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Zambrano and Piniella Remain Positive After Nightmare-Inducing Opening Day

Zambrano and Piniella Remain Positive After Nightmare-Inducing Opening Day

While yesterday was a holiday to most Chicago Cubs fans, it kind of felt like Memorial Day – sombre and reflective – without the day off. Starter Carlos Zambrano had[Read More…]

by April 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Piniella No Longer Keen on Platooning in the Outfield

Hmm. Time was, we assumed there would be some kind of platoonish set up in the outfield such that, when the Cubs were facing a lefty, they would find a[Read More…]

by April 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Andres Blanco is a Texas Ranger

As predicted earlier this week, Andres Blanco has been traded, rather than exposed to waivers. Today, according to multiple reports, Blanco was sent to the Rangers for a Player to[Read More…]

by March 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
It Seems Pretty Clear that Mike Fontenot Will Be the Backup Shortstop

It Seems Pretty Clear that Mike Fontenot Will Be the Backup Shortstop

Whither Andres Blanco. The Chicago Cubs have been experimenting with Mike Fontenot quite a bit at shortstop this Spring, even as Fontenot was trying to nail down the starting second[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aramis Ramirez Hits Well in Return, But as DH

Aramis Ramirez Hits Well in Return, But as DH

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez still isn’t quite over his triceps injury. He finally got into some game action yesterday, but just as a DH. Playing third base will[Read More…]

by March 24, 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…]

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
Andres Blanco Injury Has No Effect on Starlin Castro

Andres Blanco Injury Has No Effect on Starlin Castro

Chicago Cubs reserve infielder Andres Blanco, a dazzler with the glove, had a fair chance to make the Cubs, but a recent knee injury, which will keep him out for[Read More…]

by March 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Andres Blanco Suffers Sprained Knee

God’s Wrath Watch: Andres Blanco Suffers Sprained Knee

Chicago Cubs reserve infielder Andres Blanco is battling in Spring Training for one of the last two spots on the bench, and things took a dark turn for him yesterday[Read More…]

by March 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: God Hates Cubs Shoulders

God’s Wrath Watch: God Hates Cubs Shoulders

Yesterday we learned that Chicago Cubs second baseman Mike Fontenot has a bum shoulder, which isn’t a huge concern, as he’s expected to be back tomorrow or early next week. The[Read More…]

by March 6, 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
Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Going to Be An Issue All Year

Alfonso Soriano’s Knee is Going to Be An Issue All Year

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was something of a non-issue last year. Not because there weren’t storylines swirling around him, but instead because he didn’t really show much to talk[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

First Spring Training Lineup Holds Clues for the Season

The Chicago Cubs will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow, and manager Lou Piniella has released the lineup for the game: 1. Ryan Theriot  SS 2. Kosuke Fukudome RF[Read More…]

by March 3, 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

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