AL scout on arod: "I can't believe anyone would be interested."
I don't know how many times I've said I don't care about the players in any other way than their performance. Over the years I have stressed this so many times I've lost count. One of the reasons why I wrote each year about how good Carlos Zambrano has been in his career was to […]
Fans like to feel that they’re close with their favorite players. We refer to them by using only one name, talk about them endlessly, purchase merchandise with their name on it and we also congratulate and condemn them when we feel it necessary. If someone says something negative we stand up for them as we […]
As Cubs fans we’re used to not getting good news. If some player leaves a game early we’re trained to think it’s a career ending surgery that will lead to Aaron Miles or Neifi Perez taking over full time. If the team is leading we think it’s only a matter of time before they’ll be […]
A part of me does wonder whether these kind of moves aren’t as bold or suggestive as I think. Consider this: we fully expect the Cubs to dump Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano this Winter, eating tens of millions of dollars in the process. Would it really be so shocking for Ricketts to be willing […]
When the Cubs put Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list, it was assumed by everyone that eventually they’d have to pay him the money they aren’t intending to pay. While I think the Cubs certainly have a strong case to even void the entire contract, i don’t think it would ever happen. I was less […]