Posts tagged "Rick Renteria"

Pondering the ramifications of a Cubs-Joe Maddon partnership

Pondering the ramifications of a Cubs-Joe Maddon partnership
There are a few thoughts running through my head late tonight as I prepare for teaching next week while basking in the glory of a superb World Series Game 4.  First, Mo’ne Davis: I don’t care who you are, if you can get the ball over the plate AND throw a strike on national TV... Read more »

What the what? Joe Maddon leaves the Tampa Bay Rays (Update)

What the what? Joe Maddon leaves the Tampa Bay Rays (Update)
My goodness, how the small market mighty have fallen. Just a couple weeks after Andrew Friedman left the Tampa Bay Rays to become the new head of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays manager, Joe Maddon, decided he didn’t want to stick around in Florida either:   Hmmm. Wonder where he’s going.... Read more »

The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot

The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot
Yeah, so the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have swimming pools full of cash to dive into, found their new head of baseball operations in Andrew Friedman.  Here’s a sampling of the bajillion tweets about the big get:   BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers. Matt Silverman will take over Rays baseball operations. —... Read more »
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Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut

Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut
After today’s 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, we found out that Dan Straily would be making his Cubs debut on Saturday at Citi Field against the Mets.  Straily was acquired from the A’s in the July 4th deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for Straily, Addison Russell, and Billy McKinney.... Read more »

Reining in Replay

Reining in Replay
The Cubs did indeed win the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first in this weekend series.  But it sure took a long time, with at least part of the reason being the lengthy replay reviews initiated on a couple of close plays.  Actually it wasn’t a couple.  It was four.  You can watch... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: Them Pesky Reds

Ivy's Roundup: Them Pesky Reds
Former Cubs draft pick (yeah you can look it up) Tim Lincecum got himself yet another no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon, which was very fun to watch as it was the MLB.tv free game of the day.  It has to be doubly embarrassing when the pitcher no-hitting you can get on... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Splitsville Again

Ivy's Roundup: Splitsville Again
Ivy is busy for the moment so you get me again bringing you recaps and a mini-preview of the Giants series, already in progress.  Let’s get to it… Cubs vs. Padres The Cubs spent the four days before Memorial Day in sunny San Diego and the offense-challenged Petco Park, where many a deeply-driven fly ball... Read more »

Olt-rage

Olt-rage
As one would have to expect, when the lineup for last nights lineup came out, and Mike Olt was not starting for the Chicago Cubs, fans started getting mad. Despite his being among the team leaders in both plate appearances and at bats, fans are not happy with the infrequency of his playing time. This... Read more »

Olt Brother, Where Art Thou?

Olt Brother, Where Art Thou?
Normally this is about when we’d share Ivy’s recap (and you can still check it out for the Cincinnati Reds preview as well as the Yankees recap) but when I saw today’s lineup:   #Cubs lineup vs CIN: Bonifacio 2B, Lake LF, Riz 1B, Schierholtz RF, Castro SS, Sweeney CF, Castillo C, Valbuena 3B, Samardzija... Read more »
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Oh You Didn't Know?

Oh You Didn't Know?
I hate stealing gimmicks from people, especially from pro wrestlers (yes, I am a wrestling fan) but after Rick Renteria announced after the Chicago Cubs extra inning win that Jose Veras was still the closer. Renteria: Veras still his closer. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 12, 2014 I could not get the New Age Outlaws... Read more »