He had decent numbers this past year, but I find the preceding three years to be more interesting.
Month: June 2012
Sveum had no illusions about the strength of his roster, apparently. Theo Epstein talks about the direction of the organization, and Anthony Rizzo pressure mounts.
Watching Javier Baez AND watching kids catch candy dropped from a helicopter? Win win.
How would Ron sound singing the Seventh Inning Stretch? How about Darryl?
Unsurprisingly, they’re being attached to Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster.
If Ian Stewart continues to miss time, shouldn’t the Cubs give Josh Vitters a look? In short: not yet.
The Cubs have saved a fair bit of money so far, which money could be used to entice later round picks or to lock down Albert Almora.
Dale Sveum won’t yet commit to getting Wells another start. Cubs/Sox didn’t have much attendance, Casey Coleman is OK, and Darwin Barney is loved.
Go to a Boise Hawks game, find a date.
Yeah, well, the Cubs won the first two games of the series. Oh, there was a series before that one?
Alfonso Soriano is talking pretty openly about the possibility of being traded, and where he’d like to go.
Iannazzo is a 22-year-old lefty out of Pitt.
Puig’s agent says the 21-year-old outfield is a prospect of the same caliber as Jorge Soler and Yoenis Cespedes. What else is he gonna say, right?
Ian Stewart has been dealing with wrist issues for years, and they took a turn for the worst last year with the Rockies, when he hurt the wrist again. Since then, he’s experienced daily pain, and it has impacted his ability to be the kind of hitter everyone hoped he might be. Last week, the […]
If Travis Wood keeps pitching this well, I think there was a clear winner. Jake Peavy is mad, Alfonso Soriano loves the fans, and Koyie Hill has a job.
Justin Bour made it to the final round in the Southern League Home Run Derby, but couldn’t close it out. Josh Vitters remains hot.
In their face again! Not as aggressively, but still!
This might make some top ten lists …
Bryan LaHair in Right Field is As Much About Alfonso Soriano Trade Posturing as it is About Anthony Rizzo
If LaHair couldn’t play right field, the Cubs were going to have a problem.
WIth his offense ticking up this year, and his defense excellent at second base, Barney has real value.
Armando Rivero is a hard-throwing righty reliever.
God’s Wrath(?) Watch: Dempster, Sveum, and Epstein Discuss Dempster’s Injury, and a Source Says It’s Legit
No one is worried about Dempster, but the DL stint doesn’t sound like any kind of trade-related ruse.
Matt Garza is also irked at the fans. Theo Epstein defends Soriano, and the Cubs/ASU fight is playing out in the media.
The Cubs’ big, slugging first baseman will try to send some deep.