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Luke D

Member Since 24 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2013 04:25 PM

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Why I Dislike Alfonso Soriano (And You Might Want To, Too)

03 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

Extracted from: http://www.csnchicag...t-when-cubs-win


Soriano didnt seem to have any regrets about missing out an opportunity with the Giants, because "the weather in San Francisco is not good for my body, especially with my knee."


I called bullshit way back when. And special thanks to Siri, here we are:



Average high in SF: 71 degrees

Average low: 56 degrees

Low: 51 on Friday October 26, 6:00 A.M.

High: 92 on Tuesday October 2, 4:00 P.M.


Average high in Chicago: 61 degrees

Average low: 45 degrees

Low: 35 on Wednesday October 31, 7:45 A.M.

High: 81 on Thursday, October 4, 1:45 P.M.


Bad on the knee? Nah.


The man should have been traded last year. He denied a trade to a playoff caliber team and his chance to win a ring. Hindsight is 20/20. But I don't think Soriano's trade value will ever be as high as it was last season, and they should have negotiated further with SF. I'm not saying he would have definitely gone to SF and won, but why not? 


Listen, I know he's earned his 10 and 5 rights and his no-trade clause, but tell me I'm not the only one sick of watching him play. The strikeouts, the hacking at everything, the miscues in left, the one foul ball he hits every time inside that goes  right to the backstop. It's just meh. I'm afraid we'll be stuck with him through next year.


I'm sorry for the rant, but don't you think this Cubs team will be a lot more fun to watch once he is playing Soria-no more?  



Tinley Park Offers Land for Cubs Stadium

26 June 2013 - 11:57 AM

South suburbs? You bet.


Will it happen? Not at all. But it's fun to speculate. And it may give Ricketts some more leverage in negotiations with the city. Another reminder that the Cubs need to move out of their current place of business.




Fluff on 2012 3rd Round Pick Ryan McNeil

26 December 2012 - 02:03 PM


Pretty generic article, as far these profiles go. It's nice to get a feel for the kid's personality, though. Seems like a good one. I'm excited for him, Underwood, Johnson, and the others picked high up in the draft this past year. Note he looks like an actual starting picture, very strong. If all goes according to plan he'll spend some time at Boise this coming year, I don't think a move to Peoria at the end is out of the question but we'll see.

(For once we may have pitching prospects that don't profile as just "a 4th/5th starter". That'll be the day!)

Let's hope he takes bigger strides in 2013. Go Cubs.

Paul Maholm Fan Club Thread (with occasional Reed Johnson tidbits)

02 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Hands down, Paulie was my favorite Cub this year. He is fierce, a guy who bears down and works his butt off, and deserves his shot at a pennant race. And as we all know, when he gets hot, he is nearly unhittable. He's been pitching for almost 10 years in organizations that don't really have a legitimate shot at contending. Now he gets his chance to shine, win it all AND post his first winning record in his Major League career. Awesome, right?

What a story. And I hope he captures it. Heck I want him to go 12-0 down the stretch with one of those generic video-game ERAs (like 1.80 or something).

So here is my thread to watch/support/obsess over Paulie. Regular updates coming.

* Paul makes his Braves debut on Saturday against the Houston Astros (Lucas Harrell, 8-7 with a 4.03 ERA).

It would also be inappropriate of me not to include Reed Johnson. RJ has played in 2 games, most recently going 1-3 last night.

*Johnson: .429/.429/.984

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