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Monthly Archive: March 2006

Friday

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March 2006

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Big Choi with the Bosox (well sorta)

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Today former Cubs prospect Hee-seop Choi was waived by the Los Angeles Dodgers and was claimed by the Boston Red Sox. Speculation has it that Choi will be optioned to Pawtucket and will be a backup option in the event that Youklis doesn’t pan out at first. This makes two top former Cub prospects (Choi and Bobby Hill) that have been put on the waiver wire this week. I wish Big Choi only the best of luck – with his infectious smile and great attitude Hee-seop is one guy I really wish would catch fire for somebody. I’ll never forget […]

Thursday

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March 2006

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Are you worried about the rotation in April?

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Most of you all know that I’ve been very concerned about the number three, four and five spots in the Cubs rotation during the month of April. My concern is that the Cubs could find themselves six games back going into May when (hopefully) Wood and Miller are ready to pitch 80-90 innings for us. This week I wrote Carrie Muscat asking if she thought Jim Hendry would make a trade given the current shipwreck that is called our starting rotation. Her terse response was as follows: “Did you look at other teams that train in Arizona to see how […]

Wednesday

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March 2006

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Soriano says ‘uncle’

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Today the Washington mini-drama ended when Alfonso Soriano manned his position. To most this was an expected move, although many of us would not have been surprised if Soriano had done the incomprehensible and refused to play. The net-net of all of this is that Soriano has ‘faced’ himself in front of all of baseball. To the fans he has appeared as a selfish player who wants to tell his team what he will and won’t do; to the team he has made himself appear stubborn and intransigent. I seriously doubt that they will be offering him a contract extension […]

Wednesday

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March 2006

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Three young reasons to have some hope for April

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Well we’re less then three weeks away from Opening Day and already some of us have had the blues because of yet another rash of devastating injuries to our pitching staff. But there might now be some light at the end of the tunnel – Kerry Wood supposedly looks real strong in rehab and there are a few young players who look like they might belly up to the table and save the season. Here’s who could save the Cubs’ season by coming up strong for the club in April: Now most of us know who this guy is – […]

Tuesday

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March 2006

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Mad Dog a Model of Health

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From our friend Graham Funk over at A Cub Fan Rants. Excellent point, Fergie! HOF Cub Fergie Jenkins ponders why Mark Prior and Kerry Wood are hurt yet again in ’06. Meanwhile, Maddux, who turns 40 on April 14, manages to remain healthy after 20 big-league seasons. “What is he doing that is good for him and the other guys haven’t learned it?” Jenkins said. “They have the best example in the world. Ö Don’t they talk to him enough? He has been with the team three years now, so there should have been something to rub off on these […]