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The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

The End of the Milton Bradley Era: A Portrait of the Player as a Young Man

There’s a story about Milton Bradley as a young man that pops up from time to time. When Bradley was hitting his stride, and dominating his high school league, scouts[Read More…]

Florida Putting on Full Court Press for Cubs

Florida Putting on Full Court Press for Cubs

So, the state of Florida REALLY wants the Cubs to spring with them. So much so, that they’ve dispatched the governor, Charlie Crist, to help secure the team. Crist met[Read More…]

by December 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

For those Chicago Cubs fans holding out hope that the team would take interest in signing free agent Mark DeRosa – you’re going to have to get used to disappointment.[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Chicago Cubs just released their 2010 Spring Training schedule. And, well, here it is: March 4 vs. Oakland Athletics March 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks March 6 vs. Chicago White[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Probably Staying in Mesa

Chicago Cubs Probably Staying in Mesa

There has been a great deal of talk about the Chicago Cubs heading to Florida for Spring Training starting in 2012, but in the end, it may be just talk.[Read More…]

by October 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Tony LaRussa Will Probably Manage the Cardinals Next Year

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa’s contract is up in a week, and he still hasn’t decided whether or not he wants to come back to the team next year.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Albert Pujols Hates the St. Louis Cardinals

Albert Pujols Hates the St. Louis Cardinals

Overstatement for effect. The St. Louis Cardinals, fresh off a playoff sweep, are going to have to make some tough personnel decisions this winter. And all of those moves could[Read More…]

by October 17, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
The Cardinals’ Playoff Disaster, and a Cubs Fan’s Self-Conscious Joy

The Cardinals’ Playoff Disaster, and a Cubs Fan’s Self-Conscious Joy

Schadenfreude – (n.) satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune. Last year at this time, Chicago Cubs fans were trying to divine meaning from disappointment. From disaster. From a[Read More…]

by October 11, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Bob Brenly Wants to Manage – Maybe the Cubs, Maybe Elsewhere

Bob Brenly Wants to Manage – Maybe the Cubs, Maybe Elsewhere

Chicago Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly has grown on Cubs fans – well, me anyway – and just as he has, he’s talking about leaving the broadcast booth for the dugout.[Read More…]

by October 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Why the Final Week Rainout and the Last Game Loss Were Blessings

The 2010 Major League Baseball draft order is out, pending changes due to free agency signings, and the Chicago Cubs come in at 16th. That the Cubs are 16th and[Read More…]

No Trades Are Currently in the Works for the Cubs, but That Could Change

No Trades Are Currently in the Works for the Cubs, but That Could Change

Despite the recent waiver claims of pitchers Rich Harden and Aaron Heilman, the Chicago Cubs say they aren’t currently pursuing trades with the claiming teams. In fact, they haven’t even[Read More…]

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Lou Piniella Back in 2010

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Lou Piniella Back in 2010

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella’s agreement with the Chicago Cubs was bumped last year to run through the 2010 season. But that didn’t necessarily mean the elder statesman would actually[Read More…]

by August 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Dodgers 1 – August 23, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Dodgers 1 – August 23, 2009

Although it’s always nice to get a win on getaway day, this one has the classic too-little-too-late feel to it.

by August 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 2 – August 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 2 – August 22, 2009

As a friend of the Nation, DK remarked, apparently the plan is now for the Cubs to score -1 runs tomorrow.

by August 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – August 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – August 21, 2009

Well, the Cubs needed to split in LA to have any real hope this year. And it’s an 0-2 start. That ain’t good. Neither is 3 runs total scored in[Read More…]

by August 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 7 – August 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 7 – August 20, 2009

While I’ll continue to complain about the bullpen, once again, the real problem is the offense.

by August 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Wouldn’t Matter if it Were Any Other Team: Smoltz Nearing Deal with Cardinals

Wouldn’t Matter if it Were Any Other Team: Smoltz Nearing Deal with Cardinals

A Smoltz with any other team would not smell as sweet – or perform as well. John Smoltz is apparently close to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz, 42,[Read More…]

by August 19, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
What Will It Take for the Cubs to Make the Playoffs?

What Will It Take for the Cubs to Make the Playoffs?

Speaking strictly statistically, things are not looking good for the 2009 Chicago Cubs. Last night’s heartbreaking loss (haven’t they all been heartbreaking this year?), coupled with the St. Louis Cardinals’[Read More…]

by August 18, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

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