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Monthly Archive: January 2005

Monday

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January 2005

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Preview of things to come

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Just a little heads up for the readers. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be posting an interview with a former Cubs # 1 pick. Tune in to see who it is that was nice enough to answer my questions. Feel free to speculate here in the comment section.

Sunday

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January 2005

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Opinion Section Part 2 – 1b

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With the rumors flying this weekend about the apparent Sammy Sosa trade, I felt it would be nice to give everyone a break and discuss a different position today. Last year, the Cubs upgraded the first base position by acquiring Derrek Lee from the Marlins for Hee Seop Choi. There were tons of writers and fans who were up in arms about this trade at the time, especially due to the hot Choi start and the cold Lee start to last year. In the end, Lee had a better year, but did not quite reach the expectations many had for […]

Saturday

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January 2005

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Patience is required

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Since the Sammy Sosa story broke, everyone has been going insane with reactions and analysis of “the trade”. What bugs me is that this trade has not even been finished yet. People are giving their opinions on a trade that could end up turning out like the first Randy Johnson deal. There is, at this point, a lot of loose ends that still need to be tied. For example, what if Sosa’s back acts up and he fails the physical? What if for some ungodly reason he doesn’t waive his no trade clause? What if for some reason the Orioles […]

Friday

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January 2005

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Sammy Sosa Traded?

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WGN radio in Chicago is reporting that Sammy Sosa will be traded to the Orioles within the next few days for Jerry Hairston Jr. and minor leaguers. What happened to Julio? I am not sure if this is true or not, but we shall see soon. I would think that if WGN radio is reporting it, it’s pretty likely. Update: – It appears that the deal is done. I will wait to comment till I see exactly what is going to play out.

Thursday

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January 2005

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The Opinion Section

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One of my favorite parts of a newspaper is always the opinion section. It is always a cool thing to see what the readers thing on various topics. Well, I have decided to sort of host an opinion section over the next few weeks. I will be posting my thoughts, position by position, on the current Cubs team. With the team looking more and more like it’s set for opening day as each hour passes, I figured now would be as good of a time as any. So, without further delay, we’ll begin with the Catcher position. I’m happy to […]