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Mike Quade Defends His Use of Starters and Other Bullets

Mike Quade Defends His Use of Starters and Other Bullets

Finally, the topic is actually discussed. Matt Garza’s arm, DJ LeMahieu’s bitter cup of tea, the Phillies’ sellout success, and Ryan Dempster’s Harry Carry feature today.

by June 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Reed Johnson Injured While Rehabbing Injury

God’s Wrath Watch: Reed Johnson Injured While Rehabbing Injury

Another Cub takes a pitch to the head.

by June 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 7 – June 11, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 7 – June 11, 2011

More cap-tipping awesomeness.

by June 11, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Casey Coleman to Chicago, Brad Snyder to Oblivion

Casey Coleman to Chicago, Brad Snyder to Oblivion

Maybe the bullpen won’t be an excuse to leave Matt Garza in for 150 pitches today.

Nobody Criticizes Mike Quade Anymore and Other Bullets

Nobody Criticizes Mike Quade Anymore and Other Bullets

Not sure how he’s getting off scot-free. More on Zambrano, the bullpen, Angel Guzman, Randy Wells, Trevor Gretzky, Reed Johnson, Jeff Baker, and free agent compensation.

by June 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Phillies 7 – June 10, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Phillies 7 – June 10, 2011

Or, what could have been if Mike Quade had even the most fundamental grasp of when to pull a pitcher.

by June 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Peter Gammons: Wrigley Field is a Dump

Peter Gammons: Wrigley Field is a Dump

Wow, Peter. Tell us how you really feel.

by June 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Dempster’s Hip is Fine and Other Bullets

Ryan Dempster’s Hip is Fine and Other Bullets

I know that doesn’t really ease your mind (or mine). Zambrano’s temper, Halladay’s dominance, Andrew Cashner’s shoulder, Jeff Baker and Reed Johnson’s stop at Iowa, and Wrigley Field’s pleasant atmosphere feature.

by June 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Phillies 3 – June 9, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Phillies 3 – June 9, 2011

Despite what LL Cool J suggests, you may call it a comeback.

by June 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Are Jim Hendry’s Days Numbered?

Are Jim Hendry’s Days Numbered?

It’s becoming harder and harder to see a long-term future with Jim Hendry in it as the Cubs’ organizational leader. At least two prominent sportswriters agree.

Rumor: Arizona Diamondbacks, Among Other Teams, Might Want Kerry Wood

Rumor: Arizona Diamondbacks, Among Other Teams, Might Want Kerry Wood

Wood figures to “stir a market of bidders” this trade season. The Diamondbacks are probably already interested.

by June 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tom Ricketts Told Tim Wilken He Could Spend More Money on the Draft This Year

Tom Ricketts Told Tim Wilken He Could Spend More Money on the Draft This Year

If you’re looking for signs that the Ricketts’ regime does understand how to run an organization and will do what it takes to properly rebuild, this is a good one.

Don’t Expect to See Brett Jackson Any Time Soon and Other Bullets

Don’t Expect to See Brett Jackson Any Time Soon and Other Bullets

But I’m actually ok with it. Ryan Dempster’s hip, Shawon Dunston and Wayne Gretzky’s sons, Mark Grace’s BAC, and the Triangle Building’s features feature today.

by June 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 1 – June 8, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 1 – June 8, 2011

Cubs wan… er, woon… er… win! Ah, that’s it. Win!

by June 8, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
2011 MLB Draft – Day Three (Rounds 31 through 50)

2011 MLB Draft – Day Three (Rounds 31 through 50)

The third day of the MLB Draft can bring some pleasant surprises and some funny names.

Mike Quade Suggests that Some Players Have Been Dogging It and Other Bullets

Mike Quade Suggests that Some Players Have Been Dogging It and Other Bullets

Get your guesses on the doggers ready. Carlos Marmol’s struggles, Doug Davis on Zambrano’s comments, DJ LeMahieu’s non-use, pitching prospect Dallas Beeler, and Angel Guzman feature today.

by June 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Baker, and Reed Johnson to Rehab in Iowa

God’s Wrath Watch: Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Baker, and Reed Johnson to Rehab in Iowa

All three are close to returning and *saving the season.*

by June 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 8 – June 7, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 8 – June 7, 2011

Since the Cubs recycled the score, I can recycle the joke: I hope you were following the Draft.

by June 7, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Aramis Ramirez’s Agent: Ramirez Won’t Waive No-Trade

Aramis Ramirez’s Agent: Ramirez Won’t Waive No-Trade

So much for the outside chance that the Cubs could deal Ramirez in the coming weeks.

2011 MLB Draft – Day Two (Rounds 2 through 30)

2011 MLB Draft – Day Two (Rounds 2 through 30)

This is where Cubs’ Scouting Director Tim Wilken theoretically makes his bones, and it could be a very exciting day for a franchise without a whole lot to be excited about.

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