Posts in category "Wellington Castillo"

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?
It’s depressing that there are legal adults who ain’t gotta clue about phone booths and their original purpose.  If you see one, now, chances are it has been converted into a time machine.  There’s one sitting next to a closed gas-station in the next town over, and I stepped in.  Well, ok, I squoze my... Read more »

I'm kinda proud of you all, Cubs fans

Well, they finally did it.  House has been cleaned.  There are still some Mathers and Sorianos lying about, and I still can’t imagine what the hell a “stress reaction” is in Garza’s elbow – probably is a new word for “pain”.  I believe the extra effort they had to put in on the Dempster deal... Read more »

Which one of the 2012 Cubs should you attach yourself to?

Which one of the 2012 Cubs should you attach yourself to?
Hello again! It’s been a month.  Chances are, nobody ever checks this site anymore, so unless you are one of my FB friends or this is really really good and the webmaster decides to feature this, you’ll never see it.  Too bad.  However, that’s never stopped me before.  So let’s have at it. The story of... Read more »
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Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap

Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap
Let’s recap everything that matters thus far the past two weeks: Jeff Samardzija – barely finished a fifth inning that he entered with a nine-run lead.  Maybe he requires the rush of close competition.  It sure looked like he completely lost focus Friday evening.  Darwin Barney – does not hit like a starting big league... 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 »

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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How can the Cubs benefit from the Buster Posey mishap?

UPDATE: obviously someone agreed with me, because we are now the proud owners of one Rodrigo Lopez, who is God knows how old, and was bad last year, but was doing very well for the Braves’ AAA affiliate.  I like him better than Doug Davis, and sure as hell feel better about him instead of... 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 »

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 »
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Spring Training 2011 Mega-Preview: Wellington Castillo

Take everything I said about Justin Berg, and negate it. Granted, Castillo’s sample size was quite small in 2010, but those of you loony enough to watch September Cubs baseball had to like what they saw from this guy.  Already regarded as the best defensive catcher in the entire system, Wellington went to the plate... Read more »