Articles by: Brett Taylor

For Shame – Wherein I Address the Milton Bradley Question Paul Sullivan Would Not

For Shame – Wherein I Address the Milton Bradley Question Paul Sullivan Would Not

Although I often bang the drum for “new media” in world still dominated by the “old media,” I do not fancy myself one of those hateful bloggers, filled with nothing[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Erik Estrada Sings His Last 7th Inning Stretch

Former CHIPS and Surreal Life star – can we say “star” for those? – Erik Estrada sang the 7th inning stretch for the Chicago Cubs game last night, after which[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Cash, Ryan Freel to the Royals

Cash, Ryan Freel to the Royals

When the Chicago Cubs designated Ryan Freel for assignment last week, no one actually expected it would result in a trade. Well, unless it was a trade in name only,[Read More…]

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Sale Agreement Reached

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Sale Agreement Reached

All over, folks are reporting that the sale is now a done deal. But that’s not quite precise. The sale agreement has been finalized, which means they’re ready to sign[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 4 – July 6, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Braves 2, Cubs 4 – July 6, 2009

At what point do we stop holding our collective breath with Randy Wells, and just accept that he is somehow a solid Major League starter? Whatever that threshold is, he’s[Read More…]

by July 7, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Sam Fuld and Kevin Hart to AAA Iowa, David Patton to DL

Outfielder Sam Fuld did everything that was asked of him and did it well, but sometimes the numbers just don’t work. Micah Hoffpauir would have been an equally good choice,[Read More…]

by July 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Oh Snap – I Think Reed Johnson Just Called Out a Couple Teammates

Oh Snap – I Think Reed Johnson Just Called Out a Couple Teammates

Now, I don’t want to read too much into Reed Johnson’s recent comments while on his rehab stint in Peoria about the Cubs’ offensive struggles. And I also don’t want[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 2, Cubs 8 – July 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 2, Cubs 8 – July 5, 2009

The Chicago Cubs end up taking three of four from the Brewers. Swoot. Told you the Brewers used up all their runs on Saturday.

by July 6, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Ted Lilly is an All Star, the Rest of the Cubs Are Just Cubs

Ted Lilly is an All Star, the Rest of the Cubs Are Just Cubs

Pitcher Ted Lilly (7-6, 3.35) was selected as the Cubs’ lone All Star representative this year. Last year, the team had eight. I’d say that’s about right. The rest of[Read More…]

Another Update from the Rehab Trail

Quick update on Aramis Ramirez and Reed Johnson at Peoria yesterday: Ramirez started and drove in Peoria’s lone run of the game. He played the whole game, but as a[Read More…]

by July 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Deal Done in Two Weeks

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Deal Done in Two Weeks

It’ll be too late to do anything this season trade-wise, but it’ll be nice to just be done. Plus, if the Cubs can’t win with this $140 million monstrosity, adding[Read More…]

by July 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 11, Cubs 2 – July 4, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 11, Cubs 2 – July 4, 2009

There was a baseball game yesterday? I just assumed everyone took the holiday off. Oh wait. The Cubs did.

by July 5, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Guzman Also Has Successful Rehab Outing

Quick note on reliever Angel Guzman’s rehab: In Des Moines, Angel Guzman started for Triple-A Iowa and threw 1 1/3 innings in a 7-1 win over Oklahoma City. Guzman gave[Read More…]

by July 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Ready to Roll

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Ready to Roll

Aramis Ramirez had his first rehab outing yesterday, and he looked great. But far more importantly, he felt great. Ramirez looked fairly similar Friday to the way he did May[Read More…]

by July 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Soriano Will Not Be Leading Off Today

Soriano Will Not Be Leading Off Today

Though Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella wouldn’t say it outright, you can mark it down that: (a) Alfonso Soriano will play today, but (b) he will not be batting lead-off.[Read More…]

by July 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News