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Sean Marshall to the Bullpen is Rearing its Head Again

Sean Marshall to the Bullpen is Rearing its Head Again

About a month ago, there were whispers that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella would like to see Sean Marshall in the bullpen because he is a reliable lefty. But at[Read More…]

Ken Macha Thinks Ryan Dempster is a Head-Hunter

Ken Macha Thinks Ryan Dempster is a Head-Hunter

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha is only a douche by association: he is the new manager of the Brewers, and the Brewers are a collective douche, thus, he is a[Read More…]

by May 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Piniella Gets His Way Again: Samardzija Out, Chad Fox In

Piniella Gets His Way Again: Samardzija Out, Chad Fox In

As we discussed yesterday, when Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has decided one of his players is no longer a good fit, that player is playing on borrowed time. This[Read More…]

Luis Vizcaino is Officially Gone – And Apparently Lou Pushed Him Out the Door

Luis Vizcaino is Officially Gone – And Apparently Lou Pushed Him Out the Door

The Chicago Cubs designated reliever Luis Vizcaino, earlier received from the Rockies for Jason Marquis, for assignment two weeks ago, and now have officially released him. The Cubs will be[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano’s Leg Muscle is All Busted and Stuff – Two Weeks Seems Optimistic

Carlos Zambrano’s Leg Muscle is All Busted and Stuff – Two Weeks Seems Optimistic

The Chicago Cubs DL’d pitcher Carlos Zambrano yesterday after he strained his left hamstring running out a bunt. So how long is he actually going to be out, and what’s[Read More…]

by May 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Aramis Ramirez is Expected Back to the Lineup Today, and the Lineup Is Shifty

Aramis Ramirez is Expected Back to the Lineup Today, and the Lineup Is Shifty

Just in time for the Chicago Cubs’ rotation to go to something less than full strength, the team’s lineup appears ready to return in full. Third baseman Aramis Ramirez, sidelined[Read More…]

by May 4, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Had MRI, Probably Going to Miss Next Start

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Had MRI, Probably Going to Miss Next Start

The 2009 Chicago Cubs can’t catch a break – unless that break is in a tibia. Pitcher Carlos Zambrano left yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring after legging out a[Read More…]

Ryan Theriot … has … the … POWER!!!

Ryan Theriot … has … the … POWER!!!

In honor of Ryan Theriot’s power surge, we present a humorous photo from the Cubs Brickyard. Though, if he keeps hitting bombs, the photo will become less humorous and more[Read More…]

Phil Rogers Hates Jim Hendry

Phil Rogers Hates Jim Hendry

Phil Rogers, as a knighted member of the Cublogoverse owes us more. Rogers recently wrote a veiled critique of all things Jim Hendry. The gist of the opus is that[Read More…]

Koyie Hill to Get More Starts Over Geovany Soto?

Koyie Hill to Get More Starts Over Geovany Soto?

Koyie Hill spelled Chicago Cubs starting catcher Geovany Soto last night, and came up with three hits, bringing his season average up to .318. Soto, by contrast, is hitting just[Read More…]

by April 29, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
OMG Soriano Batted Third! OMG it Didn’t Last!

OMG Soriano Batted Third! OMG it Didn’t Last!

OMG Alfonso Soriano totally batted somewhere other than lead off this weekend!!!! And then he went back to lead off on Sunday, and the Cubs kicked the Cardinals’ collective ass.[Read More…]

by April 27, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Milton Bradley is a Prideful Idiot, but Really Fragile, so I Take it Back

Milton Bradley is a Prideful Idiot, but Really Fragile, so I Take it Back

Oh for what I want to say, but that I can’t. I want to say that I’m incredibly disappointed in Milton Bradley’s health thus far. But I can’t. I want[Read More…]

by April 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
In Case You Were Worried About the Cat

In Case You Were Worried About the Cat

Editor’s disclosure: I am a cat person (crud, I just lost some readers). So my thoughts here are probably tainted by my little snoopy, poopy, woopy, wittle, kitty… er, sorry.[Read More…]

by April 23, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Apparently Bradley Was Suspended For Something Other Than “Making Contact” With Umpire

Apparently Bradley Was Suspended For Something Other Than “Making Contact” With Umpire

There was an interesting aside in the Sun-Times today about Milton Bradley. The focus was about how he hasn’t played much, how he pisses people off (they actually used “piss”[Read More…]

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

The early season struggles of the bullpen are nearly the only thing for folks to complain about, so naturally, they’re complaining. Specifically, the lone lefty in the pen, Neal Cotts,[Read More…]

Tony LaRussa is Kind of a Douche

Tony LaRussa is Kind of a Douche

You can probably omit the “kind of” if you’re so inclined. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa has never been a favorite of Chicago Cubs fans, so pretty much anything[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Effectively tied for first place in the National League Central, having won or split every series of the season so far, it is hard to find things to complain about[Read More…]

by April 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Bradley Still Appealing Suspension … from the Bench

Bradley Still Appealing Suspension … from the Bench

Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was suspended for two games this weekend after “making contact” (I still didn’t really see it) with an umpire last week. The good news for[Read More…]

Adam Wainwright is Kind of a Douche

Adam Wainwright is Kind of a Douche

Did anyone else see LOST this week, when Hurley commented to Miles that Dr. Pierre Chang – Miles’ father – was “a douche”? My friends and I looked at each[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Fans Are Still Racist

Chicago Cubs Fans Are Still Racist

After patting itself on the back regarding the reach of its first racism piece (noting that “Cubs officials expressed disappointment with the Sun-Times story” – see how far reaching it[Read More…]

by April 16, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

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