Post Tagged with: "Pirates"


Matt Capps is Gonna Get Paid

Matt Capps is Gonna Get Paid

Reliever Matt Capps, who had an ERA approaching 6 last year, has drawn a tremendous amount of attention this offseason following his non-tender by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Among the interested[Read More…]

by December 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Finalist for Capps

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Finalist for Capps

After finally trading Milton Bradley, Jim Hendry can turn his focus to the clear, singular problem with this team: the lack of middle relief. Um. Guh? Matt Capps is the[Read More…]

by December 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Looking at Kelvim Escobar

Chicago Cubs Looking at Kelvim Escobar

When it comes to pitchers, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has shown a penchant for loving two things: middle relievers and reclamation projects. So when an opportunity to combine[Read More…]

by December 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Looking at Matt Capps and Kiko Calero

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Looking at Matt Capps and Kiko Calero

Despite the insanity of it all, Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry continues his hot pursuit of another reliever to squeeze into the team’s very crowded bullpen. He seems intent[Read More…]

by December 14, 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

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…]

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