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MLB Injury News:
with teammate Matt Garza, Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart continues to
have terrible luck returning to action. On Thursday, February 21, Stewart came
out of the Cubs’ intrasquad game after straining the quad muscles in his left
strained his quad while rounding first base on a single. He had an MRI on
Friday, and the results came back Saturday morning. The MRI
revealed a mild to moderate strain that could keep him out of action for 10 to
14 days. MLB.com’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat quoted Stewart on Saturday as
saying that the timetable for his return is more precautionary and that the
injury is less serious than the timetable indicates. Said Stewart, “I got the MRI and that's just kind of a
vague timetable right now, just to see how things progress…. I feel like it's
progressing pretty good today. I woke up today and didn't feel as much
stiffness as I had."
Stewart spent the offseason recovering from his...
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Ian Stewart is injured. It's not his wrist this time, but he'll be out a few weeks. Luis Valbuena has already made the team. Josh Vitters is also out an other 2-3 weeks, but I thought this was interesting.
The Cubs do face some decisions regarding Stewart. His $2 million contract is non-guaranteed, which is not unusual for an arbitration-level player, but there is a March...
Ian Stewart left Thursday’s intrasquad game with a quad injury, and has been sent out for an MRI. The Chicago Cubs are tripping all over themselves to tell the fans that the injury is minor and the MRI is just a precautionary test to make sure there is not a bigger problem on the horizon. As a result of this injury, Stewart will be out of a couple of the Cubs preseason games. Regardless...
Luis Valbuena smacked a two-out two-run HR into the upper bullpen beyond the RF fence in the bottom of the 4th to turn a one run deficit into a one run lead, and then after the Blue Squad pushed across a run to tie the game in the top of the 5th, Edwin Maysonet blasted a three-run HR with two outs in the bottom of the frame to lift the White Squad to a 6-3 victory in a five-inning...
Today was the Cactus League Opener for the Chicago Cubs. There are a bajillion blogs out there recapping the action, but as much as I want to talk about how awesome Brett Jackson is (spring training, grain of salt, blah blah blah), I want to talk a bit about the two guys who are in direct competition for the starting third baseman job.
Ian Stewart, the oft-maligned and oft-hated...
Dioner Navarro blasted a three-run home run to cap a four-run 1st inning, and Jeff Samardzija and six relievers combined to throw a six hitter, as the Cubs edged the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in the Cubs 2013 Cactus League home opener before a sparse crowd (7,784) this afternoon at cool & blustery Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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It's Oscar Night and as I'm sure many of you know, our own Theo Epstein has Hollywood royalty in his family tree.
His great uncle Julius co-authored the screenplay to the 1942 Academy Award winning film, "Casablanca".Some of the famous words from said screenplay have been mutilated in the drawing above, but I don't think Julius or Theo would mind.
Alfonso Soriano is still focused on priority one, winning a World Series. With the Cubs undergoing a rebuilding phase, Soriano realizes his chances to help the Cubs win their first World Series are dwindling. The trade rumors will persist until he is eventually traded, it’s clear Soriano doesn’t want to be a part of a losing team.
The Dodgers could still be interested in bringing...
Chicago Cubs’ starting pitcher Scott Baker
took more steps in his return to Major League action. Baker threw a 45-pitch
bullpen session Saturday and reported felling well. “It’s another step in the
right direction,” Baker told MLB.com’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat after his
session. “Everything felt good. As long as everything keeps going well, it’s
File this first under the “this sucks” department, as one of the key Yankees players, Curtis Granderson, is out for about ten weeks after getting plunked on the forearm today. Broken bones take time to heal and the general guess is that Granderson will be out for about a month of the 2013 regular season.
Naturally that didn’t prevent a lot of sportswriters and fans from speculating...
Bad news and good news:
Bad News: The Cubs have terrible prospects at left field. There isn't even really a projectable major-league starter here (maybe Pin-Chieh Chen? Maybe?). It might be more barren than catcher.
Good News: The Cubs are loaded at CF and RF. It's extremely likely that one of those prospects could just slide over and play LF. Generally, that's how it...
I doubt it’ll happen in 2013.
However, now is a good time to talk about what improvements I think we will see from Castro in 2013 and why the whole “Is he a Theo player?” thing is kind of silly on a few levels.
Starlin Castro crept up on Cubs fans in 2010 as initial reports of a hot shot Dominican shortstop bled out of Spring Training and culminated in a rather fantastic debut...
Today on Wrigley Talk Friday, we hope we finally closed the door on Tony Campana discussion, reflected on Theo's honesty about where the Cubs stand, and admitted to some deep emotional scarring that the Cubs have inflicted on us over the years.
By the way, the Theo interview we discuss can be heard here.
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Theo Epstein’s state mission is to build this franchise into a perianal playoff contender. To accomplish that goal the pitching staff as a whole is going to have to take massive steps forward. The Cubs lack a bona fide ace, and the past year’s transaction should show that free agency is not going to be the route that nets the Cubs that player. Matt Cain and Cole Hamels were supposed...
In the 1980s and early 1990s, MacGyver ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular classic action shows on broadcast TV. Played by Richard Dean Anderson, the hero of the show was staunchly anti-gun and very involved in social activism, while at the same time solving crimes and defeating bad guys with science. It was actually intriguing how a former special ops agent would be...
For the most part y’all don’t read the blog via Facebook. I get that on a level, we all have busy lives and I’d hate for you to lose your job on account of us. This has led to some hilarity when we post to the Faced Bookz however, as we throw up some fairly detailed articles only to have people like/comment on them 2 seconds after posting and completely missing the point of...