To be the worst, you have to lose to the worst. So, I guess the Cubs aren’t the worst.
Month: September 2011
If “real well” means a .600 OPS, then I agree. Matt Garza is having a good year, the Cubs’ bullpen is getting taxed, and DJ LeMahieu hearts the bench.
The Astros ain’t the worst team in baseball for nothing.
More news and rumors than you can shake a stick at. I don’t actually know what that expression means. Point is: there’s a ton of info to pass along.
The Marlins’ outfielder is likely to be dealt, and the Cubs should sprint to the Fish. Kerry Wood will probably play next year, but he wants folks to ease up on Andrew Cashner. Bryan LaHair’s versatility will help his case for a 2012 roster spot.
That’s a healthy series loss for the Cubs.
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The New York Yankees’ GM is the first up in a series of posts running down the high points of the various Chicago Cubs’ GM candidates.
The new Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training facilities and surrounding area will look to bring Cubs fans to Arizona to take in some Spring ball.
Aramis Ramirez will have plenty of suitors, Prince Fielder says he’s not returning, Tom Ricketts will meet with Tim Wilken, and the top young prospects in the Cubs’ system are about to go to work.
Dusty Baker removed another young pitcher early? What is going on?
After 10 successful years as Indians’ GM, Shapiro was promoted to team President. Next stop, Chicago?
Do the Cubs hold onto LaHair throughout the Winter, or do they let him make some money overseas?
The Cubs open at home against the Nationals, and close the season in the first week of October against the Astros.
If the Cubs consider wooing current Cincinnati GM, Jocketty might go back to his St. Louis roots to build a winner, says a Major League source.
Scott Rolen isn’t a lock to return to the Reds, and Ramirez might be their guy. Mike Quade is the new Dusty Baker, the Red Sox are back on the schedule, and Bryan LaHair is killing Tyler Colvin’s dreams.
The Reds win a pitchers’ duel after last night’s homerfest.
The AL East race could prove interesting when it comes to hiring the Cubs’ next GM, but Rays’ GM Andrew Friedman might not be the guy.
The Cubs’ next GM will be faced immediately with a difficult – and potentially telling – decision about the future of the team.
The Cubs’ manager offers a pair of dim quotes, the Cubs bring in a community ringer, the possibility of a rebuild is discussed (and, by BP, demanded), and the AAA pitching staff may offer some signs of hope.
Boom goes the dynamite.
Neither Phil Rogers nor Nick Cafardo is ready to close the book on the Epstein-to-Chicago rumors.
And you know he wants it. Mike Quade and Bobby Valentine hug it out, DJ LeMahieu could be the future at a couple positions, Chris Carpenter is off the market, and the D-Cubs win a championship.
It takes extras, but the Cubs win another series on a special day.
Kyle Novak drops some WAR and UZR knowledge while addressing the future of statistical player evaluation.
It’s a somber day, but also a day to remember how great our bond. Andrew Cashner might not be starting after all, Randy Wells is crushing it, and the Cubs are still terrible with RISP.