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Ryan Theriot takes over at shortstop due to his hot hitting for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Playing Well by chinmusic on Friday 27 April 2007 at 8:57 pm

The Cubs can’t blame their poor start on Ryan Theriot.  Theriot has played in 20 games so far this season and he’s 19 for 56 (.339 avg, .737 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 6 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  He has been so good that he has taken the starting job at shortstop away from Cesar Izturis.  Look for him to keep the job for a long time as long as he continues to hit the ball.

The Chicago Cubs place Wade Miller on the DL

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 24 April 2007 at 10:53 pm

The Chicago Cubs have placed starting pitcher Wade Miller on the 15-day disabled list due to back spasms.  Miller was horrible when he pitched so far this season.  In 3 starts he has a 0-2 record with a 10.54 ERA and a 2.20 WHIP.  Miller has allowed 24 hits, 16 earned runs and 5 homers in only 13.2 innings this season.  Miller was about to lose his job any way so this injury seems very convenient.

Mark Prior has surgery

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 24 April 2007 at 10:47 pm

Mark Prior had surgery today that was performed by Dr. James Andrews.  It was an exploratory surgery on Prior’s right shoulder, but, Dr. Andrews was given permission to do whatever needs to be done to fix Prior up.  It’s possible that Prior could miss the entire 2007 season.  We’ll no pretty soon how long he’ll be out.  It’s about time that the Cubs just give up on Prior and spend his money on someone else.

The Chicago Cubs need more production from Cesar Izturis

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 24 April 2007 at 11:34 am

Cesar Izturis is an outstanding defensive shortstop, but he needs to hit a little bit to be an overall asset to the Chicago Cubs.  He’s played in 16 games so far this season and he’s only hitting .174 with a .516 OPS!  Those are horrible numbers!  He’s 8 for 46 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs so far this season.  The Cubs could tolerate Izturis hitting in the .250 range because of his defense, but he’s got a long way to go if he wants to get his average that high.

The Chicago Cubs have another sub par week

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Monday 23 April 2007 at 5:46 pm

The Chicago Cubs only went 3-4 last week despite outscoring their opponents 40-30!  The Cubs can’t afford to waste all of the runs they were scoring last week.  They are currently in last place in the National League Central, 4 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Scott Eyre throwing batting practice for the Chicago Cubs so far this season

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Pitching BP by chinmusic on Thursday 19 April 2007 at 7:59 pm

Scott Eyre has been truly pathetic so far this season for the Cubs.  He has pitched in 6 games this season and he’s 0-1 with a 14.40 ERA and a 2.60 WHIP!  In 5 innings Eyre has allowed 8 hits and he’s walked 5 batters which is awful.  At the start of the season Eyre was getting all of the late game opportunities but those are now starting to go to Neil Cotts who’s been pitching well.  Lou Piniella has never cared how much a player is making money wise, so look for Eyre to have to earn his way back into his manager’s good graces by pitching well.

The Chicago Cubs to be without Alfonso Soriano for at least a week

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 18 April 2007 at 1:10 pm

Alfonso Soriano has hurt his hamstring, but the Cubs don’t feel that he will need to go on the DL.  They expect him only to miss a week.  Soriano has been slumping so far this season in his first 12 games.  He is 12 of 49 (.245 avg, .635 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  The Cubs have called up their #1 prospect, centerfielder Felix Pie, to handle CF until Soriano is ready to return.  He started yesterday for the Cubs and he went 1 for 6 and scored a run in his major league debut.  He also made a fantastic throw in the 10th inning to nail Russell Branyan of the Padres at the plate to preserve a 3-3 tie, but the Cubs later lost the game.

The Cubs have a very poor week

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Monday 16 April 2007 at 7:47 pm

The Cubs had a rough time last week as they went 1-4 and they were outscored 17-16.  The Cubs really had problems on offense as they were without Aramis Ramirez due to a sore wrist and that caused the Cubs to waste a lot of good pitching last week.  The Cubs are in last place in the National League Central with a 4-7 record, 2.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

Rich Hill outstanding so far this season for the Chicago Cubs

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Friday 13 April 2007 at 12:04 pm

Young lefty Rich Hill was outstanding in his first start of the season for the Cubs.  He threw 7 innings and he only allowed 1 hit, 1 earned run and whiffed 6 batters.  Hill has outstanding stuff and he’s a big key to whether or not the Cubs will make their fans happy this year or not.

The Chicago Cubs shut down Mark Prior with shoulder soreness

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 13 April 2007 at 11:58 am

The Cubs had to shut down Mark Prior after only two innings in his first start in extended Spring Training earlier in the week.  It could be getting close to the time when the Cubs just throw their hands in the air and let Prior walk after this season.  He has never been quite the same after his breakout 2003 season when he was 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 30 starts.  He threw 211.1 innings in 2003 and he only allowed 183 hits while whiffing 245 batters!  He looked on the verge of stardom.  But the last three seasons, Prior has battled injury problems as he’s only started 57 games the last three seasons.  Over those three years he has compiled an 18-17 record with a 4.27 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  At 26 years old, the Cubs had hoped he was young enough to turn things around but as each day goes by Mark Prior looks more and more like a One-Hit Wonder!

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