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After a whirlwind weekend and trying to get back to “real life”, I finally have a chance to sit down and give my take on the Convention this past weekend. Now, keep in mind, I went to the Convention with my 13 year old son who lives and breathes baseball, so this weekend was to be more about him than seminars and Q&A sessions. I would have loved to get to more of the seminars, but I wasn’t going to drag my kid to a sit down to listen to the big wigs talk about things they would like to do to the field or Theo and Jed’s thoughts on botched trades and hear the elderly fans tell them they are running out of time. Especially when there was a ballfield and batting cage set up in the kids zone.
As far as the Convention goes, I think I can compare it to Kerry Wood’s career. After his first big game, the 20 strikeout game, which was amazing, it was hard to go up from there. Same thing with my convention experience. This was my second one. Last year was incredible! Amazing! This...
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I actually like Lendy Castillo a fair bit.
Lendy Castillo was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2006… as a shortstop. He actually showed considerable promise on the defensive side, but could not hit to save his life.
2007: 684 OPS
2008: 566 OPS
2009: 453 OPS
After it was apparently there was no way he was going to hack it even as an all-glove shortstop, the Phillies ended...
Sammy Sosa had an opportunity to go down in history as one of the best Chicago Cubs ever. Then in 2003 a report came out that labeled Sosa as one of many players the used PED’s, and well the rest is history.
Sosa now says he’s ready to forgive the Cubs, and during a live webcast that he set up, stated that the Cubs should have been retired his #21 jersey via ESPN Chicago.
I am not sure how closely you have been paying attention, but the Chicago Cubs have been making a number of free agent signings over the off season making their 40 man roster a mess, Their free agent signings did not stop last night when reports came out of the newest acquisition Scott Hairston, formerly with the New York Mets. Even though the ball club has not yet confirmed the...
The Chicago Cubs plan on restoring Wrigley Field, with or without the city's help.
The team announced a five-year, $300 million plan to rebuild the Friendly Confines at the annual Cubs Convention on Saturday, and owner Tom Ricketts said his family is willing to foot the entire bill -- but only if some long-standing restrictions are lifted.
"[We would] like to be treated...
Chicago Cubs scout Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick nowadays and still wonders what the strong-armed NFL quarterback might look like on a pitching mound, as a power arm in the pros. It's hard not to, seeing the zip and accuracy on each throw, the competitive fire and focus.
The Cubs never even watched Kaepernick throw a baseball before drafting him in the 43rd round almost...
Less than one month until Chicago Cubs baseball is on the air! WGN Radio will broadcast nine games. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the rest are covered on Gameday Radio, as was the case last year. No word yet on any televised games, though I would be surprised if any are non-weekend games.
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Sammy Sosa answered several questions during a web chat, and he said that he and Mark McGwire should be in the Hall of Fame.
The Chicago Cubs, adding another veteran to their outfield, have reached agreement with free agent Scott Hairston on a two-year contract, according to major league sources.
Hairston, 32, figures to platoon with another free-agent signee, Nate Schierholtz, in right field. David DeJesus is projected to be in center and Alfonso Soriano in left.
The New York Mets, New York Yankees...
Sammy Sosa thinks he and fellow steroid-tainted star Mark McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame.
Slammin' Sammy also said the Chicago Cubs should retire his number, and he left open the possibility of running for president of the Dominican Republic during an interview Wednesday on the website Ustream.com.
Asked if he thinks he or McGwire belong in the Hall, Sosa said: ''...
Last we checked in on former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, he allowed me to absolutely, 100% legitimately spend two days with him and his new public relations team, as they are trying to attempt to rebuild his image with the hopes of getting him back into the good graces of the incredibly evil Baseball Writers Association of America. Basically, it seems that Sosa wants to get...
Sammy Sosa woke up. Someone must’ve told him he didn’t get elected to the Hall of Fame. Now he’s all over the media talking about he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and how the Cubs should’ve retired his number a long time ago. To the first point, I say no. [...]
Since the Ricketts family purchased the Chicago Cubs, one of the looming questions has been renovating baseball’s second-oldest ballpark in Wrigley Field. With the Red Sox completing a 10-year renovation to the league’s oldest ballpark, it was shown that renovation over a completely new facility could be done in a way that would modernize even the oldest of structures to allow...