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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Congrats To The Cubs

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Just wanted to hand out some kudos to some of the Cubbies.

  • Congrats to Alfonso Soriano on his OBP falling below .300. Also, congrats that he is now hitting just .229.
  • Congrats to his manager, Lou Piniella. He has been in baseball for 73 years but says he doesn’t know what to do about the Cubs flailing offense. Here’s an idea: when your best hitter is injured, why not move your best power hitter — who is struggling anyway — into a more traditional slot of 4th or 5th?
  • Congrats to Kosuke Fukudome for his excellent impression of 2008. After a torrid start Fukudome is again fading, fading, fading…
  • Congrats to Aaron Miles on getting his average up to .200! As soon as his OPS hits .500 we will again send forth kudos.
  • Congrats to Jim Edmonds. He doesn’t have to deal with any of this. Wait — why isn’t he here again?
  • Congrats to Milton Bradley. $10 million a year and he can’t find the focus to remember how many outs there.
  • Congrats to Rich Harden on his first-ballot election to the pitch count hall of fame.
  • Congrats to Kevin Gregg for becoming a closer…without closer stuff.
  • Congrats to Aaron Heilman for reminding us all of Steve Trachsel in appearance and performance.
  • Congrats to Carlos Marmol, this year’s favorite to win the “Gone Ankiel” award.
  • And congrats to the Cubs for that killer instinct. They are 3-5 in extra inning games and 7-11 in one-run games.
  • Schmidty

    And what a sorry state of affairs in the Central that this team is .500 and still only 2 1/2 out. Great time to be a Cubs fan.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    I guess. Just not a fun team to watch this year.

  • http://pastortony.wordpress.com Tony Foeller

    Love the sarcasm.

    My Redbirds are setting me up for another groaner of a season, I’m afraid.

    Really hope that Cards’ management lights it up before the trade deadline.

    But history would say otherwise.

  • http://zonersports.com Zoner

    Hey Tony! The only thing I read about was the Tejada trade. But they did move Khalil Green to third on his rehab assignment, which could indicate an upcoming move for Tejada, or that Glaus may not be back as soon as they expected.

  • dhaab

    At least the Cubs have a good pitching staff and an organization that isn’t too cheap to make a bold trade. I’ve defended Cards management in the past, but I’m really starting to become quite sick of Bill Dewitt and his ultra conservative ways.

  • Big D

    I’m with you, Zoner. I have trouble sitting down and watching this team. There is no reason to be excited, except that they are playing in the most average division in baseball.

    I don’t see the Brewers pitching holding up. I can’t figure out the Cards. Watch the Reds sneak in there and win the division. Anyway it plays out, it’s hard to watch.

  • http://www.youtube.com/bigseanpower10 Big Sean

    There really isn’t anything different for me to say on this subject, being a cubs fan it has been hard to watch them lately and we are very lucky to only be 2 1/2 back in the division. In my opinion there’s no reason why the Cubs should be playing the way they are right now. Despite the injuries there’s still plenty of talent on this team and they’re just not using it. I hope he proves me wrong but I’m starting to think that Bradley was a waste of money.

  • http://www.i94sports.com rex jaybels

    The Cubs go as Soriano goes. If he is really hurting he should be moved down in the lineup for a bit. You might as well do it while he is struggling instead of waiting until he gets hot and then forcing him to cover for other bats in the lineup.

    Either way, I have to believe that this funk can’t go on much longer.

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