Castro Homers, Garza Goes 7 As Cubs Top PiratesStarlin Castro homered and Matt Garza pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Wisch: Count Out The Cubs, But ‘Q’ Up The NicknamesIn case you haven’t been paying much attention to the Cubs this season Quade has a curious way of calling almost every guy on his team by a name that they weren’t born with.
Wisch: What’s ‘Z’ Deal? Keeping Zambrano Makes More SenseIf the Cubs trade Zambrano and still have to pay the majority of his freight – as was rumored in the proposed deal with the Yankees – then how does that help the Cubs?
Gammons: Gillick, Hendry Would Make A Good MatchMLB Network's Peter Gammons knows Pat Gillick well and believes the longtime baseball executive would have serious interest in joining the Cubs.
Abbatacola: Zambrano Battles In VictoryThe Cubs needed some help to win at home against Houston and thankfully, the Astros were happy to provide it. Zambrano earned his 7th win on the season as the Cubs defeated Houston 4-2.
Wisch: It’s Time For Both Guillen And Quade To GoFor both the Cubs’ Mike Quade and the White Sox’s Ozzie Guillen, I think their time in the Windy City is up.
Bernstein: If Cubs Hire Gillick, Everyone Else Must GoIt has to be over for the current regime. Not just double-checked, monitored and supervised, but over.
Abbatacola: All Eyes On WellsRandy Wells needs a strong outing when he takes the mound on Saturday against the Houston Astros.
Harris: This Job Is Too Big For QuadeMike Quade is a nice guy, a good talker, and is very personable. Frankly, I like him, but not as an MLB manager.
Wisch: What Exactly Is Wrong With Carlos Marmol?A year ago, Carlos Marmol was virtually un-hittable. Now he’s Mel Rojas. And the mighty struggles of the Cubs’ once mighty closer seems to have everyone asking questions.
Schuster: Quade Detained And Searched At AirportWhat do Mike Quade and Donald Rumsfeld have in common? Both were detained and patted down by TSA officials at airports on Wednesday.
Quade Endures Rough First HalfA bus ride to Wrigley Field this season ends with a recorded public service announcement from a member of the neighborhood. Mike Quade identifies himself as manager of the Cubs and then encourages patrons to take public transportation to the game.
Wisch: What The Cubs Should Have Done With QuadeWell, the All-Star Game is done. And, in case you stopped paying attention around Mother's Day...or Tax Day, the Chicago Cubs are, too.
Bernstein: The All-Star Game Nobody WantedBy gametime, I won’t be surprised to see that Adam Dunn and Randy Wells have been added to the rosters. I was initially taken aback by Aramis Ramirez’s decision yesterday to turn down an All-Star invitation, but now I’m with him.
Schuster: Thank Heavens For The All Star BreakAdmit it Chicago, you've probably never relished the All Star break as much as this year. Mind you, I said the break and not the All Star game itself. The game is a joke but that's a story for another day. What I'm talking about is having a few days away from the terrible season we are witnessing on both sides of town.