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Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Tyler Colvin is Finally a Starter?

Coming out of Spring Training, the Chicago Cubs looked like they had five capable outfielders – a nice problem to have. Manager Lou Piniella vowed that youngster Tyler Colvin, who[Read More…]

by June 14, 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…]

God’s, Um, Wrath Watch? Aramis Ramirez Headed to DL

God’s, Um, Wrath Watch? Aramis Ramirez Headed to DL

Barely one year ago, when Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez dove on a grounder to third, landed awkwardly, and rolled around in pain, we were all absolutely terrified –[Read More…]

by June 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Neither Derrek Lee Nor Lou Piniella Expect Lee to be Traded

Neither Derrek Lee Nor Lou Piniella Expect Lee to be Traded

Late last week, there were several rumors surrounding Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee (as well as bench bat Xavier Nady) as a possible trade target for the suddenly-in-the-market-for-a-first-baseman Los[Read More…]

by June 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lou Piniella, Like the Rest of Us, is Frustrated

Of course, some of our frustration is directed at Lou Piniella, himself – so at least in one regard, our respective frustrations diverge. Lou Piniella is fed up, and this[Read More…]

by June 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Clearly Reads Bleacher Nation

Lou Piniella Clearly Reads Bleacher Nation

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella finally sat several of his unproductive starters, including three and four hitters Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez. The Ramirez benching was particularly notable, as[Read More…]

by June 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Word broke late last week (and then picked up steam over the weekend) that Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Andrew Cashner, recently placed in the AAA Iowa bullpen, would be called[Read More…]

Tom Gorzelanny: Reliever

The decision’s been made: Carlos Zambrano will return to the rotation on Wednesday, Randy Wells will start on Monday, and Tom Gorzelanny will move to the bullpen. Carlos Zambrano will[Read More…]

by May 30, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Jeff Baker Lost Vision in His Right Eye

God’s Wrath Watch: Jeff Baker Lost Vision in His Right Eye

Chicago Cubs utility player Jeff Baker is headed to an eye specialist for an examination of his right eye, which started given him problems late in yesterday’s game against the[Read More…]

by May 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Gorzelanny Not Happy About Possibility of Bullpen Move

Tom Gorzelanny Not Happy About Possibility of Bullpen Move

Unsurprisingly, none of the Chicago Cubs’ current starting pitchers wants to leave the rotation in favor of the bullpen. But of course, the current predicament is a problem of the[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ryan Theriot is a Swinger

Ryan Theriot is a Swinger

Part-time leadoff hitter Ryan Theriot hasn’t been getting on base a whole lot lately, resulting in increasing lead-off appearances for Kosuke Fukudome. So what’s Theriot’s problem? He’s not walking. At[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano Available Out of the Pen

Carlos Zambrano Available Out of the Pen

Though Carlos Zambrano is being moved back to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation, he’ll be available out of the bullpen until at least this Saturday – the second game of a[Read More…]

by May 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Did Zambrano Fail in the Bullpen on Purpose?

Did Zambrano Fail in the Bullpen on Purpose?

On the conspiratorial spectrum, I probably fall on the side that tends to think if something looks suspicious, there’s a reason for it. But even I never suspected what Gordon Wittenmyer[Read More…]

by May 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Zambrano Simulates Game, We Simulate Excitement

Zambrano Simulates Game, We Simulate Excitement

Chicago Cubs reliever starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano is being stretched out for a return to the rotation, having thrown a simulated game yesterday. Zambrano threw 73 pitches Monday in a[Read More…]

by May 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Out a Few Days with Thumb Injury

God’s Wrath Watch: Aramis Ramirez Out a Few Days with Thumb Injury

At this point, you could almost call this mercy. Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been dealing with a bruise of his left thumb, though he claims it is[Read More…]

by May 24, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Bobby Howry is a Leader, If Not a Pitcher

Bobby Howry is a Leader, If Not a Pitcher

In a surprising move, to say the least, the Chicago Cubs welcomed Arizona Diamondback cast-off Bobby Howry into the fold this weekend – directly into the fold. He’s a member[Read More…]

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