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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…]

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…]

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…]

Carlos Zambrano to Throw Simulated Game Tomorrow, and Return to the Rotation is Imminent

Carlos Zambrano to Throw Simulated Game Tomorrow, and Return to the Rotation is Imminent

Despite repeatedly using Carlos Zambrano in a setup role after proclaiming that Zambrano would move to a long relief role in advance of a return to the rotation, Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

Cubs Set to Sign Bobby Howry Officially – Um, to Major League Deal

Cubs Set to Sign Bobby Howry Officially – Um, to Major League Deal

Contrary to my own speculation – you know, perfectly logical, understandable speculation – the impending Bobby Howry signing will not be for a minor league deal, despite his implosion in[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lou Piniella Suggests Randy Wells Will Be Bumped From Rotation

Lou Piniella Suggests Randy Wells Will Be Bumped From Rotation

The Chicago Cubs have announced the Carlos Zambrano will be (mercifully) returning to the starting rotation as soon as he gets stretched back out. But just as when Ted Lilly[Read More…]

Sean Marshall is the Man in the 8th Inning for Now

Sean Marshall is the Man in the 8th Inning for Now

It took the Cubs a year or two to get over their obsession with handedness in their lineup – just get the best hitters out there, whether they’re righty or[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Back to the Rotation

As we speculated, the “move” from short relief to long relief is just a stop along the way of returning Carlos Zambrano to the Chicago Cubs’ rotation. No timetable on[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry: I’ve “Never Given Any Thought” to Firing Lou Piniella

Jim Hendry: I’ve “Never Given Any Thought” to Firing Lou Piniella

National media outlets started pontificating on something we Chicago Cubs fans have been thinking for weeks – might it be time to make a change at manager? I recognize that[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

All things Carlos Zambrano and the bullpen have reached obsessive status. And the saga is taking another almost unbelievable turn. I say “almost” unbelievable, because I would have thought moving[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Shows His Fire – Off the Field

Lou Piniella Shows His Fire – Off the Field

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has had a long career, both as a player and a manager. As to the latter gig, Piniella has always been known as a fiery guy, prone[Read More…]

by May 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
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

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