Posts in category "Hot Stove"

Anyone who thinks the Ricketts Family is just trying to maximize Cubs profits is wrong

First of all, here’s the post where we put in all the Categories related to Your 2013 Chicago Cubs.  Dioner Navarro, your room is over there, Scott Baker, first door on the left.  Kyuji Fujikawa, we’re going to have you set up right over here. Personally, I got kind of excited Monday night, I think... Read more »

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)
In a world where: the Big 10 is now the Big 14 because of “geography”; the owner of the Marlins can essentially trade the Marlins to Toronto, and the Commissioner just yawns and rubber stamps it; two weeks after declaring the Bears as Super Bowl winners, fans want to cut all the players as well... 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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Cespedes and Soler - Cubs must end up with one of them

Two promising Cuban outfielders have defected and will be available this spring to the highest bidder.  One is 26 years old and the single season record holder for homeruns in the Cuban League.  The other is 19 and is not the record holder for home runs in the Cuban League, but does have several advantages... Read more »

The free agent the Cubs ARE frontrunners for: Yoen(n)is Cespedes

The free agent the Cubs ARE frontrunners for: Yoen(n)is Cespedes
All Cub fans, both long-suffering and noobs alike, have gotten accustomed to our winter free-agent binges.  There’s a new sheriff in town, and he has brung his posse.  They are cleaning up Dodge, bringing in a new culture, and have chosen to just sit back on the front porch while C. J. Wilson, Pujols, Fielder, Buehrle, Papelbon, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day
The way in which I received the news that the Cubs had signed David DeJesus to play right field for them will help me explain to you how I feel about the deal. Several minutes ago, a baseball buddy of mine IMed me to ask, “How do you feel about David DeJesus?” Well, I said,... 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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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 »