Found January 01, 2013 on
World Series Dreaming:
We’re still recovering from a New Year’s celebration hangover…or in some cases, just being old. I guess someone needs to jump-start 2013 on this blog while all our livers climb back from the abyss, so here’s an attempt.
The lovely and always funny Ms. Julie DiCaro posted her Cubs New Year resolutions earlier. I’m not above copying a good idea.
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2013 Cubs Resolutions
I resolve to take advantage of all the fan apathy and lowered expectations and get into as many cheap/discounted/free games at Wrigley Field as I can this season. Just like last season. If this new front office actually has a good plan, cheap tickets may not last for much longer.
I resolve to realize that even if the Cubs are magically within spitting distance of .500 in July, a bunch of guys are still going to be traded. And that’s cool.
I resolve to support the various scrubs and retreads that put on the uniform and do their best every day, but won’t shed a tear when the inevitable throw-in tra...
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I saw the title of this article a couple days ago, but didn't bother reading it. I don't believe the Cubs have attempted to be competitive in the short term in any way whatsoever so the title made me laugh. I thought I'd answer the questions just for fun.
1. Are Matt Garza, Scott Baker and Arodys Vizcaino healthy?
Yes. Probably. Not for awhile.
I'm confident Garza...
Christian Villanueva was acquired by the Cubs for Ryan Dempster at the trade deadline in 2012. He wasn't the top prospect we all wanted (Randall Delgado), but I was fairly excited by the pickup. I almost always prefer positional prospects to pitchers; partly due to TINSTAAP, but mostly because successful position players are (on the whole) usually more beneficial to a team than...
The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Edwin Jackson agreed to terms on a four-year, $52 million deal, a source told ESPN’s Jim Bowden on Thursday.
Jackson, 29, was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 starts and tossed 189.2 innings for the Washington Nationals in 2012.
The Nationals did not make a qualifying offer to Jackson, so they won’t get any draft-pick compensation should he leave.
Having difficulty thinking of something to write about, I decided to look to other bloggers for teams that suck for ideas. The first idea came from a Royals blog that was comparing all the starters at each position in the division.
Previous positions: Catcher
We'll go around the diamond so 1st base is next. The starters for the NL Central teams according to RotoChamp are Anthony...