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McDonald hurt, fifth starter competition winding down James Mcdonald threw two pitches in his start yesterday, the second one to the backstop before being pulled from the game. The Cubs are calling it shoulder soreness, which is not great news for McDonald as he only pitched in six games last year because of shoulder problems. […]

Series Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks (30-23) at Chicago Cubs (22-30)

The DBacks lead the NL West division with a record of 30-23, which would be good for fourth place in the surprisingly competitive NL Central. The Cubs are movin' on up, and now have a comfortable three game lead on the Brewers for fourth place. We're not Number Five! Let's see if they can continue […]

Mr. Zambrano Goes to Wrigley (Maybe?)

ESPN free-lance reporter, and all-around good guy, Sahadev Sharma tweeted out one of the more interesting Cubs tweets I have seen in quite awhile: Big Z just pulled into Wrigley players parking lot. No joke. I'm assuming he's just visiting… or looking for a job.

Top Ten Rejected 2013 Cubs Slogans

The Cubs unveiled their new marketing slogan the other day and simultaneously churned Twitter into a furious snarky froth with "Committed." Frankly, I think "Committed" is right up there with "It's a Way of Life" as most mockable slogans the Cubs have come up with under the Ricketts. It took Twitter about 10 seconds to […]

All Time BA Top 100 lists

If you've got some time to kill, this is a fun trip down memory lane. Fun fact: the Cubs only had one player in the top 100 in 1993 and 1994….and it was the legendary Brooks Kieschnick. Lots of bare years after that too, when Kerry Wood was the only real prospect in the system. […]

Even Greg Maddux May Have Trouble Getting Into the Hall of Fame Next Year

Recently, we’ve talked in the comments a little about how much harder it is going to be to get anybody into the Hall of Fame in future ballots because the BBWAA has clogged it up with very legitimate candidates. I’ve seen expectations here and elsewhere that Maddux will get in for sure next year. Normally, […]

2012 in Review: January – When We Were Stupidly Kind of Optimistic About Stuff

2012 was pretty painful to live through as a Cubs fan, and even more so as a Cubs blogger who felt obligated to pay even more attention than is normally considered safe for human beings in an effort to bring you our non-classy, confidence-lacking, reundiscreditationalness that you all expect from us. So we're going to make […]

It Turns Out Chet Coppock Still Exists and He Doesn’t Like Theo

Sometimes I just can't help myself. I'm a weak man. I admit it. I know I shouldn't always order my cheeseburger with bacon on it, but I do. I know I could do just as well with a single scoop of ice cream, but go ahead and eat it straight out of the container and […]

Sox Fans Are Weird

I'll never understand how Cubs fans and White Sox fans can technically be from the same city.  Last night, the Sox had Chris Sale taking the mound as they went for the first sweep of the New York Yankees at home in 21 years.  26,319 people showed up to watch that. That's less than 65% […]

Castillo has MCL Sprain, Koyie Hill returns to Cubs

Welington Castillo has a MCL sprain and will get an MRI today. He could be out 4-7 days. Carrie Muskat reports on twitter that the Cubs acquired Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations, and he'll be in uniform for tonight's game.  

Welcome Back, Welington?

So here we all were, basking in the glory of defeating Roy Halladay and minding our own business, and suddenly the Cubs Twitterverse is abuzz about a tweet.  The tweet causing the commotion is from Enrique Rojas:

Projecting the 2012 Cubs: Jeff Samardzija

Since Jeff Samardzija is now a "near-lock" to make the rotation, per Dale Sveum. Let's take a look at his projections for 2012. Just about everyone projected him as a reliever, though a few of them had him making 1-3 starts. It's enough that I'm not going to worry about trying to split all of […]

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