Articles by: AceRemote

The Pirates Trade; or Why Tom Gorzelanny Better Be Awesome

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs traded pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny. And[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Cubs Acquire Grabow, Gorzelanny From Pirates

Today, the Chicago Cubs sent pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for lefty reliever John Grabow and lefty sometimes[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto to the Disabled List, Could Be Out One Month

The worst part: Soto had an OPS well over .900 this past month. Was there ever any doubt that God was a Cardinals fan? Apparently, catcher Geovany Soto’s left-oblique strain[Read More…]

by July 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Whither Al Alburquerque?

The Chicago Cubs will part with High A Daytona reliever Al Alburquerque in the deal for Colorado Rockies utility man Jeff Baker says This is a devastating, devastating blow[Read More…]

by July 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Remember All Those Roster Moves I Said Would Happen? They Just Did

Not only has Jake Fox been called up from Iowa and Neil Cotts been sent down to AAA, but the Cubs did a whole lot more. Jake Fox, who is[Read More…]

by May 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Holy Dreadlocks! Manny Ramirez Tests Positive for Steroids!

Wow. I’m not shocked by the fact of it – I’m shocked that MLB is actually taking down one of its biggest, albeit troublesome, stars. Manny Ramirez has tested positive[Read More…]

by May 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs DFA Luis Vizcaino

We hardly knew ye. As expected, the Cubs designated right-hander Luis Vizcaino for assignment on Thursday to make room on the 25-man roster for Jeff Samardzija. According to, Chicago[Read More…]

by April 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Closerwatch: It’s Kevin Gregg

Closerwatch: It’s Kevin Gregg

I can’t say I’m surprised: Lou Piniella today announced that Kevin Gregg – and not Carlos Marmol – will begin the season as the Chicago Cubs closer. Rue if you[Read More…]

by March 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Angel Guzman to the Pirates?

Chicago Cubs reliever and former wunderkind prospect Angel Guzman is out of options and doesn’t look likely to make the Cubs bullpen. Thus, he gone. At some point. To someone.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Sign Esteban German, Who is Not German

The Sun Times is twittering that the Chicago Cubs have signed Esteban German – who was recently waived by the Royals (always a good sign) – to compete for a[Read More…]

by March 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Aramis Ramirez to Play in WBC with A-Rod Out?

With the breaking news that Alex Rodriguez is undergoing hip surgery – the cyst kind, not the old person kind – I am openly pondering and speculating as to whether[Read More…]

by March 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Lou Piniella Wants Curt Schilling

No, not that way, but he’s interested in having Schilling pitch for the Chicago Cubs. “This guy, he’s a pro,” Piniella said. “I don’t know how accurate [the reports] are,[Read More…]

by March 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Sweet Jesus, Is Milton Bradley Hurt Already?

Granted, regulars get yanked early in Spring Training for a whole host of reasons completely unrelated to health. But when the yanking takes place after one at bat, and the[Read More…]

by February 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Crisis Averted: Zambrano Will NOT Pitch in WBC

Finally we get word from Zambrano, himself, that he will not be pitching for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, despite Venezuela’s stated belief that he is. I’d love to[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Official: Carlos Marmol is Out of the World Baseball Classic

No more speculation necessary, Carlos Marmol is officially out of the WBC. Allow me to be the first to say woo. And might I add hoo.

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News