Posts tagged "Pitchers"

Help Wanted - Pitchers for 2013 Cubs (UPDATED for sweet Nostradamic action)

Help Wanted - Pitchers for 2013 Cubs (UPDATED for sweet Nostradamic action)
UPDATE – Scott Baker is in the fold.  Expect Brandon McCarthy and Kevin Correia any day now. This is in response to the series of articles the Tribune is making their two lead baseball beat writers provide for the Sox (DOOOONNNNTTTT CAAAAAARRRRREEEE) and the Cubs.  Each day, the writer is forced to present a positional recap... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Carlos Marmol - THE singlemost highest risk/reward pitcher in all of baseball

Carlos Marmol - THE singlemost highest risk/reward pitcher in all of baseball
UPDATE: Wells, Coleman, Beef Wellington sent to Iowa.  Clevenger, Mather, DeWitt make the team.  I think we just pissed away a ton of trade value, but now you know how the team is shaping up. Ran across this article by a saberween today, which firstly reminded me of the tenuous relationship between “fantasy” sports and... 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 »
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2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall

2011 Player Recap - Sean Marshall
Since this is partly my blog, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!  If you’re not Christian, okay, Happy Winter Solstice!  Christmas was set up to leverage the carryings on from an old pagan holiday, anyway.  Most biblical scholars believe Christ was born in June.  Whatevs, tis the season where many of us choose to... Read more »

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza

2011 Player Recap - Matt Garza
In the spirit of timeliness, let’s recap the previous season of the team’s tastiest trade bait, one Matt Garza. Recapping his numbers, he had a 10-10 record with a 3.32 ERA.  He left with leads several times, only to have them blown by the bullpen.  Many of those blown games were due to defensive lapses.  Also... Read more »

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 »
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Starting Pitching was meant to carry the Cubs early this season

Remember way back when, all the way back to March, when we all realized the lineup was not set up to produce a lot of runs in cold weather (aka When The Wind Blows In At Wrigley).  I figured a staff full of sinkerballers and Matt Garza would thrive early on; in fact, I figured... Read more »