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Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Praise Jeebus: John Grabow to the DL, Andrew Cashner Called Up

Word broke late last week (and then picked up steam over the weekend) that Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Andrew Cashner, recently placed in the AAA Iowa bullpen, would be called[Read More…]

Sean Marshall is the Man in the 8th Inning for Now

Sean Marshall is the Man in the 8th Inning for Now

It took the Cubs a year or two to get over their obsession with handedness in their lineup – just get the best hitters out there, whether they’re righty or[Read More…]

by May 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

Obsessive Zambrano Bullpen Watch: Cubs Changing Z’s Role

All things Carlos Zambrano and the bullpen have reached obsessive status. And the saga is taking another almost unbelievable turn. I say “almost” unbelievable, because I would have thought moving[Read More…]

God’s Wrath Watch: Esmailin Caridad to Return in a Week

God’s Wrath Watch: Esmailin Caridad to Return in a Week

The Chicago Cubs bullpen – actually not terrible in the last few games – may get a shake-up come next weekend’s series against the Cincinnati Reds. That’s because young righty[Read More…]

by May 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly to Return on Saturday, Big Decisions Looming

Ted Lilly to Return on Saturday, Big Decisions Looming

As we learned late last week, the plan for Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly is to have one more rehab start – tonight for A ball Peoria – and then[Read More…]

by April 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

It was clear after two games that the most reliable pitcher in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen right now is Sean Marshall. Why, then, was Lou Piniella consistently using Marshall early[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alfonso Soriano is Close to Being Benched

Alfonso Soriano is Close to Being Benched

It’s no secret that Alfonso Soriano is struggling. After an atrocious 2009 season, the Chicago Cubs outfielder – and highest paid position player – entered 2010 with a surgically-repaired knee,[Read More…]

by April 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija is Kind of Pissed

Jeff Samardzija is Kind of Pissed

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced the back-end of the rotation – Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny – which also meant that he was announcing that Jeff Samardzija and[Read More…]

by March 27, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Rotation and Bench Rumors

Cubs’ Rotation and Bench Rumors

While we still have no official word from Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella on the final makeup of the rotation and the bench (much less the bullpen), we do have[Read More…]

One Lefty and One Righty Will Win Rotation Spots

One Lefty and One Righty Will Win Rotation Spots

Chicago Cubs pitchers Carlos Silva, Jeff Samardzija, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall are competing for two spots in the rotation (at least while Ted Lilly is out), and until now,[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

One More Bullpen Spot Up for Grabs

The Chicago Cubs will indeed carry seven pitchers in the bullpen, manager Lou Piniella confirmed yesterday. And six of those seven are already known, with four guys trying to win[Read More…]

by March 21, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Why the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Will Suck

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Clearly Think Mike Fontenot Can Be the Backup Shortstop

The Cubs Clearly Think Mike Fontenot Can Be the Backup Shortstop

Mike Fontenot is locked in a battle with Jeff Baker to be the starter at second base (even though it’s a natural platoon situation, but whatever – I don’t get[Read More…]

by March 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battle Watch: March 4, 2010

If you’ve been around long enough to remember, you’ll recall that we believe the primary focuses (foci?) of Spring Training games are (1) who’s making the team? and (2) who’s[Read More…]

by March 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Initial Spring Training Rotation Set

All of the Chicago Cubs’ expected starting pitchers, and those competing to be in the starting rotation, will get a shot in the first week of Cactus League games. The[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Esmailin Caridad Has Already Won a Bullpen Spot?

Esmailin Caridad Has Already Won a Bullpen Spot?

The race to take a spot in the Chicago Cubs bullpen is a wildly crowded one. Carlos Marmol, Angel Guzman (if healthy), and two of the would-be starting pitchers (Sean[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Here’s Something Scary: Carlos Silva Was Really Trying in Seattle

Here’s Something Scary: Carlos Silva Was Really Trying in Seattle

Whenever the Chicago Cubs bring a reclamation project on board, there are certain things that can inspire optimism. The guy was playing through pain or with a lingering injury the[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Really Wants to Start for the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija Really Wants to Start for the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija came to the Chicago Cubs on a major league contract when he was drafted a few years ago. That means that he came with big expectations. And although[Read More…]

by February 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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