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More Carlos Zambrano Bullets, Including Trade Rumors

More Carlos Zambrano Bullets, Including Trade Rumors

Teammates kiss and make up, but will Zambrano be traded? To the Yankees?

Some Kid Turned $60 Into $20,000 Playing Fantasy Sports and I Instantly Hate Him

Some Kid Turned $60 Into $20,000 Playing Fantasy Sports and I Instantly Hate Him

That’s him. Let’s all hate him together.

by June 7, 2011 Fantasy Baseball
New Chicago Cubs Prospect Javier Baez

New Chicago Cubs Prospect Javier Baez

Scouting high school players is a difficult task, but by all accounts, the Chicago Cubs landed themselves a solid prospect in the first round of the Draft last night.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 8 – June 6, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 8 – June 6, 2011

Hope you were watching the Draft.

by June 6, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The First Round of the 2011 MLB Draft is Tonight (UPDATE: Cubs Take HS SS Javier Baez)

The First Round of the 2011 MLB Draft is Tonight (UPDATE: Cubs Take HS SS Javier Baez)

Watch the Cubs land the next Mark Pawalek, Ryan Harvey or Bobby Brownlie!

Will the Chicago Cubs’ Debt Prevent Any Big Free Agent Signings After This Season?

Will the Chicago Cubs’ Debt Prevent Any Big Free Agent Signings After This Season?

An examination of the Chicago Cubs’ financial health, as well as the team’s ability to add expensive free agents after the 2011 season.

Chicago Media Hating On Carlos Zambrano and Other Z Bullets

Chicago Media Hating On Carlos Zambrano and Other Z Bullets

The predictable dumping on Zambrano is out in full force, though Koyie Hill and Bruce Miles offer defenses. Listen to Zambrano’s comments here, if you’d like.

by June 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano Offers Some Angry, Accurate Words

Carlos Zambrano Offers Some Angry, Accurate Words

2011 Chicago Cubs, time of death: about two hours ago.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – June 5, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – June 5, 2011

You keep waiting for the “low point” and the Cubs keep finding new ways to dig even lower.

by June 5, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Mike Quade Might Not Have Screwed Up and Other Bullets

Mike Quade Might Not Have Screwed Up and Other Bullets

Pitching to Pujols was only one of two bad options. Randy Wells’ arm, Tyler Colvin’s struggles, roster moves, Ryan Theriot’s IQ, and Doug Davis’ pension feature today.

by June 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Cardinals 5 – June 4, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Cardinals 5 – June 4, 2011

At least the Cubs made the Cardinals play a little longer than they wanted to!

by June 4, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Mike Quade is Dorothy, Apparently and Other Bullets

Mike Quade is Dorothy, Apparently and Other Bullets

He’s not in Kansas anymore. Bubba Starling is falling off the Cubs’ draft radar, Aramis Ramirez and Matt Garza are close to returning, and Bud Selig isn’t fretting about the Cubs.

by June 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 6 – June 3, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 6 – June 3, 2011

They came. They saw. They lost.

by June 3, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
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…….

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.

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