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The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

The 2009 Chicago Cubs: Recalling Those “Worst Case Scenarios”

Oh those Chicago Cubs. They are, as always, predictably unpredictable – with the exception that they are predictably disappointing. Now, with the advent of 2010, we can finally reflect dispassionately[Read More…]

by January 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Looking at Jose Contreras

Jim Hendry Hearts Relievers: Cubs Are Looking at Jose Contreras

Jim Hendry’s never-ending quest to add a “veteran” “right-handed” arm to the bullpen has turned toward the lower cost end of the spectrum, which is a good thing. Hendry —[Read More…]

by December 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Lord Pretty Much Just Taketh Away: Zambrano’s Back Needs MRI

The Lord Pretty Much Just Taketh Away: Zambrano’s Back Needs MRI

Just yesterday, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella remarked that he was not concerned “at all” about pitcher Carlos Zambrano’s back. A few hours later, Zambrano was scratched from him start,[Read More…]

Carlos Zambrano Scratched

Despite his entreaties all week that he was fine, that his back was not a problem, it appears as though Carlos Zambrano is not fine. And his back is a[Read More…]

by August 7, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

As we anticipated, Tom Gorzelanny was acquired as a stop-gap for the Chicago Cubs’ rotation as it misses Ted Lilly. He’ll start three times in Lilly’s absence. Newly acquired Cubs[Read More…]

Cubs Acquire Grabow, Gorzelanny From Pirates

Today, the Chicago Cubs sent pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for lefty reliever John Grabow and lefty sometimes[Read More…]

by July 31, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs Might Pursue a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs Might Pursue a Starting Pitcher

The Chicago Cubs were already rumored to add a lefty reliever before Ted Lilly went down with a shoulder injury, but now that he’s out for perhaps a month, the[Read More…]

by July 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Headed to DL

God’s Wrathwatch: Ted Lilly Headed to DL

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But for the Cubs, when the going gets tough, the tough get injured. Look for the Cubs to place left-hander Ted[Read More…]

by July 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Sean Marshall Could Go Back to Rotation if Cubs Sign BJ Ryan

Sean Marshall Could Go Back to Rotation if Cubs Sign BJ Ryan

The Cublogoverse is abuzz over this Tribune article, which suggests that the Cubs are interested in recently released Blue Jay reliever, BJ Ryan … even though we already noted that[Read More…]

Winning Hurts: Dempster Out With Broken Toe After Celebrating Win

Sigh. It’s always something. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is going to miss at least three weeks after breaking his big toe. Dempster said he caught his foot on[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs Are Considering Pedro Martinez Because They’re Worried About Rich Harden

The Chicago Cubs Are Considering Pedro Martinez Because They’re Worried About Rich Harden

The strange, strange Cubs rumor that won’t die. The Chicago Cubs are still interested in signing Pedro Martinez to join the bullpen or maybe even the rotation. And apparently it’s[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
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…]

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