It’s a homestand of extremes, with the Cubs welcoming the Brewers after taking down the Astros.
Archive for September, 2011
Another couple “youngsters” set to join the Cubs in Chicago, but you might not actually see much of them on the field.
The Chicago Cubs aren’t the only team that might make a match for Prince Fielder – and they aren’t the only one that isn’t a perfect fit.
At worst, LeMahieu should (have) be(en) several games in a row this month to show what he can do at second base. At best, he should be the favorite to win the 2B job next Spring.
He’ll be considered for managerial openings anyway, but he could have extra value in Chicago. Carlos Pena disagrees with Mike Quade, Starlin Castro isn’t happy, and folks are still coming to Wrigley Field.
Can’t win them all, even against the Astros. Apparently.
Mike Quade “needs” Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez in the lineup, the Cubs’ bullpen corps and minor league relief corps are stacked, Tony LaRussa laughs, and Ryne Sandberg is getting promoted.
To be the worst, you have to lose to the worst. So, I guess the Cubs aren’t the worst.
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 Cubs head home for their final homestand on the 2011 season.
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.
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.