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Casey Coleman to Chicago, Carlos Silva to the DL

After experiencing a racing heart and chest discomfort, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva spent what was probably a pretty scary night in the hospital. The good news is that everything[Read More…]

Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

Now that Ted Lilly is off to greener pastures in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs will need a new starter in their rotation. The obvious long-term choice is Carlos Zambrano,[Read More…]

Remember Jeff Samardzija? How’s He Doing These Days, Anyway?

Remember Jeff Samardzija? How’s He Doing These Days, Anyway?

A couple months ago, Jeff Samardzija had pushed the patience of the Chicago Cubs to the limit. One of a small handful of players who’ve been given a Major League[Read More…]

by June 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Mitch Atkins to Chicago, James Russell to Iowa

With the Chicago starting pitchers failing to go deep into games lately, the bullpen has been a bit taxed. To that end, the Cubs reached into AAA Iowa to pull[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano to Remain in Bullpen for at Least Six Weeks?

Carlos Zambrano to Remain in Bullpen for at Least Six Weeks?

The Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen experiment has always been regarded as just that: an experiment. But how long will it last? Presumably, the move is not permanent, but if[Read More…]

by April 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

It’s the Iowa Bullpen for Jeff Samardzija

When the Chicago Cubs sent disappointing pitcher Jeff Samardzija down to AAA Iowa yesterday, it was unclear whether he would revert to starting, or would remain a reliever. Reliever it[Read More…]

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…]

Ted Lilly to Return on Saturday, Big Decisions Looming

Ted Lilly to Return on Saturday, Big Decisions Looming

As we learned late last week, the plan for Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly is to have one more rehab start – tonight for A ball Peoria – and then[Read More…]

by April 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Andrew Cashner Ain’t the Bullpen Answer

Andrew Cashner Ain’t the Bullpen Answer

To the extent you were hoping that former number one draft pick Andrew Cashner, currently serving as a starter at AA Tennessee, would be the solution to the bullpen’s late-inning[Read More…]

by April 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija is Kind of Pissed

Jeff Samardzija is Kind of Pissed

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced the back-end of the rotation – Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny – which also meant that he was announcing that Jeff Samardzija and[Read More…]

by March 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

Tyler Colvin May Just Make the Cubs After All

When the Chicago Cubs took Tyler Colvin with their first round pick in 2006, you could hear the groans from across Chicago. The kid – talented, to be sure –[Read More…]

Cubs’ Rotation and Bench Rumors

Cubs’ Rotation and Bench Rumors

While we still have no official word from Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella on the final makeup of the rotation and the bench (much less the bullpen), we do have[Read More…]

One Lefty and One Righty Will Win Rotation Spots

One Lefty and One Righty Will Win Rotation Spots

Chicago Cubs pitchers Carlos Silva, Jeff Samardzija, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall are competing for two spots in the rotation (at least while Ted Lilly is out), and until now,[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

The Chicago Cubs will indeed carry seven pitchers in the bullpen, manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday. And six of those seven are already known, with four guys trying to win[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2010 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 10, 2010 Analysis and Commentary

Initial Spring Training Rotation Set

All of the Chicago Cubs’ expected starting pitchers, and those competing to be in the starting rotation, will get a shot in the first week of Cactus League games. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Esmailin Caridad Has Already Won a Bullpen Spot?

Esmailin Caridad Has Already Won a Bullpen Spot?

The race to take a spot in the Chicago Cubs bullpen is a wildly crowded one. Carlos Marmol, Angel Guzman (if healthy), and two of the would-be starting pitchers (Sean[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Here’s Something Scary: Carlos Silva Was Really Trying in Seattle

Here’s Something Scary: Carlos Silva Was Really Trying in Seattle

Whenever the Chicago Cubs bring a reclamation project on board, there are certain things that can inspire optimism. The guy was playing through pain or with a lingering injury the[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Really Wants to Start for the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija Really Wants to Start for the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija came to the Chicago Cubs on a major league contract when he was drafted a few years ago. That means that he came with big expectations. And although[Read More…]

by February 16, 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

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