Archive for November 2011

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day
The way in which I received the news that the Cubs had signed David DeJesus to play right field for them will help me explain to you how I feel about the deal. Several minutes ago, a baseball buddy of mine IMed me to ask, “How do you feel about David DeJesus?” Well, I said,... Read more »

Cubs Trade Talk: Colvin for Ian Stewart? Marshall for Chase Headley?

I guess the latest Cub trade scuttlebutt is that the Cubs are in on Ian Stewart? From what I know about the guy — which is that he sucks at baseball — to me this is just further verification of the belief that the Cubs are open to dealing ANYONE, and would similarly put due consideration into... Read more »

For those still wondering why Theo would leave Boston - plus Pujols?

For those still wondering why Theo would leave Boston - plus Pujols?
  We Cubs fans typically could give a spit about what other teams are doing, but have you noticed the Red Sawx still do not have a manager after we allegedly stole Dale Sveum from under them?  Ask yourself this simple question: who do you think typically hires field managers?  The GM, right?  I mean,... Read more »
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2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza
In the spirit of timeliness, let’s recap the previous season of the team’s tastiest trade bait, one Matt Garza. Recapping his numbers, he had a 10-10 record with a 3.32 ERA.  He left with leads several times, only to have them blown by the bullpen.  Many of those blown games were due to defensive lapses.  Also... Read more »

When's the last time we did a "Cubs trade chip" post?

It’s Monday, why not speculate on which Cubs are most likely to be moved over the next few months? Earlier this month, lots of folks reported on the Cubs’ being extremely receptive to phone calls about their players. Basically, every single player on this roster can be had for the right price, the front office... Read more »

Cubs' Casey Coleman Could Contribute

Cacophony! Car! Cranberry! Cookie! LOOK AT ME I’M ALLITERATING. But I’m being serious about Casey Coleman. The kid might be more than just org-filler after all. Coleman’s time with the major league team was, for the most part, split into two stints: he started nine major league games in April and May; spent most of... Read more »
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What the Cubs hiring of Dale Sveum means, and what it does not

What the Cubs hiring of Dale Sveum means, and what it does not
It means first of all that I am gonna have to get used to the whole s-v-e-u-m typing pattern. Since now Chicago has a manager whose ‘v’ is pronounced like a ‘w’, and Johnathon Toews, whose ‘w’ is pronounced like a ‘v’, why can’t they cut us bloggers all a break, and just trade consonants?... Read more »

It's Sveum

Reports are starting to come in that Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum has accepted the managerial position for the Chicago Cubs, with the specifics of the contract to be worked out in the immediate future. We can discuss the pros and cons of this move – obviously I favored Mike Maddux; Rob might have favored... Read more »

MLB Trade Rumors - Cubs will listen on everyone

If you don’t have MLB Trade Rumors on your list of Favorites, do it.  Now.  They report essentially that Theo and His Amazing Boyquarium of Buds will listen to any offer to improve.  Which is, really, what you want, not some clown in an ill-fitting blazer who has a hands-off list that never seems to... Read more »
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Tyler Colvin: Finally, A Known Quantity?

That Mike Quade. The nerve. How can he keep running Soriano, Byrd, and Fukudome out there when we have young players to evaluate?! We need more Tyler Colvin, dammit! We need to know how good he is, so we can, like, not trade him! Or something! I’m sure, like me, you COULDN’T BELIEVE IT when... Read more »