Mr. April

By Chris Rewers on Monday, May 2, 2011

Gordon Wittenmyer, in Monday's Chicago Sun-Times, pointed out that Cubs right fielder Kosuke Fukudome hit .383 (23-for-60) and is a .345 (101-for-293) hitter in his four seasons with the Cubs. But entering Monday's game, Fukudome was hitting just .244 (275-for-1,129) after April.

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College of Starting Pitchers

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I understand that the alternatives are as appealing as the selection of women at closing time at the neighborhood dive, but I wish the Cubs would pull the plug on the James Russell-in-the-starting-rotation experiment.

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Life on Top

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, April 16, 2011

According to the preseason prognosticators, one of the Cubs' glaring weaknesses was supposed to be the leadoff spot.

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So Long, Lilly and Theriot

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's difficult to judge a trade like the one the Cubs made ahead of Saturday's non-waiver trade deadline.

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Ted Lilly Cheats

By Beachwood Reporter on Friday, May 28, 2010

Those of us watching the game saw it quite clearly. But first-base umpire John Hirschbeck wouldn't budge, and now Ted Lilly is playing dumb.

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New, Mature Zambrano Estimated To Be 15

By Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, April 25, 2010

So much for the "mature" way Big Z supposedly took his demotion to the bullpen.

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Yankee Ingenuity

By Beachwood Reporter on Friday, April 23, 2010

"Even when the Yankees were looking into a possible trade for Zambrano last winter, they weren't looking for an ace," Gordon Wittenmyer reports in the Sun-Times.

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Catching Flak

By Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, April 18, 2010

"With Soto and Koyie Hill, the Cubs have one of the league's better catcher duos," Gordon Wittenmyer writes in the Sun-Times this morning.

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