Kyle Smit

Lilly Declining? Wallach Decent? Looking at the Deal

Now that the trade deadline is behind us, what are Cub fans supposed to pay attention to? The games?! I tried that earlier tonight, and I'm sorry I did.

— I heard a recorded interview with Derrek Lee on WGN Radio early this evening in the run-up to the Cubs/Rockies game. David Kaplan asked Lee about Ryan Theriot, and Lee described him as "a grinder." In that moment, I came up with my own definition of a grinder. It's a guy who plays hard enough to occasionally make you forget that he's not very good.

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  • "is the wind blowing out or in?"

    "in."

    "get peralta up."

    crunch 9 min 11 sec ago view
  • Joel Peralta was one of Maddon's bullpen guys in Tampa Bay.

    Arizona Phil 15 min 15 sec ago view
  • Well there is no "You go, we go" without Fowler. The last week has showed how important he is to the Cubs.

    I imagine the Cubs getting back on track once we get some DL players back, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

    chitownmvp01 38 min 23 sec ago view
  • Well, there you have it. Bullpen fixed. Time to move onto the World Series.

    Eric S 54 min 37 sec ago view
  • I hope it is Jack Leathersich.

    James Watkins 54 min 50 sec ago view
  • Hearing its Peralta....Joel Peralta? Ugh.

    Dusty Baylor 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • ERIC S: The way it was done (with no immediate corresponding roster move) makes it look disciplinary. 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • I guess Joe and Jedstein did not much care for Concepcion's bases clearing double yesterday - he's on his way back to Iowa per twitterverse. No corresponding call up announced yet.

    Eric S 1 hour 31 min ago view
  • Other than the NL East (Dusty!), not much cookin' on division races. I am fine with that.

    billybucks 3 hours 8 min ago view
  • I love winning! It's, like, better than losing?

    billybucks 15 hours 16 min ago view
  • LOLLYGAGGERS!

    Dusty Baylor 16 hours 39 min ago view
  • You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!

    Jackstraw 19 hours 24 min ago view
  • Its too bad Warren didnt get to pitch. He would have saved us.

    The E-Man 19 hours 41 min ago view
  • Whoa -- that Contreras play in the 8th looked too much like a "Schwarber" -- nearly crashed into the wall going full speed, with Heyward doing the same.

    New rule: if you are a catcher playing LF, and find yourself sprinting after a fly ball in the gap -- stop, let the CF go after it and get ready to play it off the wall.

    billybucks 19 hours 52 min ago view
  • Cubs have no spark and no life. Pretty boring to watch these days.

    billybucks 21 hours 25 min ago view
  • I thought trips to Miami were supposed to be fun. This one sucked.

    The bottom half of the bullpen now turns close games into blowout losses. Not good.

    Once Fowler went to the DL, the team went into the tank. Wonder if he'll get any love this offseason? Probably not.

    billybucks 21 hours 29 min ago view