News: October 2008 Archives

Hot Stove Action Begins

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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.

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Brenly Back In The Booth

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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.

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Brotherly Love

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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!!!!!!

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Angel In The Outfield??

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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..........

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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.

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