Articles by: Brett Taylor


Mark Prior is Gonna DOMINATE This Year!

Mark Prior is Gonna DOMINATE This Year!

Remember when, for three years, Chicago Cubs fans sated themselves with the thought that, although Mark Prior was just throwing towels, soon he would be back to form. It would[Read More…]

by March 2, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Spring Training Positional Battlewatch: March 1, 2009

Ryan Dempster faced Jake Peavy. Who is Jake Peavy again? Mike Fontenot, who played third base, put up another great game: 2 for 3 with a couple doubles. Aaron Miles,[Read More…]

by March 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Curt Schilling to the Cubs?

Curt Schilling to the Cubs?

Curt Schilling is old, broken, and kind of a jerk. But he’s interested in pitching for the Chicago Cubs this year and that makes him all right. More intriguingly, the[Read More…]

Telenovella: Carlos Marmol (again) IS Going to Pitch in WBC

Telenovella: Carlos Marmol (again) IS Going to Pitch in WBC

First, he was going to. Then he wasn’t. Then he was going to. Then he wasn’t. And now Carlos Marmol officially, definitely, maybe, probably, but no, seriously, definitely is going[Read More…]

by March 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Corey Koskie to Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Corey Koskie to Minor League Deal

The Chicago Cubs are going to bring in at least one more infielder to compete for that last bench spot. That the guy, for now, is former Twin and Brewer,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Yeah, Milton Bradley is Officially Hurt

Yeah, Milton Bradley is Officially Hurt

Call me cynical when it comes to Chicago Cubs injuries, but when a guy with a long history of injuries – most recently leg injuries – is yanked super early[Read More…]

by February 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs v. Rangers, February 27, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs v. Rangers, February 27, 2009

by February 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor

Lou Piniella Hates Mark DeRosa, Until He Doesn’t

Lou Piniella Hates Mark DeRosa, Until He Doesn’t

Everyone was surprised when the Chicago Cubs dealt Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians for prospects two months ago – well, except those of us who (erroneously) assumed the deal[Read More…]

Bradley Says Quad Strain is No Biggy, Cubs Fans Say Kill Me

Bradley Says Quad Strain is No Biggy, Cubs Fans Say Kill Me

So as we noted yesterday, the Chicago Cubs’ offseason prize, Milton Bradley, left his first Spring Training game very early with a strained quad. He says it’s not a big[Read More…]

by February 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Positional Battlewatch: February 26, 2009

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs meaninglessly took down the Milwaukee Brewers (though Milton Bradley meaningfully hurt himself, but whatever) 7-4. On to what is really important, the high points of the[Read More…]

by February 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2009 Cincinnati Reds Suck

Why the 2009 Cincinnati Reds Suck

Every sports publication in the world puts out season previews. Some are interesting, some aren’t. For the most part, folks just don’t have the time necessary to do the kind[Read More…]

by February 26, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Josh Vitters is Still an Awesome Chicago Cubs Prospect

Josh Vitters is Still an Awesome Chicago Cubs Prospect

Keith Law said in a lengthy discussion that Chicago Cubs youngster Josh Vitters is the 14th best prospect in baseball, effectively making him quite awesome. Well, Baseball America doesn’t think[Read More…]

by February 26, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Spring Training Positional Battlewatch: February 25, 2009

Quick hits (or some equally cheesy way of saying I’m not going to type out a full recap): Micah Hoffpauir makes a powerful (get it? GET IT?!?!?) case for the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Skip Schumaker is a Second Baseman, Maybe

Skip Schumaker is a Second Baseman, Maybe

One of the more interesting stories coming out of the St. Louis Cardinals’ camp this year is the prospective move of outfielder Skip Schumaker to second base, despite his not[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The First Spring Training Game is Here

The First Spring Training Game is Here

Only 38 more to go until Opening Day. Jeff Samardzija gets the first start for the Chicago Cubs as they open up the Cactus League against the Los Angeles Dodgers[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News