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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Reds 1 – April 24, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Reds 1 – April 24, 2013

Well, the bullpen didn’t blow it. So there’s that.

by April 24, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (11:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (11:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The rains have arrived. They are probably going to be gone in time to play baseball today, but it’s likely going to be a delay.

by April 24, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Dale Sveum Gets an In-Person Vote of Confidence from the Front Office and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Gets an In-Person Vote of Confidence from the Front Office and Other Bullets

Jed Hoyer made a special trip to Cincinnati to stick up for his manager, and also to discuss the crumminess of the team.

by April 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Of DHs and Breakfast

Cubs Minor League Daily: Of DHs and Breakfast

Even in the minors, the signs point toward a DH in the NL. Kyle Hendricks finally had a great start, which should remind you of who Hendricks is.

by April 24, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Scratched from Rehab Start with “Dead Arm”

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Scratched from Rehab Start with “Dead Arm”

Jed Hoyer is hopeful that it will delay Garza’s recovery only by a few days. It is understandable if we’re nervous.

by April 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 2 – April 23, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 2 – April 23, 2013

Turn back the clocks.

by April 23, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

The Stache looks to keep up his hot start, and the Cubs’ “righty” lineup looks to have its first success.

by April 23, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Is Luis Valbuena Going to Force Ian Stewart to the Bench?

Is Luis Valbuena Going to Force Ian Stewart to the Bench?

Even as Valbuena continues to produce, it’s hard to see the Cubs benching Stewart.

Prodding Reminder: Sign Up for the $300 BN Fantasy Contest

Prodding Reminder: Sign Up for the $300 BN Fantasy Contest

Nudge, nudge. Win money. Nudge. Have fun. Nudge.

by April 23, 2013 Meta
I Guess We’ve Got to Talk About Dale Sveum’s Job Security Today

I Guess We’ve Got to Talk About Dale Sveum’s Job Security Today

Is it really in jeopardy? Should it be?

by April 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Travis Wood Might Be Pretty Good and Other Bullets

Travis Wood Might Be Pretty Good and Other Bullets

If you tinker with his numbers a bit, Wood looks really, REALLY good. But that’s probably true of a lot of folks.

by April 23, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Ripples

Cubs Minor League Daily: Ripples

Yes, that says ripples with an “R.” Also, shortstop prospect Arismendy Alcantara is approaching a breakout.

by April 23, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 5 – April 22, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 5 – April 22, 2013

Most. Cubs. Loss. Ever.

by April 22, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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

The Reds are good at baseball, which could be a problem for the Cubs.

by April 22, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Price, Catcher Signing, Profar/Taveras, Gaming Waivers

Lukewarm Stove: Garza, Price, Catcher Signing, Profar/Taveras, Gaming Waivers

Some executives have advice for Matt Garza, which could bear on his future with the Cubs. Also, one writer says you can take Boston out of the mix for David Price.

by April 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
BAM: Another Free $300 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

BAM: Another Free $300 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

If you missed it two weeks ago, or if you didn’t win, here’s your chance at redemption. Get on it.

by April 22, 2013 Meta
Forget What You’ve Heard: Anthony Rizzo Has Been Great This Year

Forget What You’ve Heard: Anthony Rizzo Has Been Great This Year

Folks keep saying “batting .210, batting .210,” but that tells us almost nothing about how good Rizzo has been offensively this year.

by April 22, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, April 22 – April 24, 2013

Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, April 22 – April 24, 2013

Coming off of a sweep and at a season low, it’s tough to now go to Cincinnati.

by April 22, 2013 Series Previews
Demote Castro and Rizzo? Come On Now and Other Bullets

Demote Castro and Rizzo? Come On Now and Other Bullets

Sveum definitely discussed the matter in a peripheral way, but I don’t think he was actually making a threat. Nor should he.

by April 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Wallpaper This

Cubs Minor League Daily: Wallpaper This

Rock Shoulders had another huge weekend, and a bunch of Cubs prospects are starting to stand out.

by April 22, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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