The Long Goodbye

Nearly 10 years ago, this blog was formed primarily to trumpet the idea that the Cubs were not a team destined to fail. That, in fact, a century of losing was not a promise of more failure to come. We still believe in this — the Cubs will win, and it will be someday soon,... Read more »

Anyone who thinks the Ricketts Family is just trying to maximize Cubs profits is wrong

First of all, here’s the post where we put in all the Categories related to Your 2013 Chicago Cubs.  Dioner Navarro, your room is over there, Scott Baker, first door on the left.  Kyuji Fujikawa, we’re going to have you set up right over here. Personally, I got kind of excited Monday night, I think... Read more »

A lengthy diatribe on steroid abuse in baseball ...tba

For what it’s worth, I’ve been aiming to write a very long article on this topic for a few years. Considering the crop of Hall of Fame injectors this year, no time is better than the present. That said, such a lengthy article requires research, focus, and possibly interviews – something I am not prepared... Read more »
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The Official Goatriders Stance on Whether Almost-Certain PED User Sammy Sosa Is Elected to the Hall of Fame

The Official Goatriders Stance on Whether Almost-Certain PED User Sammy Sosa Is Elected to the Hall of Fame
Who cares? I just love posting his ‘white’ pictures. Hey, at least we won’t ever have to sit through another Casey Coleman start.  That’s good news, eh? Enjoy the Scott Feldman Era, everyone!

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)
In a world where: the Big 10 is now the Big 14 because of “geography”; the owner of the Marlins can essentially trade the Marlins to Toronto, and the Commissioner just yawns and rubber stamps it; two weeks after declaring the Bears as Super Bowl winners, fans want to cut all the players as well... Read more »

Help Wanted - Pitchers for 2013 Cubs (UPDATED for sweet Nostradamic action)

Help Wanted - Pitchers for 2013 Cubs (UPDATED for sweet Nostradamic action)
UPDATE – Scott Baker is in the fold.  Expect Brandon McCarthy and Kevin Correia any day now. This is in response to the series of articles the Tribune is making their two lead baseball beat writers provide for the Sox (DOOOONNNNTTTT CAAAAAARRRRREEEE) and the Cubs.  Each day, the writer is forced to present a positional recap... Read more »
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At this point, we Cub fans must practice great restraint

At this point, we Cub fans must practice great restraint
Fact: nearly every other team in the majors is better than the Cubs right now. Fact: nearly every other pitching staff is better than the Cubs’ staff. Fact: nearly every pitcher available in the free agent or trade market is better than nearly anyone the Cubs have right now. Fact: the Cubs will spend resources... Read more »

Holes and fills - Pitcher's Edition

Continuing from yesterday, we are looking at the Chicago Cubs, their many needs, and the numerous players who they will not sign – or even pursue – in order to fill those needs. Yes, it must be the off-season. Starting Pitchers – an Overview First and foremost, let me state clearly that I know, obviously,... Read more »

Holes and fills - Hitter's Edition

Finally, after two articles selling it, we proudly present to you our official,  One Guy’s Opinion on Free Agents Who Might Help The Cubs, Possibly, Part 1™. Originally, I intended to present an overview of hitters and pitchers in this article. Then this puppy ballooned to 1000 words, and my mind went numb from looking... Read more »
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Rules of Free Agency

Rules of Free Agency
Be grateful that I am not a GM. Like every internet tough guy who quarterbacks from his couch, I know just enough about baseball to annoy people who actually know about baseball. (It’s ok – you and me? We suffer from this issue together.) Still, I have always maintained that there are a few ground... Read more »