Archive - 2005

December 13th

What to Do with Corey?

As everybody around here probably knows, Corey Patterson is among five Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, Jerry Hairston, Jr, Juan Pierre, and Will Ohman are the others) who must be offered salary arbitration by next Tuesday, or they can become free-agents. I'm sure Jim Hendry will tender the offer of arbitration to Zambrano, Pierre, and Ohman, and PROBABLY to Hairston, but I'm beginning to wonder if Patterson might not get non-tendered. Here's why:

December 12th

Today in Cubs History: 12-12

12-12-1999 - Traded a PTBNL (Brian Stephenson), Terry Adams and Chad Ricketts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Ismael Valdez and Eric Young. 12-12-1999 - Traded Manny Alexander to the Boston Red Sox. Received Damon Buford. 12-12-1997 - Traded Miguel Batista to the Montreal Expos. Received Henry Rodriguez. 12-12-1903 - Traded Jack Taylor and Larry McLean to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Mordecai Brown and Jack O'Neill.

December 11th

November 16th

Leicester to Rangers

With a PTBNL sent to the Cubs in return. The brief announcement can be found here. Leicester, 26, has not yet figured out how to get out left-handed hitters, as his career line of .391/.513/.641/1.153 indicates. But I think the real ground for his relocation is that in 2005 he couldn't get out right-handed hitters, either. 2004: .200/.221/.314/.536 2005: .238/.393/.429/.821

November 15th

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  • Awesome. It wasn't long ago that he was kind of the best prospect coming through the system.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • QuietMan 12 hours 48 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 13 hours 16 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 13 hours 29 min ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 14 hours 33 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 14 hours 33 min ago view
  • he did...it was awesome.

    crunch 14 hours 43 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 14 hours 44 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 14 hours 46 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 14 hours 54 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 14 hours 54 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 16 hours 17 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 17 hours 33 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 18 hours 28 min ago view
  • Line-up shakeup, going all-2015 with pitcher batting 8th, Bryant 2nd

    J-Hey, Bryant 1B, Zobrist, Willson, Coghlan, Baez 3B, Russell, Hendricks, Almora

    Eric S 18 hours 52 min ago view
  • The Cubs are currently down Schwarber, Fowler, Soler, and Rizzo and Montero appear to be day-to-day. Maybe not surprising that they are struggling a bit as they rely more than expected on Baez, Russell, Almora, Contreras, and Szczur to provide offensive value.

    Charlie 21 hours 31 min ago view