Posts in category "Albert Pujols"

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall
Since this is partly my blog, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  If you’re not Christian, okay, Happy Winter Solstice!  Christmas was set up to leverage the carryings on from an old pagan holiday, anyway.  Most biblical scholars believe Christ was born in June.  Whatevs, tis the season where many of us choose to... Read more »

The Cubs just got 3-5 wins bettah in 2012. Pujols is in the AL now.

The Cubs just got 3-5 wins bettah in 2012.  Pujols is in the AL now.
Well, guess that puts an end to all the crushing homers on good pitches, as well as the not-so-good pitches.  I honestly never believed the man would leave Cletus Nation behind.  No, it wasn’t a good sign for them when he refused to negotiate during the season, and it also wasn’t a good sign when... 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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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 »

Free Agent Preview, Pt. 1 - the First Basemen

Free Agent Preview, Pt. 1 - the First Basemen
Theo and Jed have a lot of buildin’ to do.  Although their first priority is almost certainly the acquisition of a manager/coaching staff, with the free agent season looming the Cubs new dynamic duo are going to have to do some hardcore assessment/evaluation, especially if they want to avoid a 100 loss season in their... Read more »

On Pujols, Fielder and an otherwise dreary free agent market

On Pujols, Fielder and an otherwise dreary free agent market
Even as we watch two hated teams battle it out for the honor of losing the World Series,* many Cub fans have an eye on the first basemen of both squads as the two men are looking at massive contracts on the free agency market come November.  Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols may very well... Read more »
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Why do we even bother - The 2011 Cubs at the halfway point

They’ve played 79 games….eeeeh, close enough. In situations such as the one your 2011 Chicago Cubs find themselves in, the biggest commodity that needs to be doled out is “blame”, although there are some reasons for “praise” as well.  When discharging your own personal Protected By Our Constitution Assault Weapon of Blame, you may choose... Read more »

After 2 days to digest and think: The Hug

What do you think of this?  Is this a HINT?  A sign of big things to come?  Or was it just two socially awkward guys, not knowing how to appropriately greet one another? Personally, I have given a man-hug on occasion.  For I am a socially awkward man.  But I have standards.  I generally don’t just... Read more »

Monday Morning News-Blitz

The News-Blitz is a quick run through the metro papers to see what our favorite writers are writing about our favorite team. We will look for trends and what-not to help figure out the problems of the world, while trying to keep our sanity. Currrent Standings: Cubs 15-18, 4 Games back of the St. Louis... Read more »
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After 6 games, records mean squat in Cubs history

So, after a fairly miserable 2010, the 2011 Cubs have started the year 3 and 3. Guess what?  After a miserable 1983, the 1984 Cubs started out 3 and 3.  After an awful 2002, the 2003 Cubs started out 3 and 3.  After a pathetic 2006 (which started out 4-2, BTW) the 2007 Cubs started... Read more »