Cubs Manager Mike Quade is really pissing me off

Several of you may recall the long-awaited unveiling of the "Cubs are dead" post.

In it, I categorically stated my wishes for the Cubs to sit all the old, feeble, expensive and expiring contracts, raid the farms, and start evaluating our prospects under live fire.  The organization needs to know what we have to build with, and since there is no chance whatsoever that this club is going to win anything this year?  Let's run out our young guys in honest competition, while nearly everyone we play still feels like they themselves have a shot at the postseason.

Of course, asking a first year manager who is trying to demonstrate he is a winner to take such bold steps is asking a lot.  But, but, the Good Lord made it easy on Mr. Clean, and in short order, Jeff Baker, Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd, and Reed Johnson all went on the DL.  Up came DJ LaMahieu, Tyler Colvin, Tony Campana, and Brad Snyder.  Great!  Wonderful!  Quade can play the kids and save face.  Snyder can play left, Campana center, Colvin right, LaMahieu, Castro, Barney can make up the bulk of a young, forward-looking infield.

What does Baldy McGrindy do?  He plays weak hitting middle infielder Blake DeWitt in left, leaves the tired-ass Fukudome in right, and the rotting corpse of Aramis Ramirez wastes away at third.  Campana plays, and the ONLY reason why he's out there is because of some fortunate timing - Quade was left with no choice one day but to run him out there, and all he's done is chase down everything hit to center, beat out a half-dozen infield rollers, and steal more bases himself than the rest of the effin' team combined.

Hey, Quade?  Imagine that, huh?  You put a young guy in there who GIVES A SHIT, and he produces!  How about you try the same thing with the other three guys?  NOOOO, you'd rather have them rot on the vine, just like Wellington Castillo.  Guy hits over seven-fucking-hundred in spring training, and when he comes to town, you run Koyie frickin' Hill out there every day, to miss relay throws, pop up miserably with the game on the bases, and just routinely suck, as he has every day since he first came to Chicago.

I see that, you see that, we all see that, the guys at STATS and Bill James and everyone else can tell you that Koyie Hill and Kosuke Fukudome and the 2011 Aramis Ramirez are not going to win jack.  We ALL see it, Quade, but you, because your head is so far up your own ass, you and all the other "baseball guys" in the organization, which is just an euphemism for "uneducated dumbass who has hung around ballgames so long that you think Dri-Fit is formalwear"??

32 30 teams in this league: 31 29 of them use modern statistical methods in some form or another in charting their course, and then there's the God-foresaken Chicago Cubs, who live and play in a sticky, stuffy museum and go about their business like it WAS still 1914. 

Mike Quade, you fucking lost me, chief.  Enjoy getting your dumb ass shut out by somebody born in 1991.

UPDATE: we score some runs, then Marmol gives up 6 in the ninth.  Barry Rozner asks if this is 'rock bottom'?  Nah.  I see no urgency from the owner.  As long as the Captain's Corner or whatever the fuck that place is called is overflowing with neighborhood lushes.

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  • Not much I can add to that!

  • Somebody needs to take advantage of our stop in Philly on this next brutal road trip and see if Ryno's feelings can be consoled by a 10 year managing contract. I see no urgency in Quade. After being swept by the lowly Astros all he could say was it was time to go home and get some dinner. This team has become an embarrassment and it's not all about the injuries.

  • I must agree Quade is a waste of air. Being swept by the Asspros is enough to get most T-ball coaches fired. I must admit I thought he did a good job at the end of last season but Im now realizing the other teams just weren't playin for shit. Hopefully we will see Ryno getting hugs in Philly and we will hear stories of Ryno and Poohole discussing who should bat around him in our lineup next year. Really could you imagine what Barney and Castro could become with Ryno coaching them and Poohole giving his leadership and advice. I know it's wishful thinkin but hell might as well dream cause watchin this coach with this team is as enjoyable as walkin into a portojohn during a summer music festival.

  • I don't think this team is going to win anything, whether we have Quade or Ryno doesn't matter. We could have John McGraw and still lose 90 games.

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