Blown calls and irritating comments are getting Mike Quade down. Kerry Wood, too. Randy Wells is trying to figure out his problem, and James Russell is finding success. And, we’re Cubs fans because it’s safe.
Archive for July, 2011
And the Marlins come to Wrigley Field and take three of four from the Cubs. So much for turning things around in the second half.
Marmol hasn’t lost his job for the long-term, Carlos Zambrano feels good, Darwin Barney is batting 8th because he’s “productive,” Chris Carpenter heads back to the minors, Dan Vogelbach is close, and Pat Gillick could be the in Cubs’ future.
That’s one hurdle to a Ramirez trade out of the way. His no-trade rights remain an issue, however.
After two straight exceedingly frustrating games, a blowout is oddly soothing.
Marmol will be given a few days to work on his mechanics and confidence. Jeff Baker is “not available” in trade, 8th round pick Taylor Dugas won’t sign with the Cubs, and another DSL Cub has tested positive for steroids.
Today’s game looked hauntingly familiar. Whew.
Bush was booted by the Rangers earlier this year.
The Red Sox may have an interest in adding a complementary piece like Jeff Baker, and the Pirates may want to add some pop via a guy like Carlos Pena.
A handful of notes on this year’s draft, on some picks who’ve signed, and on a big one who might be signing soon.
The Carlos Marmol debacle, the Mike Quade/Ryan Dempster lover’s quarrel, Aramis Ramirez’s agent, Kerry Wood rumors, and Mike Quade’s travel arrangements.
The 2011 Chicago Cubs Experience. Enjoy the ride.
Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, and Arizona Diamondbacks might be interested in Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena.
No one would argue that Matt Garza is likely to be traded. So, saying “he won’t be traded” or “there’s nothing to the speculation” sets you up to look like a genius when – shock – Garza isn’t traded. But does that make you right?
With DeVoss in the fold, how about those other 14 picks in the top 15? Jeff Samardzija’s future, Prince Fielder’s jersey, Jim Hendry/Mike Quade/Crane Kenney’s job security, Matt Garza’s trade, and Alfonso Soriano’s secret, illicit desires.
Folks like to do these kind of mid-season gimmicky things, and I am nothing if not a lemming.
But, before you go nuts: he essentially said he’d go anywhere that would offer him a big league managerial job.
Well, more accurately, I help Unholy Cows make funny shirts.
The Brewers have traded for Francisco Rodriguez, Starlin Castro has played his first All-Star Game, the Cubs have signed an undrafted catcher, and one of the Cubs’ draft picks is having Tommy John surgery.