Posts in category "NL Central"

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall
Since this is partly my blog, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  If you’re not Christian, okay, Happy Winter Solstice!  Christmas was set up to leverage the carryings on from an old pagan holiday, anyway.  Most biblical scholars believe Christ was born in June.  Whatevs, tis the season where many of us choose to... Read more »

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 »

DeJesus is Just Alright With Me

DeJesus is Just Alright With Me
I am a little bit late to the party, but the big news of the week for the Chicago Cubs is clearly the signing of David DeJesus and his Chicago suburb-dwelling, Twitter-happy wife to a two-year $10 million with a club option for a third ($6.5 million club option. $1.5 million of the base deal... Read more »
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Monday Morning News-Blitz

The News-Blitz is a quick run through the metro papers to see what our favorite writers are writing about our favorite team. We will look for trends and what-not to help figure out the problems of the world, while trying to keep our sanity. Currrent Standings: Cubs 15-18, 4 Games back of the St. Louis... Read more »

Cubs Series Preview: Hope no one poops in the dugout this time.

Surprise: Pete Alford wrote this series preview also! But I came up with that clever title. Go me! Cincinnati Reds (16-15) at Chicago Cubs (14-16) The Toothpick comes to town to spread goodwill and “dudes” at the Friendly Confines for the first time this season. While I hope no one on his team defecates in his... Read more »

The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well

The Exhaustive List of things the 2011 Cubs are doing well
Here is a complete list of things the Chicago Cubs are doing well so far this 2011 season.  If you do not see something on here, that means it is not being done well, or to the best of the team’s or individual player’s ability. Starlin Castro is hitting well. Darwin Barney and Jeff Baker... Read more »
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They're dooooomed

Although you won’t read this until … well, whenever you read this, I am writing this entry as the Cubs are taking a shellacking at the firm-but-supple hands of the Houston Astros.  The good news is, it’s hardly terminal – Jeff Russell is clearly not a long-term solution as a starting pitcher. He should be... Read more »