Posts in category "John Grabow"

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 »

This should be the first day of the rest of the Cubs' life. Why isn't it?

The 2011 Cubs season has been, even by our necessarily softened standards, a late-term abortion.  This admittedly vile and unacceptable analogy can apply equally well to the state of the franchise as a whole.  What’s the latest piece of evidence supporting this claim? Today is September 1st, when roster restrictions are lifted and clubs everywhere... Read more »

We have found out how good the Cubs are....not very.

We have found out how good the Cubs are....not very.
Alfonso Soriano is 35 in Dominican years, which means he is probably 38 in people years. As you all know, he makes 19 million dollars a year, which represents about a fifth of the payroll.  (Z also makes another 1/5th of the payroll, but more on that in a bit).  For his lion’s share of... Read more »
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The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful
The folks at Baseball Reference recently posted an item to their blog titled, 2010 Cubs: Blowout Specialists. The Cubs lost 11 games last season by 10 or more runs; only 12 teams have managed to do that since 1901. How does a team manage to lose repeatedly by ten or more runs? I suppose conceptually it’s... Read more »

Spring Training 2011 Mega-Preview: John Grabow

Ah, John Grabow. My mother always taught me to only say nice things about a person, and to keep quiet if I didn’t have anything positive to say.  Well, that makes it tough to talk about Mr. Grabow. The only good thing I can truly say is that Grabow will be in his final year... Read more »