July 2001

TCR Archives: July 30th, 2001

With a day off today, we can all sit back and enjoy the lovely post-McGriff glow. If Baylor actually lets Matt Stairs play left field while Rondell White is hurt, that makes the lineup significantly better than if he decides to keep playing Delino DeShields out there. With The Franchise (finally) being sent down to make room for McGriff, that means one less outfielder out there, which means Stairs might actually get some playing time. He's not much with his glove, but he's the second-best offensive player on the team and he should be playing nearly every day.

TCR Archives: July 28th, 2001

Finally, the long-awaited position player roundup. Now we can start writing about things like why Baylor bunts so much.

The fact that every first baseman on the market has been mentioned as a possible Cub says something about the success of the Matt Stairs/Ron Coomer/Julio Zuleta troika. They’ve hit a combined .250 with a 745 OPS – hardly what you want to get out of a power position. With Fred McGriff on the way, things should improve here, but up to this point the first basemen get a C-minus.

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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 1 hour 12 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 1 hour 28 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 1 hour 30 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 2 hours 16 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 3 hours 58 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 4 hours 2 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 4 hours 16 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 4 hours 33 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 4 hours 34 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 4 hours 34 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 4 hours 35 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 4 hours 52 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 4 hours 55 min ago view
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 4 hours 58 min ago view