Post Tagged with: "Phillies"

Carlos Marmol Loves Pedro Martinez, But the Cubs Don’t

Carlos Marmol Loves Pedro Martinez, But the Cubs Don’t

Even though the Chicago Cubs probably should be in the market for some starting pitching depth, they are not. The relative virtue of such a decision, I will leave to[Read More…]

by November 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

Don’t Cry, But Mark DeRosa Isn’t Coming Back

For those Chicago Cubs fans holding out hope that the team would take interest in signing free agent Mark DeRosa – you’re going to have to get used to disappointment.[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Not the Mets

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Not the Mets

It was reported last week that the number of suitors for Milton Bradley this Winter would be “shocking.” That was quite a relief, because up to that point, all we’d[Read More…]

by October 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

Jake Fox is Not a Starter – A Statistical Examination

On Friday, May 8, the Chicago Cubs were playing the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a nondescript, early season game. In the third inning, Ryan Braun drove a hard grounder down[Read More…]

by October 21, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Enter the Tampa Bay Rays – And Pat Burrell

Obsessive Bradley Trade Watch: Enter the Tampa Bay Rays – And Pat Burrell

Priority one this offseason for Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry is dumping Milton Bradley, and trying to eat as little salary as possible in the process. Always easier when[Read More…]

Why the Final Week Rainout and the Last Game Loss Were Blessings

The 2010 Major League Baseball draft order is out, pending changes due to free agency signings, and the Chicago Cubs come in at 16th. That the Cubs are 16th and[Read More…]


Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 6, Cubs 1 – August 13, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 6, Cubs 1 – August 13, 2009

No pitching, no hitting, no win. Remember when Lou Piniella put Kosuke Fukudome at 1 and Milton Bradley at two, and they were both raking? Thank God that’s over!

by August 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 12, Cubs 5 – August 12, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 12, Cubs 5 – August 12, 2009

Not much to say here. Pedro shouldn’t have looked that good, and Samardzija/Marshall shouldn’t have looked that bad.

by August 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Cortisone Shot

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Cortisone Shot

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez received a cortisone shot on Tuesday, which will keep him out of the lineup likely for the rest of the Phillies series, but which[Read More…]

by August 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 4, Cubs 3 – August 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Phillies 4, Cubs 3 – August 11, 2009

Sure, the Cardinals, Rockies and Giants all lost, so everyone says “at least the Cubs didn’t lose a game in the standings.” I’ve always hated that expression. Of course they[Read More…]

by August 12, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano to the DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano to the DL

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano’s back injury proved just a little too much to handled. Thus, the Cubs have sent him to the disabled list. “He went home today,” general[Read More…]

by August 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Don’t Have the Prospects to get … John Grabow?

The Cubs Don’t Have the Prospects to get … John Grabow?

The Chicago Cubs are focusing their trade deadline efforts on acquiring a lefty reliever, and most are not expected to come at a terribly steep price. But apparently the Pittsburgh[Read More…]

by July 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Phillies 5 – July 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Phillies 5 – July 22, 2009

All things considered, it was an acceptable series for the Cubs. Sure, you never like to lose two of three, but the Cubs ran into an absolute buzz saw of[Read More…]

by July 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Meet 2011 Chicago Cub: Milton Bradley

Meet 2011 Chicago Cub: Milton Bradley

Contrary to popular belief, maligned outfield Milton Bradley was not signed by the Chicago Cubs to a 3 year, $30 million deal this offseason. He was signed to a 2[Read More…]

by July 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 4 – July 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Phillies 4 – July 21, 2009

Another day, another one run. If you’re looking for consolation here, look no further than Rich Harden’s now back-to-back excellent performances. Maybe he’s turning things around. If you’re like me,[Read More…]

by July 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores