Post Tagged with: "Alfonso Soriano"


Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Hmm. Time was, we assumed there would be some kind of platoonish set up in the outfield such that, when the Cubs were facing a lefty, they would find a[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tyler Colvin Makes the Chicago Cubs

Tyler Colvin Makes the Chicago Cubs

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced that outfielder Tyler Colvin had won the 24th spot on the Chicago Cubs, and he’ll act as the team’s fifth outfielder behind starters[Read More…]

by March 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

When the Chicago Cubs took Tyler Colvin with their first round pick in 2006, you could hear the groans from across Chicago. The kid – talented, to be sure –[Read More…]

Ryan Theriot: Leadoff Hitter

Ryan Theriot: Leadoff Hitter

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday that there would be no leadoff platoon this year, and announced that Ryan Theriot would be the leadoff hitter. Theriot batted .283 in[Read More…]

by March 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

Last week, there was a head-scratcher of a rumor that had the Chicago Cubs attached to a top Cuban shortstop prospect, who is free to sign with any team. Yesterday,[Read More…]

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Going to Be An Issue All Year

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Going to Be An Issue All Year

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was something of a non-issue last year. Not because there weren’t storylines swirling around him, but instead because he didn’t really show much to talk[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

The Chicago Cubs will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow, and manager Lou Piniella has released the lineup for the game: 1. Ryan Theriot¬† SS 2. Kosuke Fukudome RF[Read More…]

by March 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Feeling Good

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Feeling Good

So far so good in Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano’s knee. He recently said he was worried that it was only at about 85 percent, but things are looking up.[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano is Still Recovering

Alfonso Soriano is Still Recovering

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has been quietly recovering from September knee surgery. He battled with problematic legs all season – or so we were told – culminating in the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Someone’s Gonna Bat Leadoff, But Lou Piniella Doesn’t Know Who

Someone’s Gonna Bat Leadoff, But Lou Piniella Doesn’t Know Who

Most of the Chicago Cubs’ lineup this year is set. We know that Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez will hit three and four. We know that Marlon Byrd and Alfonso[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Today is the Positional Reporting Date for Spring Training

By the end of the day, all of the Chicago Cubs invited to Spring Training will be in camp, preparing for the first full-squad practice tomorrow. Of course, the date[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Geovany Soto is in Better Shape, Not on Drugs

Geovany Soto is in Better Shape, Not on Drugs

It seems like eons ago that Geovany Soto broke out, and then took home the National League Rookie of the Year award. So terrible was his 2009 campaign that it[Read More…]

by February 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Participants

Spring Training Participants

Here’s a helpful recap of the players participating in Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs this year – pitchers and catchers report this week. Thanks to¬†Bruce Miles for putting this[Read More…]

by February 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry is All Kinds of Reactionary

Jim Hendry is All Kinds of Reactionary

I suspect that if Jim Hendry were an avid investor in the stock market, he probably wouldn’t have too much success. You see, in the market, you have to anticipate[Read More…]

Welcome to the Lead-Off Debate, Redux

Welcome to the Lead-Off Debate, Redux

For three years, the Chicago Cubs batting order has been a particularly contentious source of debate, with the placement of outfielder Alfonso Soriano dominating the discussion. He came to the[Read More…]

by February 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News