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Monthly Archive: November 2005

Sunday

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November 2005

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More on Corey

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Well, since nobody asked me, I guess I’ll throw in my opinion on the Corey Patterson situation. I’m sure it will shock no one that Corey Patterson can’t get out of Chicago fast enough for me. Corey’s problems are obvious: he has terrible strike zone judgement, he thinks he can hit any pitch out of the park(and he does), he is a terrible bunter and he has a very long swing, which negates his tremendous speed. On defense, he is capable of making terrific plays, but also makes more than his share of brutal ones. He doesn’t judge flyballs well […]

Sunday

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November 2005

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Rumor Mill

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Rumors are swirling everywhere around Juan Pierre and it’s making my head spin. Pierre to Chicago Cubs? Pierre to White Sox? Pierre to Dodgers? AND NOW? Pierre to Rangers?? It’s all getting a little crazy and just needs to end. I really think we WILL get Juan Pierre, even though a lot of reports have him going to the Sox. I’m confident on this one.

Saturday

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November 2005

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The Patterson problem

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Okay, it’s time to beat a dead horse again. Jteezy and I got into another discussion about what to do with the Cubs enigmatic centerfielder. My concern at this time is that the Marlins have cut enough salary to where they are under the $40M ceiling they wanted to get to – I suspect that they are really turning the screws now on Hendry to get Pie for Pierre. I’m also suspicious that Hendry is using Pierre as a foil in his discussions with Furcal’s agent – why else is this deal not done? In either case it’s time to […]

Friday

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November 2005

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After Thanksgiving Housekeeping

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As you slowly recover from a case of massive over eating, let me inform you of some subtle changes I have made to the site in the last 48 hours. First, I updated the poll on the right. I left the last one up for a long time on purpose to really get a good feel for the five starters that people most wanted to see on this team next year. I’ll put the results into a post sometime this weekend. The second thing that I did was update some of the team blog links. I went through all of […]

Thursday

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November 2005

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Thanksgiving Day Nuggets

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Let me start by saying Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers. I hope your day is one of rest and thankfulness, with a hint of the three F’s: Family, Food, Football. I thought i’d give you a few little nuggets to chew on as you wait for the big meal. Furcal Update Apparently there are four major players in the Furcal sweepstakes: Atlanta, NY Mets, Dodgers, Cubs. Los Angeles has just entered the race, which lessens the Cubs chances to 25% if you look at it as a straight probability problem. Obviously there are other factors, but the point is, […]