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Wrap Em All In Bubble Wrap

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ABOUT LAST NIGHTThe Cubs lost again, but this one was pretty much expected since it was against the Pirates, but what wasn’t expected was a complete game by Francisco Liriano. The positive from the game was that no one got injured so everyone is still tradable. Scratch that, Dioner Navarro banged up his hand late in the game, but appeared to be OK. At this point, isn’t news like that the story of the next few weeks. After the debacles last year with the failed Ryan Dempster trades and the late injury to Matt Garza that basically whittled down the value of each, don’t we basically have to wrap these guys in bubble wrap, accept some losses and hope for happy returns? Garza is slated to start next against the White Sox on Monday so be on the lookout this weekend for a deal to happen. If not, hold your breath and hope for a good clean outing on Monday and we’ll repeat the process.

NEWS & NOTES

  • David DeJesus has begun hitting off of a tee. Soon he should graduate to coach pitch and eventually be under the direction of Cap’n Obvious and his little leaguers in Cali. We’re all so proud.
  • Buster Olney tweeted last night that the Cubs had made some progress in their trade talks for Garza, but wouldn’t really elaborate any further. He did mention the Dodgers, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Indians, Rangers and Orioles as potential suitors.
  • Doc Raker

    I don’t mind losing to the Pirates, a loss to the Pirates is like a loss for the Cardinals. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Cardinals blow a 2 run lead in Anaheim on the 4th of July on a walk off loss.

  • Doc Raker

    I don’t mind losing to the Pirates, a loss to the Pirates is like a loss for the Cardinals. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Cardinals blow a 2 run lead in Anaheim on the 4th of July on a walk off loss.

  • Jeremy Johnson

    Doesn’t it suck when the highlight of the season is selling off your “best” players for playground equipment to entertain our freshly signed 16 year olds?

    • Eddie Von White

      Yes it does. It really does.

  • Eugene Debs

    Doesn’t it suck when the highlight of the season is selling off your “best” players for playground equipment to entertain our freshly signed 16 year olds?

    • Eddie Von White

      Yes it does. It really does.

  • PLCB3

    Hopefully we trade Garza after his start on Monday. Because the trash suck, it’s likely that Garza will dominate them, giving us a season sweep, cutting our deficit in the all-time series from 5 to 4, and increasing his value just a bit more. A brilliant win-win-win-lose proposition.

  • AC0000000

    Hopefully we trade Garza after his start on Monday. Because the trash suck, it’s likely that Garza will dominate them, giving us a season sweep, cutting our deficit in the all-time series from 5 to 4, and increasing his value just a bit more. A brilliant win-win-win-lose proposition.

  • Chuck

    Hey! What about me? I could use DeJesus in my Little League lineup.

  • Chuck

    Hey! What about me? I could use DeJesus in my Little League lineup.

  • Cap’n Obvious

    My 10 year olds have been eliminated from competition for the summer. American Legion tournament starts 7/23…so I have a couple weeks to conceivably work with DeJesus. I’d start him with a few off the tee, then immediately move him to pus-balls off of Randy Hundley’s vaunted machine to build confidence. He’ll be known by the other Cubs as David DeRaker by season’s end…unless the Cubs trade him to Colorado or Pittsburgh, at which point he’ll magically become good at baseball, once again infuriating all of Cubdom.

    • Doc Raker

      Our 12 year old All Star team ended it’s season yesterday on a tough loss. We had a good run not only with the All Star team but in Little League for the past nine years. Jr Raker had a good All Star’s including some clutch hit’s and a home run and some solid pitching but yesterday’s loss was ugly and ended on a sour K for Jr Raker. It is hard to separate the sadness of the loss with the sadness of Little League ending. More baseball ahead with the travel team and a trip to Cooperstown. For those of you with kids enjoy those years in Little League. Get involved anyway you can by coaching, field maintenance, umpiring, snack bar duty or whatever you can do to be part of your kids funnest memories of playing baseball with their friends. As they get older sports get more serious and parents are not as welcome in participating. Enjoy their youth and be apart of it, it isn’t forever.

      • Eddie Von White

        My kids mostly remember how I manned the snow cone machine. A post-game red, white and blue snow cone is hard to beat.

  • Cap’n Obvious

    My 10 year olds have been eliminated from competition for the summer. American Legion tournament starts 7/23…so I have a couple weeks to conceivably work with DeJesus. I’d start him with a few off the tee, then immediately move him to pus-balls off of Randy Hundley’s vaunted machine to build confidence. He’ll be known by the other Cubs as David DeRaker by season’s end…unless the Cubs trade him to Colorado or Pittsburgh, at which point he’ll magically become good at baseball, once again infuriating all of Cubdom.

    • Doc Raker

      Our 12 year old All Star team ended it’s season yesterday on a tough loss. We had a good run not only with the All Star team but in Little League for the past nine years. Jr Raker had a good All Star’s including some clutch hit’s and a home run and some solid pitching but yesterday’s loss was ugly and ended on a sour K for Jr Raker. It is hard to separate the sadness of the loss with the sadness of Little League ending. More baseball ahead with the travel team and a trip to Cooperstown. For those of you with kids enjoy those years in Little League. Get involved anyway you can by coaching, field maintenance, umpiring, snack bar duty or whatever you can do to be part of your kids funnest memories of playing baseball with their friends. As they get older sports get more serious and parents are not as welcome in participating. Enjoy their youth and be apart of it, it isn’t forever.

      • Eddie Von White

        My kids mostly remember how I manned the snow cone machine. A post-game red, white and blue snow cone is hard to beat.