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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

CUBS SIGN WADE MILLER

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Fresh off the wires:

Cubs, Miller agree to one-year deal
CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Wade Miller agreed
Monday to a one-year contract.

Bothered by shoulder problems, the 29-year-old right-hander was
4-4 with a 4.95 ERA in 16 starts in his lone season with the Boston
Red Sox. He spent the first five weeks and the final two months on
the disabled list.

Miller was with the Houston Astros for his first six major
league seasons, going 16-8 in 2001 and 15-4 in 2002. He is 62-43
with five complete games and a 3.98 ERA during his career.

Miller’s main flaw is his ability to stay healthy. Some say this is due to a quirky windup that also leads to his success in fooling hitters. All I know is if the price is right–less than a mill–it’s a good signing. He got hurt again last year so maybe he needs to reinvent himself mechanically. Like Lee Majors.

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">Anonymous</span>

    First off, further reports indicate that Tony’s (lol!) wife was giving the verbal abuse and in-your-face pointing as good as she was getting it last night. And it all started coz she wouldn’t sit the hell down during game, and then people told her to, well, sit the hell down. Yeah a couple guys were too into their cups and their ejections were prolly warranted. None of it justifies AD going into the stands, in my opinion. I understand why he reacted that way, but it doesn’t make it right.

    Anyway, to continue your theme, what I learned last night is that we need to find a new way to describe Tyson Chandler’s play. Bad just doesn’t cut it anymore. I had the misfortune of being in the stands for the Indiana game, where he had 5 fouls and 1 TO in 4 minutes–and didn’t mark any other single stat category. Perhaps the single worst peformance in an NBA game, or any game really, I have ever witnessed. Last night’s line was a triple-double in comparison: at least he managed 6 boards.

    But even worse than the numbers were a couple plays in the 4th. With about 3 minutes to play, the Bulls came out of a timeout and ran a nice play (Skiles remains great at this) designed to leave Tyson loose, cutting behind a screen towards the hoop for an easy dunk, which he was, and the pass was right in his hands–and then right through them. Next time down he got called for goaltending. Another time down in the 4th, he couldn’t corral a loose rebound that bounced off the floor, right to him, he had one hand on it but when he tried to bring his other hand together on the ball–he just muffed it.

    This is inexplicable to me. Every game there are multiple times where Tyson’s hands just betray him. How can an NBA player NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH THE BALL! This is the most rudimentary of skills on the job description of being a ballplayer–AT ANY LEVEL! But he’s supposed to be A PRO!

    So we need a new word for Tyson. Bad isn’t enough. Retarded is too mean–to retarded people. Inept is kinda fun to say, but a little over-articulate. So I’m going with this: useless.

    And if Tim Duncan is the Big Fundamental, than Tyson Chandler is the Big Detrimental.

    PV

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17608926989592946088 <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/17608926989592946088" rel="nofollow">The Zoner</a>

    The stuff about his wife propagating it made me think of the Mr. Show skit where DC says “Ahhh how the wheel ever so slowly turns…”

    That is quite a scathing report. I would say though that even if his wife was cussing everyone out, if people were trying to harass or touch her than I still understand him going up there. Maybe he knew his wife has a big mouth and knew what was coming so he bolted up there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13441809988487585009 <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/13441809988487585009" rel="nofollow">SBG</a>

    What I’ve learned is that you have infinitely more patience with Greg Anthony than I do. He deserves no time talking on the air.

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