The Reserve Clause

Published on July 19th, 201628 comment

When I started the day yesterday, I had no idea that I would be writing about the reserve clause for today’s Afternoon Quickie. But Sherm brought it up yesterday morning. We were commenting on the behavior of ball player’s and it was his theory that players today are more motivated by money than by a love of the game or loyalty to a team. He argued that it used to be better. I countered that it probably isn’t much different today than it was before because there have always been bad teammates, greedy owners and other jerks in the game.

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Organizational Recap: Balancing the Books

Published on July 19th, 201641 comment

This past week, Pat Hughes mentioned that the Mets were coming to town and that it was time for the Cubs to balance the books with them. Things have been heavily shifted to the Mets side lately, with them winning 8 in a row against us dating back to last year. Last night the Cubs answered that and took game one decisively.

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Organizational Recap: Always Buy the “S” Model

Published on July 18th, 201653 comment

The Cubs invited the Rangers into their home this weekend and took care of business with a series win, but come away drooling over something the Rangers have that the Cubs don’t.

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Organizational Recap: Is That All Yu Got?

Published on July 17th, 201612 comment

The Cubs are 2 for 2 in the 2nd half and beat a tough cookie to do it yesterday. Things don’t get any easier today, but before that, let’s take a look at the Organizational Recap from yesterday’s games.

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Organizational Recap: Back On Track?

Published on July 16th, 201624 comment

The Cubs ended the 1st half on a high note with a win against the Pirates and they started the 2nd half the right way with a dominant win over the Rangers.

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