The Cubs might have to turn to someone else to close come 2012. Mike Quade with another “kids lineup,” the “kids” play dress up, Wrigley Field keeps looking for financing, and Bryan LaHair looks to return.
Archive for September, 2011
Once again, the Cubs’ spoiler effort was spoiled.
Soriano doesn’t like batting 7th, but is also a bright spot in the clubhouse. Aramis Ramirez wants to go to a contender now, Carlos Marmol is struggling, Rodrigo Lopez wants to come back, and Albert Pujols is going to get paid.
Can’t spoil ‘em all, I suppose. Well, not when your closer can’t throw strikes, anyway.
Ah, the kind of spoiling that feels good.
I was wrong when I said the Cubs didn’t have anything left to play for – ending the Cardinals’ late-season playoff push is definitely something.
Massive criticism of Theo Epstein could be the Cubs’ gain. The Cubs are probably waiting for a chance at the big boys, but they might not actually land one of them.
With Aramis Ramirez on the way out, might Pena be less interested in returning? What the Cubs could do at 3B in 2012, Mike Quade’s source of confidence, and the awesomeness of Starlin Castro.
The Tampa Bay Rays’ GM is the favorite candidate of many, and is undoubtedly being targeted by Tom Ricketts.
High praise for Neftali Rosario, Marco Hernandez, Gioskar Amaya, and Junior Lake. Concerns about Josh Vitters, Trey McNutt, Ryan Flaherty and DJ LeMahieu.
The hope was that Starlin Castro would get an extra at bat in which to go for 200 hits at home.