Posts tagged "Marlon Byrd"

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 »

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 »

Hey! Opening Day on a Friday? Actually, I like it this way.

When I first learned that Opening Day was moving to Friday this year (well, technically Thursday, but the Cubs opened on Friday), I was disappointed. Taking Monday off of work to watch the game has become a tradition. There’s something cool about waking up Monday morning not just to a new week, but to a... Read more »

Spring training so far

Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It can be difficult to keep tabs on exactly what’s going on out in Mesa, so I figured I’d provide a quick overview of the goings-on up to this point. Let’s get to it: Trying to play their way off the team: Carlos Silva, Koyie Hill If you thought three earned... Read more »

2011 Cubs Preview: Marlon Byrd

Before we get started, I have to pat myself on the back for my Marlon Byrd predictions last year: Predicted: .287, 14 HR, 68 RBI Actual: .293, 12 HR, 66 RBI That’s damn close. My friend Trevor Sierra was close too: Predicted: .275, 16 HR, 75 RBI Byrd had a solid 2010 campaign, and even... Read more »