...and sometimes he eats you. (Yes, still figuring out where this apostrophe goes in the title. It's clearly more than one anarchist at this brunch. But does it belong to them? Or is it for them? Are they just there? Are we? These questions torment me).
This week saw the trade, and essentially a white flag, on Brett Jackson. I guess it's a measure of just how far the Cubs organization has come in a short time that Jackson went from some of our brightest hope in the system to essentially the scrapheap. Then again, Jackson as a prime prospect was always a reach. It was just the only one available to us...
So Arguello is in France., Probably face down in the Seine river, but still, in France. That leaves myself, The wonderful Mauricio Rubio, and the just OK Mike Moody ( I KEED…… I kEED.) to talk some Cubs baseball as Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa today. Here’s what transpired. 1) What, if anything, was... Read more »
For some reason I’m turning my faith over to horse racing for belief in the Cubs’ success in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future. D.Wayne Lukas is a Hall of fame, arrogant as hell, meticulous to a T trainer, who until this last year or two, had really been in the dumps. ( By his standards anyway.)... Read more »
When I was just a wee lad, I went to school in Lincoln Park. My friends lived around Depaul University and our walk to their house involved walking pas Bill Buckner’s house. We knew this because we would occasionally see Buckner who was always gracious and pleasant and would talk to us and occasionally engage... Read more »
This is the 4th in a series of position-by-positional analysis of the Cubs organizational depth. Yesterday we covered one of the deepest positions (2B). Today it’s a position in which the Cubs have a lot of depth, some top talent, yet no certain answers. It’s one of the reasons you can’t rule out the idea... Read more »
As many of you already know, the Cubs have chosen not to retain Pat Listach, their 3B coach. Listach was a rising managerial star in the Cubs system and is highly thought of around the league, so I assume he’ll get a position somewhere fairly quickly. Good luck to him. In somewhat related news, Bobby... Read more »
Some news and notes to peruse as the Cubs prepare for an early game today.. Paul Sullivan tweets that Luis Valbuena is going to get the majority of starts in September. I’m not going to go deep into the Josh Vitters issue as I did talk about this back on August 8th. The simple answer... Read more »
When the Cubs called up both Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, we sort of expected the Cubs to play both of them somewhat regularly. There was also a cryptic tweet by Carrie Muskat that said that “(Vitters) will play against RHP” What exactly did that mean? It couldn’t mean that he would only play against... Read more »
Update: 12:34 PM: Brett Jackson is starting in CF and batting 2nd UPDATE: 12:24 PM: Tony Campana has been optioned to AAA UPDATE: 12:20 PM: The Cubs have traded Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named later. This is weird because I was in the middle of writing an article... Read more »
As the trade deadline approaches the Cubs are getting closer to the next phase in the rebuild. This phase could be the most important that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have faced thus far. The additions of Anthony Rizzo, Travis Wood by trade, Jorge Soler by free agency and what appears to be a very... Read more »