After a brutal stretch in A-ball Peoria, Simpson has been demoted to the rookie team in Mesa.
Month: July 2011
This is clearly a cosmic joke, but I’m not sure I can keep waiting for the punchline.
Take THAT, Juan Pierre.
As expected, the Cubs get just one All-Star (at least until 30 players decline to appear with “injuries”).
Someone in the Cubs’ organization is still holding out playoff hope, Mike Quade discusses his use of pitchers, Marlon Byrd feels “normal,” Jim Hendry isn’t worried, and Starlin Castro wants a Gold Glove.
A top five/ten international signing for the Cubs.
And the Crosstown Cup stays on the South Side. If the Cubs ever won the thing, I might care more.
After a long time on the shelf, Byrd finally returns to the Cubs.
Cashner’s throwing program delayed another 10 days, Ramon Ortiz will probably start, Aramis Ramirez doesn’t think about his future, Jeff Baker is a trade target, and Carlos Zambrano cautions players against coming to Chicago.
Another two-game win streak dies, and the Crosstown Cup hangs in the balance.
The day he leaves a game with a back injury, Zambrano almost suffered a softball injury. And he’s going to get an epidural. Neither of those are jokes.
Wherein I discuss mostly myself, as well as the present and future here at BN. Hopefully you won’t find it a mere exercise in vanity.
Ramirez is heating up at the right time, Carlos Zambrano’s back is aching at the wrong time, Tom Ricketts is more realistic this time, Mike Quade says the time for DJ LeMahieu is in the future, and, hey, a draft pick signing.
Kerry Wood would accept a trade if he felt it was best for his family and best for the Cubs, but he doesn’t see it happening.