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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A musky Winter Meeting Preview
Nov30

A musky Winter Meeting Preview

The Baseball Winter Meetings are being held next week in the very place that I got married just four short years ago.  No, they’re not being held in the rumpus room at Del Boca Vista, but rather at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando. And to prove that Kermit doesn’t own the exclusive rights to mocking the dumb things that Carrie Muskat writes, I’m going to pick apart the Winter Meetings...

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Scientists find Cubs offense

A pessimist would look at the 2010 Cubs and point out that any team that can only beat Pissburgh once every seven games should probably consider disbanding.  An optimist would look at the same team and shoot himself in the head. But good news!  The Cubs offense has finally been found.  It’s pictured here, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  Who knew? As for those of you who are complaining that Tyler Colvin isn’t getting enough...

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Don’t make me pine for Chad Tracy

With the Cubs decision to keep Tyler Colvin on the big league roster, it’s now official.  There’s one roster spot left and it’s going to go to either Kevin Millar, Chad Tracy, Micah Hoffpauir or Sam Fuld. First off, it’s not going to Hoffpauir, and no matter how much blood Sam Fuld paints over his door tomorrow night, he’s getting passed over.  (In a bad way, oh, just go with it…) So it’s...

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