After last week’s bizarre revelation that the Chicago Cubs were just one of two teams in serious pursuit of starting pitcher Pedro Martinez, it was only a matter of time before Pedro started claiming he was close to signing, and the Cubs started denying they were close to signing. Cue it up. The Cubs haven’t […]
You read that right, folks. Somehow, some way, for some reason, the Chicago Cubs recently scouted formerly awesome pitcher, and currently broken guy, Pedro Martinez. A source close to Pedro Martinez indicated tonight that both the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays have watched Martinez throw in the Dominican and both teams have begun to at […]
Next time, guys, it might be worth scoring a few more runs in the first nine innings. Save us all a few hours. Oh, and save Randy Wells continued heartache.
If Chicago Cubs fans noticed one thing about Ryan Dempster’s 2009 season, it would probably be that he hasn’t been nearly as good as he was last year. He has had three solid starts in a row, though. Well, there’s been something else to notice – and we’ve sort of heard about it, but not […]
So, so, so many missed opportunities. A young pitcher, throwing for his first time, and the Cubs manage a three spot. Yikes.
Ladies and gentlemen, he’s nuts. But we love him.
When a Chicago Cub sneezes awkwardly, he’s out for a week (seriously, it’s happened – name the player, and win a handshake). But when a St. Louis Cardinal twists his ankle in an ugly incident, he’s just fine-a-rooney. Albert Pujols insisted he was perfectly fine following Monday night’s game against the Reds, but his manager […]
About a month ago, there were whispers that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella would like to see Sean Marshall in the bullpen because he is a reliable lefty. But at the time, Marshall was a significantly better starting pitcher than the next in line, and it didn’t make sense to make the switch. With the […]
Yes, the Cubs have stunk with a capital F over the last week, losing five of six. But it’s not as though they’ve been playing full strength. that is, of course, not an excuse – it just helps me sleep at night. So how are the hundreds of injured Chicago Cubs doing? First up, the […]
Stupid freaking Reds. Stupid freaking Dusty Baker. And really stupid freaking Joey Votto. His entire career will be built on world-beating the Cubs. You’ll see. But today’s enhancement takes a different jab.
Stupid Reds with their stupid young pitchers. Whatever. Dusty will exact revenge for us.
Welcome back to Chicago, Dusty. SLAP.
Last time out, Chicago Cubs starter Rich Harden threw 92 pitches… in three innings. He struck out a ton of dudes, but was incredibly inefficient. Any time Harden struggles like that, there are going to be questions about his shoulder – you know, the one with the tear in it. But Harden says things are […]
After patting itself on the back regarding the reach of its first racism piece (noting that “Cubs officials expressed disappointment with the Sun-Times story” – see how far reaching it was!), the Sun-Times went back to the racism well this morning, re-upping its contention that the Cubs fans at Wrigley Field are uniquely racist. This […]
I was just kidding about Jeff Keppinger as a back-up infielder for the Chicago Cubs – he just got dealt to the Houston Astros for a PTBNL. Which is actually doubly frustrating: he was dealt within the division, so obviously that would not have scared the Reds off; and he was dealt for but a […]
It wasn’t but a week ago that Sean Marshall officially claimed the fifth starter spot in the Cubs rotation, but after back-to-back poor outings, his claim seems a little less certain. Manager Lou Piniella seemed a little concerned about Marshall’s poor finish to an otherwise successful spring. “The last two starts for Marshall have been… […]
This one comes from way out of left field. I have been fairly vocal in my position that Joey Gathright is completely superfluous, and should not be guaranteed a spot on the 25-man roster. Until recently, my calls went largely unnoticed. Now Bruce Miles has joined the party, and says Gathright may not make the […]