Archive for December, 2005

Not Going To Happen

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

I just don’t see a Tejada/Prior trade happening. I simply think that Tejada was disappointed at his team’s off-season moves and made some off-the-cuff remark that has gotten way blown out of proportion. Hendry has perceived egg on his face over Furcal (not his fault, see my previous post) and feels the need to at […]

Speaker Poles?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

The Cubs have posted a new gallery and article about the bleacher renovations. The only new piece of info I gleaned from it was that those poles sticking up behind the bleachers are for a new sound system. I’ve been pretty open to the renovations as long as they didn’t mess with the inner wall […]

Put Me In Coach

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

The 2005 stats for the current stock of Cubs outfielders -
C. Patterson — 126 Games .215/.254./348 — 97H - 13HR - 34RBI - 15SB
John Mabry —- 112 Games .240/.295/.407 — 59H — 8HR - 32RBI — 0SB
Jacque Jones - 142 Games .249/.319/.438 - 130H - 23HR - 73RBI - 13SB
Juan Pierre —- 162 Games […]

Site Updates

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Over the last few months, those of you dropping by this site have been seeing a graphic at the top of the right sidebar. I had finally figured out a way to make this a randomly rotating pic when I got the bright idea of making rollover comments about each one and a link to […]

You Never Knew They Were Cubs No. 3 - Rule V Draft Edition

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

Meet Louis “Bobo” or “Buck” Newsom. Despite the fact that he only pitched in one inning for Chicago, he had a very Cub-like career in that he showed flashes of brilliance but injuries and wildness hampered any consistency.
The son of a farmer, Newsom was born in Hartsville, SC on August 11, 1907. He played shortstop […]

Tejada

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

So Tejada mouths off to a newspaper that he wants a trade and everyone starts jumping up and down like Hendry can just walk over and offer a couple of prospects for him and the Orioles would simply say “Here you go! You can have him!”
Right…
A few things - 1. After the mess that both […]

More Trades, Less Rumors

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

So the Cubs have traded for Juan Pierre and have apparently given the Marlins 3 more pitching prospects to do it. Pierre plays center, doesn’t hit for power (2 HR), but is speedy (57 SB) and he hit 60 points higher than Corey Patterson did last season (.267 vs. 215). There’s a lot teeth gnashing […]