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Monthly Archive: October 2005

Monday

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Trick or Treat?

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The Cubs signed Glendon Rusch to a 2 year, 6 million dollar contract Let’s hope this move by the Cubs isn’t the last shoe that drops. This isn’t a bad move by the Cubs, just a little underwhelming. Rusch pitched well enough as a starter last year (once his manager finally figured out that he was terrible out of the bullpen) and will likely have the 5th starter’s job next year, as long relievers don’t generally make $3 million a year. It also reveals a little more about the Cubs offseason plans. First of all, the rumor that the Cubs […]

Saturday

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October 2005

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The First Shoe Drops

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In the first of what I hope is many moves by Jim Hendry this offseason, the Cubs announced that they had exercised the options on Todd Walker and Scott Williamson, but have declined the option on Burnitz. Rather than bashing Jim Hendry and Dusty Baker like many have done, including myself, I am going to try to look at the Cubs from an optimistic point of view, starting with this move. Todd Walker I can’t be happier about this move. I like Todd Walker a lot and I think his play at 2b is very underrated by MLB as well […]

Thursday

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October 2005

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The Question

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Chicago finally has a World Series Championship. It didn’t come the way we Cub fans were hoping, but the second longest drought in pro sports has been ended, and that’s something. As I said before, I did not root for or against the Sox in the playoffs, I just sort of took it all in as an impartial observer. As a baseball fan, I had to be impressed with the White Sox. Everytime the door cracked open even a little, they put their shoulder on it, and forced their way in. I also had to marvel at the sorry state […]

Thursday

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October 2005

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Wednesday

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