Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 2 – August 3, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Reds 2 – August 3, 2009

Randy Wells just keeps dealing, and it is greatly appreciated. What’s not appreciated is the reeling bullpen.

by August 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Zambrano: Reliever?

Carlos Zambrano: Reliever?

The Chicago Cubs bullpen is a bit taxed, after a few short outings this past week, and manager Lou Piniella is considering adding starter Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen for[Read More…]

by August 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 3 – August 2, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 3 – August 2, 2009

That. Hurt.

by August 3, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

As we anticipated, Tom Gorzelanny was acquired as a stop-gap for the Chicago Cubs’ rotation as it misses Ted Lilly. He’ll start three times in Lilly’s absence. Newly acquired Cubs[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto is Rehabbin’

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto is Rehabbin’

So much freaking wrath this week. On the brighter side, Geovany Soto (strained oblique) is getting closer to being back with the Cubs. He started his rehab assignment yesterday with[Read More…]

by August 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Marlins 8 – August 1, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Marlins 8 – August 1, 2009

There aren’t words for how crazy that game was. A couple of star Ramirez’s hurt after being hit by pitches. Zambrano out. Theriot in. Gregg blows. Soriano infield. All over[Read More…]

by August 2, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Updates on Carlos Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez

Updates on Carlos Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez

Although you can never feel too comforted, both are apparently going to be ok. Zambrano said after the game that he would be ready for his next start. His back[Read More…]

by August 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

This is Just Ridiculous: Aramis Ramirez Out, Too

It’s unclear what is wrong with him, but Aramis Ramirez left tonight’s game against the Marlins in the 10th. Ramirez was hit by a pitch on the left elbow, and[Read More…]

by August 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

God is a Kid with a Magnifying Glass on a Hot Summer Day: Zambrano Out

Carlos Zambrano left today’s game against the Marlins in the third inning with “stiffness in his back.” Awesome. If there’s one thing this Cubs team needs, it’s more injuries.

by August 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Mark Prior is No Longer a Minor Leaguer

That’s because Mark “the Employee” Prior is about to be released from his minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. So much promise, so much athletic ability, and so[Read More…]

by August 1, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

ESPN Wants to Make Sure You Never Get Over Bartman

ESPN Wants to Make Sure You Never Get Over Bartman

Steve Bartman’s life is apparently to be forever linked to that damn foul ball. And I don’t know who is more burdened by it: Cubs fans or Bartman, himself. Ok,[Read More…]

by August 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 5 – July 31, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 5 – July 31, 2009

It’s easy to pin this one on Carlos Marmol, but it has just as much to do with the lack of offense – specifically the 0-fer in the top two[Read More…]

by August 1, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

The Pirates Trade; or Why Tom Gorzelanny Better Be Awesome

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs traded pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny. And[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Formerly Obsessive Peavywatch: Jake Peavy Traded to Chicago White Sox

OMG Jake Peavy! OMG Chicago! OMG… meh. It’s the White Sox, and the Cubs haven’t really even been remotely interested in half a year. The White Sox have acquired 2007[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Will Keep Exploring Deals Up to Today’s Deadline

Cubs Will Keep Exploring Deals Up to Today’s Deadline

Though the Chicago Cubs have likely already made the big deal they’ll make before this year’s non-waiver trade deadline – acquiring pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pittsburgh[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors