Found February 19, 2013 on
World Series Dreaming:
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Chicago White Sox
I woke up this morning and for the first time all winter, I am suffering from a bad case of Offseason Blues. Perhaps it’s because for the first time all winter, I had to pull out the shovel to clear away that horrid white stuff off my driveway. Or perhaps it’s because the sub-zero windchill temperatures slapped at my face as I did so. I just need a reminder that the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd is closing in and chasing this winter crap away! So, here’s just a little post on my thoughts with a little bit of everything going on with the team right now.
1. FAREWELL TONY CAMPANA
He was that member of the team you couldn’t help but just love. He wasn’t good with the bat at all. He seemed to have a problem getting the ball out of the infield. He really wasn’t good with his arm, which made it somewhat of a dilemma to put him in the outfield. But, that kid could RUN! However, on a MLB roster, you really can’t keep a guy on the roster for that specific reason only, with no
BEST OF MAXIM
Everyone heckles the Cubs
Despite packing in the fans last year (the Cubs held the tenth spot in overall attendance rankings) the Cubs managed to fall 36 games behind the first-place Reds, finishing fifth in the NL Central standings. WIll the bleacher bums have something to cheer about in 2013 or will they heckle their own team worse than the two old men in the balcony on the...
Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has said that he wants to be a
part of the next winning Chicago Cubs’ team. However, if the Cubbies fall out
of contention this season, something could happen sooner than later, Soriano
would be interested in being traded, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago.
Soriano’s top priorities include going to a team where he
would feel comfortable...
Bad luck just keeps getting worse for Chicago Cubs’ starter Matt Garza. After
spending the second half of 2012 on the disabled list and the offseason rehabbing
his right elbow, Garza finally returned to throwing live batting
practice as the Cubs began full-squad Spring Training workouts. Now, Garza
will miss at least a week after Tuesday's MRI revealed a mild lat strain...
According to a report, the Cubs are willing to eat $26 million of the remaining $36 million owed left fielder Alfonso Soriano over the next two seasons, the last of the eight-year, $136 million deal he signed before the 2007 season. The contract includes a full no-trade clause, which Soriano invoked last season when he rejected a trade to the San Francisco Giants, using the negative...
Workouts are underway, less than a week until the Cactus League opener, and baseball cannot get here fast enough.
Today we are treated to a couple of Tweets as Darwin Barney engaged in live batting practice with one Jeff Samardzija, aka Shark…
Barney hits comebacker at Samardzija, who showed quick reflexes. Barney on near miss: “We don’t need that” #Cubs
— Carrie Muskat...
“Tom (Downers Grove)
People are downplaying the importance of Navarro coming here and backing up Castillo. Am I the only one who thinks Navarro was a great pick up and could play his way into starting?
No, you’re not–I’m convinced of the same possible result. During his media session on Monday, Cubs’ starter Matt Garza went on and on about Navarro’s...
FINALLY! The Cubs have heard our cries!
Cubs in-game programming director Jim Oboikowitch said Tuesday there will be some changes to the stretch this year after listening to what fans had to say.
“I think we definitely want to focus on former Cubs players, people that are Chicago natives, people who know baseball and who are Cubs fans,” he said. “I do think we want...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After the Chicago Cubs designated outfielder Tony Campana for assignment on Feb. 10, he wasn't sure where he'd go next or how he'd stay sharp -- he ended up utilizing a local gym and a public batting cage.
Now with the Diamondbacks following his trade to the team Monday, Campana still faces some uncertainty, but he's pleased to at least have...
The Diamondbacks on Monday acquired outfielder Tony Campana from the Cubs in exchange for minor league pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal.
Campana, who was designated for assignment last week, hit .264 with 30 steals and five RBIs in 89 games with Chicago last season and hit .280 with 18 stolen bases in 37 games with Triple-A Iowa. The 26-year-old ranked ninth in the National...