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New Centerfield Names Emerging: Damon, Ellsbury, Perez

New Centerfield Names Emerging: Damon, Ellsbury, Perez

The Chicago Cubs continue to search for a new center fielder following the unceremonious dumping of Milton Bradley a few weeks ago. The most likely candidates come from the ugly[Read More…]

by December 28, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Arismendy Mota is a Chicago Cub

Today the Chicago Cubs executed a pre-planned trade for minor league pitcher Arismendy Mota, selected yesterday by the Washington Nationals in the AAA phase of the Rule 5 draft. The[Read More…]

by December 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
*Screeching Tire Sound* – Lou Piniella May NOT Retire After This Year?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Lou Piniella May NOT Retire After This Year?

It has long been assumed, and indeed confirmed by the man himself, that Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella would be hanging up his clipboard after 2010, the final year of[Read More…]

by December 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Florida Putting on Full Court Press for Cubs

Florida Putting on Full Court Press for Cubs

So, the state of Florida REALLY wants the Cubs to spring with them. So much so, that they’ve dispatched the governor, Charlie Crist, to help secure the team. Crist met[Read More…]

by December 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Andre Dawson Should Make the Hall of Fame This Time Around

Andre Dawson Should Make the Hall of Fame This Time Around

Andre Dawson holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Cubs fans, even though he spent just six of his 21 seasons in Chicago. His 1987 season was[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Chicago Cubs just released their 2010 Spring Training schedule. And, well, here it is: March 4 vs. Oakland Athletics March 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks March 6 vs. Chicago White[Read More…]

by November 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Fontenot is a Super Two, and Might Be Gone

Mike Fontenot is a Super Two, and Might Be Gone

Chicago Cubs second baseman and semi-utility player Mike Fontenot was awarded Super Two status yesterday, which means he is now arbitration eligible. Fontenot had 2 years, 139 days of service[Read More…]

by November 12, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Has Jim Hendry’s Passion for Austin Kearns Abated? We’ll Find Out

One of the worst kept secrets of Jim Hendry’s tenure as the general manager of the Chicago Cubs is his lust for outfielder Austin Kearns. Hendry repeatedly – and publicly[Read More…]

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
Neal Cotts is Rehabbing

Neal Cotts is Rehabbing

Neal Cotts has been something of an enigma as a Major League reliever. At times, dominant against everyone; at times, he couldn’t even get lefties out. And then midseason this[Read More…]

by October 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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: Cubs 5, Reds 2 – September 13, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 2 – September 13, 2009

Ted Lilly has been the man in his last six starts. Andres Blanco and Derrek Lee joined him as men for this one.

by September 14, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 7, Cubs 5 – September 12, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 7, Cubs 5 – September 12, 2009

Clearly Randy Wells does not realize that his quest for Rookie of the Year is about all we have to cheer for at this point. Also, Carlos Marmol did a[Read More…]

by September 13, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 6 – September 11, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 6 – September 11, 2009

The Cubs win again, teasing just enough. Temper those hopes, friends: even if the Cubs literally win out, a playoff spot is unlikely.

by September 11, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Voodoo Magic: Smoltz Dominant in Cardinals Debut

Voodoo Magic: Smoltz Dominant in Cardinals Debut

Even though we predicted it would happen, a small part of us refused to believe that, after putting up an ERA over eight with the Boston Red Sox, John Smoltz[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Wants to Return Sooner than Lou Piniella Wants Him To

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Wants to Return Sooner than Lou Piniella Wants Him To

Good news on the injury front, starting pitcher Ted Lilly, who is out rehabbing a sore shoulder and after minor knee surgery, says he’s feeling great. So great, that he[Read More…]

by August 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Reds 4 – August 5, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Reds 4 – August 5, 2009

And just as the Reds are the cure for what ails the Cubs, so too are the Cubs the cure for the Reds’ eight game losing streak. The offense vanished,[Read More…]

by August 5, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Andres Blanco Has a Made Up Strained Calf

Ok, well, maybe it’s legitimate, but Blanco developed the injury just in time for the Cubs to activate Tom Gorzelanny to start last night against the Reds. In a corresponding[Read More…]

by August 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Reds 3 – August 4, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Reds 3 – August 4, 2009

Ah, the Cincinnati Reds really are the cure for what ails you. The win is great – though once again, apparently no Chicago Cub is capable of pitching successfully in[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Kevin Gregg’s Arm Needs a Nap

Kevin Gregg’s Arm Needs a Nap

Chicago Cubs closer Kevin Gregg is dealing with a bit of “tired arm,” according to manager Lou Piniella. “He has a little bit of a tired arm,” Piniella said before[Read More…]

by August 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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