Posts tagged "Alfonso Soriano"

Adherence to the Plan is Key for Cubs

Adherence to the Plan is Key for Cubs
As the first portion of the off-season winds away and we move into Thanksgiving, a seemingly pervasive attitude among some fans is that the Cubs are losing on their quest to be competitive for the first time in the Theo Epstein era.  Stemming from losing Russell Martin to the Toronto Blue Jays and not signing... Read more »

Election Night Randomness

Election Night Randomness
So what have we seen so far this week?  Well, Joe Maddon became the new Cubs manager.  That was cool.  The week’s barely begun and we have a few things to check out… Wrigley Field Construction Looks like they were just reinforcing the walls or the existing right field LED board because everything is coming... Read more »

Links and Thoughts That Might Interest You

Links and Thoughts That Might Interest You
We’ve got a few hours before Edwin Jackson‘s next-to-last start (barring some weird occurrence) before the non-waiver trade deadline, so here’s a look at random happenings on the internet regarding the Cubs and MLB… Oh those Astros… I linked to a fantastic Baseball Prospectus article on the Brady Aiken-Houston Astros mess in a previous blog,... Read more »
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Alfonso Soriano DFA by the Yankees; Should he come back to the Cubs?

Alfonso Soriano DFA by the Yankees; Should he come back to the Cubs?
This is shocking but not shocking news about Alfonso Soriano, if you get what I mean:   Girardi said Soriano has been DFA’d — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 6, 2014 It seems that Alfonso Soriano’s major league career might be coming to an end.  He had been on the short side of the platoon in... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The One Where the Cubs Kicked Garza's Teeth In

Ivy's Roundup: The One Where the Cubs Kicked Garza's Teeth In
Ivy got swamped at work and I don’t have to grade papers because I did it already, so here I am again with another recap! Let’s see how the Cubs did against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend before Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Masahiro Tanaka and friends play at Wrigley Field… Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs... Read more »

A Look at High Priced Free Agency

A Look at High Priced Free Agency
Over the past few years, running a fan page for the Chicago Cubs, I have heard any number of fans complaining about the Cubs lack of spending in free agency. They see teams like the Anaheim Angels signing players Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton to eye popping deals, they see the Detroit Tigers signing Prince... Read more »
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The strange case of Alex Rodriguez

The strange case of Alex Rodriguez
Last night, still a bit bummed (but not too much) that the Cubs had lost the series to the Cardinals, I decided to watch the Sunday Night Baseball game between the New York Yankees, who were running on fumes and the hot bat of Alfonso Soriano to save their playoff lives, and the Boston Red... Read more »

Dreamcast 26: The Billy (Dee or Otherwise) Williams Edition

Hello, and welcome to Dreamcast 26 which is brought to you by One – P Apparel! Check them out and spread the word about their kickstarter campaign. For this week’s podcast, we had no e-mails (BOO!) so we ask that you please contact us using our contact form and just send in questions or comments, interact... Read more »

Expectations

Expectations
In the world of baseball, there is one word that usually stands out above the rest. One word that will dictate how fans will view a player who comes to their team. One word that will either gain a player the respect of the fan base, or will see them be hammered with the never... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: I've Had It With These Snakes

Ivy's Roundup: I've Had It With These Snakes
The Alfonso Soriano trade is big news but the Cubs just wrapped up a four game series with the Diamondbacks, so let’s take a look at how they did against the desert snakes:   7/22 @ Diamondbacks: W 4-2 7/23 @ Diamondbacks: L 4-10 7/24 @ Diamondbacks: W 7-6 7/25 @ Diamondbacks: L 1-3  ... Read more »