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The Bullpen Will Be Settled This Weekend, and No One Is Going on Waivers

The Bullpen Will Be Settled This Weekend, and No One Is Going on Waivers

Chad Fox is no longer in the running for a bullpen spot after being told he’ll start the season at AAA Iowa, so it’s down to a competition between Jeff[Read More…]

Sean Marshall’s Grasp on the Fifth Starter Spot Already Shaky

Sean Marshall’s Grasp on the Fifth Starter Spot Already Shaky

It wasn’t but a week ago that Sean Marshall officially claimed the fifth starter spot in the Cubs rotation, but after back-to-back poor outings, his claim seems a little less[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Considering Offers for Pitchers Chad Gaudin and Angel Guzman

Cubs Considering Offers for Pitchers Chad Gaudin and Angel Guzman

There are no fewer than five remaining pitchers in camp who are battling for just two bullpen spots – Jeff Samardzija, David Patton, Chad Fox, Chad Gaudin, and Angel Guzman[Read More…]

Spring Training Battlewatch: The Bullpen

Yesterday’s game against the Rockies was a big one with the bats, but more importantly, it showcased many of the arms trying to make the Cubs bullpen. Chad Gaudin started,[Read More…]

by March 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll: March

The Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll: March

Announcing a new feature here at Bleacher Nation: the Cublogoverse Chicago Cubs Prospect Poll. With the help of some of your favorite other Cubs blogs, we’ve put together a poll[Read More…]

The Cubs Used to Have Nice Prospects

The Cubs Used to Have Nice Prospects

Rotoworld recently reflected upon it’s top 100 prospects from 2004, and sure enough, the Cubs had several entries in the list. That year or perhaps slightly before marked perhaps the[Read More…]

Spring Training Battlewatch: Lou Spills Some Beans

Spring Training Battlewatch: Lou Spills Some Beans

Today, instead of looking at box scores, let’s just look at some things manager Lou Piniella said yesterday. “There are two jobs open in that bullpen as far as I’m[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Might End Up in the Big League Pen – Seriously

Jeff Samardzija Might End Up in the Big League Pen – Seriously

Jeff Samardzija’s chance to make the Chicago Cubs rotation blew up in smoke Monday, but apparently his chance to make the big team hasn’t quite yet. Piniella said he would[Read More…]

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 17, 2009

The Chicago Cubs exacted more fake revenge on the Los Angeles Dodgers for last year’s pathetically, embarrassingly, awfully, ridiculously, pathetically, I know I already said pathetically but it was really[Read More…]

by March 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 16, 2009

The Cubs played the dreaded, evil Brewers. And lost. Grrr. I’m so angry. Psyche. Psyche about saying psyche. That sound you hear is the sound of Jeff Samardzija’s last, lingering[Read More…]

by March 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija is Going to Punch Sean Marshall in the Face. Er, Emotionally.

Jeff Samardzija is Going to Punch Sean Marshall in the Face. Er, Emotionally.

As things stand, Sean Marshall and Aaron Heilman have the inside track on the fifth starter spot for the Chicago Cubs. They have, by far, pitched the best in Spring[Read More…]

by March 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 9, 2009

In a game that Alfonso Soriano called a “must win” (with a wink), the Cubs ended a billion game losing streak. In Spring Training. The battles: Mike Fontenot continued to[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 4, 2009

The Chicago Cubs played two meaningless exciting Spring Training games yesterday. Perhaps the most important thing to come out of them was the healthy performance of Milton Bradley. Of course,[Read More…]

by March 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Josh Vitters is Still an Awesome Chicago Cubs Prospect

Josh Vitters is Still an Awesome Chicago Cubs Prospect

Keith Law said in a lengthy discussion that Chicago Cubs youngster Josh Vitters is the 14th best prospect in baseball, effectively making him quite awesome. Well, Baseball America doesn’t think[Read More…]

by February 26, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Spring Training Positional Battlewatch: February 25, 2009

Quick hits (or some equally cheesy way of saying I’m not going to type out a full recap): Micah Hoffpauir makes a powerful (get it? GET IT?!?!?) case for the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The First Spring Training Game is Here

The First Spring Training Game is Here

Only 38 more to go until Opening Day. Jeff Samardzija gets the first start for the Chicago Cubs as they open up the Cactus League against the Los Angeles Dodgers[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija Is the 6th Starter Right Now

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is tasked with picking the number five starter out of the Sean Marshall, Aaron Heilman, Chad Gaudin, and Jeff Samardzija bin by the end of[Read More…]

by February 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Barring a (sigh) Jake Peavy trade, the Chicago Cubs will go with Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Aaron Heilman, or Chad Gaudin as the fifth starter. For now, manager Lou Piniella[Read More…]

by February 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

Earlier in the off-season, the Cubs moved Felix Pie, Ronny Cedeno, and Michael Wuertz out of town – major league caliber players, for whom there was likely not a spot[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs’ Top 30 Prospects According to Baseball America

Enjoy the list of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects for 2009, according to Baseball America’s 2009 Prospect Handbook. And then go buy the Handbook you cheap-skate. Cubs Top 30 Prospects[Read More…]

by February 17, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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