Farewell to the Albatross
Jul26

Farewell to the Albatross

Has it really been seven years?  We were so young then, weren’t we?  On that November Sunday when the Cubs threw silly money at the flawed, but best free agent on the market and brought Alfonso Soriano to town.  The contract seemed way too long.  Eight years for a guy who relied as much on his speed as his power.  We learned later that though Jim Hendry would eat shit for the deal for years, that then-Cubs president John...

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Meet the Cubs!
Mar29

Meet the Cubs!

Cubs functionally illiterate manager Dale Sveum has narrowed his 25 man roster down to 28 or so (nobody’s sure how high Dale can count), and it’s a sight to behold.  An outfield of four washed up guys and the plodding Joe Mather, an infield that’s only three-fourths short on Major League quality talent, a catching corps that has the best one on a bus to Iowa, and a pitching staff so thin, that not only did Jeff...

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Soriano’s leading off? Phil loves it, and make-believe!
Mar05

Soriano’s leading off? Phil loves it, and make-believe!

When Dale Sveum wrote out his intersquad lineup and had Alfonso Soriano listed as his leadoff hitter, I was impressed.  I had no idea Sveum could spell anything with more than one syllable.  When he did it again for the Cacti League opener, I was intrigued.  When I found out Phil Rogers had written about it, I was entranced.  Surely Phil would have a take on this that would be fittingly dumb and hilarious. 1. These aren’t baseball...

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Cost cutting Cubs dump Colvin on Rockies
Dec11

Cost cutting Cubs dump Colvin on Rockies

Now how could trading a player who makes the league minimum help the Cubs cut costs you ask?  Well, when the player is Tyler Colvin, the savings on the team dental plan alone has to be in the tens of millions. And so, the Cubs traded him and his lofty stat line last year .150/.204/.306 with 58 K’s to 14 walks along with oddly misshapen infielder DJ LaMehieu to the Rockies for a third baseman who put up stats nearly as terrible...

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