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Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Bullpen Session Goes Well

Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Bullpen Session Goes Well

Injured Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden tossed 33 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday, and all appears to be going well for him. ”It went really well,” said Harden,[Read More…]

by June 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 8, Cubs 2 – May 31, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Dodgers 8, Cubs 2 – May 31, 2009

Well, that was an ugly little episode. Think maybe Lou Piniella’s comments that Sean Marshall would be headed to the bullpen when Rich Harden returns got in Marshall’s head at[Read More…]

by June 1, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Harden Could be Out Several Weeks

Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Harden Could be Out Several Weeks

The good news is that Rich Harden’s shoulder seems to be holding up despite a pre-existing tear. The bad news is that the seemingly manufactured back injury is actually real.[Read More…]

by May 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Neil Cotts on His Way Out of Chicago?

Neil Cotts on His Way Out of Chicago?

Apparently there’s a theme today. Get on board. Left-hander Neal Cotts has just about worn out his welcome with manager Lou Piniella as the only left-hander in the Cubs’ bullpen.[Read More…]

by May 27, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Unbearable Lightness of Keeping Patton

The Unbearable Lightness of Keeping Patton

“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” ~ The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera. Late last week, Chicago Cubs pitcher[Read More…]

by May 26, 2009 Analysis and Commentary

Rich Harden to the Disabled List

Well this kind of came out of nowhere. God is so freaking vengeful. The Cubs placed Rich Harden on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain on Friday, and[Read More…]

by May 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Still Feelin’ Fine

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Still Feelin’ Fine

When is a non-update an update? When it’s about Rich Harden’s torn and tenuous shoulder. This non-update is here to tell you that he’s still feeling pretty good about the[Read More…]

Wait, You Say Chad Gaudin Hurt His Back HOW?

Wait, You Say Chad Gaudin Hurt His Back HOW?

Today, now a successful starting pitcher with the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs welcome back the man acquired with Rich Harden last year, Chad Gaudin. Believe it or not,[Read More…]

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

The early season struggles of the bullpen are nearly the only thing for folks to complain about, so naturally, they’re complaining. Specifically, the lone lefty in the pen, Neal Cotts,[Read More…]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Feelin’ Fine Despite That Whole Terrible Pitching Thing

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Feelin’ Fine Despite That Whole Terrible Pitching Thing

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[Read More…]

by April 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 2, April 15, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 2, April 15, 2009

Rich Harden went just three innings and threw over 90 pitches. Yikes. Still, not what gets the enhancement – especially because we predicted this would happen.

by April 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Velocity’s Back

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Velocity’s Back

Lost in the teeth-gnashing about yesterday’s frustrating late loss to the Brewers was a tremendously impressive performance by a guy the Chicago Cubs desperately need to be tremendous this year:[Read More…]

by April 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Rich Still Feels Right Despite Starts Going Wrong

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Rich Still Feels Right Despite Starts Going Wrong

Rich Harden has looked terrible this Spring. Not only has he been ineffective, but also his velocity has been down and his stuff has looked weak. In his last Spring[Read More…]

by April 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Release Chad Gaudin, Jeff Samardzija to AAA

Cubs Release Chad Gaudin, Jeff Samardzija to AAA

The Chicago Cubs bullpen is set: David Patton and Angel Guzman are in, Chad Gaudin and Jeff Samardzija are out. Ultimately, this is the precise series of moves we had[Read More…]

The End of Spring Training Battlewatch: Why the Cubs/Yankees Series Isn’t Meaningless

The End of Spring Training Battlewatch: Why the Cubs/Yankees Series Isn’t Meaningless

As you know by now, the Chicago Cubs are helping open up the new Yankee Stadium – $1.5 billion worth of ill-timed lavishness – with a couple exhibition games. Yesterday[Read More…]

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Preparing for the Worst Case Scenarios

Readers repeatedly asked me if I was going to write a “Why the 2009 Chicago Cubs Will Suck” article, as I had for the rest of the N.L. Central. My[Read More…]

by April 3, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Trade Away Another Great Name

Cubs Trade Away Another Great Name

The Chicago Cubs have traded pitching prospect Rocky Roquet to the Oakland A’s for a PTBNL. Breathe. Breathe. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Roquet joined the Cubs in 2006 as a non-drafted free agent[Read More…]

Sean Marshall’s Grasp on the Fifth Starter Spot Already Shaky

Sean Marshall’s Grasp on the Fifth Starter Spot Already Shaky

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[Read More…]

by April 1, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Pitchers Rank Each Other – This Will End Well

Cubs Pitchers Rank Each Other – This Will End Well

The Sun Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer polled the remaining pitchers in Cubs camp regarding their thoughts on, well, themselves. They ranked each other in various categories, and it is certain not[Read More…]

by March 29, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch/Flu-Like Symptomwatch

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch/Flu-Like Symptomwatch

Rich Harden threw yesterday, and apparently things went as well as can be expected. Spent part of a nice afternoon watching Rich Harden pitch against the Oakland A’s top farm[Read More…]

by March 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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