Less than six months after trading him away, the Cubs have re-signed pitcher Jason Hammel. This time, Hammel gets a nice raise, a second guaranteed year and a third year option. I’m sure that’ll help console him next July when he’s packing his shit and leaving again.Read More
Being a Cubs fan wouldn’t be all that bad if it weren’t for two things:
1) the soul-crushing losing
2) other Cubs fans.Read More
The MLB general managers meetings are held this week in Arizona. We know what the winter meetings, held in December are. But what gets done at the GM meetings? They’re not just an excuse for 30 overpaid (mostly) white dudes to play golf in the desert, drink beer on the MLB’s dime and try not to catch the clap from any hookers.
Or are they?Read More
True to his word, new Cubs manager Joe Maddon placed a call to former Cubs manager Rick(y) Renteria not long after the press conference to announce Joe’s hiring.
You might think it would be awkward for the old manager to have to talk to the guy who not only replaced him, but basically shoved him out of his job into the street.
You don’t know the half of it.Read More
It took all of about 180 seconds yesterday for Joe Maddon to do two things…get about a tenth of the way through his press conference preamble, and for the world to see his appeal. If you could just hire any competent manager and hand him the Cubs roster and they’d win, that’d be great. But over the past 107 years they’d have like four of those, and none of them could pull it off. It’s going to take somebody who is a great manager, and a little nuts.
Hello, Joe. We’ve been waiting.Read More