1. Cubs-Reds Preview: May 7-May 9

    Add Paul Maholm, Charlie Morton, and Brian Burres to the list of opposing starting pitchers that Cubs hitters can't solve. I don’t even think those guys have baseball cards...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  2. Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates Preview: May 4-May 6

    Death, taxes and a losing record for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Those are the only certainties in life. Okay, so it’s not a total guarantee, but the Buccos have failed to produce ...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 107 reads 2 comments

  3. Chicago Cubs Stats: Pertinent Numbers from a .500 Ball Club

    The Cubs begin May 3 with an average—at best—record of 13-13 and find themselves 4.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals (17-8) in the National League Central. Starting pitching remains the team’s strong suit...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 346 reads 5 comments

  4. Cubs-Diamondbacks Preview: April 29-May 2

    In case you missed it, Lou Piniella had a little back-and-forth jabber with a reporter after yesterday’s 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals. It’s good to see that Sweet Lou still has a little baseball life left in him...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 116 reads 1 comments

  5. Cubs-Nationals: What To Look For In The Upcoming Series

    If only the Cubs could play the Milwaukee Brewers every day. The Cubs (9-10) exceeded my expectations with an impressive sweep of Milwaukee over the weekend and flip-flopped places with the Brew Crew in the NL Central...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 119 reads 1 comments

  6. Cubs-Brewers Preview: April 23-25

    Don’t expect the Cubs (6-10) to have an easy go of it facing the Milwaukee Brewers (8-7) this time around...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  7. Carlos Zambrano To Bullpen As Cubs Continue To Operate In Bizarro World

    To quote one of my favorite episodes from Seinfeld: "He's reliable. He's considerate. He's like your exact opposite." "So he's Bizarro Jerry...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  8. Lou Piniella's Latest Lineup Full of Tricks

    If you tune into any one of the Cubs' four games against the New York Mets this week, you may get the impression that the umpires misread the calendar and bumped up the first pitch...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 145 reads 5 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs-New York Mets Preview: April 19-22

    So much for home cooking. The Cubs (5-7) started off their first homestand of the 2010 season in strong fashion, just missing out on a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 114 reads 0 comments

  10. Cubs-Astros Preview: April 16-19

    The Cubs (4-5) missed out on a sweep against the Brewers Thursday, but another sweep-worthy team, the Houston Astros, comes to town starting today at 1:20 p.m. The offensively challenged Astros (1-8) got their first win of the season against St...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  11. Alfonso Soriano: Fixing a Hole in Left Field

    This is how bad it’s gotten for Alfonso Soriano. A day after Lou Piniella defended the left fielder, Soriano went out and had two more defensive gaffes prompting Piniella ...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 360 reads 1 comments

  12. Cubs-Brewers Series Preview: Take Me Out to Wrigley Field

    After a disappointing road trip to kick off the 2010 season, the Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:20 p.m. Ryan Dempster (0-0, 1...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about 4 years ago 92 reads 2 comments

  13. Chicago Cubs Preview: Opening Week (April 5-11)

    Ready for the first pitch? The Chicago Cubs open up the 2010 campaign facing the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field at 3:10 PM CST today for the first time in the club’s history...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about over 4 years ago 337 reads 4 comments

  14. Lou Piniella's Replacement: Who Will Be Chicago Cubs Manager in 2011?

    Unlike his counterpart on the other side of town, you’re not going to find Lou Piniella tweeting any time soon...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about over 4 years ago 826 reads 3 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs 2010 Spring Training: What Does It All Mean?

    Cactus League action is winding down and the final roster is set. That means we can all forget about the exhibition season and focus on the games that do count...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about over 4 years ago 387 reads 0 comments

  16. 2010 MLB Predictions: Chicago Cubs Won't See First in NL Central

    The regular season is right around the corner, but don't expect Carlos Zambrano or Ryan Dempster to make a World Series prediction for 2010...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about over 4 years ago 1,472 reads 15 comments

  17. Esmailin Caridad, Justin Berg, James Russell: Three Rookies in the Cubs Bullpen

    With just over a week remaining until opening day, the prospects of another long season for Cubs fans is finally starting to settle in...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about over 4 years ago 450 reads 9 comments

  18. The New NFL Overtime of Second Chances

    Don’t worry, National League Football fans. Even if Brett Favre decides to hang up his cleats immediately before or long after the 2010 season concludes, the legendary antics of No...

    Alex Kantecki Written by Alex Kantecki about over 4 years ago 332 reads 1 comments