The Sad Case of Dale Sveum

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After Saturday’s loss, Chicago Cub fans have completely given up on Carlos Marmol, and manager Dale Sveum has been thrown into the fire right along with him. Fans are getting tired of seeing Marmol trotted out to the mound game after game, only to see him give fans heart attacks, Continue reading The Sad Case of Dale Sveum

Minor League Report: July 9-15, 2012

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The Albert Almora signing is official, as the Cubs struck a deal with the Boras client before the deadline.  Both Almora and Soler will report to Mesa for training, before moving on to A-Ball. Iowa Cubs – Same old story as AAA All-Star Josh Vitters continues to put up solid numbers Continue reading Minor League Report: July 9-15, 2012

With Bowden’s Arrival, Someone Has to Go

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Unless you have been under a rock the past 24 hours, you should know that Marlon Byrd is now a former Chicago Cub. In the deal that sent the struggling center fielder to the Boston Red Sox, the Cubs got back a right handed relief pitcher by the name of Continue reading With Bowden’s Arrival, Someone Has to Go

Ode to Byrd

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We lost another Cubs legend today as Marlon Byrd has been traded to Boston.  Of course I use the word “legend” tongue-in-cheek as I normally do with guys like Ryan Theriot and Koyie Hill and Mark DeRosa, but all of those guys were important in some capacity to the Cubs Continue reading Ode to Byrd