Posts tagged "rick renteria"

What has Changed for Cubs in Three Seasons Under Theo Epstein?

What has Changed for Cubs in Three Seasons Under Theo Epstein?
Theo Epstein took control of this organization prior to the 2012 season and, depending on your viewpoint, that was either a great or terrible event in Cubs history. It is hard to escape the fact that the major league roster has produced similar results every year. After game 38, the Cubs record has been 15-23,... Read more »

Thoughts on a Mix and Match Cubs Roster

Thoughts on a Mix and Match Cubs Roster
Very few people like platoons. I mean, besides Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver and successful organizations like the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays. But the real point is that fans, players and I think even some managers really dislike having to use platoons. It is only natural for competitive people like professional... Read more »

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?
I’m not trying to link-bait here for my first post on Cubs Insider. I promise. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Reddit is the “front page of the Internet,” a social website where millions of users gather to discuss topics like True Detective, atheism, or slow cooker recipes. Oh, and baseball. There’s a daily discussion... Read more »
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I’ll be Happy with the Cubs in 2014 if…

I’ll be Happy with the Cubs in 2014 if…
Wow, where do I start?  I mean, any fan wants to see their team playing baseball in October, but absent a total protonic reversal, I don’t think the Cubs faithful have that to look forward to. And just in case you’re not familiar with the concept of TPR, it’s a theory developed by paranormal experts... Read more »

You Suck: Greatest Hits from Comments on my Cubs Articles

You Suck: Greatest Hits from Comments on my Cubs Articles
If you’ve read my work, you know that I’m often a sarcastic and self-deprecating guy.  Part of that is a defense mechanism, a way to sort of protect myself from the slings and arrows of outrageous (mis)fortune.  I like to think of it as the B. Rabbit-from-8-Mile strategy, except without super-dope rhymes or Mekhi Phifer.... Read more »

Cubs' Rizzo Being Pressed into Leadership Role?

Cubs' Rizzo Being Pressed into Leadership Role?
I’ve been thinking it, I’ve written it. Anthony Rizzo spoke to it. Someone is going to have to look out for the next group of Cubs wunderkinds. Rizzo seemed willing to take on some of that responsibility Tuesday in camp by addressing it. “[The media] is going to crown them (Cubs top prospects) the next... Read more »
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Quit asking Renteria dumb questions

Quit asking Renteria dumb questions
Rick Renteria will be officially introduced to Cubdom this weekend at the annual Cubs convention. This morning the new skipper was reintroduced to an old narrative. Renteria was questioned during an interview on how he would be different from the managers that have failed before him. Oh Rick, how will you ever be different from... Read more »
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