Archive for July 2011

The Cubs and the Trade Deadline: What the hell?

It’s an understatement saying that the current management team in charge of the Chicago Cubs is unpopular among the team’s fan base. Some have been calling for Hendry’s head for years; many had had it once the Milton Bradley/Carlos Silva fiasco resolved itself. In the meantime I tend to consider myself an apologist. “Trading away... Read more »

Kosuke Fukudome - proof positive that I am not as smart as I think I am

Kosuke Fukudome - proof positive that I am not as smart as I think I am
In case you just came off of a 12-hour shift in a coal chute, the Fooker is gone, gone to Cleveland, and not only did Hendry not get anything back for him, but he had to send along all but $700,000 of the salary still owed to him.  They want to see how Tyler Colvin... Read more »

The Cubs - on a team full of suckholes, which is the worst?

The Cubs - on a team full of suckholes, which is the worst?
I’m not asking who is the worst on the 25 man roster at the present moment – that would be probably be a tossup between the Shark, Grabow, Wood and Russell, and the fact that all four of them are from our bullpen says a lot about 2011 on the North Side. Koyie “Three-Finger” Hill,... Read more »
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Thoughts on Randy Wells?

I’m planning to write about him soon, but before I do, I wanted to collect y’all’s opinions on him. Do you think his time is done, or can he contribute down the road? OPINE, BEETCHES!

This shouldn't be surprising

I remember not too long ago that the Chicago Cubs were brightly looking toward a very promising future.  In this future, they were competitive, well-managed, and brimming with expensive talent.  The only problem is that “not too long ago” was the winter of 2006 and the “very promising future” was the 2008 baseball season.  Here... Read more »

It is time for me to vent about the 2011 Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are dead last in the major leagues at stealing bases. At drawing walks.  At batting average with runners on third with less than two outs. At fielding percentage.  At committing errors, by a wide margin. At issuing walks.  At WHIP.  At runs given up.  At earned runs given up.  In fact, in... Read more »
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My current guess for the 2012 Cubs' starting 3B is...

…Aramis Ramirez. Thoughts?

Now I'm confused. Who's on second for 2012?

Since publishing my post that said Barney wasn’t the answer at 2B for the Cubs, I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not I actually felt that way. Sure, he’ll never have an OPS near .700, which is terrible. But he plays great defense, hits .300, and singles are more valuable than walks.... Read more »

Speaking of 2008, Blake DeWitt reminds me of Mike Fontenot.

Writing about the Mark DeRosa trade reminds me how wrong I was about the other moves the Cubs made in the offseason between the 2008 and 2009 seasons. For example, I was sure Milton Bradley could hit right-handed pitching from the middle of the Cubs order and drive in runs, even if he did miss... Read more »
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Jeff Baker now is Mark DeRosa then.

Jeff Baker now is Mark DeRosa then.
Last week I read on another Cubs blog (not to be confused with Another Cubs Blog) that Jeff Baker should not be traded. That he’s more valuable to this team than he would be anywhere else, that utility players are undervalued, and that he can continue to help this team win over the next few... Read more »