Posts tagged "James Russell"

Cubs' lack of depth becoming painfully clear

Cubs' lack of depth becoming painfully clear
We knew heading into the season that the Cubs didn’t have enough depth. What if Soto gets hurt? Or Byrd misses significant time? Or a starting pitcher goes down? Unfortunately, two starters found the DL just a week into the season. With both Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner missing time, the Cubs have now used... Read more »

In effort to prove commitment to relief role, Russell pitches just 1.2 innings

In effort to prove commitment to relief role, Russell pitches just 1.2 innings
The Astros are a bad team. Like, really bad. And that’s what makes Tuesday’s 11-2 loss so disconcerting. Did I really expect the Cubs to win with James “How many bad starts in the majors and minors do I have to have to prove to you that I’m a terrible starting pitcher?” Russell against Cub-killer... Read more »

Who will fill out the Cubs' bullpen in 2011?

Who will fill out the Cubs' bullpen in 2011?
Samardzija had a 2.28 ERA in 26 games as a rookie in 2008, but has struggled mightily in limited major league duty since then. Penciled in to the ‘pen: Carlos Marmol, Kerry Wood, Tom Gorzelanny Other bullpen candidates: James Russell, Andrew Cashner, Jeff Samardzija, Justin Berg, Esmailin Caridad, Angel Guzman, Thomas Diamond, Braden Looper, Marcos Mateo, John... Read more »
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