Posts in category "Alfonso Soriano"

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 »

Cubs: it's not the losing as much as it is who's doing the losing

Dunno about you, but I find it to be a very bewildering time to be a Cub fan. As far as the whole “Ricketts Family puts hand out for public aid in a city run by Obama’s ex-chief of staff at the same time Pappy Joe decides to finance a Super PAC with the sole... Read more »

One week with the New Cubs. Seven games. Five losses. Why?

One week with the New Cubs.  Seven games.  Five losses.  Why?
Or: The Most Important Statistics to the 2012 Cubs – Redux First of all – A. J. got himself hitched!  Now we’re all old married guys!  We can all start discussing mulching mowers and man caves (aka we get a WHOLE room in our houses to OURselves? Who cares if its the basement or garage?... Read more »
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Unconditional Faith in Theo Must Endure

So, the lineup that needs NO introduction, because, even if I introduced it, nobody would care….your 2012 Chicago Cubs! DeJesus RF, Barney 2B, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, Byrd CF, Soto C, Dempster P. A 22 year old third hitter, a Quadruple A poster boy, a miserable, godforesaken contract, a rookie-of-the-year who... Read more »

Starlin Castro - The Education of a Shortstop?

Starlin Castro - The Education of a Shortstop?
Cover image, of course, from si.com Welcome to the time of year between the off-season player acquisition push and the customary best time of the year for Cubs fans, “pitchers and catchers report”.  It is quite unlikely that Matt Garza will be dealt this winter, and outside of the last minute push to sign Yoen(n)is... Read more »

A Soriano for Burnett swap makes sense to me.

Honestly, believe me when I say, nothing is more frustrating about the Cubs blogosphere than the suckers who pitch ludicrous ideas for nonsense trades. If I had a nickel for every time I read someone write, “GIVE THEM SORIANO AND ZAMBRANO FOR HEADLEY,” or some derivative of that thought, I swear to you I’d be... Read more »
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Is Alfonso Soriano worthless or not?

Is Alfonso Soriano worthless or not?
At this point I think I’ve started overreacting to overreactions about Alfonso Soriano. The initial overreaction goes something like this: “Alf is grossly overpaid! And he sucks so bad! He’s worthless! Cut him right now!” Put another way, I think Cub fans often fixate on Alf’s salary, and declare him to be completely worthless just... Read more »

Change the operation and the rest will follow

This is Chicago baseball. The team collapses once every two or three years.  Well, that’s not true.  It feels to Cub fans as if the team collapses every year – if we’re lucky, not until October.  But on occasion – in 2000, then again in 2006, then in 2009, and once more in 2011 things... Read more »

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. As I write this, we are down 3-1 to the Cardinals.  I thought we would instantly be better?? Well, even if we get stomped by the Evil Satanic Fowl, today is a good day, as you might expect, now that Jim Hendry’s termination was announced.  I... Read more »
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Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs
OK, in order for this line of reasoning to work, you have to agree with the premise that: all that matters for the Cubs is the future right now.  What happens the rest of this season doesn’t mean dick, because Hendry and Quade are being entirely short sighted, ignoring playing prospects in order to possibly... Read more »