Tag: Houston Astros

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)

Well maybe the Cubs don't really need a new catcher...? (UPDATES)
There’s been a scarcity of news lately when it pertains to our Chicago Cubs, but we can start with this one as an old favorite, Henry Blanco, is back:   Per Twitter, Henry Blanco, aka Hank White, is back as #Cubs quality control coach. — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 22, 2014 It’s a good thing, because... Read more »

Tweaking the Next Collective Bargaining Agreement

Tweaking the Next Collective Bargaining Agreement
There hasn’t been a work stoppage in Major League Baseball since 1995, and based god willing, there won’t be one when the current collective bargaining agreement expires in December 2016 and they (hopefully) ratify a new one to keep the game going.  The owners fought for so long to get certain concessions from the players... 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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The Cubs haven't done anything...yet

The Cubs haven't done anything...yet
I was reading a fine piece from Baseball Prospectus about the monumental fail that was the Houston Astros’ 2014 draft, and thanking my lucky stars that the Cubs are better perceived and executed a much better draft plan this year.  I recommend that everyone look at this article.  It’s long, but it’s well worth it.... Read more »

The Tao of Tanking, Redux

The Tao of Tanking, Redux
Over the past couple days, there have been articles and tweets posted about the Houston Astros’ very progressive plan to build their franchise from the ground up since they blew up the system upon Jeff Luhnow’s hiring as general manager.  Here’s a particularly poignant set of tweets:   Bash the #Astros all you want, but... Read more »

Ivy's Roundup: The Astros are not as good as the Cubs

Ivy's Roundup: The Astros are not as good as the Cubs
Before we’re all fixated on our Chicago Blackhawks tonight, why don’t we look at the series that was and get ready for tomorrow’s series.   6/21 vs. Astros: W 3-1 6/22 vs. Astros: L 3-4 6/23 vs. Astros: W 14-6   6/21- Looks like Matt Garza has found a nice rhythm with Cubs’ catcher Dioner Navarro,... Read more »
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