Archive for April, 2012


Jeff Samardzija Gets an Extra Day of Rest and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija Gets an Extra Day of Rest and Other Bullets

He’ll start in Cincinnati instead of Philadelphia. Tony Campana will continue to draw starts, Ryan Dempster is ready to return, and the Cubs are saving trees.

by April 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Steve Clevenger to the DL, Welington Castillo to the Cubs

God’s Wrath Watch: Steve Clevenger to the DL, Welington Castillo to the Cubs

Clevenger has some soreness in his side, and the Cubs don’t want it getting any worse.

by April 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Rising Star?

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Rising Star?

Patrick – PJ – Francescon tore it up once again for the Chiefs.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Phillies 1 – April 27, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Phillies 1 – April 27, 2012

The Cubs and Paul Maholm just beat the Phillies and Roy Halladay.

by April 27, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Phillies (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Phillies (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs get the one and only Roy Halladay tonight. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guy like that on the Cubs, about whom fans of other teams say, “aw crap, not that guy”?

by April 27, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Triangle Building Project is Probably Part of the Deal

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The Triangle Building Project is Probably Part of the Deal

At a cost of about $200 million, coming directly from the Ricketts Family.

by April 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Even After Being Traded, Marlon Byrd is Still a Dude

Even After Being Traded, Marlon Byrd is Still a Dude

The former Cub has nothing but nice things to say about the men who traded him.


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.

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.