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God’s Wrath Watch: Ryan Theriot’s Elbow Still Bothering Him

God’s Wrath Watch: Ryan Theriot’s Elbow Still Bothering Him

You know, God has actually generally spared the Cubs His wrath this year. At least in the form of injuries. Chicago Cubs starting shortstop second baseman Ryan Theriot took a[Read More…]

by May 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Starlin Castro Could Be Headed to Chicago Soon

Starlin Castro Could Be Headed to Chicago Soon

Chicago Cubs super prospect Starlin Castro has been raking at AA this year, and, together with his AFL dominance last fall and his impressive Spring Training, he’s proving that he’s[Read More…]

by April 29, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon?

Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon?

The Chicago Cubs’ top positional prospect and top pitching prospect, Starlin Castro and Andrew Cashner, respectively, are doing very little this year to merit a change in those mantles. Each[Read More…]

by April 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lou Piniella Loses Mind, Changes Lineup Against Lefties

After the offense struggled against a very good left-handed pitcher in Wandy Rodriguez, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has reacted totally appropriately by saying he’s completely changing the lineup against[Read More…]

by April 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Xavier Nady’s Elbow is Improving

Xavier Nady’s Elbow is Improving

Not but a few weeks ago, we were presented with the very legitimate possibility that the Chicago Cubs fourth outfielder, Xavier Nady, would not actually be able to, you know,[Read More…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Bench Situation is Crowded and Cloudy

Cubs Bench Situation is Crowded and Cloudy

The Chicago Cubs will be making a final decision on who will be making the team very soon, but before they can do so, they’ve got to decide which mix[Read More…]

by March 22, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Clearly Think Mike Fontenot Can Be the Backup Shortstop

The Cubs Clearly Think Mike Fontenot Can Be the Backup Shortstop

Mike Fontenot is locked in a battle with Jeff Baker to be the starter at second base (even though it’s a natural platoon situation, but whatever – I don’t get[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Fontenot Didn’t Explode His Knee

Fontenot Didn’t Explode His Knee

In yesterday’s first Spring Training game, Chicago Cubs second baseman Mike Fontenot slid awkwardly into third base in the fourth inning, banging his knee on the dirt. Fortunately, he’s ok.[Read More…]

by March 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella: No Plans to Platoon at Second Base

Piniella: No Plans to Platoon at Second Base

One of the few open competitions on the Chicago Cubs this Spring is at second base. Incumbent, nominal starter Mike Fontenot had a terrible season last year after tearing it[Read More…]

by March 1, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Bench Battle: Piniella Confirms There Are Just Two Open Spots

Spring Training Bench Battle: Piniella Confirms There Are Just Two Open Spots

We’ve speculated for a few weeks now that when Spring Training rolled around, there were really only going to be two spots available to be won on the Chicago Cubs’[Read More…]

by February 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Hoping Mike Fontenot Can Backup Shortstop

Lou Piniella Hoping Mike Fontenot Can Backup Shortstop

With far more options to join the Chicago Cubs bench this year than there are spots, the team will have to make many difficult choices in filling out its 25-man[Read More…]

by February 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella Has No Plans to Use Starlin Castro as a Backup

Piniella Has No Plans to Use Starlin Castro as a Backup

When it comes to prospects, the Chicago Cubs have not always shown an appropriately level of restraint in promoting them to the bigs, only to have them sit on the[Read More…]

Might the Cubs Not Use a Platoon at Second Base?

Might the Cubs Not Use a Platoon at Second Base?

We’ve long been assuming that the Chicago Cubs would go with some kind of platoon at second base this year, using Mike Fontenot primarily against righties and Jeff Baker primarily[Read More…]

by February 22, 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┬áBruce Miles for putting this[Read More…]

by February 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

The Chicago Cubs are done making any major moves this offseason, and therefore, are apparently going to head into the 2010 season with a Mike Fontenot/Jeff Baker platoon at second[Read More…]

by February 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
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

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