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Cubs Rookies Are Pretty and Other Bullets

Cubs Rookies Are Pretty and Other Bullets

Ryne Sandberg and the Cubs will “reconcile,” MLB will add a Wild Card, the Cubs can’t move Carlos Marmol, ‘Catching Hell’ is set to premier, and Wrigleyville West is marching forward.

by September 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Padres 2 – September 26, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Padres 2 – September 26, 2011

Offensive struggles continue, “kids” or no “kids.”

by September 27, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Sigh: The Cubs Have Told Andrew Cashner He Will Be Relieving in the Arizona Fall League

Sigh: The Cubs Have Told Andrew Cashner He Will Be Relieving in the Arizona Fall League

The young reliever-cum-starter-cum-reliever-cum-starter-cum-reliever may be staying a reliever, contrary to prior plans (and Cashner’s wishes).

by September 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Report: Cardinals Not Inclined to Up Their Offer to Albert Pujols

Report: Cardinals Not Inclined to Up Their Offer to Albert Pujols

The pre-2011 offer of nine years and $22 million per year might be the Cardinals’ maximum offer.

by September 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Bob Brenly Says He Didn’t Want to Manage the 2011 Cubs Because He Knew They Would Struggle

Bob Brenly Says He Didn’t Want to Manage the 2011 Cubs Because He Knew They Would Struggle

Cubs’ broadcaster says he “saw things that made [him] uncomfortable,” and “a lot of them came true.”

by September 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Carlos Marmol Extension Looks Worse By the Day and Other Bullets

The Carlos Marmol Extension Looks Worse By the Day and Other Bullets

The Cubs might have to turn to someone else to close come 2012. Mike Quade with another “kids lineup,” the “kids” play dress up, Wrigley Field keeps looking for financing, and Bryan LaHair looks to return.

by September 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – September 25, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Cardinals 3 – September 25, 2011

Once again, the Cubs’ spoiler effort was spoiled.

by September 26, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Alfonso Soriano is Unhappy but “Energetic” and Other Bullets

Alfonso Soriano is Unhappy but “Energetic” and Other Bullets

Soriano doesn’t like batting 7th, but is also a bright spot in the clubhouse. Aramis Ramirez wants to go to a contender now, Carlos Marmol is struggling, Rodrigo Lopez wants to come back, and Albert Pujols is going to get paid.

by September 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 2 – September 24, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 2 – September 24, 2011

Can’t spoil ‘em all, I suppose. Well, not when your closer can’t throw strikes, anyway.

by September 24, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 23, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 23, 2011

Ah, the kind of spoiling that feels good.

by September 23, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Epstein, Friedman, Jocketty, Cashman, Hahn, Cherington

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Epstein, Friedman, Jocketty, Cashman, Hahn, Cherington

Massive criticism of Theo Epstein could be the Cubs’ gain. The Cubs are probably waiting for a chance at the big boys, but they might not actually land one of them.

by September 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Pena Unsure Whether He Wants to Return in 2012 and Other Bullets

Carlos Pena Unsure Whether He Wants to Return in 2012 and Other Bullets

With Aramis Ramirez on the way out, might Pena be less interested in returning? What the Cubs could do at 3B in 2012, Mike Quade’s source of confidence, and the awesomeness of Starlin Castro.

by September 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
There’s Still Time to Win $50 to MLB.com

There’s Still Time to Win $50 to MLB.com

The unseat.me contest runs through the end of the season, so get on it. It’s easy and free.

by September 22, 2011 Meta
Meet the Cubs’ GM Candidates Cheat Sheet: Andrew Friedman

Meet the Cubs’ GM Candidates Cheat Sheet: Andrew Friedman

The Tampa Bay Rays’ GM is the favorite candidate of many, and is undoubtedly being targeted by Tom Ricketts.

by September 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Prospect Notes: Vitters, LeMahieu, Flaherty, McNutt, Lake, Rosario, Hernandez, Amaya

Chicago Cubs Prospect Notes: Vitters, LeMahieu, Flaherty, McNutt, Lake, Rosario, Hernandez, Amaya

High praise for Neftali Rosario, Marco Hernandez, Gioskar Amaya, and Junior Lake. Concerns about Josh Vitters, Trey McNutt, Ryan Flaherty and DJ LeMahieu.

by September 22, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mike Quade Told Matt Garza to Strike Out on Purpose

Mike Quade Told Matt Garza to Strike Out on Purpose

The hope was that Starlin Castro would get an extra at bat in which to go for 200 hits at home.

by September 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Quade to Return in 2012 Says Mike Quade and Other Bullets

Mike Quade to Return in 2012 Says Mike Quade and Other Bullets

What’s he supposed to say? He’s not sure if Carlos Zambrano will be back, though. Instructional ball is about to get underway, Ryan Theriot is defended, and the Cubs won’t land a big free agent.

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 1, Cubs 7 – September 21, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 1, Cubs 7 – September 21, 2011

By the transitive property of baseball, the Cubs just won the NL Central!

by September 21, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

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