Posts in category "Darwin Barney"

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 »

Which one of the 2012 Cubs should you attach yourself to?

Which one of the 2012 Cubs should you attach yourself to?
Hello again! It’s been a month.  Chances are, nobody ever checks this site anymore, so unless you are one of my FB friends or this is really really good and the webmaster decides to feature this, you’ll never see it.  Too bad.  However, that’s never stopped me before.  So let’s have at it. The story of... 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 »
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Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap

Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap
Let’s recap everything that matters thus far the past two weeks: Jeff Samardzija – barely finished a fifth inning that he entered with a nine-run lead.  Maybe he requires the rush of close competition.  It sure looked like he completely lost focus Friday evening.  Darwin Barney – does not hit like a starting big league... 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 »

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 »
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Disclaimer: all of these Cubs trade ideas are terrible.

This afternoon I had some exchanges on Twitter with @CubsDen (read him!) and @Carl9730 (follow him!) about the Cubs’ current roster. Carl asked if we thought the Cubs would add more pitching; John and I agreed that the 40-man is already pretty well set, so any change to the ML roster — pitching OR hitting — would... Read more »

Darwin Barney interview at Fangraphs

Go there. Read it. Click one of these links. Please. Thank you.

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 »
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Is DJ LeMahieu's call up trade-related?

Yet another productive Cub has been added to the disabled list; this time it’s Jeff Baker, he of the .512 batting average and .659 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching. Furthermore, the Cubs have already announced Baker’s replacement — and it’s not who you’d expect the team to call up. Convention would say Bobby Scales is... Read more »