Archive - 2007

November 12th

And the 2007 Awards Go To…

Every year I dip my toes into the post-season awards waters. Here's one man's opinion... Manager of the Year NL - Bob Melvin AL - Mike Scioscia This award seems to usually go to the manager of the team that no one had expectations to win before the season started but my vote usually goes to the manager who had to handle the most adversity throughout the year. I figure it's a lot easier to manage when everyone is healthy and the lineup and bullpen choices were decided in spring training. In the NL though, Bob Melvin seems like a slam-dunk. The Dbacks end up leading the NL in wins and take their division despite being outscored by their opponents over the year. The manager deserves some credit for that I say. Clint Hurdle of the Rockies seems to be the only other skipper worth even mentioning.

November 10th

November 9th

TCR Friday Notes

So little to talk about.... - The Denver Post gives more credence to the Kaz Matsui rumors, saying the Cubs might go three years on a contract and covet Kaz's speed and (pardon my insensitivity here) Japanese-ness. As reader "The Joe" pointed out, signing Kaz might help sway other Japanese players to sign with the Cubs, most notably Fukudome. The same blurb suggest the Rockies might look at Michael Barrett for catching duties if Torrealba walks.

November 7th

Cubs Suffer Tough, Pretend Loss

On Monday, The Sporting News Web site began a day-by-day replay of the 1986 MLB season using the Strat-O-Matic baseball simulation software. The site will be tracking the season with a daily scoreboard, box scores, game recaps, and player stats. Each of the 26 teams in existence back in '86 is being managed by a different baseball insider, writer, super-fan, etc. The faux Cubs’ manager is espn.com writer Dan Shanoff.

Just One More Reason to Hate the Trib

It seems that as I get older, there's just very little in the world that surprises me anymore. You read the news and people seem to redefine the word despicable almost everyday. And it might just be the sensationalistic nature of journalism today that has numbed the pain, or just my generally placid everyday demeanor that makes everything just a little too bearable.

November 6th

GMs In Favor Of Reruns

  • The GMs have voted 25-5 in support of limited use of video replay. A proposal will now be forwarded to the Commissioner, who will involve representatives of the Players and Umpires unions in evaluating the proposal. Jimmie Lee Solomon, MLB's VP of Baseball Operations, says he does not expect the proposal to become a rule in time for the 2008 season.

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    • Schwarber is worse right?

      jacos 25 sec ago view
    • Seager with the two out double *cough* to left field in the bottom of the fourth. If Soler just plays that bunny hop off his nuts, it's a single - certainly no double.

      Eric S 17 min 14 sec ago view
    • rizzo is tired of SD/LA night games...yet another towering one that died on the warning track.

      crunch 57 min 45 sec ago view
    • jacos 1 hour 8 min ago view
    • Monty dropped a two strike curve on AGon

      Holy shit!

      jacos 1 hour 25 min ago view
    • See I told you they were up to no good

      http://thebiglead.com/2016/08/26/video-ben-zobrist...

      jacos 1 hour 26 min ago view
    • My guy Addy

      jacos 1 hour 35 min ago view
    • jacos 1 hour 47 min ago view
    • been like that everytime I've been there too including Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium. Cubs travel well. It was pretty loud for Angels/Cubs this year and decent for Dodgers/Cubs but Dodger fans definitely turn out better than the Padre fans.

      Rob G. 5 hours 22 min ago view
    • When I went in the 2007-2008 range, it was at least 75% Cubs fans.

      blockhead25 5 hours 34 min ago view
    • Jeff Sullivan on Kris Bryant's lack of clutch hitting in 2016. Very good stuff, unsatisfying conclusion (it's probably random).

      http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-one-problem-wit...

      John Beasley 5 hours 35 min ago view
    • I was at Tuesday's game in San Diego. It looked like half of Chicago was at Petco. We were much louder than Padres fans.

      BobbyD 5 hours 36 min ago view
    • We may have a chance to catch one in October. Although hell, I couldn't deal with my co-workers if we lose to them.

      blockhead25 5 hours 56 min ago view
    • think I have to miss this series too (also was at the Arrieta game last year). But in my case, just had a busy weekend with work and kids have a bunch of activities and we made it to Opening Day in Anaheim and a couple of games in Wrigley this year which we normally don't get too...so not feeling like I'm missing out this year.

      Rob G. 6 hours 9 min ago view
    • they're awful

      Rob G. 6 hours 10 min ago view
    • I hope the Cubs play three good teams.

      Jackstraw 6 hours 13 min ago view