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Cubs Are Still Scouting Pedro Martinez, Unlikely to Sign Him

Cubs Are Still Scouting Pedro Martinez, Unlikely to Sign Him

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[Read More…]

Cubs Stick With Absurd Number of Pitchers For Now

Cubs Stick With Absurd Number of Pitchers For Now

When Rich Harden returned from the disabled list this weekend, the Chicago Cubs sent down an infielder, despite the fact that the team already had 12 pitchers (more than the[Read More…]

The Cubs Now Have 13 Pitchers On the Roster

What the hell? Cubs infielder Bobby Scales has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa in anticipation of activating starting pitcher Rich Harden off the disabled list for his start on Saturday,[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs Are Scouting Pedro Martinez

The Chicago Cubs Are Scouting Pedro Martinez

You read that right, folks. Somehow, some way, for some reason, the Chicago Cubs recently scouted formerly awesome pitcher, and currently broken guy,┬áPedro Martinez. A source close to Pedro Martinez[Read More…]

by June 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rich Harden is a Good Rehabber

Rich Harden is a Good Rehabber

To briefly update you on Rich Harden’s rehab from a sore back: he done good. Rich Harden allowed one earned run in 4 2/3 innings during his minor-league rehab start[Read More…]

by June 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Rehab Start Today

Obsessive Harden Shoulder, er Backwatch: Rehab Start Today

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Harden, on the shelf for a couple of weeks with an ailing back, will make a rehab start for AAA Iowa today. If all goes[Read More…]

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

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