Tag: Carlos Zambrano

Can the Cubs beat the Red Sox?

Historic series! 1918! Can you believe how long ago that was? That was so long ago! Who cares, it’s 2011 and the Red Sox are way better than the Cubs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the North Siders are about to be swept. Having said that, tonight looks like a sure loss. Jon Lester is... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs at Dodgers

Surprise: This post was actually written by Pete Alford! Chicago Cubs (12-15) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (14-15) The month of April can be best described as one of mediocrity.  For the majority of the month the Cubs hovered around .500 and never seemed to get off the ground.  The Cubs head to Chavez Ravine to... Read more »

How good are these Cubs? We'll soon find out.

How good are these Cubs? We'll soon find out.
Per usual, the Cubs’ line-up to date is still lacking in left-handed power. Knowing what I’m about to write, I may as well fill this entire blog post with disclaimers. Yes, it’s early. Yes, it’s three games. Yes, anything can happen. Blah blah blah. But seriously: this weekend’s series with the Dodgers should be as... Read more »
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The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well

The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well
Here is a complete list of things the Chicago Cubs are doing well so far this 2011 season.  If you do not see something on here, that means it is not being done well, or to the best of the team’s or individual player’s ability. Starlin Castro is hitting well. Darwin Barney and Jeff Baker... Read more »

"Big Three" are 1-3; commence with the freaking out?

What a lovely smile! Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America Matt Garza is 0-1, with a 5.68 ERA and 20 hits in 12.2 innings pitched. Combined, the Cubs’ three front-of-the-line starters are 1-3, with a combined ERA well above 5.00. The question is: should we panic? I say no; there’s at least one decent... Read more »

Cubs Series Preview: Team visits Brew Crew

Big Z is 3-for-5 with a double against Randy Wolf. RHYMING IS FUN! Probable Pitchers: Carlos Zambrano vs. Randy Wolf Matt Garza vs. Chris Narveson Casey Coleman vs. Yovani Gallardo The Cubs get to face left-handed starters in the first two games of the series. That means Jeff Baker will probably be leading off, and... Read more »
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Larry Who? Cubs Still Getting K's

Larry, Larry, quite contrary. Also, Yankees suck. Remember Larry Rothschild? He hasn’t been gone for that long. He’s with the Yankees now, but from 2002 to 2010 Larry worked with Cub hurlers as the team’s pitching coach. Throughout his career, Rothschild has been considered a successful coach, and during his time with the Cubs pundits... Read more »

Spring Training 2011 Mega Preview: Carlos Zambrano

I assure you it is only by accident that I have written three articles about a Cubs player named Carlos.  Pity Carlos Pena, who is like an Oreo frosting of sanity smooshed between two chocolate cookies of loco el crazio that is Carlos “too fat to fail” Pena and Carlos “ME GRITAN COSAS LOCAS EN ESPAÑOL”... Read more »

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful
The folks at Baseball Reference recently posted an item to their blog titled, 2010 Cubs: Blowout Specialists. The Cubs lost 11 games last season by 10 or more runs; only 12 teams have managed to do that since 1901. How does a team manage to lose repeatedly by ten or more runs? I suppose conceptually it’s... Read more »
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Cubs Live! vs. Oakland Athletics, Feb. 27 (Spring Training)

RHP Carlos Zambrano (0.00 ERA, 0-0) vs. RHP Trevor Cahill (0.00 ERA, 0-0) 2:05 p.m. CST Cubs Spring Training is here! We probably won’t do this for every game — or maybe we will. But I thought I’d throw up a forum for folks to contribute comments during the first Chicago Cubs Spring Training game of... Read more »