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Spring Training Battlewatch: Bako Shuffled Loose the Cubbie Coil, Koyie Hill it is

Spring Training Battlewatch: Bako Shuffled Loose the Cubbie Coil, Koyie Hill it is

The Cubs have released Paul Bako, which means the backup catcher job goes to 30-year-old career minor leaguer – and chainsaw wielding badass – Koyie Hill. The decision saves the[Read More...]

Another Cubs First Round Pick is Looking for Work

A really great string of first round picks the Cubs have had in the 2000s, eh? Some news from the Cubs’ Minor League camp: left-handed pitcher Mark Pawelek, the No.[Read More...]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Moorad’s in Control, and Willing to Move Peavy

Obsessive Peavywatch: Moorad’s in Control, and Willing to Move Peavy

Now that Jeff Moorad has taken over the Padres, and has some indeterminate amount of control over player personnel decisions, he was bound to start getting peppered with Jake Peavy[Read More...]

So Taguchi In, Joey Gathright Out?

So Taguchi In, Joey Gathright Out?

This one comes from way out of left field. I have been fairly vocal in my position that Joey Gathright is completely superfluous, and should not be guaranteed a spot[Read More...]

The Seventh Cut is the Predictablest

The Seventh Cut is the Predictablest

Not to proclaim myself Nostradamus or anything, but when I predicted yesterday that pitchers Randy Wells and Kevin Hart had just seen their last days in big league camp, I[Read More...]

by March 30, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Closerwatch: It’s Kevin Gregg

Closerwatch: It’s Kevin Gregg

I can’t say I’m surprised: Lou Piniella today announced that Kevin Gregg – and not Carlos Marmol – will begin the season as the Chicago Cubs closer. Rue if you[Read More...]

by March 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
No Rooftop Fight This Year – Bummer

No Rooftop Fight This Year – Bummer

It’s too bad – can you imagine a fight on the Wrigley rooftops? It would be like the Matrix… with Cubs baseball! Concerned that the Cubs might follow through on[Read More...]

by March 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Pitchers Rank Each Other – This Will End Well

Cubs Pitchers Rank Each Other – This Will End Well

The Sun Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer polled the remaining pitchers in Cubs camp regarding their thoughts on, well, themselves. They ranked each other in various categories, and it is certain not[Read More...]

by March 29, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 28, 2009

The Chicago Cubs lost one late to the Colorado Rockies. But that doesn’t matter. The way they lost it, though, matters quite a bit. It shows up in the battles.[Read More...]

by March 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Sixth Cut is the Barely-Worth-Writing-About-est

The Sixth Cut is the Barely-Worth-Writing-About-est

The Chicago Cubs made a mini-cut yesterday, outrighting outfielder (wow, back-to-back “out” words – I could add the word “outwardly” to the front and make it a three-fer) Brad Snyder[Read More...]

by March 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 27, 2009

The Chicago Cubs beat up on the White Sox (ha), and the more traditional battlewatch is back. Angel Guzman is getting every chance in the world to make the bullpen[Read More...]

by March 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

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

Obsessive Peavywatch: Enter the Brewers

Obsessive Peavywatch: Enter the Brewers

Peter Gammons believes the Milwaukee Brewers will go after Jake Peavy when he undoubtedly becomes available later this year. While the source of his belief – current Brewer Bill Hall[Read More...]

by March 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Laughing Because It Didn’t Happen to the Cubs

Laughing Because It Didn’t Happen to the Cubs

As the world turns in Pittsburgh Pirate prospectland… Jose Tabata’s wife was questioned Tuesday on charges of taking an infant and could be charged with false imprisonment. Amalia Tabata Pereira,[Read More...]

by March 27, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

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