There are days when I get frustrated with the Cubs organization. I get tired of them not making moves when they need to make a move. I get tired of them making a move that didn’t need to be made. Then, I am reminded of the other teams that are in our division and realize that maybe it isn’t so bad after all. Let me give you just one quick example from some of the teams we are competing with. 1. Pittsburgh – Not only do they not have any money to spend, they do not see to know where […]
Today’s Daily Herald featured an article by Barry Rozner entitled “Cubsí big calls may be a year away.” Rozner points out that contract extensions for Jim Hendry and Dusty Baker aren’t sure bets as they once appeared to be; he also opines that Andy MacPhail has a cautious streak and generally doesn’t make a decision until he has to. Y’all know where I stand. So my question to the VFB readership is this: If you were Andy MacPhail would you offer extensions to Hendry and Baker before, during, or after the season? Or not at all? Don’t forget to check […]
From the Chicago Tribune: “After Pierre’s introductory news conference Wednesday at Wrigley Field, general manager Jim Hendry disclosed he would offer Patterson arbitration next week and might give him the right-field job in 2006.” Mastrick’s take: Hold the presses, Jim Hendry is a complete and total idiot and a buffoon! If this happens Hendry’s contract status should be tied directly to Patterson’s performance – if Patterson belly-flops again I hope to see this sorry excuse for a GM out of Chicago before he sets us back another hundred years.
“The feeling Iíve had since I got the call is a feeling I suspect will never go away. Iím told it never does. Itís the highest high you can imagine. I wish you all could feel what I feel standing here. This is my last big game. This is my last big at-bat. This is my last time catching the final out. I dreamed of this as a child but I had too much respect for baseball to think this was ever possible. I believe it is because I had so much respect for the game and respect for getting […]
Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been wrong before. But my every instinct is that the Cubs should lock this guy up for a three year contract at $18 million. These are Juan’s best years – unless he’s a Davey Lopes and can be like wine and get better as he ages we are going to see Juan at his finest. While Corey Patterson is doing God knows what down in Kennesaw, GA Pierre is conditioning and getting ready for the 2006 season. Did he play winter ball? Well, no but he’s getting a month early start on the season […]