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Why the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More...]

by March 30, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Two Chicago Cubs Minor Leaguers Suspended for Testing Positive for Steroids

Two Chicago Cubs Minor Leaguers Suspended for Testing Positive for Steroids

A couple of Chicago Cubs minor leaguers recently tested positive for a banned substance (we’ll use “steroids” as the catch-all), and will be suspended for 50 games, says the Commissioner’s[Read More...]

The Cubs Are Basically Never Going to Steal Bases

The Cubs Are Basically Never Going to Steal Bases

Early in the Spring, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was talking a big game about the Cubs’ consistently low stolen base totals, and about how that was going to change[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...]

by March 24, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Has Got a Fever

God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Has Got a Fever

And the prescription is more cowbell. But seriously, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Aramis Ramirez hasn’t played since Friday and has been dealing with a 102-degree fever. He relaxed this weekend,[Read More...]

by March 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Write a Ridiculous Letter, Get Published in the Chicago Tribune

I will be the first to admit that I don’t know how a newsroom works. I don’t know how story ideas are created, vetted, and assigned. I don’t know the[Read More...]

Darwin Barney and Reed Johnson “Pulling Away” in Bench Competition?

Darwin Barney and Reed Johnson “Pulling Away” in Bench Competition?

At present, 11 of the 13 positional spots on the Chicago Cubs’ 25-man roster are locked in (assuming the immovable object that is Koyie Hill is the backup catcher), leaving[Read More...]

by March 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
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
Why the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More...]

by March 16, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
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
God’s Sigh of Relief Watch: Starlin Castro OK

God’s Sigh of Relief Watch: Starlin Castro OK

If there is one player the Chicago Cubs cannot afford to lose this year – for a variety of reasons, some performance-related, and some attendance-related – it’s probably shortstop Starlin[Read More...]

by March 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
The Yankees and Nationals Have Been Scouting Carlos Silva

The Yankees and Nationals Have Been Scouting Carlos Silva

At this point, no one but Chicago Cubs management is hoping Carlos Silva makes the team’s rotation. And no one (perhaps but Cubs management) expects him to, either. That’s why[Read More...]

by March 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Blake DeWitt is Not Guaranteed the Second Base Job

Blake DeWitt is Not Guaranteed the Second Base Job

While it has been assumed by most that, since he was acquired last year in the Ted Lilly trade, Blake DeWitt was *the* Chicago Cubs’ second baseman until further notice,[Read More...]

by March 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Bud Selig Not a Fan of Marlon Byrd’s Relationship with Victor Conte

Bud Selig Not a Fan of Marlon Byrd’s Relationship with Victor Conte

Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd is a physical specimen. Look at those guns. You don’t get that way without some serious training, and serious nutritional support – and I[Read More...]

by March 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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