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Ted Lilly Wants Mark DeRosa Back

Ted Lilly Wants Mark DeRosa Back

It is officially the offseason, at least as far as the Chicago Cubs are concerned. And with the offseason comes all kinds of unsolicited advice on what moves the Cubs[Read More…]

by October 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 8, Cubs 2 – September 30, 2009 (Game Two)

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 8, Cubs 2 – September 30, 2009 (Game Two)

Most times, a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates, where the Cubs scored just two runs total, and gave up 12, would incur a blinding dollop of[Read More…]

by October 1, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 4, Cubs 0 – September 30, 2009 (Game One)

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 4, Cubs 0 – September 30, 2009 (Game One)

Ted Lilly’s stellar 2009 campaign is over, and it ended unfortunately – a four-run first inning spoiled an otherwise excellent performance.

by September 30, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 0, Cubs 6 – September 29, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 0, Cubs 6 – September 29, 2009

And with that impressive win, the Chicago Cubs were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

by September 30, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella Love Each Other, and All is Tranquil

Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella Love Each Other, and All is Tranquil

When Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella yanked Carlos Zambrano from yesterday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Zambrano was visibly frustrated with the decision. Zambrano had pitched six effective innings, and[Read More…]

by September 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Pirates 5 – September 9, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Pirates 5 – September 9, 2009

The Cubs sweep the Pirates, and can clearly beat bad teams this year. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough bad teams on the schedule.

by September 10, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Pirates 4 – September 8, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Pirates 4 – September 8, 2009

The Chicago Cubs led off the game with an MLB record tying eight straight hits. Spread ‘em out, boys.

by September 9, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Pirates 2 – September 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Pirates 2 – September 7, 2009

As always, the Pirates are like soothing aloe on a bad sunburn.

by September 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Enhanced Box Score: Rain 100, Cubs 0 – August 16, 2009

Another box scoreless enhanced box score. This time the rain won, and nobody else. It was the Pirates last and best weapon. — Sent from my mobile device

by August 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Back Today

After seven days out, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to return for today’s series finale against the Pirates. Ramirez’s ailing shoulder received a cortisone shot nearly a[Read More…]

by August 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 1, Cubs 3 – August 15, 2009

So, as you may have guessed by the stark absence of a box score below, there isn’t going to be one today. I am in Chicago this weekend to visit[Read More…]

by August 15, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 17(!) – August 14, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 2, Cubs 17(!) – August 14, 2009

Well that was fun. And with that, the Cubs are scrambling to schedule the Pirates for every game remaining this year. That’s pretty much the only way they’ll win another[Read More…]

by August 14, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

As we anticipated, Tom Gorzelanny was acquired as a stop-gap for the Chicago Cubs’ rotation as it misses Ted Lilly. He’ll start three times in Lilly’s absence. Newly acquired Cubs[Read More…]

The Pirates Trade; or Why Tom Gorzelanny Better Be Awesome

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs traded pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny. And[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Will Keep Exploring Deals Up to Today’s Deadline

Cubs Will Keep Exploring Deals Up to Today’s Deadline

Though the Chicago Cubs have likely already made the big deal they’ll make before this year’s non-waiver trade deadline – acquiring pitchers John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny from the Pittsburgh[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cubs Acquire Grabow, Gorzelanny From Pirates

Today, the Chicago Cubs sent pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for lefty reliever John Grabow and lefty sometimes[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

I Told You Freddy Sanchez Wasn’t Coming to the Cubs

The San Francisco Giants just acquired Sanchez from the Pirates. Leaving no ambiguity about their intention to chase a playoff spot this season, the Giants dealt heralded minor league pitcher[Read More…]

by July 30, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Freddy Sanchez Unlikely for the Cubs

Freddy Sanchez Unlikely for the Cubs

Mini update on the Chicago Cubs’ pursuit of a bat. The one spot in the lineup that could even potentially, realistically be upgraded is second base, and fans have been[Read More…]

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