One of the nice things about baseball is that, on any given day, even the best of teams can lose to the worst.

But, you know, sometimes really good teams stomp really bad teams.

Matt Garza, who had perhaps the worst outing of his career, probably should have just agreed to box Johnny Cueto.

june 11 box

Full box.

  • Patrick G


  • http://vdcinc.biz 70’scub

    Cubs swoon! The FO may start early and break this thing up!

  • Timmy

    Are we going to stop pretending that this is a good team with bad luck now? They’re bloody awful, by DESIGN. And they say they’re going to stick to a plan of deliberate losing for the foreseeable future while they strip the ballpark of its history.

    • Caryatid62

      What history? A history of terrible baseball?

      • Timmy

        Their proposals to tear down the old walls and put up a big jumbotron.

        • Caryatid62

          Who cares? Put a winning team on the field. If putting up a 1000 square foot 3D rotating ad for Viagra gets them the money to put players on the field hat are better than he garbage they’re howling out there right now, then they should do it yesterday.

          • Timmy

            We have enough to invest in trades and agents right now, they won’t do it for another 3-4 years though. It’s going to get worse.

            • Jimmy James

              We don’t have enough to trade and free agency to build a team for extended success is a thing of the past

    • Jp3

      Actually they’re kind of sticking with history, for at least the last 105 years anyway😝

      • Timmy

        The difference between lovable losers and the current team is that the owners are forcing the team to lose on purpose so they can convert revenues into profits for other toys and investments.

        • Carew

          No team tries to lose on purpose! God, that irritates me

          • Internet Random

            1919 White Sox.

            • Carew

              That’s also the White Sox. Come on now.

          • Timmy

            You’re irritated at the wrong people.

          • CubFan Paul

            “No team tries to lose on purpose! God, that irritates me’

            Timmy didn’t say “team”, he said “the owners”. Big difference there.

            • YourResidentJag


              • BT

                You guys want to explain to me how losing creates “profits”?

                • YourResidentJag

                  If Cubs fans are always willing to show up in some measure, it does. The owners definitely benefit from that.

                  • BT

                    No, it doesn’t. Winning creates profits. Losing means less people, less ratings, less concessions, less money. You don’t sign Jackson for 12 million a year if you are trying to lose to make money. For your simplistic viewpoint to make sense, the Cubs would be cutting salary everywhere, and signing no one. We also wouldn’t have Jorge Soler because there would be no reason to spend 30 million on him. Because, according to you, people are going to show up anyway, why waste money on minor leaguer?

    • hansman1982

      It’s almost as if I haven’t posted anything over the past year.

      Le sigh.

      • Cubbie Blues

        The first step this team took to being bad was trading Josh Hamilton for $50K. Worst. Trade. Ever.

        • Tobias

          I hope you’re being sarcastic.

          • Cubbie Blues

            Me? Never. Actually, I’m a bit perturbed that you had to ask.

  • Caryatid62

    This is hard to watch. And judging by the number of empty seats, a lot of people have come to the same conclusion.

    • Falselife

      I really wish they would just televise Kane County games instead. If that’s our hope, and components we are waiting on to allow us to compete, let’s at least watch them grow. It’s draining watching our major league level youth cornerstones (Rizzo, Castro) struggle when their development is all we have.

      • YourResidentJag

        Well, if the Cubs had a FoxSports affiliate, they probably would.

  • Matt D

    hooray trade value!!

    and for the love of christmas, can castro please get a day off? he needs to take a step back and breathe

    • Jeff

      Remember how bad Dusty Baker was with pitchers? Sveum is that bad with the whole team.

      • hansman1982

        I love how you have kept up with the schtick after yesterday.

        70 score for trolling.

  • Kyle

    Blow it up.

    • Jp3

      2nd that Kyle, start tomorrow please

  • mudge

    cubs acquire henry rodriguez for ian dickson.

  • MikeCubs23

    Garza doing his part to keep trade value high.

  • Dynastyin2017

    Too bad Daytona was rained out.

  • http://Bleachernation Lou Brock

    Cingrani 3rd round pick in 2011 draft by Cincy. Cubs took Zeke DeVoss about 15 picks earlier. This kid played his HS ball in New Lenox & then finished his college at Rice yet Hendry and his scouts could not see the talent in their own backyard. I hope this FO looks in our own area, but it certainly has not happened with their first two drafts. No kids from Illinois yet.

    • Atay

      Well there was one kid from Illinois (SIUC)…at least for 10 mins until they corrected the draft pick.

  • http://Bleachernation Lou Brock

    I thought all you updraft experts said all the talent was in the first two rounds.

    • Kyle

      Almost all the talent. The last 38 (used to be 48) rounds just have so much volume that occasionally someone turns out.

  • Dynastyin2017

    Speaking of the draft, if we play like this consistently, we have a good shot at the 3rd pick next year. (plus the comp pick for Garza).

    • Kyle

      That’s assuming an awful lot.

      • Dynastyin2017

        A man can hope…..

    • YourResidentJag

      I’ll challenge that. The White Sox, Angels, Astros, Mariners, Blue Jays, Indians, Mets, and Marlins all might have something to say about that. Garza and Cubs may also decide on a qualifying offer for next year.

  • Mike

    Who cares about Ransom’s errors. They didn’t contribute to the Cubs’ losing. At least he can hit for power. Who else did that tonight?

  • http://vdcinc.biz 70’scub

    Get real find a trade partner or get the pick, maybe he would make a decent bullpen part for a contender. Tonight said a lot about Garza as a competitor after Dusty called him out for crying about a Red starter who has heart, and yes sent a (message) high fast ball over the Cub head. This front office is paying this guy 13 million to play this year after he won six games over the past two seasons maybe the trade value as a starter is gone.

  • Die hard

    Still window (tho closing fast ) of blaming this team on Hendry… When that window shuts Theo will have to take ownership of this house

  • curt

    To quote dean wormer from animal house ” man I hate those guys” and dusty too let the fire sale begin.

  • RY

    At least Putnam didn’t walk anyone!

  • Nelson

    who would trade 4 a cub maybe 2015, good pick in draft 2014 that’s about it,

  • hansman1982

    It’s fun reading through EBS threads after a loss…almost offsets the loss.

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