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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
Rich Harden is Kerry Wood is Mark Prior

Rich Harden is Kerry Wood is Mark Prior

To the extent the comparisons haven’t already been made, they were inevitable. Absurdly talented, hard-throwing, strike-out heavy, right-handed starting pitcher for the Cubs… who has arm trouble. Kerry Wood. Mark[Read More…]

by February 15, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Will Kid-Glove Rich Harden in Spring Training

Chicago Cubs Will Kid-Glove Rich Harden in Spring Training

Well, I mean, duh. “We will not overtax him early here,” general manager Jim Hendry said Friday as pitchers and catchers were checking in for spring training. “He feels really[Read More…]

by February 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Will Go With 12 Pitchers

In case anyone had illusions of the Cubs going back to 11 pitchers as they did a few years ago, Lou Piniella has put that to rest: Talked with Lou[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

How the Cubs Can Trade Sean Marshall AND Garrett Olson and Still Have Two Great Swingmen

The most recent rumors regarding the possible (read: desperately hoped for) Jake Peavy trade have the Cubs potentially parting with a group of players that includes both Sean Marshall and[Read More…]

The Cubs Are World Baseball Classic’ing

The Cubs Are World Baseball Classic’ing

As many as 18 Chicago Cubs could participate in the World Baseball Classic coming up in early March. The rosters were released yesterday. Marmol and Ramirez are both on the[Read More…]

by January 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Rich Harden Has a Tear in his Shoulder Joint, the Earth is Round

Rich Harden Has a Tear in his Shoulder Joint, the Earth is Round

It was obvious to everyone that something was wrong with Rich Harden last year, beyond a little bit of shoulder tendinitis. So when it was officially revealed that Harden had[Read More…]

The Cublogoverse is Conventioning

The Cublogoverse is Conventioning

The Cubs Convention is underway, and the Cublogoverse is all a-twitter with tidbits from the event. The most terrifying goes first. Kaplan then brought up the inevitable question….Who’s going to[Read More…]

by January 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Cublogoverse
The Cubs Convention is Super

The Cubs Convention is Super

It’s almost here! Squeals of excitement! The Cubs Convention is this weekend, and although I’ve never been, I imagine it to be like the scene in Charlie in the Chocolate[Read More…]

by January 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Chicago Cubs Payroll Will Be Higher than Last Year

At least according to ESPN and Jim Hendry. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has been busy this offseason and he expects the team’s 2009 payroll to be a bit higher[Read More…]

by January 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jim Hendry Hearts Pitchers

Jim Hendry Hearts Pitchers

Obviously Chicago Cubs fans everywhere want Jim Hendry to be considering only one fifth starter to replace the deposed Jason Marquis: Jake Peavy. But the realistic-osity of acquiring Jake Peavy[Read More…]

by January 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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