Category: Theo Epstein

Cubs: it's not the losing as much as it is who's doing the losing

Dunno about you, but I find it to be a very bewildering time to be a Cub fan. As far as the whole “Ricketts Family puts hand out for public aid in a city run by Obama’s ex-chief of staff at the same time Pappy Joe decides to finance a Super PAC with the sole... Read more »

Cubs trade Byrd, let's not stop there

Cubs trade Byrd, let's not stop there
Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune baseball bigfoot: Even though they tried to lower expectations heading into the season, it became clear the Cubs‘ new front office had no desire to tolerate their team losing six straight games and starting the season with a .214 winning percentage. This is wonderful news, to me.  First, let metake... Read more »

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 »
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Paul Sullivan compares the Cubs to an expansion team, and he is right

What if the Cubs didn’t exist before this year, and an expansion draft was held to stock us?  We would end up with a lot of has-beens and might-not-ever-be’s, like Alfonso Soriano, Blake DeWitt, David DeJesus, Marlon Byrd, Ian Stewart, Jeff Baker, Joe Mather, Chris Volstad, Paul Maholm, Ryan Dempster, Shawn Camp…Sully was right, this... Read more »

Who is in the 2012 Cubs bullpen?

Last Thursday, Cubs management appeared to act decisively in the formation of the current year’s roster after organizational meetings the night before.  Blake DeWitt, Joe Mather, and Steve Clevenger were given good news; Randy Wells, Wellington Castillo and Cubbie Boy (aka Last Year’s Mascot aka Campy aka Tony Campagna) were amongst those who have nothing... Read more »

Unconditional Faith in Theo Must Endure

So, the lineup that needs NO introduction, because, even if I introduced it, nobody would care….your 2012 Chicago Cubs! DeJesus RF, Barney 2B, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, Byrd CF, Soto C, Dempster P. A 22 year old third hitter, a Quadruple A poster boy, a miserable, godforesaken contract, a rookie-of-the-year who... Read more »
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Late February Cubs Smorgasboard of Thoughts

It very well could be that nobody is ever gonna read this.  At this point in this blog’s history, I might be shouting at the wind.  Seems the only way to get any attention anymore is to call out a phony in the most vile way possible, and even then all we get is trollage.  Oh,... Read more »

It appears Carlos Marmol has been allowed to destroy himself

It appears Carlos Marmol has been allowed to destroy himself
PROLOGUE: next time you want to say something snide to us about grown men caring too much about a meaningless sporting event, I want you to recall this, then STFU. It is a little-known codicil that, in the case of Carrie Muskat actually writing something worthwhile on cubs.com, we must follow it up with our own... Read more »

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 »
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Cubs avoid arb with Garza - that's good, right?

Cubs avoid arb with Garza - that's good, right?
Jim Hendry didn’t believe in arbitration cases.  This is one of the reasons why I don’t routinely savage the guy for his many failings as a general manager.  It appears he didn’t have the “guts” to stand in a room with one of his players and systematically discredit him, in order to save money.  The... Read more »