Posts tagged "Aramis Ramirez"

Jim Hendry throws in the towel on throwing in the towel

Jim Hendry throws in the towel on throwing in the towel
I truly don’t understand. Does Hendry feel that if the Cubs win 75 games instead of 70 this season that Tom Ricketts will think differently of him? Does he think big market teams like the Cubs shouldn’t do what the Royals and the Pirates of the world often do this time of year, i.e. mortgage... Read more »

Cubs Week 16 Awards: Honestly, I'm starting to feel like the Cubs may not make the playoffs

Cubs Week 16 Awards: Honestly, I'm starting to feel like the Cubs may not make the playoffs
It’s painful. I mean, it hasn’t actually been that painful since about early June when I gave up on the season and became numb to the daily embarrassments that came in the form of errors or bases loaded strikeouts, etc. But as I did some cleaning and reading on Saturday afternoon, I flipped on the... 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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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 »

Cubs duo doubles home run pleasure

I remember watching Carlos Pena hit when he was with Tampa Bay, and I would marvel at the moonshots that would come rocketing off his bat. It always seemed impossible that the ball could avoid the very hittable roof at Tropicana Field. After a while, the ball would finally come down in the stands, quite... Read more »

The three most disappointing Cubs of 2011 (so far)

Why must Cubs players always underperform? From Nomar Garciaparra to Corey Patterson to Todd Hundley, Cubs prospects and acquisitions have consistently disappointed fans on the North Side over the years. Of course when they subsequently land on another team’s roster, they seem to suddenly find their way: Ryan Theriot is batting .300 with the Cardinals... Read more »
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Cubs pitchers stymie Reds to end losing streak

Aaaaaah. Let us bask in the glory of that two-word phrase we’ve so rarely been allowed to utter this season: Cubs win! So Cubs wins do exist, then. Like Santa and walking, talking M&M’s, I was starting to have my doubts. But Ryan Dempster went six strong innings to claim his fifth win of the... Read more »

Cubs Week 8 awards: More mediocrity

I’m so sick of the stupid Pirates.  Actually, allow me to rephrase: I’m sick of the Cubs losing to the Pirates. I can’t actually bring myself to hate a team that hasn’t had a winning season in about 20 years, though the Pirates could surely change course if they could just built a schedule consisting... Read more »

Power outage preventing Cubs surge

It’s quite clear that pitching is the main issue for the Cubs thus far. After all, when your Opening Day starter’s ERA is higher than the largest earthquake on record (9.58 ERA vs. 9.5 magnitude), you have a problem. But today, I want to take a look at a specific problem on the offensive side: power.... Read more »
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2011 Cubs Preview: Aramis Ramirez

After posting an OBP below .300 for the first time since 2002, Ramirez probably won’t be on an SI cover any time soon. Whom do you want to talk about: first half of 2010 Aramis Ramirez or second half of 2010 Aramis Ramirez? Because they’re two different people. For example: after striking out 43 times... Read more »