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Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, June 13 – June 16, 2011

Series Preview: Brewers v. Cubs, June 13 – June 16, 2011

The Cubs’ reward for surviving a four-game set with the Phillies? A four-game set with the suddenly-awesome Brewers. Score! No, seriously, Cubs: score.

by June 13, 2011 Series Previews
MLB is Seriously Considering Realignment

MLB is Seriously Considering Realignment

One NL team would move to the AL, and five teams in each league would make the playoffs.

I Was Saying Boo-Urns and Other Bullets

I Was Saying Boo-Urns and Other Bullets

Mike Quade and the Cubs will probably face some boos this week. Ozzie Guillen hates Wrigley, Tom Ricketts is silent, Billy Beane as the next GM, and Alfonso Soriano’s rehab also feature.

by June 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood Expected to Hit DL Today

God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood Expected to Hit DL Today

Thanks to a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of his right index finger skin. Yes, that’s a blister.

by June 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Phillies 4 – June 12, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Phillies 4 – June 12, 2011

Most of the Cubs pitchers weren’t terrible in this one, but the bats evaporated. At long last, the painful road trip is over… and the painful homestand begins.

by June 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
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
Series Preview: Cubs v. Phillies, June 9 – June 12, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Phillies, June 9 – June 12, 2011

Onward and upward. Or sideward. Or downward.

by June 9, 2011 Series Previews
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.

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