Rambling with Some Strong Baseball Nausea

This is bad. It is rough. It is almost too much to take. Calling the Cubs atrocious might just be an insult to the word.

The Cubs are 4-19 in their past 23 games, and things are not going to get better any time soon. We are into June, and at a staggering 19 games under .500, there is no hope for this team. As fans we will still watch and debate the topics of the day, but the product on the field is so very hard to stomach.

So, with all that positivity flowing, let’s go rambling down the road …

  • It will be years before we know if Almora was the correct choice Monday night. But I am pretty confident Theo and Jed spoke with him about his signability.
  • His comment about being focused on college was probably written by Scotty B himself. It was so obviously staged, it wasn’t even funny. You don’t get picked 6th overall and go to college. It just doesn’t happen.
  • The ability to think on your feet is a quality many successful people have. I admit there was a part of me rooting for the Cubs to take Appel when he fell to sixth. Picking Almora tells me the Cubs brass is totally sold on him, and didn’t waver when Appel became available.
  • I love when White Sox fans that also happen to be members of the media rip on the Cubs organization. So straight up and unbiased. No issue there.
  • Castro is just so darn frustrating. I know this is extremely repetitive, but he needs to sit on the bench. Sveum coming out and saying something is a step in the right direction, but he needs to be punished
  • Yes, even adults need to be punished for acting like children.
  • James Russell with a 2.16 ERA in June … I must admit this is surprising me. James Russell may actually be a legitimate major-league reliever after all.
  • What do you know, I was actually wrong for once. Probably won’t happen again for a few years so enjoy it.
  • You know about this thing with Garza and whether the Cubs should trade him …
  • Yea, they should TOTALLY TRADE him.
  • I would like to know what Shawn Camp’s secret is. I have been to at least ten games this year, and he just get shelled. Guys just mash the ball off of him. But with a 2.37 ERA, he must be lucky, because it can’t be talent. Or can it?
  • Seriously, the ball just gets ripped after coming out of his hand.
  • And while I am it … trade Dempster as well. Just pile up players. Nothing is happening on the North Side for a few years.
  • Ryan Dempster is a consummate teammate, and from my view, appears to be a solid human being. I would love to see him have a chance at winning this year.
  • Even after his slump, LaHair is hitting .310 with a .390 OBP and is on pace to hit close to 30 homers.
  • Yes, I am searching high and low to find some silver linings.
  • And I am going very high and very low.
  • Shockingly, Sori is looking at another season of close to 30 homers and 90 RBIs … who wants a DH. Someone wants a DH. Someone can be convinced. Someone will be desperate. Someone has to be desperate, right?
  • Heck, the Cubs unloaded Fukudome last year … anything is possible.
  • DeJesus’ OBP is over 100 points higher than his batting average. This means his batting average is definitely too low, but his ability to get on is a great trait for a leadoff hitter. Moving forward, he is not a bad option to keep the leadoff spot warm for a few years.

I could go on and on about silver linings and depressing stats, but you have heard enough from me. It’s your turn. Dish it out. Tell me what you think. Tell me I am wrong. Tell me you agree. Just tell … and while you are at it …

I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe.

I am sorry, I had to do that. That friggin’ song has been in my head since I purchased my coffee at Dunkin Donuts at 8:30 Thursday morning. I had to type it out. I had no choice. I can’t stop the madness.

And, after that, and until next time …

Stay Classy Cubs Fans!!

Quote of the Day

"When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all." – Theodore Roosevelt