Posts in category "Randy Wells"

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

Monday Morning News and Notes

Today’s column will focus less on the newspaper and online outlets, and more on my first hand observations from this weekend. I was lucky enough to score tickets to Friday and Saturday’s game, before watching last night’s game on ESPN. A lot of intersting things happened over the weekend in Boston, both personally and with... Read more »

Monday Morning News and Notes

Today’s column will focus less on the newspaper and online outlets, and more on my first hand observations from this weekend. I was lucky enough to score tickets to Friday and Saturday’s game, before watching last night’s game on ESPN. A lot of intersting things happened over the weekend in Boston, both personally and with... Read more »
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The Cubs have begun to hit well, but pitching still a problem

I apologize for the matter-of-fact title of this little essay.  I’ve been waiting for a long time for an inspiration to come, but could not hold out any longer without saying what I have to say today.  Mind you, it’s the same damn thing I said a couple of weeks ago. I don’t claim to... Read more »

Giant Killers(?)- Giants at Cubs May 13-15

Just as one diminutive former LSU infielder leaves town, one comes in for the weekend with the 2010 World Series Champion Giants.  The Champs are leading the NL West by a slim one-game margin, but are on a blistering six game winning streak.  Much of their success on this streak has been due to timely... 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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After 6 games, records mean squat in Cubs history

So, after a fairly miserable 2010, the 2011 Cubs have started the year 3 and 3. Guess what?  After a miserable 1983, the 1984 Cubs started out 3 and 3.  After an awful 2002, the 2003 Cubs started out 3 and 3.  After a pathetic 2006 (which started out 4-2, BTW) the 2007 Cubs started... Read more »