Posts in category "Blake DeWitt"

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 »

Paul Sullivan compares the Cubs to an expansion team, and he is right

What if the Cubs didn’t exist before this year, and an expansion draft was held to stock us?  We would end up with a lot of has-beens and might-not-ever-be’s, like Alfonso Soriano, Blake DeWitt, David DeJesus, Marlon Byrd, Ian Stewart, Jeff Baker, Joe Mather, Chris Volstad, Paul Maholm, Ryan Dempster, Shawn Camp…Sully was right, this... Read more »

The clock starts now; limited window is open to trade 3 Cubs

The clock starts now; limited window is open to trade 3 Cubs
 When possible, always deal from strength.  There are players on the current roster that, if traded, would accomplish more in terms of salary savings and providing opportunities to let promising young guys play.  If we could trade Marlon Byrd, for example, that would open up a starting role for Brett Jackson.  If we could trade... Read more »
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Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue
On MLB radio today, Jim Memelo and Todd Hollandsworth noted quite correctly that if Jim Hendry was still in the Cubs’ GM chair, with the underwhelming lack of activity so far, that we Cubs fans would be storming 1060 W. Addison with torches and pitchforks.  I mean, eff you, Memelo…I don’t even own a pitchfork!... Read more »

2011 Player Recap - Blake DeWitt

2011 Player Recap - Blake DeWitt
A couple of months ago, my dad and I road tripped down to Memphis to visit my son, drink on Beale St, laugh at how crappy Graceland actually is, etc.  Along I-55, in Sikeston, MO, sits Lambert’s Cafe, the World’s HQ of gluttony and the originator of that most quaint of Midwestern traditions, throwed rolls. ... Read more »

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 »
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Is Blake DeWitt better than Darwin Barney?

Inspired by all this draft talk, I was about to write up a post that speculated on the Cubs’ likely lineup for Opening Day 2012. At least in my eyes it got pretty interesting pretty quickly; I put Brett Jackson in the leadoff spot batting first, for example. In the two-hole, I had Blake DeWitt,... Read more »

Spring 2011 Mega Preview - Blake DeWitt

I know how I would like to write this particular preview.  See, we have four middle infielders in camp that will make the roster.  Starlin Castro is the shortstop, and Darwin Barney will most likely fill the “young guy serving his apprenticeship as the utility guy” role, which leaves us with DeWitt and Jeff Baker. ... Read more »