Posts tagged "Kevin Gregg"

Ivy's Roundup: Rocky Mountain Oyster Sauce

Ivy's Roundup: Rocky Mountain Oyster Sauce
So now that you’re back from the Matt Garza trade rumor bonanza, with Garza finally getting traded to the Rangers, maybe it’s time for a recap of their series in Colorado against the Rockies…   7/19 vs. Rockies: W 3-1 7/20 vs. Rockies: L 3-9 7/21 vs. Rockies: L 3-4   7/19- What a way... Read more »

Fans Wonder if Recent Hot Stretch Should Halt Trade Talk

Fans Wonder if Recent Hot Stretch Should Halt Trade Talk
With the current hot stretch the Chicago Cubs have been in, many fans are getting starry eyed and believing that this team is much closer to contending than originally thought this year. The Cubs have climbed the mountain and have brought themselves to only eight games under .500 and nine games out of the second... Read more »

Late night reliever trade thoughts

Late night reliever trade thoughts
If you were out partying like you’re supposed to be on a Friday night instead of at home bored like me (because the kid is asleep and the wife has to work tomorrow), then you might have missed this White Sox trade to the Red Sox: White Sox trade Matt Thornton to Red Sox for... Read more »
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What just happened or why did the Cubs do what they did two days ago?

What just happened or why did the Cubs do what they did two days ago?
Part 1 was written yesterday with a heavy focus on the international signing period. A bit of bombshell was dropped by Phil Rogers that the Cubs plan to go way past the slot bonus. John Arguello at Cubs Den has one of the better takes that I’ve read on this new information. Part 2-Players acquired... Read more »

With the Cubs Bullpen Lacking Any Trust, Two Pitchers Expected to be Added Tonight

With the Cubs Bullpen Lacking Any Trust, Two Pitchers Expected to be Added Tonight
There is simply no other way to say this, so I will just cut to the chase. The Chicago Cubs bullpen is an absolute disgrace. This surely comes as no surprise to anyone, as this has been a complaint from every fan on the North Side for the entire year. There were always the players... Read more »

A New Cup of Coffee

A New Cup of Coffee
As trade season continues and we watch for the names that will change uniforms sooner rather than later, we also have to be mindful of which players the Cubs will use to replace the likes of Matt Garza, Scott Feldman, Nate Schierholtz, etc.  Some replacements may come in the form of whoever comes to Chicago... Read more »
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You Be the General Manager

You Be the General Manager
With today being an off day for the Chicago Cubs, we are allowed time to sit back and think about some of the upcoming trades that are likely to come, despite Theo Epstein saying the chances are 50/50. With the trades, there will also be a number of roster moves that will be made. There... Read more »

Bullpen Narratives

Bullpen Narratives
Narrative is a powerful part of the human experience. We are bombarded with more information than it is possible to understand fully, and so we construct narratives to make sense of disparate information. Narratives are a simplification of reality by their very function, and it has become a shorthand used by many to discredit ideas.... Read more »

Cubs to Add a Hitter, Cut a Pitcher

Cubs to Add a Hitter, Cut a Pitcher
Currently, with David DeJesus out of action for around a month, your Chicago Cubs have four men on the bench. Backup catcher Dioner Navarro, Cody Ransom, Julio Borbon and Scott Hairston. They also have eight pitchers in the bullpen. The Cubs, however, have announced that come Friday afternoon, by the time the Cubs series with... Read more »
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Mid-June Insane Trade Speculation Time

Mid-June Insane Trade Speculation Time
The Cubs won today, the only one of the Chicago teams still playing to actually emerge victorious (sorry).  After the game, the relevant things you need to know are that Nate Schierholtz is hitting .295/.335/.568 and that Kevin Gregg has a 0.83 ERA and nine saves on the season.  Also, the Cubs are 28-38 heading... Read more »