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Archive for April, 2012

LaHair and Rizzo in the Lineup Together? Probably Not and Other Bullets

LaHair and Rizzo in the Lineup Together? Probably Not and Other Bullets

Bryan LaHair isn’t likely to see any outfield time soon. The Cubs are watching Jeff Samardzija’s workload, are talking up Carlos Marmol, and are going to take the best available player in the Draft.

by April 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Wild Night

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Wild Night

We connected with a number of Cubs’ prospects on Twitter last night, and the ones we didn’t were busy playing some exciting games.

by April 27, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
It’s Still Too Soon to Talk Seriously About Moving Starlin Castro from Shortstop

It’s Still Too Soon to Talk Seriously About Moving Starlin Castro from Shortstop

The idea of moving Castro remains unpalatable … but we’re getting there.

by April 26, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
A Side Benefit of the New LED Scoreboard at Wrigley Field

A Side Benefit of the New LED Scoreboard at Wrigley Field

Opposing teams’ bullpen catchers are having trouble seeing warm-up pitches as well as they’d like.

by April 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
A Tony Campana Sacrifice Bunt is an Adventure and Other Bullets

A Tony Campana Sacrifice Bunt is an Adventure and Other Bullets

Does it count as a sacrifice if you still have a 30% chance of reaching base? Kerry Wood probably won’t be back soon, Chris Volstad can’t win, and Ian Stewart is struggling.

by April 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Concepcion Era Begins

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Concepcion Era Begins

It was a rough first inning for Concepcion, but an interesting overall start.

by April 26, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 1 – April 25, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 5, Cubs 1 – April 25, 2012

It’s still a series win, so that’s good.

by April 25, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

I’m not sure I can even bring myself to think about the possibility of a sweep…

by April 25, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Always Look Your Best and Other Bullets

Always Look Your Best and Other Bullets

Boom. Television’d. The Cubs won another insane one last night, Tony Campana wants to race Nyjer Morgan, and Mike Matheny thinks everything is tragic.

by April 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: A Grand Time In Peoria

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: A Grand Time In Peoria

The big Cubs weren’t the only one winning in a walk-off yesterday.

by April 25, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs 3 – April 24, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs 3 – April 24, 2012

Did that really just happen again?

by April 25, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

How about a two for two, eh?

by April 24, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
An Early Defense of Dale Sveum’s Lineups and Substitutions

An Early Defense of Dale Sveum’s Lineups and Substitutions

Isn’t it a bit early to be ripping on Dale Sveum’s lineup choices and bench usage?

by April 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Could Still Get $150 Million in Public Funding

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Could Still Get $150 Million in Public Funding

The Cubs would supply the other necessary $150 million on their own, but with some help extended in raising the money.

by April 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Super Joe Mather is Super and Other Bullets

Super Joe Mather is Super and Other Bullets

Joe Mather has a nickname that I hadn’t heard before. Bryan LaHair’s at bat last night was awesome, Kerry Wood might soon throw off the mound, and the Cubs hope to keep Rodrigo Lopez.

by April 24, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Heroics In The Mountains

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Heroics In The Mountains

Jonathan Mota pulls off a rare feat. And Brett Jackson is no longer interested in striking out.

by April 24, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs 3 – April 22, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 2, Cubs 3 – April 22, 2012

Holy come-back, walk-off, Batman!

by April 23, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (And Rodrigo Lopez DFA’d)

Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (And Rodrigo Lopez DFA’d)

Another chance to get off the series schnide, and it’s always nice when that chance comes against the Cardinals.

by April 23, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Rumor: The Tampa Bay Rays are Once Again Looking for a Catcher, and Geovany Soto’s Name Comes Up

Rumor: The Tampa Bay Rays are Once Again Looking for a Catcher, and Geovany Soto’s Name Comes Up

Soto isn’t the only catcher expected to be available this Summer, but he might be the best.

Getting to Know New Chicago Cubs Pitcher Michael Bowden

Getting to Know New Chicago Cubs Pitcher Michael Bowden

The big righty will join the Cubs’ bullpen today.

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