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RizzOMG: Anthony Rizzo Just Pulled from Today’s Iowa Cubs Game (UPDATE: Debut Tomorrow)

RizzOMG: Anthony Rizzo Just Pulled from Today’s Iowa Cubs Game (UPDATE: Debut Tomorrow)

By all accounts, he’s on his way to Chicago.

God’s Wrath Watch(?): Ryan Dempster Discusses His Injury and Ongoing Trade Rumors

God’s Wrath Watch(?): Ryan Dempster Discusses His Injury and Ongoing Trade Rumors

Dempster is recovering well, and could be ready to go when his DL stint is up this weekend.

Lukewarm Stove: At Least Six Teams Hot for Matt Garza, Including the Braves, Tigers, Cardinals, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Royals

Lukewarm Stove: At Least Six Teams Hot for Matt Garza, Including the Braves, Tigers, Cardinals, Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Royals

The list is probably considerably longer than that, in overall interest. Garza’s actually been pretty darn good this year.

by June 25, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Is the Dead Wrigley Field Grass Indicative of a Larger Problem? And Other Bullets

Is the Dead Wrigley Field Grass Indicative of a Larger Problem? And Other Bullets

After a couple revenue-generating concerts destroyed the grass at Wrigley, some wonder if the Cubs have their priorities straight. Also, more smoke on a Tuesday debut for Anthony Rizzo.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Brett Jackson Boggles The Mind

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Brett Jackson Boggles The Mind

If you ignore Brett Jackson’s frightening strikeout pace, he’s absolutely on fire.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 – June 24, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 – June 24, 2012

That’s a sweep, folks. The wrong kind.

by June 24, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs will try to avoid the sweep.

by June 24, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG) Could Debut on Tuesday and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG) Could Debut on Tuesday and Other Bullets

Rizzo could be called up halfway through the Met series to avoid Johan Santana. Dale Sveum he’s never been around a player receiving as much hype as Rizzo. Great.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: On The Radar

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: On The Radar

Pitcher Rafael Diplan is starting inch closer to our prospect radar.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10 – June 23, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10 – June 23, 2012

Paul Maholm’s offense didn’t make up for his pitching.

by June 24, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Get a pot of coffee going.

by June 23, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Dale Sveum “Explains” His Strange Lineup Decision and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum “Explains” His Strange Lineup Decision and Other Bullets

You’re probably wondering why Dale didn’t change the lineup last night when the pitcher changed. More on Jeff Samardzija’s struggles, and RizzOMG.

by June 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Another Great Start By A Lefty

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Another Great Start By A Lefty

Frank Del Valle had an absolutely dominant game yesterday.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 6 – June 22, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 6 – June 22, 2012

Bright sides in the morning…

by June 23, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

We’ll all try to focus on something other than Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG!).

by June 22, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Jae-Hoon Ha Making the Futures Game is the Second Most Awesome Part of This Post

Jae-Hoon Ha Making the Futures Game is the Second Most Awesome Part of This Post

The picture! The picture!

The Cubs Have Signed Another Interesting Undrafted Free Agent – Lefty Kyle Shepard

The Cubs Have Signed Another Interesting Undrafted Free Agent – Lefty Kyle Shepard

He had decent numbers this past year, but I find the preceding three years to be more interesting.

Dale Sveum Knew What He Was Getting Into and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Knew What He Was Getting Into and Other Bullets

Sveum had no illusions about the strength of his roster, apparently. Theo Epstein talks about the direction of the organization, and Anthony Rizzo pressure mounts.

by June 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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