Hey Yankees: Carlos Zambrano is the new Cliff Lee
So anyway uh... yeah.
Carlos Zambrano will definitely win 27 games in 2011.
I'm pretty sure he's... I mean I am positive that the whole anger thing?
Carlos Zambrano - you saw his last starts last year - the good ones, correct?
Well, there you go.
That's the REAL Carlos.
All that bad stuff that happened in his past is... well just forget about that and only remember the good stuff.
Sound good, Yankee GM Brian Cashman?
Because we know how much you must be squirming when the NY DAILY NEWS had a photo of Cliff Lee throwing a pitch and the headline reads: SCREW BALL. LEE GIVES YANKS THE SHAFT, HEADS TO PHILLIES FOR $50 MIL LESS.
You got hosed.
That son of a BITCH Cliff Lee went behind your back and took a job with the Phillies?
OUCH. E. WAWA.
Somebody in your organization even said something like, "He left 50 mil on the table? He must REALLY not want to be a Yankee. Glad we found out now."
And now... Boston is SO gonna take the AL East.
Yes that's right: unless you decide to get the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano.
I would suggest you just take on his contract and write the Cubs a check for the 50 mil you just SAVED by not signing that son of a bitch Cliff Lee. And maybe a couple prospects or something.
You can always depend on Sergio MItre, I guess, but...
You know Carlos is gonna win 27 games next year.
A winking goat told me.
I can relate to that, E-Man. I don't think I'll enjoy watching a high-stakes away game like this on TV. I've watched a lot of games this season after they ended or at least after the Cubs got out to a decent lead. Since they usually win, I've gotten to see a lot of baseball.
But in this case I think we should probably all watch the game live, and not let the pressure exceed the pleasure.
Remember, as I told my wife when our kids went off to college -- this is a good thing! Enjoy it!
Fully agree -- can't prove it. But, the numbers are what they are, and a lot of his OF games have come in Aug & Sept, when he has been killing the ball otherwise. And, knowing how baseball players love routine, it seems logical that it could at least be a a factor.
Really, really, really hope I'm wrong on this.
Indeed! It has been absolute blast -- from getting swept by the Phillies to sweeping the Giants, I have always enjoyed being part of this group. Hope we have a lot more games to talk about this year.
Yes, cheers to me! I've noticed a fairly strong correlation between my tenure and Cubbie victories.
And thanks to Michael for our new diggs--and to y'all for sticking around!
CHEERS to CT Steve for keeping this alive in 2015. Who would have thought that the season would have been so successful to this point? Thank you CT STEVE!
I think I may be too nervous to watch the entire game. I will probably watch in bits and pieces - and constantly check MLB App. I will be like Blockhead: Nervous Nellie.
You can't prove the performance is because he played the OF. You just can't. Sorry.
BTW, Bryant hit .168 in July playing 3B exclusively.
oh man, early on it seems like he made at least 1 stupid baserunning blunder per game and almost every single one turned into a positive for the cubs. it was magical.
Not surprised about Lester but bit surprised about Hendricks. Guessing that if something happens to Arietta right away they go to Lester but if they've burned relievers and are in extra innings they go to Hendricks.
My kids' 8:30pm (ET) bed time will be waived tonight (They are Rizzo & Castro fans). We'll get geared up in our Cubs apparel and will watch this as a family. I am stoked. Go Cubs!
Bryant: Base running adventures.
Remember Bryant's home-away splits, too.
Wrigley: 21 HR, 59 RBI, .311/.408/.629
Road: 5 HR, 40 RBI, .243/.333/.360
Good Lord this season has flown by so far. I need more Cubs gifs--the four on the MLB.com article today are not enough. I need a 100 best moments of the season listicle of gifs.
Rizzo: The slide, the catch.
Russell: All the defense.
Bryant: Pelting the video board.
Soler: 125 MPH ground balls.
Schwarber: DINGERS, surprising LF catches.
Fowler: Walks, the many walks he should have had on 3-2 BS strike calls.
Baez: That 3B play.
Ross: Walk-up music? Bullpen appearance?
No evidence other than 8 hits and 0 HR in 45 AB....
I just think hitters like their routines -- think Boggs or Ted Williams -- and messing with that routine adds an element of change. I want my best hitters in their normal routines.
evidently i was busy burying context and meaning.
i was excited about this playoff season kicking up in the drama of that environment, but it was stated insanely muddled.
Woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep in excitement/anticipation. Go Cubs Go!