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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  • crunch 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 5 hours 16 min ago view
  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 17 hours 30 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 22 hours 48 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 22 hours 49 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 23 hours 45 sec ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 23 hours 2 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 23 hours 2 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 23 hours 9 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 23 hours 23 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 23 hours 56 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 1 day 15 sec ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 1 day 12 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 1 day 30 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 1 day 51 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 1 day 52 min ago view