1. I Don't Believe You, Peter Gammons

    Well, actually, I do. I trust 100 percent that what Peter Gammons says is true. Gammons reported via twitter that the Cubs said "they do not have cash to sign (Prince) Fielder...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about almost 3 years ago 3,082 reads 18 comments

  2. Casey Weathers Adds Intrigue to Ian Stewart Trade

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post tweeted yesterday that the Cubs acquired Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers for Tyler Colvin and D.J. Lemehieu. Colvin and Lemehieu may do well, but Stewart (a non-tender candidate) fills an opening in the Cubs' roster...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about almost 3 years ago 1,619 reads 2 comments

  3. How Will Andrew Cashner Fare as a Starter?

    As of right now, the only certainties are that Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Matt Garza are guaranteed their place in the Chicago Cubs' starting rotation, with Dempster being the Opening Day starter (one of the most overrated things in baseball)...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 3 years ago 625 reads 0 comments

  4. Chicago Cubs: Finding a First Base Option Looks To Be Troublesome

    Seven seasons ago, the Cubs traded Hee-Seop Choi and Mike Nannini for Derek Lee to fill the glaring hole left at first base since the departure of fan favorite Mark Grace in 2000...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about 4 years ago 1,392 reads 5 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs: Team's Catchers Look To Build on 2010

    There’s Always Next Year: Intro With catcher arguably the most important position on the diamond, the Cubs seem to have found a solid foundation for the future—hopefully...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about 4 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  6. Finding the Answers at First for the Cubs

    There has been a lot of traffic over the question of what exactly the Cubs are going to do at the first base position since Derrek Lee left the team...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about 4 years ago 958 reads 0 comments

  7. Why Is Marcos Mateo in the Big Leagues Right Now?

    In light of my recent obsession with Cubs rookie pitchers, I’ve taken notice to yet another intriguing young arm. Marcos Mateo made his big league debut Aug. 8, and has enjoyed little to no success since then...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about 4 years ago 765 reads 3 comments

  8. Bullpen Excitement? Justin Berg Goes Down For Scott Maine

    Yesterday’s transaction line for the Cubs showed a bit of an eye-opening move. Cubs' GM Jim Hendry exchanged one youthful left-handed specialist reliever for a righty with so-so stuff ...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about 4 years ago 358 reads 0 comments

  9. Casey Coleman's Case for the Chicago Cubs' 2011 Rotation

    Cubs rookie pitcher Casey Coleman has enjoyed varying game-to-game success, inducing a plethora of ground balls and keeping the ball out of the air in general...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 368 reads 0 comments

  10. Cubs Catcher Geovany Soto's Quiet Season

    Geovany Soto made a solid statement his 2008 rookie season, slugging his way to a .371 wOBA, third among Major League catchers (Brian McCann and Joe Mauer). He also tied for the Major League lead among catchers with 23 home runs...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 193 reads 0 comments

  11. Carlos Marmol, Disgusting.

    To commemorate Carlos Marmol’s 100th strike-out this season, I’ve decided to highlight one of the few bright spots in amid an awful season for the franchise...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 501 reads 0 comments

  12. Breaking Down Alfonso Soriano's 300 Home Runs

    Lost in translation of the Cubs' 10-5 loss to the White Sox was that Alfonso Soriano slugged his 300th home run in the second inning to tie the game, shooting the Cubs' win probability up from 38...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 373 reads 2 comments

  13. 2010 MLB Draft Results: Who the Hell is the Chicago Cubs' First-Round Selection?

    With the 16th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, the Cubs selected Hayden Simpson, a right-handed pitcher out of the University of Southern Arkansas. The former "Mulerider" posted a 13-1 record in 15 starts to accompany a 1...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 660 reads 10 comments

  14. Carlos Zambrano's Declining Fastball

    Over the past several years Carlos Zambrano has been the keystone to the Cubs starting rotation, leading the group as the ace since the days of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. The fact of the matter is that Zambrano hasn't posted an ERA under 3...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 472 reads 0 comments

  15. Small Sample Stupidity with Andrew Cashner

    Top Pitching Prospect Andrew Cashner was called up recently, and I was alarmed on how little was being written of him within the Chicago Cubs blogosphere...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 436 reads 0 comments

  16. Cubs' Ryan Theriot's Hollow Hits

    Ryan Theriot has compiled 54 hits ranking him second among National League hitters and representing a great start to the season at the plate. This has led to a decent .307 batting average...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 153 reads 2 comments

  17. Marlon Byrd Is a Swinger

    Marlon Byrd has been essentially carrying the Chicago Cubs, sporting a .340 average to go along with his .951 OPS. His 51 hits are second to only Martin Prado in the National League...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 231 reads 0 comments

  18. Geovany Soto's Changed Approach

    In 2008, Geovany Soto broke out in a big way, blasted 23 homers and hitting a .285 batting average on his way to National Rookie of the Year honors.His sophomore season, however, he struggled to repeat his success, as he hit only ...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  19. Sean Marshall a Dominating Full-Time Reliever: There's a New Marshall in Town

    Since Carlos Marmol was moved to full-time closer duties, a big question was not how Marmol would perform in the new role, but who would replace him as the set-up man or relief ace role...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 278 reads 3 comments

  20. Randy Wells Should Change His Number To 13

    When you look at Randy Wells' stat line, nothing really jumps out at you. He currently sports a poor 4.86 ERA, and an even worse 1.50 WHIP...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 164 reads 4 comments

  21. Evaluating Starlin Castro's Plate Discipline

    Starlin Castro, the current Cubs narwhal , has become the subject of much cyber man-love due to his breakout performance, but is he really the Cubs' next savior, or will he be Corey ...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 386 reads 0 comments

  22. Diagnosing the Chicago Cubs' Problems

    You look at the Cubs' record, and you can't help but grimace. Their record, 14-17, is right in line with their Pythagorean Record, 15-16. The Cubs struggle somewhat in one-run games, going 3-6 in such contests...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 311 reads 8 comments

  23. Thoughts on Ryan Dempster

    Ryan Dempster isn't a bad pitcher. Sure, he isn't nearly worth his contract extension that Jim Hendry typically gives players past their prime, which comes out to $12.5 million this year, $13...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  24. Carlos Silva Has Been Surprisingly Good

    Carlos Silva may look about as epically potbellied as a birthing whale on the mound, but in his two starts, he's actually looked good. In 13 innings of work, Silva has posted a career-high strikeout rate (5...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 141 reads 0 comments

  25. Starlin Castro Can Run, but Can He Walk?

    Starlin Castro , arguably the Cubs' top prospect, is flashing the potential to hit at the big-league level early in the season. The Tennessee Smokie shortstop is currently hitting ...

    Ron Coomer Written by Ron Coomer about over 4 years ago 464 reads 3 comments