Wrigley Talk Friday: OMG! WTF is NSFW FTW – 9-7-12

The latest Wrigley Talk Friday is easily in my Top 5 of all time, and I'm having a hard time thinking of any that I enjoyed more off the top of my head.  Get out the earmuffs for the kids because Adam sounded like he was working from a Tarantino script as he voiced his […]

Jamie Quirk should be fired, Steve Clevenger should be optioned off the team

I've only read the accounts of what happened last night, but that probably is best. Based on what has been said since the events of last night's Cubs @ Walgreens game, Jamie Quirk should be fired immediately and Steve Clevenger should be optioned off the team. The actions by both were ridiculous. Ever since Lou […]

Hardball Times: Soriano is not overpaid

This study leans a little more heavily on defensive metrics (and one in particular) than I'd like, though at least we have many seasons of data. It's otherwise a great look at the constantly maligned Alfonso Soriano. http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/alfonso-soriano-is-not-overpaid/   (h/t Mercurial Outfielder)

Alfonso Soriano, Gold Glover?

Everyone has been focusing on Darwin Barney's record breaking errorless streak, but yesterday was the first that I had heard of Soriano's. He hasn't made a single error all season and even noted Soriano critic Bob Brenly has praised his defense this year. So does he really have a shot? The thing that helps him […]

Daily Facepalm, Literary Appreciation Edition – 9.5.2012

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows, and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due […]

A Sign of Progress?

Adam Greenberg will not get his desired one at-bat as a member of the Chicago Cubs. As Paul Sullivan reports in the Trib, if he bats anywhere in the majors, it will have to be with a team that is not the Cubs. Jed Hoyer made it pretty clear he was not interested: “Adam made […]

Daily Facepalm – 9.4.2012

The Cubs lost to Walgreens in their special Labor Day uniforms, shocking the world yet again. With that defeat, the Cubs have now dropped 49 of their last 66 road games. Yeah. They have won a grand total of 17 road games all year. That's a road wining percntage of .WTF, despite a slightly lower […]

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (51-82) at Washington Nationals (81-52)

Team Overviews   Cubs Nats wRC+ 78 (16th) 98 (4th) BSR -0.7 (9th) -15.5 (16th) UZR 19.1 (3rd) 19.5 (2nd) DRS -5 (9th) -3 (7th) SP FIP- 104 (11th) 86 (1st) RP FIP- 113 (16th) 95 (6th) The Nats are definitely a deserving first place team. Pitching Matchups Monday: Jeff Samardzija, RHP (4.03, 3.69, 3.42, […]

Daily Facepalm, Labor Day Miracle Edition

The Cubs lost to the Giants yesterday after Carlos Marmol toyed with a mixture of wildness and hittability to blow a ninth-inning tie. That's probably the nail in the coffin full of nails. Did Jorge Soler murder a baseball last night? Yes. Do the Cubs have a game today? Yes. Quote I didn't see coming. […]

2013 Cubs Payroll

Since the 2012 season is coming to a close soon I figured it might be a good idea to look and see what the Cubs have on their books next year as far as player salaries go. This post will be updated and available on the menu. Here you go. Pitchers DOB B/T Ht/Wt 2013 […]


I recently stopped in at a local dive called Ritz Klub in Michigan City, Indiana. I had heard their burgers were the best thing ever to happen to dead cattle, so I had to see for myself. I had also heard the place was something short of a spectacle for the eyes, and I love […]

Aramis Ramirez’s 2012 Season

I wrote this a few days ago instead of a Brewers series preview but didn't have as much to say as I thought (laughing). Congrats to Rodrigo for having a great season. I had a hard enough time finding enough to write about in the last Brewers-Cubs series preview last week, so I figure the […]