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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
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Er, Flu-Like Symptomwatch

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Er, Flu-Like Symptomwatch

Rich Harden was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday because of those dreaded “flu-like symptoms” – seriously, what is the deal with calling the illness “flu-like symptoms” instead of[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Might End Up in the Big League Pen – Seriously

Jeff Samardzija Might End Up in the Big League Pen – Seriously

Jeff Samardzija’s chance to make the Chicago Cubs rotation blew up in smoke Monday, but apparently his chance to make the big team hasn’t quite yet. Piniella said he would[Read More…]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Unbelieveable Wildness Probably Not Injury-Related

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Unbelieveable Wildness Probably Not Injury-Related

Rich Harden cruised yesterday for two innings and then completely fell apart in the third inning. He wasn’t even able to complete his scheduled three innings. Immediately, I cried a[Read More…]

by March 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Zambrano Will Start Opening Day, but How About the Rest of the Rotation?

Zambrano Will Start Opening Day, but How About the Rest of the Rotation?

Although there had been a small chance Lou Piniella would give the ball to last year’s ace, Ryan Dempster, to start on Opening Day, he’s going to go with Carlos[Read More…]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: First Spring Start, Hooray!

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: First Spring Start, Hooray!

Rich Harden finally made it into a Spring game today, and the results were good. By that, I mean his shoulder didn’t explode into a season and dream ending burst[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Simulated Game Today, Actual Game Next Week

Obessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Simulated Game Today, Actual Game Next Week

After a couple of successful bullpen sessions, Chicago Cubs pitcher/injured guy Rich Harden is set to throw some more today. And then some more more next week. Harden, who’s on[Read More…]

by March 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Throwing Batting Practice

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Throwing Batting Practice

Rich Harden hasn’t made it into a Chicago Cubs Spring Training game yet, but that’s not yet a concern. Among rational people, anyway. The good news is Harden is pitching[Read More…]

by March 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Sweet Jesus, Is Milton Bradley Hurt Already?

Granted, regulars get yanked early in Spring Training for a whole host of reasons completely unrelated to health. But when the yanking takes place after one at bat, and the[Read More…]

by February 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
In Case You Were Worried that Carlos Zambrano Was Already Broken

In Case You Were Worried that Carlos Zambrano Was Already Broken

As Chicago Cubs fans, we live in a perpetual state of fear – ironic, given that to fear loss is to have experienced success, and, um… But anyway, the fear[Read More…]

by February 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Throwing Off the Mound

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Throwing Off the Mound

Rich Harden’s shoulder is about to take on the mythic body part status previously reserved for Janet Jackson’s nipple. And with that, let’s obsess. Rich Harden threw about 20 pitches[Read More…]

by February 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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