Archive for July 2011

Castro's average has finally dropped under .300

Dammit.  

In case you forgot, this is what a losing streak looks like

After putting together their first winning streak of the season against the hapless Astros, it was back to reality for the Cubs as they took on a solid Brewers team in Milwaukee. They went from one sweep to another as the offense managed just four runs in the three games, three of which were driven... Read more »

Ramirez softens stance on deadline trade

Gordon Wittenmyer Tweets that Ramirez seems more open to the possibility of a pre-August trade. MLB Trade Rumors mentions the Angels and Brewers as teams looking for an upgrade at third.
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Indians close to deal for Fukudome

The Cubs will eat most of the $4.5 million left on his contract and receive two mediocre prospects, says Paul Sullivan. It’s not much, but it’s something. But seriously, it’s not much. Tyler Colvin will come up. He has not figured it out at Triple-A, as he’s batting just .256 and has one hit in... Read more »

Keeping Tabs: Ted Lilly

Keeping Tabs: Ted Lilly
Ted Lilly has played for six teams, but his most impressive stretch came during his 3+ years in Chicago. Here are a few of the highlights: Lilly joined the Cubs in 2007 and proved to be a key component of the Cubs’ playoff-bound teams of 2007 and 2008. He averaged over 30 starts in his... Read more »

Sports fans everywhere pissed after learning about lack of NHL lockout

Sports fans everywhere pissed after learning about lack of NHL lockout
From the Wait ’til this Year Humor Vault NEW YORK–Sports fans around the world were livid Monday after learning that the NHL is “like the only fucking sport” not in danger of locking out. During a summer filled with chatter about a potential NFL lockout and a lost NBA season, fans “just sort of assumed”... Read more »
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Oh my god there's going to be football that is so awesome

I’ve been skeptical ever since February. With owners having TV money going into their pockets whether games were played this fall or not, and then a lawsuit pitting players against the owners, and the deluge of issues that were on the table, I truly thought there may not be any football this season. The first... Read more »

Cubs Week 15 Awards: Three in a row!

Cubs Week 15 Awards: Three in a row!
Do you believe in miracles? YES! You had to go all the way back to 1966 to find the last Cubs team to make it this deep into the season without a measly three-game winning streak, but after three games at home against the absolutely horrendous Astros–who are on pace to win 53 games–the Cubs’... Read more »

At least four teams eyeing Fukudome, says Bruce Levine

Levine names only the Indians specifically, who we already knew had interest, but suggests that at least three other teams are looking into trading for Fukudome. It’s starting to sound like the 34-year-old outfielder, who has the 13th-best OBP in the National League, might be on his way out of town by next Sunday. (Click... Read more »
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Out of Left Field: Notes from around baseball

The divisional races with the most separation are the NL West and NL East at just four games. Across baseball, 13 teams are within four games of first. Oddly, both Wild Card races are less compelling than any of the divisional races: the Braves lead by five games while the Yankees lead by 5.5. Jose... Read more »