Archive for January, 2009

Tom Verducci on WGN 720

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

David Kaplan welcomed Tom Verducci, well know baseball writer, to the show to talk about baseball in the city of Chicago. Here were the highlights:

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  • Jake Peavy rumors remind him of the Brian Roberts rumors of last year; He doesn’t think he’s coming here.
  • Verducci feels that the moves the Cubs have made this off-season seem to be risky. That being said, he still picks them to win the division.
  • He mentioned that the problem with the Milton Bradley signing is that the Cubs need his bat badly and have to hope he stays healthy to be able to provide the offense they need. The season could hinge on his ability to stay healthy
  • Kaplan didn’t like the fact that the Cubs picked up the option on Rich Harden and felt like he was hurt down the stretch. Verducci agreed that it did seem like something wasn’t right with Harden down the stretch but also mentioned that when we was on, he was very good.
  • Kaplan suggested signing someone like Andy Pettite to round out the rotation. Verducci agreed it would be a good move, but also mentioned the Astros and Yankees for Pettite.
  • Verducci mentioned that he wouldn’t be surprised at all if Rickey Henderson suited up for the A’s at some point this season.
  • Ben Sheets was mentioned as a nice wild card for the Cubs (and other teams) to look into by Verducci. Kap mentioned that you can pitch Harden all out until he beaks and then throw sheets to finish the season.
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We're Baaaaaaack

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

After much deliberation, and a brief stint over at the Cub Reporter, I’m pleased to announce that we’re back and writing about the Cubs her at VFTB. Gone is MVN and the new platform. We’re going retro and reverting back to the old site layout. It’s what we’ve grown up with and it’s so hard to change. That being said, I wanted to let you know some of the things you’ll see come out of my keyboard as we head into the season.

  • Nowhere hd Podcast Breakdowns Ransom ipod – I am a huge podcast listener. Over the course of the season, I’ll bring you some interesting notes from the shows I listen to. If you know of any good ones, be sure to pass those on.
  • Increased Minor League Coverage – During the season, it’s my hope to provide a daily organizational breakdown that includes the player tracker for minor league talent, results from the previous day, etc.
  • Commentary on thoughts from the web – There are a lot of good writers on the web these days, including bloggers that have great (and not so great) things to say. I’d like to comment on their thoughts and post my responses as I see something worthy.
  • Official Cub Organization Media Releases – As they come into my e-mail box, I’ll be posting them for you in an effort to keep us as up to date as possible about news affecting not only the big league team, but the minor league as well.

It’s good to be back. Feel free to leave us some welcome back love.

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