Posts in category "Silva the Hutt"

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 »

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 »

2011 Chicago Cubs Apocalypse Round Table

The 2011 Major League Baseball season is finally here. I don’t know about you, but I could only take so much more of debating whether Koyie Hill should be the back up catcher. In all likelihood, it’s highly unlikely that his inclusion on the roster will make or break the Cubs chances in 2011. The... Read more »
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If there are not roster battles on the 2011 Cubs, there should be

If there are not roster battles on the 2011 Cubs, there should be
We all know that there is some doubt as to whether or not we carry a fifth outfielder or a seventh Behind the Soriano/Byrd/Fooky/Colvin group in the outfield and the ARam/Castro/DeWitt/Baker/Pena infield combo, has Darwin Barney sewn up a spot?  How about Fernando Perez?  Scott Moore?  Soul Patch Johnson?  That’s one roster battle out there. ... Read more »

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: Carlos Silva

A look behind the curtains – we love doing these Season Previews.  In fact, we often assign them to our crack staff of writers at the very beginning of Spring Training, before we really have any clear indication as to what will happen.  In other words, I’ve had Carlos Silva on my tab ever since... Read more »
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I for one am not diggin' the way Mike Quade is handling his team

I for one am not diggin' the way Mike Quade is handling his team
14 errors in four games.  A churlish fatass has all winter long to consider how to get guys out, and in his first opportunity gives up two long bombs and six runs in the first inning, and has the temerity to go back to the dugout and bitch about it?  In four games, the Cubs... Read more »