giveaway on the ‘net. I’m asking all my loyal readers[Read More…]

Carlos Pena is Relieved and Other Bullets – May 4, 2011

Today’s game against Ted Lilly is a pretty big one, giving the Chicago Cubs a chance to win a series that they probably had no business winning. Here’s hoping the[Read More…]

by May 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
We’re All Screwed: Starlin Castro on SI’s Cover

We’re All Screwed: Starlin Castro on SI’s Cover

Coincidence that Starlin Castro’s current cool streak started about the same time this cover went into production? Castro is telling folks that, not only is he unaware of the SI[Read More…]

by May 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Dodgers 1 – May 3, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Dodgers 1 – May 3, 2011

Taking the lead with two outs in the 9th inning is almost as exciting as it gets. Thank you, Geovany Soto, for your two-run double. But two other performances deserve[Read More…]

by May 4, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Our Nightmare is Over (For Now): James Russell Back to the Bullpen

Though it’s based largely on the upcoming off-day, Paul Sullivan says James Russell is officially out of the rotation, and back in the bullpen. The Cubs will go with a[Read More…]

by May 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Darwin Barney is the NL Rookie of the Month

A young man who entered Spring Training in a battle just to make the roster is now the National League’s Rookie of the Month for the first month of the[Read More…]

by May 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Announcing the Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Contest

Announcing the Free $150 Fantasy Baseball Contest

I told you that you’d want to come back today. Bleacher Nation has been given the opportunity to host an exclusive, one-day, FREE fantasy baseball contest through DraftStreet.com, this Friday,[Read More…]

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