The predictable dumping on Zambrano is out in full force, though Koyie Hill and Bruce Miles offer defenses. Listen to Zambrano’s comments here, if you’d like.
Category: Chicago Cubs News
2011 Chicago Cubs, time of death: about two hours ago.
Pitching to Pujols was only one of two bad options. Randy Wells’ arm, Tyler Colvin’s struggles, roster moves, Ryan Theriot’s IQ, and Doug Davis’ pension feature today.
He’s not in Kansas anymore. Bubba Starling is falling off the Cubs’ draft radar, Aramis Ramirez and Matt Garza are close to returning, and Bud Selig isn’t fretting about the Cubs.
*Inhale.* … FFFFFFUUUUU…….
“Regime Change” in the Cubs’ front office is becoming a popular topic even among the most loyal of Chicago’s writers. Todays bullets also feature the Cubs’ debt issues, Darwin Barney’s struggles, and Len Kasper’s opinion.
The Cubs’ first round pick – Bubba Starling? Archie Bradley? – and the plan of attack, according to Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken.
Despite the grousing about a crummy product on the field, Cubs fans are still coming to Wrigley much more than other fans.
Actually, even the David Wright one is kind of a bummer. Possible trades, Aramis Ramirez’s face, Matt Garza’s arm, Ryne Sandberg’s future, and Carlos Zambrano breaks Tony Campana.
I’m not quite ready to call it a season, but I’m certainly not ready to say the only problem with this team is the set of injuries that’s befallen its players.
The first timetable we’ve heard on Marlon Byrd’s recovery, and it’s a good one.
Carlos Zambrano and I both try to control the raging spirit that dwells within us. Also, Matt Garza’s throwing schedule, Carlos Marmol’s temperance, and the Reds’ pursuit of another starter.
But will Colvin actually get some starts?
Garza threw yesterday, and came out clean on the other side. He could be back in time to face the Cardinals.
Details on LeMahieu’s promotion and expected role, thoughts from Rudy Jaramillo on the Cubs’ (lack of) patience, and the legend of Tony Campana grows…
The injury plague continues, and Blake DeWitt will now see some starts in left field.
God remains wrathful and the Cubs remain confusing about their prospect strategy.
Protip: If you want to remain healthy and on a Major League roster, don’t play center field for the Chicago Cubs.
Soon we’ll need a daily post dedicated solely to injuries. Info on Matt Garza’s and Geovany Soto’s returns, Reed Johnson and Jeff Baker’s aches, and Randy Wells’ and Casey Coleman’s futures.