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Why the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Will Suck

Why the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Will Suck

This is the third installment in Bleacher Nation’s 2009 preview of the National League Central – specifically, how every team not named the Cubs is going to suck. Previously: Cincinnati[Read More...]

by March 12, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Was Milton Bradley Always Hurt When He Was “Hurt”?

Was Milton Bradley Always Hurt When He Was “Hurt”?

The Chicago Cubs newest outfielder – that’s Milton Bradley, in case you couldn’t tell from the cheesy, standard set up – dropped a bit of a bombshell this week when[Read More...]

by March 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
RosenFAIL: The Cubs Bench

RosenFAIL: The Cubs Bench

I want to preface this with a word on accuracy and insight. I screw things up all the time. Sometimes I post things too quickly. Sometimes I don’t check my[Read More...]

by March 8, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Rich Hill Thinks He’s Really, Really Awesome

Rich Hill Thinks He’s Really, Really Awesome

When the Cubs traded broken/mentally-defective pitcher Rich Hill to the Orioles earlier this year for a player to be named later, most fans figured we were just getting rid of[Read More...]

Why the 2009 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2009 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

This is the second installment in Bleacher Nation’s weekly series, exploring precisely why the other teams in the National League Central are going to suck in 2009. Previously: Cincinnati Reds.[Read More...]

by March 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Milton Bradley Played Yesterday, and Didn’t Break

Milton Bradley Played Yesterday, and Didn’t Break

Milton Bradley DH’d for the Chicago Cubs yesterday, a week after leaving his first Spring Training game with quad soreness. When it happened, I was like, “Oh my God, here[Read More...]

by March 5, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Steve Phillips is an Idiot, and Lou Piniella ‘Bout to Drop Some Knowledge

Steve Phillips is an Idiot, and Lou Piniella ‘Bout to Drop Some Knowledge

Steve Phillips is a former, and completely unsuccessful, MLB general manager. Steve Phillips is a current, and completely unsuccessful, ESPN commentator. Phillips recently picked the Chicago Cubs to win the[Read More...]

by March 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, 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...]

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...]

by February 27, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, 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
Milton Bradley is Going to Pop, and It’s Going to Be Our Fault

Milton Bradley is Going to Pop, and It’s Going to Be Our Fault

When the Chicago Cubs signed Milton Bradley several weeks ago, each story on the signing was as populated by statistics from Bradley’s explosive season last year in Arlington as it[Read More...]

by February 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs May Still Add an Infielder – and Micah Hoffpauir is SOL

Cubs May Still Add an Infielder – and Micah Hoffpauir is SOL

Chicago Cubs’ bench spots are limited. Not like those offers for Snuggies on TV are limited. The Cubs’ bench spots are actually limited. There are going to be five guys[Read More...]

by February 19, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aaron Miles is Going to Start and Bat at the Top of the Order

Aaron Miles is Going to Start and Bat at the Top of the Order

Every mainstream article out there that discusses the Chicago Cubs’ offseason moves thus far focuses on the Milton Bradley signing, the Mark DeRosa trade, and letting Kerry Wood walk. But[Read More...]

by February 18, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

Earlier in the off-season, the Cubs moved Felix Pie, Ronny Cedeno, and Michael Wuertz out of town – major league caliber players, for whom there was likely not a spot[Read More...]

by February 17, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

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