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Archive for April, 2012

The Marlins Rip the Cubs While Beating Them and Other Bullets

The Marlins Rip the Cubs While Beating Them and Other Bullets

The Cubs have been successfully trolled. Dale Sveum defends his use of Rafael Dolis last night, the defense makes no excuses, and Alfonso Soriano’s number drop further.

by April 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Offense In Season

Oliver Zapata was brought up to Peoria as a fill-in for Reggie Golden. All he’s done since then is destroy all comers.

by April 18, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 5 – April 17, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 5 – April 17, 2012

Ryan Dempster pitched well again. But, so far in 2012, that doesn’t really matter.

by April 17, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood Has a Shoulder Problem – and He’s Had it for a While

God’s Wrath Watch: Kerry Wood Has a Shoulder Problem – and He’s Had it for a While

Kerry Wood has headed back to Chicago to get treatment for a shoulder issue that, it turns out, was bothering him in Spring Training.

by April 17, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Marlins (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Marlins (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs are an afterthought for tonight’s game in Miami, what with Ozzie Guillen returning. Steve Clevenger draws a start, but Dale Sveum’s batting order continues to perplex.

by April 17, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
From the Message Board: How to Follow the Cubs’ Minor Leagues and Listen Live

From the Message Board: How to Follow the Cubs’ Minor Leagues and Listen Live

BN’er TWC hooks us up with a variety of ways to follow the Cubs’ Minor League teams this year on the web and iPhone.

Taking a Look at Marlon Byrd’s Slump

Taking a Look at Marlon Byrd’s Slump

Are we looking at an early-season statistical fluke, or the beginning of a marked change in Byrd’s ability?

by April 17, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Prepare to Hear a Lot About Carlos Zambrano and Other Bullets

Prepare to Hear a Lot About Carlos Zambrano and Other Bullets

Even though the Cubs won’t face him this week. Ozzie Guillen returns from suspension to face the Cubs, a Jorge Soler (non)update, and some Cubs/Cards tickets.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Power in Peoria

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Power in Peoria

Ryan Cuneo had a huge night for Peoria, Matt Szczur had a huge night for Daytona, and Javier Baez went cycling.

by April 17, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Stranger in a Strange Land or: How I Made Tom Ricketts Laugh Three Times

Stranger in a Strange Land or: How I Made Tom Ricketts Laugh Three Times

I took in two Cubs games last week, one as friend, one as foe. Both games were a blast, and not just because the Cubs won them both.

by April 16, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Advertising Could Provide Part of Funding

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Advertising Could Provide Part of Funding

The Mayor may be pushing for limitations imposed by Wrigley’s landmark status to be relaxed, paving the way for the Cubs to generate more dollars.

by April 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd Rumors Persist, Could the Red Sox Make Sense as a Trade Partner?

Marlon Byrd Rumors Persist, Could the Red Sox Make Sense as a Trade Partner?

With Jacoby Ellsbury out for an undetermined amount of time, the Red Sox could be looking for an outfielder. But would Marlon Byrd even make sense?

Paul Maholm is Frustrated and Other Bullets

Paul Maholm is Frustrated and Other Bullets

Yesterday’s starter is as upset about his rough start to the year as we are. Marlon Byrd is a “black hole,” Rich Thompson could be available, and Burt Hooten was going to be awesome.

by April 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily:  Extras!  Extras!

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Extras! Extras!

The Cubs’ minor league teams played a bevy of extra innings yesterday, and Tony Campana went deep. Like, for realsies.

by April 16, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 10 – April 15, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 10 – April 15, 2012

The Cubs drop their third straight series, and never really had a chance today.

by April 15, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Cardinals (1:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Cardinals (1:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs go for their first series win of the year today, and man, what a sweet series win it would be. Dale Sveum busts out the zany lineup today.

by April 15, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Starlin Castro is Frustrated with His Defense and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro is Frustrated with His Defense and Other Bullets

Castro worked so hard on his defense this offseason that the errors really hurt. Chris Volstad explains his rough inning, Dale Sveum defends his relievers, and I sub in for Luke.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 – April 14, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 – April 14, 2012

Starlin Castro’s good and bad sides were on display today, and the Cardinals did what they do.

by April 14, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores

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