Posts tagged "Reed Johnson"

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 »

2011 Player Recap - Reed Johnson

2011 Player Recap - Reed Johnson
This first part of the Recap concerns the veterans whose contracts have expired, and since this consists of four men: Pena, Ramirez, Johnson and Grabow; of whom Kurt has already spoken of Pena, A. J. will speak of Ramirez, and only God himself can speak for Grabow, I will share a few thoughts for you... Read more »

So what will the Cubs look like in 2012?

So what will the Cubs look like in 2012?
First things first: Carlos Pena’s 2011 OPS+ is 115, and Aramis Ramirez’ is 139. Who is going to play first base for us next year?  Going into this season, we eagerly counted and re-counted the dollars still on the books for 2012, trying to figure out how we might pay Albert Pujols his $25 million... Read more »
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As dust settles, here are Cubs three trades I think will happen.

After the last spate of injuries, combined with the team’s 29-game losing streak (at least it seemed that long), the Cubs blogosphere appeared to go into sell mode. “Blow this team up!” “Trade everyone!” “I have feelings too!” “Do you even go to this school?” Etc. And as is always the case with trade talk,... Read more »

Roster Move Thursday

By the looks of it, Reed Johnson has made the 2011 Chicago Cubs according to Paul Sullivan. There was really one other suitor  Fernando Perez, who came over in the Matt Garza trade.   Perez hasn’t had a great spring, so the Cubs went with Ole Reliable Reed. Johnson is a good guy to the... Read more »

Spring Training 2011 Mega Preview: Reed Johnson

I don’t know if you noticed it the same way that I did, but 2010 really seemed… off somehow regarding the Cubs.  It wasn’t their lack of a consistent offensive presence, nor was it the mysterious “snoring” sounds that often came from Lou Piniella during the latter innings of most games.  It was the definitive... Read more »
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Hi, I'm AJ. This is the sort of crap that I write.

Welcome to the new GROTA. My name is AJ. How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful day today. Let’s be friends. I love you.  A few weeks ago, fellow Cubs blogger Andy Dolan suggested that a lot of the folks who write about this here team could be called “pseudosabermetricians.” To that end,... Read more »