An experiment in endurance draws to a close. And by “endurance,” I don’t mean me blogging for 24 straight hours. I mean enduring the embarrassingly lame Cubs’ trade deadline.
Archive for July, 2011
A quick look at some of the deals completed today, which necessarily doesn’t include the Cubs. Because they’ve already got all the pieces for a 2012 World Series run. Clearly.
George Ofman says the Cubs refused to deal Marmol.
Cubs are reportedly gambling that the draft pick compensation on Pena could exceed what they’d receive in trade. This approach, of course, is not without flaws.
Another missed opportunity for the very quiet, and apparently content, Chicago Cubs.
But the Cubs are still telling teams he’s not available.
It still makes me laugh to think about. And then it makes me frown. Hard.
Quade knows he has to take some of the blame for the team’s failures, and recognizes he’s on the hot seat.
Jim Hendry and Mike Quade believe Matt Garza will be around – and good – for a long time yet.
Is the Cubs’ GM expecting the Cubs to be active later today? What about in the offseason?
News and rumors from around the rest of the league as we approach today’s non-waiver trade deadline.
Castro though Holliday was too far from the base, and tried to spike Castro. Mike Quade didn’t care for the slide either.
And it sounds like it’s straight out of Shakespeare.
Derrek Lee has bounced around over the last two years, and his production has fallen off. But that didn’t stop the Pirates from pulling the trigger.