Archive for October 2012

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 »

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 »
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Building for tomorrow, today

Building for tomorrow, today
And other platitudes that don’t actually mean anything. Last night I was relaxing with the wife, watching an old rerun of Parenthood, when my brother Facebooked me a question: are you watching the game? It’s actually good. I had to think for a second about what he could’ve been writing about, and then I remembered… meaningful... Read more »

The Reason why there was so much Jackson and Vitters in 2012

The Reason why there was so much Jackson and Vitters in 2012
Thanks to Bruce Miles, raw unsweetened Essence of Theo provides justification Behold one of the finest blog entries I have ever read from the Daily Herald’s Bruce Miles.  Simplicity in its finest – more or less a straight transcript, or at least, closer to a transcript of Theo Epstein’s 2012 Cubs post-mortem than the local newspapers felt like... Read more »

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?
It’s depressing that there are legal adults who ain’t gotta clue about phone booths and their original purpose.  If you see one, now, chances are it has been converted into a time machine.  There’s one sitting next to a closed gas-station in the next town over, and I stepped in.  Well, ok, I squoze my... Read more »
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