Archive for June, 2012

Sometimes You’re the Villain and Other Bullets

Sometimes You’re the Villain and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo offers his first awesome quote. Alfonso Soriano talks batting order, Ryan Dempster will miss another start, and Dale Sveum has noticed Brett Jackson’s strikeouts.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Javier Baez Injured

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Javier Baez Injured

Baez made a barehanded play yesterday, and was promptly removed from his game.


Adrian Cardenas Gets the Boot in Favor of Anthony Rizzo

Adrian Cardenas Gets the Boot in Favor of Anthony Rizzo

The utility player will return to AAA where he’ll probably draw quite a few more starts.

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 1, Cubs 6 – June 25, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Mets 1, Cubs 6 – June 25, 2012

The Mets kicked the ball around enough for the Cubs to win even if Travis Wood hadn’t been great. But he was.

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

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

The Cubs face yet another lefty tonight, Johan Santana.

by June 25, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Marlon Byrd Suspended 50 Games After Testing Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drug

Marlon Byrd Suspended 50 Games After Testing Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drug

Byrd was recently released by the Red Sox.


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.