Archive for July, 2012


As We Approach the Trade Deadline, Blogathon Thoughts and Other Places to Follow Bleacher Nation for the Latest

As We Approach the Trade Deadline, Blogathon Thoughts and Other Places to Follow Bleacher Nation for the Latest

We’re getting close to the Trade Deadline and, thus, the Blogathon, so some prep may be in order.

by July 28, 2012 Meta
Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

Maybe Jeff Samardzija can one-up Travis Wood by giving up just four homers. Oh, hey, look, the Cardinals have some rookie pitcher you’ve never heard of with an ERA under[Read More…]

by July 28, 2012 Pre-Gamin'

Get Ready for Expanded Instant Replay and Other Bullets

Get Ready for Expanded Instant Replay and Other Bullets

Fair/foul, and trapped/caught will be added soon. Justin Germano will probably start on Monday, and Dale Sveum says we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

Matt Szczur, Photo by Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Hail Szczur

Matt Szczur finally gets promoted to AA, and it’s deserved. Where he goes from here, though, we’ll see.

The Ryan Dempster Saga: Source Says He *WILL* Consider Trades to Teams Other Than Dodgers (UPDATES: But Cubs/Dodgers in Discussions?)

The Ryan Dempster Saga: Source Says He *WILL* Consider Trades to Teams Other Than Dodgers (UPDATES: But Cubs/Dodgers in Discussions?)

Although it could be another attempt to regain leverage with the Dodgers, I’m not so sure it isn’t true. (UPDATE at 8:13pm CT – Not Josh Lindblom.)

by July 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
BREAKING: Zack Greinke Traded to the Angels (Good News for Cubs)

BREAKING: Zack Greinke Traded to the Angels (Good News for Cubs)

The Angels weren’t in on Ryan Dempster or Matt Garza, and other suitors for Greinke might be. And, wow, the Brewers got a lot of talent back.

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 9, Cubs 6 – July 27, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 9, Cubs 6 – July 27, 2012

Homer binge. And not the good kind.

by July 27, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores

Lukewarm Stove: Dempster, Garza, Greinke, Shields, Johnson, Soriano, Soto, Kottaras

Lukewarm Stove: Dempster, Garza, Greinke, Shields, Johnson, Soriano, Soto, Kottaras

The world keeps spinnin’, the rumors keep rollin’ …

by July 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

It’s Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field, and that’s what I’m going to think about right now.

by July 27, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Will NOT Pitch Until Late Next Week (UPDATE: No DL, Though)

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Will NOT Pitch Until Late Next Week (UPDATE: No DL, Though)

That means he won’t pitch again before the Trade Deadline.

It’s Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

It’s Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Here’s something we can all get behind, together, as Cubs fans.


Photo By Scott Jontes

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Those Other Trades

We’re all so focused on Ryan Dempster, but what other trades might the Cubs make? Specifically, might they include a minor leaguer or two?

It’s Thursday: Do You Know Where Your Ryan Dempster is? (UPDATE: Cubs and Dodgers at a Stalemate for Now)

It’s Thursday: Do You Know Where Your Ryan Dempster is? (UPDATE: Cubs and Dodgers at a Stalemate for Now)

The latest on the Ryan Dempster Saga, which might be nearing a close. Yeah, right. (Latest at 9:53pm CT – still ugly.)

by July 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Education of Javier Baez

The Education of Javier Baez

One of the Cubs’ top prospects is putting up ungodly numbers in low-A ball. Shouldn’t he be moving up soon?

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Johnson, Maholm, Soto

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Garza, Johnson, Maholm, Soto

You probably thought the rest of the rumor mill disappeared into a hole while the Dempster Sage wore on. It did not.

by July 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors