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The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

Not but three years ago, if you asked an average Chicago Cubs fan what teams he hated, you’d invariably hear “Cardinals” and “White Sox” uttered unnaturally through clenched teeth while[Read More…]

by August 4, 2010 MLB News and Rumors
Hak-Ju Lee Will Not Be Promoted This Year

Hak-Ju Lee Will Not Be Promoted This Year

The Chicago Cubs have a long track record of in season promotions for their better prospects. The team’s philosophy appears to be something like: allow the kid to find some[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Wants Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro to Stay at the Top of the Order

Lou Piniella Wants Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro to Stay at the Top of the Order

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has never been a completely conventional guy (Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen?), but neither has he been a statistical renegade – eschewing stats in favor[Read More…]

Chad Tracy, We Hardly Knew Ye

Or is it, we hardly liked ye? In any event, Chad Tracy is no longer a member of the Chicago Cubs. Infielder Chad Tracy, who was designated for assignment last[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Prospects Brett Jackson and Hak-Ju Lee Are Future Stars

Chicago Cubs Prospects Brett Jackson and Hak-Ju Lee Are Future Stars

The 12th annual Futures Game will be played in a few weeks, and will feature many of the top prospects in baseball. Fortunately, the Chicago Cubs will have a couple[Read More…]

Josh Vitters Battling Swollen Thumb, Better Pitching

Josh Vitters Battling Swollen Thumb, Better Pitching

It wasn’t too long ago that the Chicago Cubs’ positional prospect hopes were pinned to third baseman Josh Vitters, not shortstop Starlin Castro. Vitters, who is in his third full[Read More…]

Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

The Chicago Cubs promoted top prospect Starlin Castro, 20, last week – a move that was questioned as panic-driven. Most thinking folks rejected that kind of criticism, believing there was[Read More…]

by May 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

The Chicago Cubs offense sucks. And yet, several players are hitting very well. Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro are all hitting very[Read More…]

Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

With Starlin Castro and Ryan Theriot locking down the middle infield for theĀ foreseeableĀ future, former pseudo-starting second baseman Mike Fontenot could very well prove a luxury on the bench that the[Read More…]

by May 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro Will Be Joining the Cubs This Year

Starlin Castro Will Be Joining the Cubs This Year

Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry admitted what everybody already knew: super prospect Starlin Castro is going to join the big club at some point this year. “He’s coming along[Read More…]

Starlin Castro Could Be Headed to Chicago Soon

Starlin Castro Could Be Headed to Chicago Soon

Chicago Cubs super prospect Starlin Castro has been raking at AA this year, and, together with his AFL dominance last fall and his impressive Spring Training, he’s proving that he’s[Read More…]

Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon?

Starlin Castro, Andrew Cashner: Coming Soon?

The Chicago Cubs’ top positional prospect and top pitching prospect, Starlin Castro and Andrew Cashner, respectively, are doing very little this year to merit a change in those mantles. Each[Read More…]

Starlin Castro to Open Season in AA

Starlin Castro to Open Season in AA

Contrary to previous statements, including those by Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, star shortstop prospect Starlin Castro will not start the season in AAA Iowa. Expect shortstop Starlin Castro to[Read More…]

It Seems Pretty Clear that Mike Fontenot Will Be the Backup Shortstop

It Seems Pretty Clear that Mike Fontenot Will Be the Backup Shortstop

Whither Andres Blanco. The Chicago Cubs have been experimenting with Mike Fontenot quite a bit at shortstop this Spring, even as Fontenot was trying to nail down the starting second[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Fourth Cut is the Prospectiest: Starlin Castro Gets Axed

The Fourth Cut is the Prospectiest: Starlin Castro Gets Axed

The Chicago Cubs clipped two more guys from the Spring roster, and although Starlin Castro will get all the headlines, it was the other guy who actually had a shot[Read More…]

Cubs Haven’t Decided What to Do About Tyler Colvin

Cubs Haven’t Decided What to Do About Tyler Colvin

It’s a dilemma that teams face this time every year: a youngster comes along, puts together an impressive Spring Training, suggesting to the world that he’s ready for the Majors,[Read More…]

by March 18, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

So the Cubs Aren’t Getting Cuban Shortstop Hechavarria

Last week, there was a head-scratcher of a rumor that had the Chicago Cubs attached to a top Cuban shortstop prospect, who is free to sign with any team. Yesterday,[Read More…]

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
Andres Blanco Injury Has No Effect on Starlin Castro

Andres Blanco Injury Has No Effect on Starlin Castro

Chicago Cubs reserve infielder Andres Blanco, a dazzler with the glove, had a fair chance to make the Cubs, but a recent knee injury, which will keep him out for[Read More…]

by March 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Andres Blanco Suffers Sprained Knee

God’s Wrath Watch: Andres Blanco Suffers Sprained Knee

Chicago Cubs reserve infielder Andres Blanco is battling in Spring Training for one of the last two spots on the bench, and things took a dark turn for him yesterday[Read More…]

by March 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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