One of the names thrown around here on thew CCO for the Cubs to acquire has already been dealt. Marlins sent 1B Mike Jacobs to the Kansas City Royals for a RHP....
October 2008 Archives
The Milwaukee Brewers are set to name former A's manager Ken Macha as their new manager. This obviously means, Bob Brenly will return to the booth for the Cubs. I'm disappointed for BB as I'm sure he wanted another shot at managing. However, I certainly didnt want to see it happen within our division, and with our biggest rival. Also, he and Len Kasper have developed a nice rapport with each other, so it will be nice to have him broadcasting games for us....
With the White Sox not wanting Griffey, what about the possibility of him moving to the North Side. We need a left handed bat and maybe a year in Wrigley can get Junior going again. I think he'd be a great fit in RF....
Good morning, Chicago.
I'm very excited to have a community place like this. A big---*hug* for Neil of fostering this creative digest.
The Phillies just won it all, and after that rain-delayed, thank-you Bud-Selig for-bashing-the-weatherman, game 5, who else, but Ken Rosenthal from FOX, knows how to entertain us. He asked the Perfect Man, Phillies closer Brad Lidge:
"You had struggled in your past postseason. How is this a redemption?"
Well, Ken was refering to 2005, when the then-Astros closer gave up that 3-runs monstrous blast to Prince Albert (Pujols), making Lidge the losing pitcher, and worse, a struggle from then on.
Lidge lost 3 games and blew a save since that Pujols homer, giving up 2 more losing runs in 3 innings against the Chicago White* Sox in the World Series that year. It makes his 42 out of 46 save opportunities, 13.12 K/9 (103 strikeouts in 70.2 innings) of that season looked like blown with the wind. Mind you, Li ...
In a very disappointing season for the Cubs......I am happy that the classy Scott Eyre got a World Series RIng.... It's all over.... Turn on the hot stove.....let Free Agency begin!!!!!!...
An interesting option may have presented itself today, as the Angels have declined the option on Garret Anderson, thus making him eligible for free agency. Primarily a left fielder, Anderson did spend three seasons as a center fielder during his career. A left handed hitter with decent power, and a good batting average, might be an option the Cubs could consider. He could take CF, or perhaps he goes to RF? An interesting option, however.............
With focus, intensity and small ball factors too, it is BA, OBP and Slugging % that get the Cubs over the 101 year hump in 2009. Yes, we can do it! And here are the numbers in batting and (R) (L) order:
1, (R) BA .300 OBP .400 SLG .360 (3 HR 45 RBI)
2. (L) BA .300 OBP .417 SLG .510 (16 HR 80 RBI)
3.a. (R) BA .350 OBP .404 SLG .710 (16 HR 50 RBI) Faces LHP's
3.b. (L) BA .330 OBP .424 SLG .500 (22 HR 80 RBI) Faces RHP's
4. (R) BA .290 OBP .380 SLG .520 (32 HR 120 RBI)
5. (R) BA .285 OBP .365 SLG .504 (24 HR 95 RBI)
6. (R) BA .290 OBP .361 SLG .462 (22 HR 90 RBI)
7. (R) BA .285 OBP .375 SLG .480 (20 HR 88 RBI)
8. (L) BA .260 OBP .340 SLG .420 (15 HR 75 RBI)
If you agree, Faithful, that batting ord ...
Three weeks later and I still wake up every morning like I got punched in the stomach. That is the physical pain that I feel since the Cubs were eliminated from the 2008 playoffs..This latest heartbreak ranks right up there with 1984 and 2003. Both of those years at least went down to the final game, the 2008 postseason ended after James Loney smoked a grand slam off of Ryan Demspter in the fifth inning of game one.
For the second consecutive year our addiction fell well short of the cure. I won't go off on a rant about the 2007 playoff failure because in my opinion, I thought that the Arizona Diamonbacks were the better team. They actually had the best record in the National League with a 90-72 record. I wasn't surprised one bit to see the Cubs go three and out, but the 2008 regular season juggernaut was a total shock....
Well, so much for trade scenarios involving Tyler Colvin. As many of you know, Colvin was pulled from AFL action this past week with elbow discomfort.
Evidently, the elbow has been bothering him all season (side note: I am hoping this is why he was so dreadful this season). Reports have stated that he underwent Tommy John surgery today, and that he should be ready for the start of next season.
Some of you might know of other position players that have underwent the surgery, including Tony Womack when we had him in 2003. The recovery time for position players is significantly less, and by having it now, it essentially gives him 6 months to recover. Pitchers normally take anywhere from 8-12 months to recover from TJ surgery.
Let's all hope that Colvin sucked this year because of the elbow issues, and wish him luck on his recovery....
Welcome to one of the newest features of ChicagoCubsOnline....the Community Blog. In this section, readers can write their own blog on whichever subject they wish to discuss....and the other readers can comment on your post with their thoughts, just like the main page of the CCO.
In other words....if there is a rumor you want to discuss, write a blog. If there is a prospect you would like to discuss, write a blog. If there is any subject not covered on the main page that you would like to discuss, write a blog.
The CCO will still post every news headline, transaction, trade, game preview and recaps on the main page but if you hear the news or rumor first, write a blog....and scoop the CCO.
However, as always, there are a few catches. One, you have to create an account and it will take up to 24 hours to have your account approved. All you need is a name (screen name i ...