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Baseball Insider Archive: Cubs

Once Again, Milton Bradley Plays the Fool

The Cubs have suspended Milton Bradley for the remainder of the season.

By CJ Holley  |  September 21, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cubs , Dodgers , Indians , Padres  | Tags: Milton Bradley, chicago cubs, cleveland indians, los angeles dodgers, san diego padres  
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Cubs Could Trade Zambrano

The story coming out of the Chicago Tribune, in which reporter Paul Sullivan cites unnamed sources claiming that the Cubs are planning to shop Carlos Zambrano across the major leagues this winter, is that the Cubs may be preparing to shed one of their priciest players, and a major contributor to the team's success in recent seasons.

By Cameron Smith  |  September 16, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cubs  | Tags: Carlos Zambrano, Cubs, trade  
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Fans Behaving Badly: Beer Tosser Went Too Far

Just in case you haven't seen it yet, during last night's Phillies win over the Cubs, a Chicago fan tossed a beer directly on to Philadelphia center fielder Shane Victorino while he was trying to bring in a deep pop up.

By Cameron Smith  |  August 13, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cubs , Phillies  | Tags: Cubs, Phillies, Wrigley Field, fans  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

Of all the guys who leave you wondering whether they're mad or excitedly celebrating a big hit during midscream, few are more inscrutable than Milton Bradley. Think about it: How can you tell if he's just raging, furious mad or excited about a big hit? He screams about everything regardless! So, is Mr. Board Games happy in this shot, or really upset at an umpire's call? What do you think?

By Cameron Smith  |  August 12, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cubs  | Tags: Cubs, Milton Bradley, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture  
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The Cubs' Achilles Heel? Lack of a Guy Named Wood

A far cry from the team's 2008 shutdown bullpen, the Cubs suddenly find themselves without any great options among closers, with Kevin Gregg and Carlos Marmol a far cry from Kerry Wood in 2008.

By Cameron Smith  |  August 6, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cubs  | Tags: Carlos Marmol, Cubs, Indians, Kerry Wood, Kevin Gregg, closers  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

CAPTURED BY THE WALL St. Louis outfielder Colby Rasmus is young, athletic and filled with all the talent that one could possibly need to break free from entanglements from vegetation. Breaking free from the Wrigley Field wall, on the other hand, is an entirely different proposition, as proven by...

By Cameron Smith  |  July 15, 2009; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cardinals , Cubs  | Tags: Cardinals, Colby Rasmus, Cubs, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Why Ryan Could be Key for Cubs, Cameron Smith , July 14, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , July 13, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 23, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 22, 2009
Is the Cubs' Sale Hijacking Their Season?, Cameron Smith , June 18, 2009
On Sosa: Let Down and Hanging Around, Cameron Smith , June 17, 2009
Fallout From a Ryan Theriot Column, Cameron Smith , May 18, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , May 13, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , May 6, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , May 1, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , April 30, 2009
Now Represting U. of Wisc.: Wrigley-Field, Cameron Smith , April 21, 2009
Backseat Managing, With Rod Blagojevich, Cameron Smith , April 17, 2009
The Rockies are Stockpiling Pitchers, Cameron Smith , April 9, 2009
Corey Koskie Calls It Quits, Cameron Smith , March 22, 2009
Schilling Provides More Melodrama, Cameron Smith , March 2, 2009
O's Get Their Cub: Hill Acquired, Cameron Smith , February 2, 2009
O's Trade For Hill Will Come Soon ... Or Not at All, Cameron Smith , February 2, 2009
Orioles Angle for Another Cub, Cameron Smith , January 31, 2009
Heilman Keeps Jet Setting, Heads to Cubs, Cameron Smith , January 28, 2009
Orioles Trade Olson For Pie, Near Markakis Deal, Cameron Smith , January 18, 2009
A Big Day for B's: Bradley and Burrell Sign, Cameron Smith , January 5, 2009
Two Chicago Suitors for Brian Roberts, Cameron Smith , January 2, 2009
Jones Defers $12 Million to Leave L.A., Cameron Smith , January 2, 2009
Arbitration Offers Look at MLB in Recession, Cameron Smith , December 2, 2008
Orioles Could Get Pie, With Cubs the Big Winner, Cameron Smith , December 1, 2008
Freddy Garcia Injures Shoulder in Venezuela, Cameron Smith , November 28, 2008
Is the Peavy Market Drying Up ... Or Just As It Was, Cameron Smith , November 21, 2008
Dempster Close to Deal With Cubs, Tracee Hamilton , November 18, 2008
Could Wood Return to the Cubs? UPDATED, Cameron Smith , November 14, 2008
Cubs Land Kevin Gregg, Cameron Smith , November 13, 2008
Elite Closers May be in Midst of Market Adjustment, Cameron Smith , November 7, 2008
Dodgers Open Bank For Ramirez, Cameron Smith , November 6, 2008
Nationals, Orioles Enter Free Agent Fray, Cameron Smith , November 5, 2008
Big Free Agents Float Demands, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Mostly Quiet on the GM Western Front, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Monday Morning Fastballs, Cameron Smith , November 3, 2008
Pitching Pains With an October Twist, Cameron Smith , October 9, 2008
Et Tu, Cubs Fan?, Cameron Smith , October 7, 2008
Cubs-Dodgers Game 3 Lineups, Marc Carig , October 4, 2008
Lou and Joe, Chico Harlan , October 2, 2008
Cubs Fear, Thomas Boswell , October 2, 2008
It's Gonna Happen?, Chico Harlan , October 2, 2008
As the Wind Blows, Chico Harlan , October 1, 2008
Taking on Boz, Tom Heleba , September 30, 2008
My 1st-Round Picks: Rays, Angels, Phils, Cubs, Thomas Boswell , September 30, 2008
 
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