Post Tagged with: "Pirates"


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
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…]


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
Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

The Chicago Cubs promoted top prospect Starlin Castro, 20, last week – a move that was questioned as panic-driven. Most thinking folks rejected that kind of criticism, believing there was[Read More…]

by May 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Randy Wells Really Sucked Last Night, And He Knows It

Randy Wells Really Sucked Last Night, And He Knows It

Chicago Cubs starter Randy Wells came out of nowhere last year to be one of the better pitchers in the National League, and to finish among the top handful of[Read More…]

by May 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Ramirez Suck Watch: Aramis About to Get Bumped Down the Lineup

Obsessive Ramirez Suck Watch: Aramis About to Get Bumped Down the Lineup

After more than a month of terrible performance, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is going to head down the lineup. How far he falls is up to manager Lou[Read More…]

by May 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The St. Louis Cardinals Cannot Be Defeated in the NL Central

The St. Louis Cardinals Cannot Be Defeated in the NL Central

The other teams in the National League Central might as well pack it in for the year, because the St. Louis Cardinals have already won the division. Apparently. It’s May[Read More…]

by May 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Greg Maddux is Mentoring Like Whoa

Greg Maddux is Mentoring Like Whoa

During the offseason, the Chicago Cubs added one of the best pitchers in the history of the game to their staff – their front office staff. Greg Maddux has been[Read More…]

by April 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Why the 2010 St. Louis Cardinals Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by April 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Why the 2010 Houston Astros Will Suck

Why the 2010 Houston Astros Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by March 3, 2010 Analysis and Commentary

Why the 2010 Cincinnati Reds Will Suck

Why the 2010 Cincinnati Reds Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by February 24, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Baseball Prospectus Projects the 2010 Cubs to Suck

Baseball Prospectus Projects the 2010 Cubs to Suck

We’re coming up on Spring Training, which means it’s time to start prognosticating. For us here at Bleacher Nation, it means our series of posts about why each team in[Read More…]

After a Physical, Xavier Nady Will Be a Chicago Cub

After a Physical, Xavier Nady Will Be a Chicago Cub

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with outfielder Xavier Nady on a one-year, $3.3 million deal, which also offers some $2 million in incentives for games played. Nady, 31,[Read More…]

Neal Cotts is a Pittsburgh Pirate

Neal Cotts is a Pittsburgh Pirate

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed (now) former Chicago Cubs reliever Neal Cotts to a minor league deal. Cotts is rehabbing from mid-season Tommy John surgery, and was non-tendered by the[Read More…]

by January 5, 2010 MLB News and Rumors