Matt Capps

When the Baseball World Slows to a Halt

Who do you turn to?

BRUCE LEVINE

It's been really slow in the Cub universe of news. The baseball winter meetings were a horror show as far as this Cub fan could tell.

I'm incredibly news starved when you consider that I took running notes on BL's "Talking Baseball" show on ESPN-1000 radio. This week, his 2 hour baseball gab session with sidekick Jonathan Hood covered three main Cub topics: CF, 2B and the bullpen.

So here's an IV dose of baseball, Bruce Levine "Talking Baseball" style. What follows are my notes and occasional commentary from the Saturday post-Christmas program. After the jump...

It's Matt Capps Signing Day

The anticipation has reached a fever pitch as Pirates closer Matt Capps is expected to make his final decision today. Take the main set-up role and back-up closing duties in Chicago for a team that shouldn't completely suck...on the sale floor they like to say they're a team in contention.

Or...

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  • jacos 19 min 47 sec ago view
  • Happ and Jiminez to play in the AFL. Baseball is the best.

    billybucks 29 min 18 sec ago view
  • You magnificent Bastardo!

    jacos 52 min 1 sec ago view
  • Difference is LaStella sucks, and Chapman doesn't

    /,I need

    jacos 1 hour 46 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 1 hour 51 min ago view
  • \m/

    jacos 1 hour 59 min ago view
  • he's attempting a comeback (or he's just very bored) and playing indie ball in the atlantic league...short-lived-cub brad snyder is also on his team.

    very boring numbers for a guy with his experience in indie ball, though not bad numbers...probably not enough to get him a minor league deal at his age (33)

    crunch 1 hour 59 min ago view
  • there goes heyward's gold glove win. bench him and bring up matt murton.

    crunch 2 hours 4 min ago view
  • felt like 36 for sure....

    Rob G. 2 hours 7 min ago view
  • Didn't LaHair hit 36 before the All Star Break? Then none after.

    John Beasley 2 hours 8 min ago view
  • @CarrieMuskat 41s41 seconds ago Bryant is 1st #Cubs player to top 35 HRs since Aramis Ramirez hit 38 in 2006

    surprised me, thought Soriano may have or Rizzo...maybe LaHair or Schierholtz too :)

    Rob G. 2 hours 16 min ago view
  • Twitter tells me more boo's than cheers for LaStella.

    Sigh.

    What was the reaction in Chapman's first game? I was there about a week later and it was all cheers.

    Not that the situations are a one-to-one, but...damn, priorities 'Murica.

    Rob G. 2 hours 21 min ago view
  • bryant is good at doing home rons.

    crunch 2 hours 50 min ago view
  • Word is Patton is refusing to report to Des Moines.

    Charlie 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • lastella's not lost the ability to play 2nd...that's for sure.

    crunch 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • I'd wait til after our last election if I was you.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 58 min ago view