Archive - Feb 25, 2008

Baseball Prospectus, Condensed For Your At-Work Reading

What the latest Baseball Prospectus annual has to say about the Cubs, minus all those pesky numbers and the obscure historical and literary allusions:

Ronny Cedeno
"...Cedeno's is a tried and true skill set–the same one that's earning Orlando Cabrera millions of dollars every season..."

Ryan Dempster
"...has experienced a steady decline in his groundball rates over the past three seasons...coupled with command that was never very good to begin with..."

Mark DeRosa
"If the Cubs bring in a Brian Roberts-type...the gains will be less than they might appear at first glance."

Kosuke Fukudome
"An inspired acquisition...a J.D. Drew/Bobby Abreu type of player..."

Happy Birthday Ron Santo

Cub near Hall of Fame 3rd baseman and radio broadcaster Ron Santo turns 68 today! Yes, he was born on Feb 25th, 1940 in Seattle, Washington. Rumor has it that he clicked his heels right after the delivery.

May all your wishes come true this season (and we all know what that main wish is).

...and remember to keep the "gamer" away from all those birthday cake candles.

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  • Hi Arizona Phil,

    Has there been any news on Oscar de la Cruz' health?

    Raisin101 5 hours 8 min ago view
  • bruh...

    crunch 6 hours 23 min ago view
  • O&B: Cease was apparently working on his off-speed pitches in his first & thrd innings, because in his second inning of work he just blew the D'backs away with high-velocity gas (that's when he hit 99-100 and struck out the side). 

    Arizona Phil 6 hours 42 min ago view
  • Wow, Lyin' CTSteve? He was just BEGGING for my endorsement last year!  Lame!

    Transmission 6 hours 47 min ago view
  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.

     

    CTSteve 6 hours 53 min ago view
  • Yeah, I'm fine if I don't hear another one, furlong time.

    Transmission 6 hours 55 min ago view
  • nice recap, horrible game...i hope to never hear another horse pun/joke for at least a decade.

    crunch 7 hours 7 min ago view
  • Recap posted.  ~sigh~

    Transmission 7 hours 25 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    MY GAWD.

    crunch 7 hours 48 min ago view
  • Ok, fine. I'll do a recap.

    Transmission 10 hours 52 min ago view
  • Thanks for the post AZ. That's a huge attendance. Scouts must be excited about somebody.

    Would you say Cease's performance was a result of working on his change or was it just a bad outing? And isn't Ademan some ridiculous age, like 17 or something?What are your thoughts on him?

    Old and Blue 11 hours 8 sec ago view
  • LOL and yes. No need to even be that formal, can just say "Trans, keep my name out of this abomination of a discussion."

    Transmission 13 hours 31 min ago view
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    Shane Victorino was released. Will have more details later. He was on Iowa #Cubs roster

    QuietMan 14 hours 16 min ago view
  • *tumbleweeds*

    wonder if he was released to retire or to try to latch on with someone else...

    crunch 14 hours 18 min ago view
  • Tommy Birch [email protected] 4m4 minutes ago

    Shane Victorino's locker at Principal Park is cleared out. #Cubs #MiLB

    QuietMan 14 hours 41 min ago view
  • So, let me just make sure I understand... I could say something like the following, for example:

    ryno: Off the record, I think that play was literally worse than Hitler.

    ?

    Ryno 14 hours 49 min ago view