Category Archives: Cubs

Cubs, A’s, Addison Russell and Billy Beane

The first big deal of the MLB Trade Deadline season went down last night – Ken Rosenthal and other reporting that the A’s acquired both Jeff Samardzija  and Jason Hammel from the Cubs in exchange for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney … Continue reading

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Remembering (Incorrectly) Bill Buckner

For some reason I can’t remember, I was looking at Bill Buckner’s career stats – as I became a diehard baseball fan in the 1980s he was on the downside of his career, but my recollection was (outside of the … Continue reading

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Appreciating Alfonso Soriano

I can’t say why I was reconsidering Alfonso Soriano recently (other than the fact that he was released in our Ottoneu league – in my mind, a very surprising cut), but as I look back over his career I wonder … Continue reading

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What Have We Learned – Chicago Cubs

Anybody can have a bad century – and I believe there are legions of folks in Wrigleyville polishing off their fourth Old Style hoping against hope that we are not three years into another bad century.   Peering through the amber … Continue reading

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