Phildo’s Power Wankings: The (not) putting Pujols into context edition
May02

Phildo’s Power Wankings: The (not) putting Pujols into context edition

When last we heard from our ranking hero Phil Rogers he was trying to understand the Spinx that is Chad Billingsley, he was rewarding the Mets scrappy start by moving them down the rankings, and he wanted to rank the plucky Indians higher, but the feces throwing monkeys who rank the teams would not listen to him. This week, Phil has a shocking number of one sentence (i.e. mailed in without any effort or thought) entries.  Apparently...

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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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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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Some of you shouldn’t be so excited to see Theo
Oct22

Some of you shouldn’t be so excited to see Theo

Now that the deal is official, Cubs fans can get as giddy about their favorite team hiring a real talent to run their baseball operations as they’d like.  Make no mistake, that hiring Theo Epstein away from the Red Sox will finally enable the Cubs to start using all of the sizable advantages they have over almost every other team in the National League. Theo brings more than a really low number on his Pearl Jam Ten Club card. ...

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Leading the league in meetings
Mar03

Leading the league in meetings

After Carlos Silva endeared himself to his teammates by starting a slap fight in the dugout yesterday, the Cubs had a team meeting this morning led by our most beloved cue ball, Mike Quade. Nobody’s quite sure what Quade told the guys, but I’m sure it started with him throwing the bats into the shower and ended with Pat Listach saying, “It’s a miracle.” Is it a bad sign when two weeks into spring...

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