August 2011

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Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Interested in Cooperstown, Theo Epstein?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Interested in Cooperstown, Theo Epstein?

Being the guy who finally won it all with the Red Sox, and then did the same thing for the Chicago Cubs would put Epstein in a class of his own.

Should the Cubs Bring Reed Johnson Back and Other Bullets

Should the Cubs Bring Reed Johnson Back and Other Bullets

He could be a cheap 4th/5th outfielder, but comes with risks. Phil Rogers says Wrigley isn’t getting the All-Star Game, Andrew Cashner could be back later this week, and Rudy Jaramillo hates day games.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – August 28, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – August 28, 2011

That’s the wrong kind of sweep.

Aramis Ramirez Has Cleared Waivers – But He’s Likely Staying

Aramis Ramirez Has Cleared Waivers – But He’s Likely Staying

Ramirez is now available to be traded, but that’s pretty unlikely to happen. Whether he’s back in 2012, though, remains to be seen.

Andrew Cashner Will Stretch Out in the Offseason and Other Bullets

Andrew Cashner Will Stretch Out in the Offseason and Other Bullets

Cubs expect Cashner to pitch in Arizona Fall League, Mike Quade just doesn’t get it, Brett Jackson’s immediate future is still unclear, and Tyler Colvin is trying to improve.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 6 – August 27, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 6 – August 27, 2011

Well, the Brewers are kinda good right now.

Brett Jackson Probably Won’t Be Called Up in September and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson Probably Won’t Be Called Up in September and Other Bullets

But there’s actually good explanation. Darwin Barney says the defense will improve, Ryan Dempster is a pitching coach, Andrew Cashner had a perfect outing, and Jim Hendry is still a nice guy.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – August 26, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – August 26, 2011

Miller Park continues to be particularly friendly to the Brewers.