Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions

Monday it was the Starting Eight. Tuesday it was Lou Piniella’s Pitching Staff and the third and final part on the CCO’s look at the early projections for 2010 … The Reserves and Rumored Additions. The Cubs’ off-season appears to be centered on where (and when) Jim Hendry will trade Milton Bradley … as well […]

Chicago Cubs: Looking Forward to 2010

With two weeks to go before the winter meetings in Indianapolis there are more rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs than actual news, which is to be expected. With the 2010 payroll reportedly set very close to the amount that was paid to field the disappointing 2009 squad (between $140 and $150 million), most of the […]

Limping Toward the Finish Line – Cubs 3 Diamondbacks 12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine – Cubs 3 Diamondbacks 12 WP – Billy Buckner (4-6) LP – Tom Gorzelanny (7-3) Save – None Since being officially eliminated on Tuesday night from post-season play, Lou Piniella’s crew has mailed in their remaining games. After being shutout on Wednesday, scoring just two runs in the nightcap (being blanked […]

Down to the Last Strike – Cubs 3 Giants 2

Game One Hundred Fifty-Two – Cubs 3 Giants 2 WP – Aaron Heilman (4-4) LP – Brian Wilson (5-6, BS 7) Save – Carlos Marmol (15) The Chicago Cubs were on the brink of officially being eliminated late Thursday night in San Francisco. Brad Penny had out dueled Ryan Dempster for eight innings and the […]

Three Hundred and Ninety-Zeven Wonderful Feet – Cubs 6 Cardinals 3

Game One Hundred Forty-Eight – Cubs 6 Cardinals 3 – 11 innings WP – Esmailin Caridad (1-0) LP – Mitchell Boggs (2-3) Save – Carlos Marmol (14) It took eleven innings and three hours and fifty-three minutes but the Cubs were able to salvage the last game of the season against the Cardinals. The Cubs […]

Cubs Thrown for Another Looper – Cubs 5 Brewers 9

Game One Hundred Forty-Four – Cubs 5 Brewers 9 WP – Braden Looper (13-6) LP – Rich Harden (9-9) Save – None The end of Rich Harden’s season is starting to look like the way it began, very inconsistent and ineffective. Rich Harden was hit very hard in his three innings of work and if […]

The Bench, The Bulldog … and a Cubs Win – Cubs 5 Reds 2

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 5 Reds 2 WP – Ted Lilly (12-8) LP – Homer Bailey (5-5) Save – None Lou Piniella’s crew beat the Cincinnati Reds for the tenth time this season Sunday afternoon behind more shutout ball from Ted Lilly. Lilly allowed six base hits, four for extra bases but did […]

Cubs Give Another One Away – Cubs 5 Reds 7

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 5 Reds 7 WP – Arthur Rhodes (1-1) LP – Carlos Marmol (2-3) Save – Francisco Cordero (34) The Cubs’ four-game winning streak came to an end Saturday afternoon after an ugly start, a great comeback and a ‘wild‘ ninth inning for Carlos Marmol. Between the Cubs three errors […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/11/09

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs (71-67) vs. Reds (63-77) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Rich Harden (9-8, 4.10/1.30) vs. Justin Lehr (4-1, 4.43/1.46) Eight years ago today our world changed … the CCO asks all of our […]

Murphy’s Law – Cubs 2 Mets 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 2 Mets 4 WP – Mike Pelfrey (10-10) LP – Randy Wells (10-8) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (30) The Cubs completed their season series against the Mets with a 3-3 record due in large part to another pathetic output by their offense … and more questionable, at best, defense. […]