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Mike Quade is Angry at the Umps and Other Bullets

Mike Quade is Angry at the Umps and Other Bullets

Blown calls and irritating comments are getting Mike Quade down. Kerry Wood, too. Randy Wells is trying to figure out his problem, and James Russell is finding success. And, we’re Cubs fans because it’s safe.

by July 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 7, Cubs 5 – July 17, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 7, Cubs 5 – July 17, 2011

And the Marlins come to Wrigley Field and take three of four from the Cubs. So much for turning things around in the second half.

by July 17, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Marmol is “Paid as a Closer” and Other Bullets with Crazy Justification

Carlos Marmol is “Paid as a Closer” and Other Bullets with Crazy Justification

Marmol hasn’t lost his job for the long-term, Carlos Zambrano feels good, Darwin Barney is batting 8th because he’s “productive,” Chris Carpenter heads back to the minors, Dan Vogelbach is close, and Pat Gillick could be the in Cubs’ future.

by July 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Aramis Ramirez’s 2012 Option Does NOT Vest if He’s Traded

Report: Aramis Ramirez’s 2012 Option Does NOT Vest if He’s Traded

That’s one hurdle to a Ramirez trade out of the way. His no-trade rights remain an issue, however.

by July 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 13, Cubs 3 – July 16, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 13, Cubs 3 – July 16, 2011

After two straight exceedingly frustrating games, a blowout is oddly soothing.

by July 16, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Marmol Has Kind of Lost the Closer Job and Other Bullets

Carlos Marmol Has Kind of Lost the Closer Job and Other Bullets

Marmol will be given a few days to work on his mechanics and confidence. Jeff Baker is “not available” in trade, 8th round pick Taylor Dugas won’t sign with the Cubs, and another DSL Cub has tested positive for steroids.

by July 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 1, Cubs 2 – July 15, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 1, Cubs 2 – July 15, 2011

Today’s game looked hauntingly familiar. Whew.

by July 15, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Sign Dave Bush to a Minor League Deal

Chicago Cubs Sign Dave Bush to a Minor League Deal

Bush was booted by the Rangers earlier this year.

Rumors: Red Sox and Jeff Baker, Pirates and Carlos Pena

Rumors: Red Sox and Jeff Baker, Pirates and Carlos Pena

The Red Sox may have an interest in adding a complementary piece like Jeff Baker, and the Pirates may want to add some pop via a guy like Carlos Pena.

Chicago Cubs Draft Pick Notes – DeVoss, Rosario, Vogelbach

Chicago Cubs Draft Pick Notes – DeVoss, Rosario, Vogelbach

A handful of notes on this year’s draft, on some picks who’ve signed, and on a big one who might be signing soon.

The Chicago Cubs Give Away Their Bamboo and Other Bullets

The Chicago Cubs Give Away Their Bamboo and Other Bullets

The Carlos Marmol debacle, the Mike Quade/Ryan Dempster lover’s quarrel, Aramis Ramirez’s agent, Kerry Wood rumors, and Mike Quade’s travel arrangements.

by July 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 6, Cubs 3 – July 14, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 6, Cubs 3 – July 14, 2011

The 2011 Chicago Cubs Experience. Enjoy the ride.

by July 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Rumor: Cubs Continue to Discuss Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena Trades

Rumor: Cubs Continue to Discuss Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena Trades

Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, and Arizona Diamondbacks might be interested in Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena.

by July 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Some Folks Appear to Be Playing the Low Risk Prediction Game on a Matt Garza Trade

Some Folks Appear to Be Playing the Low Risk Prediction Game on a Matt Garza Trade

No one would argue that Matt Garza is likely to be traded. So, saying “he won’t be traded” or “there’s nothing to the speculation” sets you up to look like a genius when – shock – Garza isn’t traded. But does that make you right?

You’re More Than Halfway to Forcing Me to Blog for 24 Hours Straight at the Trade Deadline

You’re More Than Halfway to Forcing Me to Blog for 24 Hours Straight at the Trade Deadline

I might just go insane, but it will probably be worth it for the entertainment value, alone. Oh, and you’ll get a crap ton of trade deadline coverage, too.

by July 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
The Chicago Cubs Have Finally Signed a Top Draft Pick (Third Rounder Zeke DeVoss) and Other Bullets

The Chicago Cubs Have Finally Signed a Top Draft Pick (Third Rounder Zeke DeVoss) and Other Bullets

With DeVoss in the fold, how about those other 14 picks in the top 15? Jeff Samardzija’s future, Prince Fielder’s jersey, Jim Hendry/Mike Quade/Crane Kenney’s job security, Matt Garza’s trade, and Alfonso Soriano’s secret, illicit desires.

by July 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs’ First Half 2011: By the Numbers

The Chicago Cubs’ First Half 2011: By the Numbers

Folks like to do these kind of mid-season gimmicky things, and I am nothing if not a lemming.

Brace Yourself: Ryne Sandberg Willing to Return to the Chicago Cubs

Brace Yourself: Ryne Sandberg Willing to Return to the Chicago Cubs

But, before you go nuts: he essentially said he’d go anywhere that would offer him a big league managerial job.

I Make Funny Cubs Shirts

I Make Funny Cubs Shirts

Well, more accurately, I help Unholy Cows make funny shirts.

by July 13, 2011 Cubs Humor
The Brewers Land a Maybe Closer and Other Bullets

The Brewers Land a Maybe Closer and Other Bullets

The Brewers have traded for Francisco Rodriguez, Starlin Castro has played his first All-Star Game, the Cubs have signed an undrafted catcher, and one of the Cubs’ draft picks is having Tommy John surgery.

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