Allow yourself to remember how much fun these games can be. WALK IT OFF!
Month: June 2011
As soon as Ryan Dempster misses a start, the entire rotation will have gone down at some point.
In fact, I suspect that every player but Starlin Castro is available, and nothing Hendry said dissuades me from that suspicion.
Remember Andrew Cashner? The Cubs’ plans for 2012, Marlon Byrd’s rehab, Doug Davis’ pension, Prince Fielder’s position, and Mike Quade’s selection to the AS squad also feature today.
Choke it away… and then walk-off. I’ll take it.
The man who dominated the Cubs both as an opponent and a teammate was released today.
The one good thing that happened yesterday.
Josh Vitters may be the most polarizing Chicago Cubs prospect in recent memory. But at just 21, there’s still time for him.
Mike Quade is one of the best, Kerry Wood is simulating things, Carlos Pena is very tradable, Shawon Dunston, Jr. might not be signable, and Tyler Colvin is working on it.
I’m guessing that, if Ernie knew it would turn out this way, he probably would have said, “Let’s play tomorrow!”
Jim Hendry, of course, is still the man in charge, but that may not last.
Mateo shores up the bullpen (at least insofar as he physically has an arm that he can use), and LeMahieu heads to where he probably should have been all along.
I can understand them looking at Wood, but Grabow? Hey, whatever it takes.
Marlon Byrd hit by a pitch in his first rehab game after being hit by a pitch, Darwin Barney to return, Carlos Pena maybe to be traded, and Bobby Scales likes Ham, among other bullets today.
“Veteran status” doesn’t affect how Quade addresses his players’ effort, says the Cubs’ skipper.
Ah, so the key to the Cubs’ success? More makeup games!
Nick Jonas took batting practice with the Cubs today before the Rockies game.
Marlon Byrd’s face is getting some extra protection, Randy Wells still feels good, Starlin Castro is an All Star with defensive problems, and the Triangle Building has more issues.
Quade feels like Castro didn’t hustle on an early play yesterday and let the youngster know it was unacceptable.
I’d say the organizational meetings taking place this week just took a turn.
Jeff Samardzija’s annoyance, Kerry Wood’s blister, Chris Carpenter’s success, the Cubs’ basepath woes, and the unfairness of the NL Central feature today.
I’m told the Cubs lost this evening.
Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry is a hopeful type of person. But do the 2011 Cubs have much hope other than the hope for a few prospects and salary relief at the trade deadline?
Jim Riggleman quit as manager of the Nationals. Mike Quade respects him. *Cough.* Some rehabbing Cubs also feature today.
Round one of the cripple fight goes to the Cubs.