Roosevelt Rides Again!

CSN’s Patrick Mooney broke the news that Theodore Roosevelt Lilly III is back with the Cubs. No, the 38 year old crafty one, who retired last November isn’t being brought back from the netherworld to be another soft tossing lefty to flip at the trade deadline. He’s there in a new capacity, per Rotoworld: Ted Lilly has…

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Beware The Five Inch Screw

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 5/24/11 by Dr. Joseph Hecht Matt Garza heads to the DL for a “bone contusion” just above the elbow and his 25 man roster replacement, Lou Montanez finally winds up in the Cub starting lineup with a memorable night. As you recall, Montanez was the Cubs 2000 first…

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Darwin Barney’s Pacific Coast League (PCL) Sprain

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 5/24/11 by Dr. Joseph Hecht Darwin Barney went on the DL this week spraining “the other” cruciate or Posterior Cruciate knee ligament.  I’m sure the Cubs called Iowa Cubs manager Bill Dancy to let him know that his Pacific Coast League (PCL) Iowa team might shortly be getting another…

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Albert Almora Breaks Hamate Bone

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter by Dr. Joseph Hecht Kane County with a collective sigh. Albert Almora tweets he sustained a broken hamate bone in the distal wrist today. Not a good day! Broke my Hamate bone! Sun-Times scribe Gordon Wittenmeyer writes that the injury occurred while swinging a bat and Almora will get surgery on this…

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Medical Sabermetrics

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 8/22/2010 by Dr. Joseph Hecht MAJOR NEWS UPDATE: Lou Piniella will resign after today’s game vs Atlanta. His mother’s health has not improved and instead of going the medical leave of absence route again, he’s handing over the managerial chores to…THE FORMER IOWA CUB MANAGER… drumroll, please…[[[Mike Quade]]]. Pfffft. There is…

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