Cubs .500 at Halfway Point

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With Hendry’s fucked up off-season, this is about where I figured the Cubs would be at. I thought that you are suppose to improve over the previous season. Instead, they will finish with 16 more losses than in 2008, and no playoffs.

They will need at least 3 of 4 this weekend to continue to hang around in the division. How do you think the rest of the season will play out?

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24 Responses to “Cubs .500 at Halfway Point”

  1. chucky Says:

    Q: How will the rest of the season play out?

    A: Exactly the same as the first half. Shitty.

    Seriously though, your analysis is spot on. I truly expect more of the same for the second half: weird injuries, bad play, and more drunken incoherent ramblings from Lou.

  2. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    I wanted to clarify once again from the previous threads about something that some people still don’t understand…mltbtvsucks wrote in one of the threads that all we pretty much do is bitch about the DeRosa and Marquis trades.

    Well, once again I will give the sheeple a detailed reason of why we are pissed off and I speak for all the regulars here:

    Marquis was traded for a guy who was released about a month into the season. So he was basically given to Colorado for nothing in return. That is why we are pissed off.

    DeRosa was traded for minor league players which is fine. However, his replacement, being Miles, sucked.

    We are OK with anybody being traded on the team if indeed someone who is equal to or better than are brought back in return. That’s all.

  3. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    It looks like Morrissey finally wrote something that makes sense…

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-10-morrissey-cubs-chicago-jul10,0,5519078.column

  4. ksmc2000 Says:

    Fridays loss was the last hole in this sinking ship. You would think that with the return of Ramirez to the starting lineup, it would give the rest of the team a lift. The only players that are showing any life are Lee and Theriot. You would think that with the Cardinals coming to town, with a chance to gain ground or catch them before the All-Star break, would be enough incentive to play well. Instead, we got the same old shit that we have seen for the first half of the season. Don’t be surprised if Lou calls it quits at the All-Star break. He has defenitly lost the team. They don’t respond to what he, or his coaching staff has to say anymore.

  5. Captain Kirk Says:

    This is the team that Hendry put together. The third highest payroll in the major leagues. Most of these players have shown that as a team they are losers. Of sourse many of the sheeple will say look we are division champions blah blah blah. What I am looking for is a World Series champion and this team has demonstrated with their pathetic 0-8 record in the playoffs they are not that team. The Cubs needed to bring in players that had the burning desire to win, all you had to do was start un loading the bums that were sucked in the playoff debacles. In other words most of our beloved super heroes starting with Soriano.

    Perhaps the new owners will recognize this and start all over again. First order of business in Hendry. In order to improve the team the past off season got us the biggest head case in baseball. Thank you Jimbo Asshole Hendry.

    Wrigley Field home to no World Series Champion!!

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  6. chucky Says:

    Boy time has not been kind to Keith Moreland.

    Then again, it hasn’t been kind to me either. I do have a full head of hair at least.

  7. JDub Says:

    This season is very similar to the 2003 season. The Cubs have been up and down all year and have been staying right around the .500 mark. No one has ran away with the division and if the Cubs win tonight they will only be 1.5 games back at the break. This season could go either way. Chances are the Cubs will continue to play up and down all season and miss the playoffs. However if they do get some production from Soriano, Bradley, and Soto this team could reel off 8 to 10 wins in a row and win this division. That seems unlikely however and I predict that the Cubs will miss the playoffs and once again we Cubs fans will watch another team celebrate in October for the 101 time in a row.

  8. Dave Says:

    Everyone see what Soriano did in his first AB today? He gets into a 1-2 count, then proceeds to draw the walk after hitting numerous fouls. Hoffpauir plates him with his next swing, along with himself and Theriot. If only he could duplicate that AB for the rest of the season, then there would be no more reason to complain about him.

    That error by Albert Buckner helped too.

  9. genrebuster Says:

    All true Dave…but I’d love to have “Albert Buckner” on our team.

  10. Dave Says:

    Yeah me too, I was just indicating that Superman encountered some Kryptonite today.

  11. Christopher Kinney Says:

    Who the hell was the home plate umpire for the second game? He was giving the Cardinals pitcher the corners the whole fucking game, but Wells was not getting the strike calls for the corners. The pitches were in the same location, but the Cubs didn’t get the calls when they were up to bat or pitching. So why the fucking inconsistency? How much money did the umpire have on game two? It makes you wonder.

  12. genrebuster Says:

    Don’t pay any attention to mlbtv…he’ll never have the same perspective and viewpoint that those of us who migrated here from firedustybaker.com do.

    Like many of the visitors from hirejimessian.com he’s unable to COMPREHEND the general opinions that most of us here share…or their value. Oh well: everybody can’t sit at the front of the class.

    They’re just not that smart (they could say the same of “us”, too). But, there is a difference: I’m not posting at HJE or BCB, trying to change “the majority’s” minds or attitudes…that would be a waste of my time. Cubs baseball is not that important.

    The thing about this blog that I enjoy the most is knowing that I’m not alone…that there are many “fans” who are sick and tired of the PATHETIC history of this franchise. The Cubs are a major market professional sports team…the ownership and management speaks for itself…period. 1 + 1 = 2…not 3.

    Like it or not, the stats speak for themselves…all 100 years.

    Most of us do share some common ground: we want the Cubs to win it all.

    I predict that the winner of NL Central wins it by 5 games…or more. That said, I don’t have any stats or science to back it up…sorry fellas!

  13. genrebuster Says:

    To be fair, mlbtv “migrated” here from fdb.com, too.

    I should have posted: “Don’t pay any attention to mlbtv…he’ll never have the same perspective and viewpoint that the majority of us who migrated here from firedustybaker.com do”.

  14. Christopher Kinney Says:

    Yes, so pathetic that after 101 years it has become almost childish.

  15. ksmc2000 Says:

    genre,

    Lou had it right during an interview on Sunday. He stated that the Cubs haven’t won in a very long time and the fans are frustrated. If they win three or four in a row, they’re going to the World Series. Or if they lose three or four in a row, they will finish in last place. There is no middle ground for Cub fans. He also mentioned how it effects the players. It either makes them, or breaks them down.

  16. genrebuster Says:

    KSMC. Sorry I missed that interview…maybe Lou stating that will provide some needed motivation/balance/etc. At least he’s not completely out of it…

  17. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    What ksmc said was right on the money…It proves further more that the last 100 years DOES have an affect on this year’s team as well as previous year’s teams…

    The pressure of winning gets to these players and this shows that they admit it themselves. This has been said for a while but I will say it again: It is going to take a special group of players to get the job done. You can’t just get a bunch of guys and think they are the group. It is going to take a lot of luck. The only way this thing could happen is to get rid of most of the players that are on this current roster. Start trading some of these players to get prospects in return.

    It could take a while…possibly 2-3 years, but I would be all for it. If it means a world championship title in say, 5 years, I’d say go for it.

  18. ksmc2000 Says:

    I agree Matt Stairs. The last chance for this group of players to get it done was last season. The window is closed. The new owner should bring in a new management team and get the farm system straightened out first.

  19. Dave Says:

    I called into WGN 720 on Saturday afternoon after the win and got on the air about the subject of a pressured Cubs team. Talking about 100 years all the time does put a lot of pressure on them. Still they should not be playing like shit.

    Prince Fielder won the HR Derby. Though it is sometimes entertaining to watch that hippopotamus run the bases in a game, it is a scary thing he can do with that bat. 503 feet? Wow, just wow!

  20. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Says:

    Did you guys know that the Cubs haven’t won a World Series championship in the arena of baseball sporting events in a century? A CENTURY!

  21. United States of America Says:

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater is living proof that I am losing the war on drugs.

  22. genrebuster Says:

    Dear Dr. Kenny: Yes. We know!

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  23. Captain Kirk Says:

    At least we can’t blame the NL loss on the Cubs!!!!

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    Do the Cubs have more pressure to win than the Yankees, Red Sox etc??

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  24. Dave Says:

    Good win to start the second half off right. Though it is the Nats, a win is a win. Harden gave up a run on three hits, one HBP, and walked nobody. He has performed well on the road but extremely shitty at Wrigley.

    The team is starting to show good wood at the top of the order. Both Reed Johnson and Sam Fuld, along with Fukudome are legitimate contenders for the leadoff spot.

    Sore Anus as we like to call him is going into deep counts in the 6th spot, and in the third spot as well. Still waiting for Bradley to get into it. He claims he’s “back” Whatever, start showing it, ya bum.”

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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