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Daily Facepalm 2.15.12

Jorge Soler a Cub, then Jorge Soler not a Cub Reports that the Cubs had signed Jorge Soler yesterday proved to be premature. Could he be signed today? It could go either way. The Yankees have been added to the mix of interested teams, but given how this offseason has played out I'm betting on […]

33rd Spot Start Game Thread

Rodrigo Lopez is the starting pitcher tonight and it is the 33rd game started by one of the following pitchers: Doug Davis (9), Casey Coleman (9), Rodrigo Lopez (8), James Russell (5) and Ramon Ortiz (2). It’s the 117th game of the season. 28.2% of all Cubs games have been started by one of those […]

Series Preview: Iowa Cubs of Chicago (36-53) at Pittsburgh Pirates (45-42)

I was going to write a longer preview for this series, but I saw the Cubs probable pitchers and gave up. Friday: Rodrigo Lopez Saturday: TBA Sunday: Ramon Ortiz Saturday will probably end up being Dempster as he threw a bullpen session yesterday and was reportedly feeling good. Though I guess it's possible he could […]

Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds (16-15) at Chicago Cubs (14-16)

The Cubs went 4-3 on their trip out west, and a winning record on any such trip is a nice feat no matter the quality of the teams played. Today they start a 2 plus week stretch of games against good to great teams, capped off by an inevitable steamrolling in Fenway. They start this […]

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