Archive for September, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Mets 4 – September 10, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Mets 4 – September 10, 2011

The Cubs came back late and actually held on this time.

by September 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Cubs Need More Dogs and Other Bullets

The Cubs Need More Dogs and Other Bullets

Bleacher tickets are expected to be a little cheaper next year, Andrew Cashner came back last night, Bryan LaHair keeps hitting, and the food at Wrigley could use some work.

by September 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Mets 5 – September 9, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Mets 5 – September 9, 2011

Casey Coleman did his best Rodrigo Lopez impression.

by September 9, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Beane, Cashman, Byrnes, Hahn, Cherington

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Beane, Cashman, Byrnes, Hahn, Cherington

A variety of Cubs GM search news and rumors to round out your week.

There Are Still Good Memories of Sammy Sosa and Other Bullets

There Are Still Good Memories of Sammy Sosa and Other Bullets

Sammy and the Cubs come to mind when reflecting on baseball’s impact on the aftermath of 9/11. Eric Jokisch has had a great year, Ari Kaplan is a stats stud, and an architecture student knows what to do with the Triangle Building.

The Commissioner Discusses Realignment and Expanded Playoffs – Both Are Looking Good

The Commissioner Discusses Realignment and Expanded Playoffs – Both Are Looking Good

Prospective Houston Owner Jim Crane may be willing to move the Astros to the AL West, which would open the door to expanded playoffs.

by September 8, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: At Least One Candidate Loved the Oneri Fleita Extension

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: At Least One Candidate Loved the Oneri Fleita Extension

And folks from around baseball believe the Cubs’ GM search would have been more hurt by Fleita leaving than staying.

by September 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Marlon Byrd is Ready to Help Brett Jackson Take Byrd’s Job

Marlon Byrd is Ready to Help Brett Jackson Take Byrd’s Job

The Cubs’ top prospect will be ready for the Show next year, and Byrd wants to be there to guide him.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Extinguish Your Torches, It Ain’t Chuck LaMar

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Extinguish Your Torches, It Ain’t Chuck LaMar

It sounds like LaMar is not expected to be a candidate for the Cubs’ GM opening, or any other GM opening this Winter for that matter.

by September 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Albert Pujols Talk is About to Kick Up and Other Bullets

The Albert Pujols Talk is About to Kick Up and Other Bullets

We’ve finally got a baseline for Pujols’ contract talks. If the Cubs don’t go after a big-name free agent, can fans take a rebuild? Bill Bucker wants back in, the Cubs want a partner in Mesa, and the Cubs have a partner in Pabst.

by September 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 6 – September 7, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 6 – September 7, 2011

That’s another series win for the Cubs. If I had to guess, I’d say they’ve won more series since August 1 than they did in the first four months of the season.

by September 7, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Bleacher Nation unseat.me Contest: Win $50 to MLB.com

The Bleacher Nation unseat.me Contest: Win $50 to MLB.com

Another simple contest with an awesome prize. You’re welcome.

by September 7, 2011 Meta
Marlon Byrd Knows There’s a Chance He’s Dealt in the Offseason

Marlon Byrd Knows There’s a Chance He’s Dealt in the Offseason

The 34-year-old center fielder is owed $6.5 million next year, and his heir apparent – Brett Jackson – is likely to be ready.