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God’s Wrath Finds the Minors: Tommy John Surgery for Robert Whitenack, Trey McNutt Hurt

God’s Wrath Finds the Minors: Tommy John Surgery for Robert Whitenack, Trey McNutt Hurt

*Inhale.* … FFFFFFUUUUU…….

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, June 3 – June 5, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, June 3 – June 5, 2011

Today is the first day of the rest of the season. And it looks grim.

by June 3, 2011 Series Previews
The Townsfolk are Gathering Torches and Pitchforks and Other Bullets

The Townsfolk are Gathering Torches and Pitchforks and Other Bullets

“Regime Change” in the Cubs’ front office is becoming a popular topic even among the most loyal of Chicago’s writers. Todays bullets also feature the Cubs’ debt issues, Darwin Barney’s struggles, and Len Kasper’s opinion.

by June 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Draft Notes

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes

The Cubs’ first round pick – Bubba Starling? Archie Bradley? – and the plan of attack, according to Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken.

Cubs Could Look to Trade Carlos Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez if They Aren’t Improved by July

Cubs Could Look to Trade Carlos Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez if They Aren’t Improved by July

And improvement by July looks like a longshot. Then again, finding takers for Zambrano and Ramirez looks like a longshot, too.

So Far, Cubs Fans Aren’t Voting With Their Wallets

So Far, Cubs Fans Aren’t Voting With Their Wallets

Despite the grousing about a crummy product on the field, Cubs fans are still coming to Wrigley much more than other fans.

I Hope You Like David Wright, Because the Other Bullets Are a Bummer

I Hope You Like David Wright, Because the Other Bullets Are a Bummer

Actually, even the David Wright one is kind of a bummer. Possible trades, Aramis Ramirez’s face, Matt Garza’s arm, Ryne Sandberg’s future, and Carlos Zambrano breaks Tony Campana.

by June 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Ricketts Says the Only Problem with the Cubs is Injuries, Everyone Else Says the Season is Over

Tom Ricketts Says the Only Problem with the Cubs is Injuries, Everyone Else Says the Season is Over

I’m not quite ready to call it a season, but I’m certainly not ready to say the only problem with this team is the set of injuries that’s befallen its players.

God’s Wrath Watch: Marlon Byrd Expects to Be Out 4-6 Weeks

God’s Wrath Watch: Marlon Byrd Expects to Be Out 4-6 Weeks

The first timetable we’ve heard on Marlon Byrd’s recovery, and it’s a good one.

by June 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 1 – June 1, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 1 – June 1, 2011

The Cubs finish their homestand – against the Mets, Pirates and Astros, mind you – at 3-6. That, my friends, ain’t good.

by June 1, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Hidden Cost of Marlon Byrd’s Broken Face: The Nationals are Looking for a Center Fielder

The Hidden Cost of Marlon Byrd’s Broken Face: The Nationals are Looking for a Center Fielder

As if losing Byrd as the team’s center fielder didn’t hurt enough, now the Cubs are losing out on opportunities to make moves to improve the organization.

Tyler Colvin Not Likely to Play Regularly and Other Smashy Bullets

Tyler Colvin Not Likely to Play Regularly and Other Smashy Bullets

Carlos Zambrano and I both try to control the raging spirit that dwells within us. Also, Matt Garza’s throwing schedule, Carlos Marmol’s temperance, and the Reds’ pursuit of another starter.

by June 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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