Tag: Reed Johnson

Cubs Week 18 Awards: Another good week, but Zambrano weak

Cubs Week 18 Awards: Another good week, but Zambrano weak
It’s official: the Cubs are firmly in the midst of an extended stretch of good baseball. While they slowed down a bit after their seven-game winning streak, they still managed to take two of three from the Nationals and followed that up with two of three from the Braves, including two in a row after... Read more »

Cubs Week 7 awards: Adding injury to insult

While the Cubs were able to scratch out three wins this week, they blew two very winnable games against the then-first place Reds, saw the Cardinals go 6-1, and still lost more games than they won, dropping their road record under .500 and falling 6.5 games out of first. Insult: check. To make matters worse,... Read more »

And on the third day of May, Dempster was reborn

As you might expect, I’ve been really frustrated with Ryan Dempster’s season so far. I mean, he only had two sacrifice bunts going into yesterday’s game. What is WRONG with him? He’s really been hurting the team with his lack of successful bunting. Thankfully, Dempster dropped down his third sacrifice of the season last night... Read more »

Cubs Week 3 awards: Consistently inconsistent

Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It’s not that the Cubs are inconsistent due to their insistence on losing as many games as they win (another perfect 3-3 this week). Actually, that makes them pretty consistent. But it’s the ways they’re winning and losing that makes it hard to figure them out.  Neither Zambrano nor Garza allowed... Read more »

Sam Fuld is better than Matt Garza

Garza’s still winless as a Cub, but he looked pretty good on Wednesday. Okay, I don’t actually believe that. But Fuld, little more than a throw-in in the deal for Matt Garza, had easily outperformed Garza through the first couple weeks of the season. The Cubs gave up three top-10 prospects along with catcher Robinson... Read more »