Posts in category "Tyler Colvin"

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day

Chicago Cubs Sign David DeJesus To Play Right Field Every Dang Day
The way in which I received the news that the Cubs had signed David DeJesus to play right field for them will help me explain to you how I feel about the deal. Several minutes ago, a baseball buddy of mine IMed me to ask, “How do you feel about David DeJesus?” Well, I said,... Read more »

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs
OK, in order for this line of reasoning to work, you have to agree with the premise that: all that matters for the Cubs is the future right now.  What happens the rest of this season doesn’t mean dick, because Hendry and Quade are being entirely short sighted, ignoring playing prospects in order to possibly... 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 »
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Tyler Colvin and the Cubs lose

Tyler Colvin and the Cubs lose
File this one under: This was bound to happen: The Cubs blew a 4-0 lead last night, and Tyler Colvin was shipped to Iowa for a box of peanutes. Only two of those things are true, and I bet you have no problems figuring it out. I haven’t seen who is getting called up yet, but... Read more »

Some Cub facts

This team can hit, and is 3rd in MLB in average.  This team has awful timing, and aside from Soriano lacks power; despite the great number of hits the team is just 25th in runs.  This team might be preparing for a roster shake-up. Soto’s groin injury has convinced the organization to put Wellington Castillo... Read more »

What's Wrong With Tyler Colvin?

Yes, the Fangraphs guys have been all over this subject material with a number of major leaguers, but they say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, don’t they? Tyler Colvin got a rare start on Saturday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He now sports a .121 batting average from 58 at-bats with... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Readers' Blog: Winning

When pitchers and catchers reported to spring training sometime around Valentine’s Day, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the start of baseball season. There was still a ton of snow on the ground, the streets were lined with awful looking ‘dibs’ furniture and Brant Miller was showing pictures of icicles on the 10 p.m.... Read more »
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Spring Training 2011 Mega Preview: Tyler Colvin

Check out the script on the header image there: “Should make the team.” Well done, Kurt. I agree that Tyler Colvin should make the 2011 Chicago Cubs’ major league team headed out of spring. But should he start every day? What about every other day? Maybe all night games played between Monday morning and Friday... Read more »