Post Tagged with: "Andrew Cashner"


As Expected, Andrew Cashner’s Innings Will Be Limited

As Expected, Andrew Cashner’s Innings Will Be Limited

One of the reasons I would have been all right with someone other than Andrew Cashner winning the fifth starter’s job out of Spring Training is his yet underdeveloped season-long[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Silva is Probably Going to Be the Fifth Starter, And That’s OK

Carlos Silva is Probably Going to Be the Fifth Starter, And That’s OK

You always got the sense that the Chicago Cubs were very reluctant to release Carlos Silva, whom they owe a total of $8 million over the next year ($6 million[Read More…]


Back End of the Cubs’ Rotation Shaping Up

Back End of the Cubs’ Rotation Shaping Up

Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano, and Matt Garza will start the first three games of the Chicago Cubs’ season, but, so far, the Cubs have not announced which two pitchers would[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Rotation and Bullpen Tidbits

Rotation and Bullpen Tidbits

There remains an active competition in camp for the fifth starter spot, and at least two bullpen spots. I say only the fifth starter spot because, by most accounts (including[Read More…]

by March 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Braden Looper: 25-Man Roster or Bust

Braden Looper: 25-Man Roster or Bust

Non-roster invitee Braden Looper does not intend to head to the minor leagues or another team if he doesn’t make the Chicago Cubs. And that’s not because he’s stubborn or[Read More…]

by March 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Contracts and Remaining Options Will Factor Into Roster Decisions

Contracts and Remaining Options Will Factor Into Roster Decisions

It’s always a difficult issue this time of year: how much should the fact that a guy has a huge, guaranteed contract or the fact that a guy is out[Read More…]


Carlos Silva Doesn’t Want to Talk About the Rotation Competition

Carlos Silva Doesn’t Want to Talk About the Rotation Competition

Carlos Silva no longer has the inside track on a rotation spot this year. That much is clear after a second consecutive abysmal Spring performance yesterday. What remains unclear is[Read More…]

Mike Quade Not Ready to Give Up on Carlos Silva

Mike Quade Not Ready to Give Up on Carlos Silva

Even after yesterday’s 8-run, 2-inning effort, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade says he’s not giving up on pitcher Carlos Silva as a rotation option. Which, frankly, is the right thing[Read More…]

by March 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Andrew Cashner Has the Inside Track on a Rotation Spot

Andrew Cashner Has the Inside Track on a Rotation Spot

His Spring debut notwithstanding, Chicago Cubs hurler Andrew Cashner is going to get a very good chance to win one of the last two spots in the rotation. Cashner, 24,[Read More…]

by March 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

New Reliever Robert Coello Happy to Be a Cub

A little less than a week ago, the Chicago Cubs traded second base prospect Tony Thomas to the Red Sox for reliever/prospect Robert Coello, whom the Red Sox had to[Read More…]

The Cubs Aren’t Just Playing Around with James Russell as a Starter

The Cubs Aren’t Just Playing Around with James Russell as a Starter

Folks: teach your children to throw with their left hand. James Russell was a moderately successful minor league starter for a few years before breaking through last Spring Training as[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Make Sense for Michael Young or Ian Kinsler

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Make Sense for Michael Young or Ian Kinsler

When the Texas Rangers added Adrian Beltre (with a hilariously awful contract, you’ll note) earlier this offseason, rumors began to swirl about incumbent third baseman Michael Young. Would he stay,[Read More…]

by January 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

At the time of the 2010 Chicago Cubs Spring Training, there were no fewer than four guys competing for two back-end rotation spots: Tom Gorzelanny, Carlos Silva, Sean Marshall and[Read More…]

by January 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News