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Starlin Castro Felt Like He Broke His Arm Yesterday and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro Felt Like He Broke His Arm Yesterday and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ shortstop is fine after taking a pitch off the arm. Dale Sveum defends yanking Bryan LaHair, the Cubs are watching Brett Jackson closely, and we expect a roster move today.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Rusin and Francescon Shine

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Rusin and Francescon Shine

AAA Iowa lefty Chris Rusin and A-ball right PJ Francescon were dominant yesterday.

by April 23, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 3 – April 22

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 3 – April 22

Another series loss for the Cubs, who drop the bookends of their three-game set with the Reds.

by April 22, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

Randy Wells and Tony Campana make their first starts for the Cubs this year.

by April 22, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Brett Jackson Won’t Be Called Up and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson Won’t Be Called Up and Other Bullets

As expected, even without Marlon Byrd in the picture, Jackson will have to wait. Jed Hoyer discusses the Byrd trade, and Ryan Dempster’s DL stint is precautionary.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Iowa’s Post-Campana Era Begins

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Iowa’s Post-Campana Era Begins

Without Tony Campana, the Iowa Cubs are lost. Or, well, actually, they just lost.

by April 22, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Marlon Byrd Traded to Red Sox – Trade Details Yet to Be Announced (UPDATE: Probably for Bowden and PTBNL)

Marlon Byrd Traded to Red Sox – Trade Details Yet to Be Announced (UPDATE: Probably for Bowden and PTBNL)

The Marlon Byrd era in center field is at a close.

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 1, Cubs 6 – April 21, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 1, Cubs 6 – April 21, 2012

Even after everything, it still feels good to watch the Cubs win, doesn’t it?

by April 21, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Report: Red Sox Are Closing in on Deal for Marlon Byrd (UPDATES)

Report: Red Sox Are Closing in on Deal for Marlon Byrd (UPDATES)

The dismantling wheels might already be in motion.

by April 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Whoa: Cubs Put Ryan Dempster on the Disabled List and Call Up Tony Campana

Whoa: Cubs Put Ryan Dempster on the Disabled List and Call Up Tony Campana

The Dempster part isn’t a “whoa,” but the Campana part certainly is.

by April 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

It’s not often that you get a chance to end a six-game losing streak. That makes today special.

by April 21, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Cubs Players Are Staying Positive and Other Bullets

Cubs Players Are Staying Positive and Other Bullets

I’m sure it’s not easy to do these days. Dale Sveum defends Marlon Byrd, the Cubs’ offense is woeful, and Angel Guzman is in some trouble.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Daytona Wins!

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Daytona Wins!

The tough luck Daytona Cubs finally get a win. Brett Jackson is on a strikeout-less streak. And don’t forget: Peoria’s insane(ly awesome) helicopter candy drop promotion is today.

by April 21, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
State’s Attorney: Starlin Castro Will Not Be Charged in Relation to Sexual Assault Allegations

State’s Attorney: Starlin Castro Will Not Be Charged in Relation to Sexual Assault Allegations

This is undoubtedly a relief both for Castro and for the Chicago Cubs.

by April 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 9, Cubs 4 – April 20, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 9, Cubs 4 – April 20, 2012

It’s Friday! Go party!

by April 20, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood to the DL, Ryan Dempster Ailing, Scott Maine Called Up, Randy Wells Next

God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood to the DL, Ryan Dempster Ailing, Scott Maine Called Up, Randy Wells Next

The pitching staff is suddenly in flux.

by April 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

It’s Friday afternoon baseball at Wrigley Field. There’s a lot of good there, even if the Cubs are playing badly.

by April 20, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Theo Epstein Voices Support, and Money Talks

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Theo Epstein Voices Support, and Money Talks

Theo Epstein once again suggests that a renovation at Wrigley Field is both necessary and advantageous for the Cubs.

by April 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Bryan LaHair Owns the Bullets and Other Bullets

Bryan LaHair Owns the Bullets and Other Bullets

Where he bats, how his back is, what he’s doing for charity. Jeff Samardzija and Dale Sveum discuss Shark’s poor outing, and Theo Epstein is scouting.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Anthony Rizzo Show

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Anthony Rizzo Show

Anthony Rizzo continues to dominate, adding another two-homer game. On the whole, though, it was a rough night for Cubs’ Minor Leaguers.

by April 20, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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