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There's still not much of anything going on in Cub land. Though I did find this question mark about John Grabow, something I don't remember reading/seeing/hearing before.

A possible risk with the first multiyear contract of Grabow's career is the history of bone chips in his elbow after a career-high 75 appearances in 2009.

As recently as 2007, Grabow pitched with pain and spent time on the disabled list for the problem, but he did not have surgery to remove the chips. He opted for a treatment and maintenance program that allowed him to make 149 appearances the last two seasons.


It's quite possible that Gordo's just trying to make us nervous here. He asked Grabow about the elbow, and he's at least not so stupid as to tell us his arm's going to fall off in May.


''If you look at a lot of pitchers, they're going to have something going on in their shoulder or in their elbow,'' Grabow said. ''Just throwing a baseball all these years, your arm's going to develop a lot of things that are just part of the wear and tear. It's something you learn to manage. I've got a routine every day to be able to pitch every day.

''Thank God it hasn't been an issue the last two years. Maybe it's something I've put in the past and can just pitch through.''


In other news, the Cubs added four players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.

The Cubs added outfielder James Adduci, catcher Welington Castillo and pitchers John Gaub, Blake Parker and Rafael Dolis to the 40-man roster on Friday.

For an excellent analysis of this situation, go check out fellow CN blog, Wrigley Bound.  Matt really knows what he's talking about.

(Julie Jumps In):

Front page story on Yahoo Sports today about on the top available Free Agents. Harden is ranked 7:

7. Rich Harden(notes), SP: The most dominant pitcher in the class, in terms of stuff and disabled list stays. As formidable as the former is, the latter weighs heavier on his standing among teams.

FWIW, Chone Figgins is ranked 5th (can he play 2B? or SS?). DeRosa ranked 12.


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JulieDiCaro said:

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zzzzzzzzzz

Cubsland = boring. Let's talk about football!

flyball said:

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aren't the Bears playing the Eagles tonight? nothing baout that makes me optimistic

JulieDiCaro said:

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Me either. I think I take a whole lotta Prozac before the game starts.

Apropos of nothing, I took A & C to "The Blind Side" yesterday, and they have now declared themselves to be Ravens fans.

flyball said:

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thats wrong, not even my MD friends are Ravens fans

JulieDiCaro said:

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In their defense, it was a really sweet movie. And, since I run the risk EVERY DAY that Max will sway them to the dark side, I'll take the Ravens.

flyball said:

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the Ravens are pretty close to the darkside

JulieDiCaro said:

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Not in the NFC North. I've got the VikQueens and the Pack to conted with.

Umbra said:

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The Packers are worthy opponents. The Vikings are just evil.

cubby23(eric) said:

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That book was a great read. I thought it was better than Moneyball.

baturkey said:

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Agreed.

cubby23(eric) said:

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I got a little disconcerted reading about Grabow's arm issues but in an offseason that almost seems predicated on moving Bradley I guess it's small stuff.

millertime said:

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Julie, you have Jay Cutler on your fantasy team, and you're not even playing him?

Trade him to me, and I promise I'll start him the rest of the season. Make me an offer. I have Drew Brees.

cubby23(eric) said:

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LOL, no way in hell do you play him instead of Drew Brees, unless you want to lose.

Although, Cutler can't get any worse, can he?

hmn...what to do tonight...Bears-Philly...Hawks@Vancouver...hmmm (I don't have TIVO).

JulieDiCaro said:

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Sorry, I had to bench Cutler to ensure he'll throw for 350 yards with 3 TDs tonight.

millertime said:

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I don't want Cutler anymore.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Bear Down!!!!!!!

(did that sound at all convincing)

JulieDiCaro said:

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Bear down?

cubby23(eric) said:

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No one blames you...it's just hard to sound convincing given the Bear performances the last few weeks.

Maybe by benching Cutler you are doing your civic duty, but I doubt it. That offensive line is still...offensive!

JulieDiCaro said:

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I know, but I'd still like to feel like I can sell it, ya know?

JulieDiCaro said:

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Hellooooooooo lurker in Caledonia! That's close to my hometown!

JulieDiCaro said:

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Z is on the sidelines in an Urlacher jersey. God help us.

Carl Heartscubs Gierhan said:

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I can't believe we didn't do a thread for the biggest night in music! The American Music Awards!

cubby23(eric) said:

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The Shakira performance was a let-down...not like a Cub playoff letdown, but still a let-down.

JulieDiCaro said:

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It must be nice to be Jay-Z. The biggest stars in music are all singing along to "Empire State of Mind."

baturkey said:

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It might just be New York radio stations, but that song is so overplayed.

baturkey said:

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And how could I neglect to mention the awful Yankees version of the song?

baturkey said:

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If they bring Vick in, then maybe someone should keep an eye on him.

cubby23(eric) said:

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Especially since he doesn't pass as well as McNabb.

cubby23(eric) said:

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There are no "moral" victories but after that huge Vick run, I think only giving up 3 was a victory.

JulieDiCaro said:

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in my head, we're already down 30-3.

cubby23(eric) said:

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Give it a quarter and the real score may just reflect that.

baturkey said:

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Hopefully I never piss off Johnny Knox, because there's no way I'd outrun him.

cubby23(eric) said:

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agree.

I thought Cutler my try and run for the goaline on that third down play. Alas, he didn't.

JulieDiCaro said:

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SERIOUSLY. I just watched it again--there was NO ONE in between him and the endzone.

Umbra said:

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Robbie Gould: good kicker, or best kicker?

Umbra said:

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Did anyone else laugh tonight when they had a promo for Jay Cutler's Diabetes charity over footage of deep dish pizza?

JulieDiCaro said:

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I was too busy thinking about how much I wanted Due's to listen to what they were saying.

cubby23(eric) said:

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Another turnover and Bear recovery...ok who kidnapped the Bears? It's nice to see them at least getting on the positive side of the turnover ledger for a change.

JulieDiCaro said:

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OH MY GOD ADAM LAMBERT---hahahahahahaha!! I love him.

JulieDiCaro said:

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Well, that sucked.

FrankS said:

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HAWKS WIN!!!!

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