Archive for August, 2011


Marlon Byrd Defends Matt Holliday for Taking Out Starlin Castro

Marlon Byrd Defends Matt Holliday for Taking Out Starlin Castro

There’s a lot to like about Marlon Byrd. But defending Matt Holliday for a dirty play in favor of protecting your own 21-year-old teammate? This is pretty unbelievable.

Chicago Cubs Sign 9th Round Pick, High School Outfielder Garrett Schlecht

Chicago Cubs Sign 9th Round Pick, High School Outfielder Garrett Schlecht

Schlecht receives the highest bonus of anyone in the 9th round so far. That’s a good sign.


Tyler Colvin Isn’t Starting Much and Other Bullets I Think I Can Explain

Tyler Colvin Isn’t Starting Much and Other Bullets I Think I Can Explain

Tyler Colvin was supposed to be starting once Kosuke Fukudome was traded. Why isn’t he? Andrew Cashner has thrown two successful bullpen sessions, Carlos Pena loves Jim Hendry, and Derrek Lee is pure class.

by August 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Pirates 3 – August 1, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Pirates 3 – August 1, 2011

Chicago Cubs’ post-deadline record: 2-0.

by August 1, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
If You Like Bleacher Nation, Do Us a Favor

If You Like Bleacher Nation, Do Us a Favor

It’s about as short, easy and free as favors get. And it’s all kinds of important.

by August 1, 2011 Meta
Carlos Pena Says the Cubs Just Need “Chemistry”

Carlos Pena Says the Cubs Just Need “Chemistry”

Oh, Carlos. I love you, guy, but the Cubs don’t need “chemistry.” They need “good baseball players.”

by August 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Rival Front Office Member: If We’d Been Running the Cubs, the Deadline Would Have Looked Very Different

Rival Front Office Member: If We’d Been Running the Cubs, the Deadline Would Have Looked Very Different

While it’s no surprise, it was still incredibly depressing to hear.

by August 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Explains the Cubs’ Lack of Trade Activity – But it Doesn’t Add Up

Jim Hendry Explains the Cubs’ Lack of Trade Activity – But it Doesn’t Add Up

Either Jim Hendry is a lame duck who’s been told to hold tight, or he’s playing a dangerous game of chicken. Either way, come November, we’ll probably point to July 31 as the day Jim Hendry’s nine-year tenure ended.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 – July 31, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Cardinals 3 – July 31, 2011

The losing streak ends, and Ryan Theriot didn’t even get a hit this time!

by August 1, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores