Archive for July, 2011

Things Just Keep Getting Worse for Cubs’ 2010 First Round Pick Hayden Simpson

Things Just Keep Getting Worse for Cubs’ 2010 First Round Pick Hayden Simpson

After a brutal stretch in A-ball Peoria, Simpson has been demoted to the rookie team in Mesa.

God’s Wrath Watch: Ryan Dempster to Miss Start Tomorrow with Back Pain

God’s Wrath Watch: Ryan Dempster to Miss Start Tomorrow with Back Pain

This is clearly a cosmic joke, but I’m not sure I can keep waiting for the punchline.

by July 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 1, Cubs 3 – July 3, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 1, Cubs 3 – July 3, 2011

Take THAT, Juan Pierre.

by July 3, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Starlin Castro is the Cubs’ Sole All-Star

Starlin Castro is the Cubs’ Sole All-Star

As expected, the Cubs get just one All-Star (at least until 30 players decline to appear with “injuries”).

by July 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Playoff Ticket Planning and Other Delusional Bullets

Cubs Playoff Ticket Planning and Other Delusional Bullets

Someone in the Cubs’ organization is still holding out playoff hope, Mike Quade discusses his use of pitchers, Marlon Byrd feels “normal,” Jim Hendry isn’t worried, and Starlin Castro wants a Gold Glove.

by July 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Dominican Prospect Enrique Acosta for $1.1 Million

Cubs Sign Dominican Prospect Enrique Acosta for $1.1 Million

A top five/ten international signing for the Cubs.

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 1, Cubs 0 – July 2, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 1, Cubs 0 – July 2, 2011

And the Crosstown Cup stays on the South Side. If the Cubs ever won the thing, I might care more.

by July 2, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Marlon Byrd is Back

Marlon Byrd is Back

After a long time on the shelf, Byrd finally returns to the Cubs.

Andrew Cashner Still Isn’t Ready to Throw and Other Bullets

Andrew Cashner Still Isn’t Ready to Throw and Other Bullets

Cashner’s throwing program delayed another 10 days, Ramon Ortiz will probably start, Aramis Ramirez doesn’t think about his future, Jeff Baker is a trade target, and Carlos Zambrano cautions players against coming to Chicago.

by July 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 6, Cubs 4 – July 1, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 6, Cubs 4 – July 1, 2011

Another two-game win streak dies, and the Crosstown Cup hangs in the balance.

by July 1, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Watch Carlos Zambrano Almost Get Nailed by a Foul Ball; Also, He’s Getting an Epidural

Watch Carlos Zambrano Almost Get Nailed by a Foul Ball; Also, He’s Getting an Epidural

The day he leaves a game with a back injury, Zambrano almost suffered a softball injury. And he’s going to get an epidural. Neither of those are jokes.

by July 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: Me, Our Community, and the Job that is Bleacher Nation

Meta: Me, Our Community, and the Job that is Bleacher Nation

Wherein I discuss mostly myself, as well as the present and future here at BN. Hopefully you won’t find it a mere exercise in vanity.

by July 1, 2011 Meta
Aramis Ramirez Might Be Traded After All and Other Bullets

Aramis Ramirez Might Be Traded After All and Other Bullets

Ramirez is heating up at the right time, Carlos Zambrano’s back is aching at the wrong time, Tom Ricketts is more realistic this time, Mike Quade says the time for DJ LeMahieu is in the future, and, hey, a draft pick signing.