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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Rockies 6 – August 7, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Rockies 6 – August 7, 2009

Carlos Zambrano went down before the game even started, and it didn’t get any better. On the bright side, Lou Piniella finally saw the light, and decided to use Milton[Read More…]

by August 8, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Starting Rehab Assignment

God’s Wrathwatch: Geovany Soto Starting Rehab Assignment

Geovany Soto has been out for a long time with an oblique strain, but he’s finally ready to starting a minor league rehab stint, and then return to the Cubs[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Pull a Fast One with David Patton’s Injury

The Cubs Pull a Fast One with David Patton’s Injury

Facts: 1.) David Patton was a Rule V pick from the Colorado Rockies. 2.) A team must keep a Rule V pick on the Major League roster (aka the 25-man[Read More…]

by July 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs: Dumping Players, and the Measure of Regret

Chicago Cubs: Dumping Players, and the Measure of Regret

The All Star break marks the not-really-but-figurative mid-point of the season. It always seems like a good time to reflect on pre-season items, and how things have played out (read:[Read More…]

by July 14, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Two Possible Trade Options for the Cubs

Two Possible Trade Options for the Cubs

Two recent rumor-ettes are percolating involving the Chicago Cubs and a couple ok-but-not-great players that are on the block. First up, the Pittsburgh Pirates are planning to trade Freddy Sanchez[Read More…]

by July 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Peace Out, Ryan Freel

Peace Out, Ryan Freel

The Chicago Cubs designated Ryan Freel for assignment yesterday, a move necessary to make room for newly-acquired Jeff Baker. Freel was fairly terrible as a Cub, so the move is[Read More…]

Whither Al Alburquerque?

The Chicago Cubs will part with High A Daytona reliever Al Alburquerque in the deal for Colorado Rockies utility man Jeff Baker says Cubs.com. This is a devastating, devastating blow[Read More…]

by July 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Report: Cubs Have Acquired Jeff Baker from the Rockies

Well this certainly came out of nowhere. The Chicago Cubs have acquired Jeff Baker(notes) from the Colorado Rockies, according to a source close to the club. It is unclear who[Read More…]

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
Luis Vizcaino is Officially Gone – And Apparently Lou Pushed Him Out the Door

Luis Vizcaino is Officially Gone – And Apparently Lou Pushed Him Out the Door

The Chicago Cubs designated reliever Luis Vizcaino, earlier received from the Rockies for Jason Marquis, for assignment two weeks ago, and now have officially released him. The Cubs will be[Read More…]

Samardzija is Back (redux), and Somebody’s Out

Samardzija is Back (redux), and Somebody’s Out

Jeff Samardzija makes his way back to the big club today after pitching very well to start the year in AAA Iowa, and manager Lou Piniella says he’ll help out[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Fans Are Still Racist

Chicago Cubs Fans Are Still Racist

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[Read More…]

by April 16, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
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
God’s Wrathwatch: Soto and Ramirez Back Today, Bradley Back Whenever

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto and Ramirez Back Today, Bradley Back Whenever

In case you missed it, Geovany Soto (shoulder) and Aramis Ramirez (back) are expected back in the starting lineup today against the Rockies. Milton Bradley (tender, tender groin), on the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 0, Cubs 4, April 13, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 0, Cubs 4, April 13, 2009

It’s raining men… er, rain. Rain. A solid all-around outing for the Cubs, but on part stuck out more than the rest.

by April 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrathwatch: Soto and Bradley Both Out Today

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto and Bradley Both Out Today

The Chicago Cubs open up a two game series against the Rockies at Wrigley Field today – weather permitting – and they’ll be without two big bats: catcher Geovany Soto[Read More…]

by April 13, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
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…]

Bullpen Battlewatch: No One Stepping Up

The four men competing for the last two bullpen spots are running out of time to dazzle – and none are stepping up to the… er, rubber. Two pitched yesterday,[Read More…]

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

The Rockies Have Eye on Chad Gaudin, Are Apparently Blind

Kidding, naturally. Chad Gaudin has been a successful major league pitcher for several years, so there is going to be interest. The first nibbles appear to be from the Colorado[Read More…]

by April 2, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 28, 2009

The Chicago Cubs lost one late to the Colorado Rockies. But that doesn’t matter. The way they lost it, though, matters quite a bit. It shows up in the battles.[Read More…]

by March 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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