Post Tagged with: "Dodgers"


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
Prince Fielder Blacked Out Before Going After Guillermo Mota

Prince Fielder Blacked Out Before Going After Guillermo Mota

Er. Um. Apparently. Fielder had said he didn’t “remember” his delayed reaction after reliever Guillermo Mota, a former teammate, hit him with two outs in the ninth inning of the[Read More…]

by August 8, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Could Be Back As Soon As Wednesday

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Could Be Back As Soon As Wednesday

Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been out for, well, a long time with a strained oblique. Fortunately, he’s been rehabbing successfully (he went 1-2 in a rehab outing last[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 0, Cubs 12 – July 29, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 0, Cubs 12 – July 29, 2009

It’s awesome to score 12 and all, but it kind of feels like a waste on a day that 1 would have done the trick. Still, feels good. But damn[Read More…]

by July 30, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Lou Piniella is Clearly Pissed at Milton Bradley and Jim Hendry

Lou Piniella is Clearly Pissed at Milton Bradley and Jim Hendry

Following the Chicago Cubs’ crushing and embarrassing sweep in the playoffs last year at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Lou Piniella was ardent in his support for[Read More…]

A Ramirez Return Worth Cheering For

A Ramirez Return Worth Cheering For

When Manny Ramirez returned from a 50-game steroid suspension, Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheered as though he’d returned from a terrible injury after months of rehabilitation. The hero returns. When[Read More…]

by July 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Ready to Roll

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Ready to Roll

Aramis Ramirez had his first rehab outing yesterday, and he looked great. But far more importantly, he felt great. Ramirez looked fairly similar Friday to the way he did May[Read More…]

by July 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News