1. White Sox Win Ugly Thanks to Indians Mistakes as Controversy Swirls

    The Chicago White Sox bested the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday, taking the rubber game of a three-game weekday series...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 316 reads 1 comments

  2. Should the Chicago Cubs Get Rid of Aramis Ramirez?

    The ball jumped off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, a burning one-hopper a step to Aramis Ramirez's left...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 757 reads 5 comments

  3. Cubs Home Opener 2010

    After a tough first week that saw them go 2-4 on a six-game road trip, the Chicago Cubs came home to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field to face the Milwaukee Brewers in their 2010 home opener Monday...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 482 reads 0 comments

  4. Power Ranking MLB's Top 10 "Big Threes" Atop Starting Rotations

    From 1946 to 1950, Boston Braves moundsmen Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain were two of the top five starting pitchers in all of baseball...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 4,995 reads 29 comments

  5. Lou Piniella's Bullpen Usage: Sean Marshall Good, John Grabow Bad

    In the first three games of the Chicago Cubs' 2010 season, both Sean Marshall and John Grabow have appeared in each game. Each man is a left-handed pitcher in manager Lou Piniella's bullpen...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 140 reads 0 comments

  6. Paul Konerko a Kink in White Sox Defense: How Much Did It Hurt Matt Thornton?

    Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Matt Thornton's pitching line for Thursday night's game against the Cleveland Indians looks messy: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 3 K Thornton pitched ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 323 reads 0 comments

  7. Ozzie Guillen's Late-Game Strategies Fail White Sox: Can Ozzie Ball Win Games?

    The Cleveland Indians took the rubber match of their three-game series with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, winning 5-3 in 11 innings...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 189 reads 0 comments

  8. Tiger Woods Watch: New Nike Commercial Embodies Best of American Sports

    Call it what you will: a marketing ploy, an insincere attempt to capitalize on sentimentality or a gross misrepresentation of truth. It may be all of those things...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 249 reads 1 comments

  9. Braves-Cubs: Why Even This 16-5 Drubbing Means Nothing to Chicago on Opening Day

    Starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano endured the worst outing of his career Monday, surviving just 1 1/3 innings and surrendering eight runs, an inauspicious beginning to what became a downright ugly loss for the Chicago Cubs on Opening Day...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 305 reads 4 comments

  10. Joba Chamberlain: Not So Fast, Yanks' Choice of Phil Hughes To Start a Smart One

    With the announcement Thursday that New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Phil Hughes will be the team's fifth starter, a firestorm has arisen over what many now call the misuse of fellow right-handed flamethrower Joba Chamberlain...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 698 reads 5 comments

  11. Tyler Colvin on Verge of Making Cubs: Alfonso Soriano Could Lose Playing Time

    Young outfielder Tyler Colvin will make the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster if the team can find him sufficient playing time, according to manager Lou Piniella ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 4 years ago 1,084 reads 1 comments

  12. 2010 Fantasy Baseball: Impact Of Chone Figgins and Jose Lopez Flip-Flop

    Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu said this weekend that he will likely have new acquisition Chone Figgins play second base, and move incumbent second baseman Jose Lopez to Figgins' primary spot over the past three seasons, third base...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 673 reads 2 comments

  13. Why the Joe Mauer Signing Could Help the Minnesota Twins Land Heath Bell

    Eight years and $184 million can do a lot of things, but prying inexpensive, top-tier closing talent away from a small-market club is a gargantuan task, regardless of the resources available...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 751 reads 18 comments

  14. 2010 Chicago Cubs Spring Training: Fontenot, Berg, Colvin Winning Jobs

    With just two weeks to go until Opening Day, the Chicago Cubs spent the weekend crystallizing a number of hazily defined roles on their 2010 club...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 883 reads 1 comments

  15. 2010 Chicago Cubs Lineup Set

    On the pre-game radio show before the Chicago Cubs' Tuesday Cactus League match-up with the Texas Rangers, manager Lou Piniella set forth his projected lineup for Opening Day 2010...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 3,358 reads 27 comments

  16. Why Free Agent Jermaine Dye Should Be Targeted by Houston Astros

    With slugging first baseman Lance Berkman sidelined until at least Opening Day, the Houston Astros are in serious danger of a second straight anemic season at the plate...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 3,339 reads 8 comments

  17. Midwest Marchers: How the Big Ten Will Fare in the 2010 NCAA Tournament

    The brackets are set, and while Illinois has its bubble burst on Selection Sunday, the Big Ten conference boasts a solid five NCAA tournament berths...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 202 reads 0 comments

  18. NCAA Bracket 2010: Top Five Big Dance Snubs

    The bracktes are finished and have been announed, and the experts have begun breaking them down. March Madness has begun to spread all across America, and the loyal fans of 65 men's ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 4,797 reads 9 comments

  19. 2010 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Value Pitchers

    Fantasy baseball drafts are happening in peak volume across the country this week and next, and in nine out of 10 of those drafts, Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay will be the first two pitchers off the board...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 1,663 reads 2 comments

  20. Chicago Cubs Should Trade Starlin Castro Now

    Starlin Castro is not yet a 20-year-old. He stands six-feet tall, but weighs less than 165 pounds. Yet, he is the top prospect in the Chicago Cubs organization, and to this point, he is the Cactus League leader in on-base plus slugging (OPS)...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 3,490 reads 35 comments

  21. Minnesota Twins Spending Big in New Target Field

    Two of the last four World Series Champions have won it all while playing their first season at a brand new ballpark...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 346 reads 3 comments

  22. Adrian Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox: How the Chicago Cubs Could Make It Real

    Though it seems to be all but dead, one of the trendiest trade rumors of this baseball offseason has been a potential deal involving San Diego Padres slugger Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 1,637 reads 7 comments

  23. Derrek Lee, Chicago Cubs Poised to Part Ways After 2010

    Derrek Lee enters 2010 as the Cubs' starting first baseman, the seventh season in which he has done so since being acquired from the Florida Marlins in November 2003.  During his impressive Cubs tenure, Lee boasts one batting title, a ...

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  24. 2010 Chicago Cubs Profile: Carlos Silva

    When Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry set out to trade suspended outfield pariah Milton Bradley this off-season, he must have known he had relatively little chance of obtaining much in return...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 347 reads 2 comments

  25. 2010 Chicago Cubs Profile: John Grabow

    Seven-and-a-half million dollars is a lot of money to pay to a relief pitcher who walked a career-high 4.98 batters per nine innings in the previous season. That is especially true if the reliever in question also struck out a career-low 7...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 5 years ago 151 reads 0 comments