Archive for the 'Players' Category

Juan Gone

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Over at the Athletic Supporters, they have a nice examination on the failed potential of Juan Cruz, the former Cubs reliever originally traded to the Braves for the legendary Andy Pratt and then spun to the A’s in the Tim Hudson deal.
I remember being really excited about Cruz after the first game of […]

The Skinny

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

So Barry Bonds is going to “get skinny” this off-season. This is such supreme crap it is amazing everyone is letting him get away with this.
So let me get this straight - major league baseball, after years of whispers and innuendo, becomes embroiled in a scandal involving steroid abuse, possibly by some […]

Nomar

Friday, September 9th, 2005

It is becoming more and more apparent that this season was lost when we lost Nomar. Sure, he was struggling when he went down but he batted close to .500 in spring training and has now become our most productive player. Plus, he has looked really good covering 3rd base as well.
If […]

Prior Envy

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

The sign of a great pitcher is one who can pitch effectively when he doesn’t have his best stuff. I have seen this written by a number of people in regards to Mark Prior over the last couple years. I am beginning to wonder if perhaps what we have seen out of Mark […]

Dusty

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

“He’s throwing the ball great out of that bullpen,” Baker told the Sun-Times. “We just can’t get to him when it means something. I have to talk to Jim [general manager Hendry]. As long as [Wood] can minimize his pitches, he feels great. We’ve got to figure this thing out. We’re not out of this […]

Nomar

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Nomar goes 1-3, hitting a single in the 4th, as the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx come from behind and beat Huntsville 3-2 in Nomar’s last minor league start. Nomar went 3-13 overall in his West Tenn. rehab starts. Not encouraging numbers, to say the least, but pretty much on par with what […]

Lawton

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Hendry just pantsed the Pirates again, but this time, it’s not going to get us anywhere. This almost smacks of Jimmy saying, “Hey, look! I made amove! See, I’m not giving up yet!”
Bullshit.
Let Baker go, get rid of Macias, put Murton in left, bring up some of these pitchers we’ve been hearing so much […]

Respect

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Ryne Sandberg just became the conscious of the game.
Wonderful (if a bit long) speech, with a couple not-too-subtle jabs at Sosa and the ‘home run’ mentality of today’s ballplayer. Ryno focused his speech on the way the game should be played and how it was important to play the game with respect for your […]

RYNE DEE SANDBERG

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

“Ryno”
Philadelphia N.L. 1981
Chicago N.L. 1982-1994, 1996-1997
A sure-handed second baseman with power and speed who dignified the game with his professionalism, quiet leadership and tireless preparation. Set career records among second basemen for home runs (277 of 282), fielding percentage (.989), consecutive errorless games in a season (90), and over two seasons (123). Earned nine gold […]

Al on Al

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Al Yellon is spreading the Soriano rumors now.
Personally, I don’t like the guy. The Rangers want Pie and the Cubs would want him to move to second. The Yankees wanted him to move to the outfield and he wouldn’t do it. He’s had a torn tendon that he decided […]