Well, you pretty much just ended the Pirates’ season, Cubs. I hope you’re happy with yourselves.
Month: August 2011
More reasons to be optimistic that the Chicago Cubs will land a number of their top prep draft picks. Also, the Cubs have signed 15th rounder Justin Marra.
The things Cubs fans were hearing while Jim Hendry was explaining the team’s lack of activity at the trade deadline.
Cubs’ left fielder doesn’t necessarily expect to be back with the Cubs in 2012. He’s only got $54 million and three years left on his deal after this season, so moving him should be a cinch.
Ricketts was in Peoria yesterday to meet with the Cubs’ A-ball affiliate, and he shared some thoughts on the front office, his family’s impact on the Cubs, and the future of the organization.
Trading Geovany Soto in August might be impossible, Mike Quade might not like Starlin Castro in the leadoff spot, Carlos Pena might not be a Type B, Tom Ricketts might heart Jim Hendry, and the Brewers might be cheating.
All right, guys. It was cute for a while, but now all you’re doing is risking saving the jobs of folks whose jobs probably shouldn’t be saved.
A handy explanation of the waiver system in August. How are all of those trades supposed to happen after the “trade deadline” anyway?
After not getting the Chicago Cubs’ managerial job this year, Sandberg was offered a Spring Training instructor position. Predictably – and rightfully – he departed.
Say what you will about Tony LaRussa, but his team understands some things. Mike Quade is becoming more realistic, he’s also supporting Tyler Colvin, Jim Hendry needs direction, the Cubs like ASU, and whither Old Style?
Matt Garza had a decent outing on Saturday before Matt Holliday’s dirty slide ruined things. Wait. Didn’t Matt Garza pitch on Friday?
Hey, another three-game winning streak. And it didn’t even involve the Astros!
There are almost too many reactions around the media and Internet lambasting the Chicago Cubs for failing to do anything this weekend to count. But I’ll try.
There’s a lot to like about Marlon Byrd. But defending Matt Holliday for a dirty play in favor of protecting your own 21-year-old teammate? This is pretty unbelievable.
Schlecht receives the highest bonus of anyone in the 9th round so far. That’s a good sign.
Tyler Colvin was supposed to be starting once Kosuke Fukudome was traded. Why isn’t he? Andrew Cashner has thrown two successful bullpen sessions, Carlos Pena loves Jim Hendry, and Derrek Lee is pure class.
Chicago Cubs’ post-deadline record: 2-0.
It’s about as short, easy and free as favors get. And it’s all kinds of important.
Oh, Carlos. I love you, guy, but the Cubs don’t need “chemistry.” They need “good baseball players.”
Rival Front Office Member: If We’d Been Running the Cubs, the Deadline Would Have Looked Very Different
While it’s no surprise, it was still incredibly depressing to hear.
Either Jim Hendry is a lame duck who’s been told to hold tight, or he’s playing a dangerous game of chicken. Either way, come November, we’ll probably point to July 31 as the day Jim Hendry’s nine-year tenure ended.
The losing streak ends, and Ryan Theriot didn’t even get a hit this time!