The Art of the Slide

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Seems like this has become a huge issue so far this season for the MLB. I feel like it has been more hurtful this year than many of the years before. Sliding into second to break up a double play has brought down a few players so far. I mean Continue reading The Art of the Slide

Just say NO to Chase Utley

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The Chicago Cubs are sizzling hot right now, owners of an eight game win streak, owner of the second wild card with a 4.5 game lead over the San Francisco Giants and only 1.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first. Everyone is contributing to this team’s success, and Continue reading Just say NO to Chase Utley

Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

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The Starlin Castro hate is strong among fans of the Chicago Cubs. Throughout social media I have seen countless fans calling for the trade of the struggling short stop, saying as much as they wanted him traded for “a bag of baseballs” and even making things personal, calling him a Continue reading Trade Castro for Utley? Oh Hell No!

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back in a potential trade…and that infielder is Darwin Barney. With Continue reading Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

Fun With Google — Or, a Retelling of a Potential Nightmare

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Most of these blog ideas start off with a weird tangent.  In today’s case, Roobs made an off-hand statement that Cubs fans seem to prefer Ruben Amaro Jr. as their general manager.  Amaro is now the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies, who as recently as a couple years ago were Continue reading Fun With Google — Or, a Retelling of a Potential Nightmare

Cubs Designation of Dewitt, Claiming of Cardenas Spells Competition for Barney

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Has the Darwin Barney Era at second base come to an end a season after the experiment started? The news coming out today, makes you wonder what the future holds for the young fan favorite who got off to a hot start in 2011 before taking several steps back after Continue reading Cubs Designation of Dewitt, Claiming of Cardenas Spells Competition for Barney