The End Could Be Near…..

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Piniella sounded off to the media after Tuesdays 4-1 loss to the Phillies. He is challenging Hendry to get him a couple of  hitters by the trading deadline to replace the failed Bradley experiment. It should be interesting to see what might happen when the team returns to Chicago. Piniella is growing more frustrated by the day, and I expect him to walk away from all the bullshit soon, or be fired. I can see Hendry going with Trammel for the rest of the season.

 

In all honesty, it doesn’t really matter anymore. When Ricketts finally takes over, everybody in upper management will be gone anyway. Hendry has destroyed the minor league system to the point that it will take several years to repair.

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42 Responses to “The End Could Be Near…..”

  1. chucky Says:

    I wouldn’t blame Lou if left today. Hendry is a fucking idiot, nobody in the front office knows their ass from 3rd base, and Sam Zell couldn’t sell a glass of ice water in the desert. This is nothing short of a full blown circus.

    Ringling Bros. would be proud.

  2. erniesarmy Says:

    This is what I wrote on the previous thread –

    If I was the Cub GM, the first thing I would do is fire Hendry, then, I would offer my entire starting lineup as trade bait, except for Fududome (because he is a good defensive outfielder, and can give you a little offense), Theriot (Put him on second base, and he’ll be alright), and Soto (He’s too young to give up on). That’s right, I would include Derek Lee and Aramis Ramirez as well – if they take one of those guys, then they have to take either Soriano or Bradley in the deal.

    The pitching looks to be OK for the foreseeable future, but the position players need a dose of new blood. Lee, Ramirez, and probably Reed, would bring in some good prospects. But, the stipulation would be they have to take either Bradley, or Soriano as part of the deal. The Cubs could offer to pay half their salary, then they cut their losses.

    I also liked what Sandberg said, If Piniella really cares, which he doesn’t, then bench both Bradley and Soriano, and start Hoffpauer and Fox. They can’t do any worse. Unfortunately, Louie is already getting his fishing pole out of the closet. He’s done after the season, you can see that a mile away.

  3. Irish Yeti Says:

    Gregg is 19 for 22 in Save Opportunities. Just sayin’

    And with a 3.25 ERA and a 1.241 WHIP, he’s been pretty good gentlemen.

  4. chucky Says:

    And your point is…….

  5. genrebuster Says:

    you’re right KSMC, it doesn’t matter. You summed it up well.

    That said, I kinda hope Lou sticks around awhile longer….I know he’s flawed and far from perfect, but I still think he’s a better manager than Dusty was/will ever be. It seems to me that he does a better job separating personal from business.

    I don’t expect a WINNER either….not until the Tribune, Hendry and their “band of idiots” is long gone.

  6. genrebuster Says:

    Yeti, those stats are making my head hurt…please, stop it!

  7. erniesarmy Says:

    I don’t want him back, Genre, he’s better than Dusty, but who isn’t?

    By the way Cincinnati Reds fans have their own “Fire Dusty” website now. He just brings rainbows and sunshine wherever he goes doesn’t he?

    I want Piniella, and that entire coaching staff gone. New blood! New start! New direction!

    Get the new owners, fire Hendry and Piniella, get rid of Bradley and Soriano (the Cement Heads), and start over.

  8. genrebuster Says:

    I hear you Ernie…I won’t be heartbroken if Lou leaves…he is at fault–IMOP–for putting up with the status quo bullshit from the Tribune/Zell/Hendry for so long.

    As far as Bradley & Soriano, the Cubs will be just fine without them.

  9. Sheep Boy Says:

    Baaaa, the Cubs are one game out of first place!! Baaaaa, Soriano is hitting better!! Baaaaaa, Bradley is gonna get better!!

    BAAAAA, we going all the way!!! BAAAAAAAAA!!!

  10. genrebuster Says:

    Hiya Sheep Boy,

    Please sir: give my regards to broadway, Mike D. and all your butt buddies at hirejimessian.com

    You sheeple are VERY PATHETIC!

    Why pray tell is it so important (to you) that we see it your way?

    Now, go eat some hay and try to stay out of trouble!

  11. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Genre,

    I thank you for sharing the word PATHETIC with all of us. We need it these days…

    So they are 1 game out of first, oh wow. Even if they somehow find a way to squeak into the playoffs, do you really feel comfortable playing Philly or L.A.? You are going to face one of those two teams anyway. Plus, getting to the playoffs gives more false hope to the sheeple.

    This franchise is a mess. We don’t agree on some things but one thing we do agree is on that this house needs cleaning. Trade away, release, whatever. Get the young guys in, let them play and see what they are made of. Let Fox and Fuld play. Bring up a couple other minor league players. And honestly, there is nothing to lose right?

  12. Dave Says:

    Hey Genre, that was me posing as someone else again. But your response was awesome.

    I’m sure Sheep Boy will be back again if we actually get into first place.

    BTW, This one game out of first place team is PATHETIC.

    We should cut our losses and let the young guys play for the rest of the season, only Lord knows what Hendry is going to do before the trade deadline. But it can’t be good.

  13. Irish Yeti Says:

    “And your point is…….”

    My point would be that he’s not as horrible as you guys claim. Do I really need to go back and point out every post that you guys said he sucked?

    I can if you want. I might exceed the post length maximum for wordpress, but it could be done..

    Basically, you guys are kind of wrong about Gregg.

    “Hiya Sheep Boy,

    Please sir: give my regards to broadway, Mike D. and all your butt buddies at hirejimessian.com

    You sheeple are VERY PATHETIC!

    Why pray tell is it so important (to you) that we see it your way?

    Now, go eat some hay and try to stay out of trouble!”

    Who’s Broadway?

    And I could give 2 shits about you thinking my way, but the fact that you guys remain completely uninformed fans who think the solution to everything is to fire the entire organization is part of the reason that Cub fans are the dumbest fucking fanbase known to man.

  14. chucky Says:

    Yeti

    Gregg sucks balls. Period.

    Didn’t I tell you to get the hell out of here? Stupid retarded sheep like you are not needed. GET THE GODDAMN HELL OUT!!!!!!!!

  15. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Says:

    “Yeti

    Gregg sucks balls. Period.

    Didn’t I tell you to get the hell out of here? Stupid retarded sheep like you are not needed. GET THE GODDAMN HELL OUT!!!!!!!!”

    Yeti, your stats and numbers and facts and science and facts and all that stoopid nonsensy nonsense mean nothing. Gregg is terrible. He wears goggles and he has a stooped number on his back. 63? What the fuck? Yeah, 63 is for minor leaguers trying to make the kubbiez in April, amirite?

    Oh, by the way, since the end of May, here’s the NL Central:

    Houston 31-19
    Chicago 25-22
    St. Louis 23-27
    Milwaukee 21-27
    Cincinnati 18-30

    And, since July 1:

    HOU 13-6 —
    CHC 12-7 1
    STL 10-8 2.5
    CIN 7-12 6
    PIT 6-12 6.5
    MIL 6-12 6.5

  16. Sandberg23 Says:

    Yeti, If you had seen some of my previous posts I did in fact give Gregg some props for the way he has been pitching lately. However you cannot tell me that he was good early in the season. He was bad, he’s picked it up now and has been looking like a viable closer as of late. However he still makes me nervous as hell when he comes out there, cause he has given up a lot of gopher balls for a closer. So again I will state that he has been pitching well lately and hopefully it continues. Trust me I hope I am wrong about him, and I want to be wrong about him.

    As far as the other discussion about Piniella. I’m kind of indifferent with him. I didn’t want him intiially in the first place cause I thought this would be his retirement party for 4 yrs. I was hoping it would be Girardi. However the first two years I thought Lou did a good job, especially in his first year. Now this year has brought me right back into what I was worried about in the first place with him when he was hired. Just up until lately, he seemed like he had been on vacation this year and could give a shit on how the team was doing with his it’s early don’t worry we’ll start hitting comments. Now its almost 100 games into the season and he is just now starting to make moves that he should have been making a long time ago. Ex: Moving Soriano out of the leadoff spot, getting more hands on with hitting advice to his struggling hitters. I just don’t understand where was this early in the season??? Everybody on this site in itself could see these problems. How couldn’t Lou?? He waits until now to take Meltdown under his wing to help him?? Where was this earlier? Was he not involved when the hitting coaches have tried helping him??? Again I ask why the hell not?? This guy got paid big time to come over here and get plugged into the middle of you’re order as a run producer. I would think if he is struggling as bad as he has been that Lou would have got involved in this a looonnng timmme ago. It just seems to me he got lazy this year with the success they had in the regular season the last 2 yrs and now that it is getting late and this team is not living up to expectations. He is just now trying to fix this. Usually its too late by this time but they have lucked out cause this division is so bad and nobody wants to take control of it that they still are alive. However if he can’t get this turned around and get this team back to the playoffs how can you not say his job should be on the line? If this was New York or Boston he would be on the hot seat, it should be no different in Chicago either. I say if they don’t make the playoffs in this horrible division with the talent they are suppose to have,he should either be let go or on a very short leash going into next year.

  17. genrebuster Says:

    Dave, I hope that “Sheep Boy” returns soon, he seemed pretty harmless. I hope I wasn’t too rude!

    As for you, “our” darling ignorant Yeti…I read your post: “but the fact that you guys remain completely uninformed fans who think the solution to everything is to fire the entire organization is part of the reason that Cub fans are the dumbest fucking fanbase known to man.”

    “Uninformed fans?” That’s a very weak joke! Based on your body of posts (here) to date, I suspect that many of us “regulars” –or “weirdos” (as one of your buddies referred to us) who post here have been following baseball for as many years as you’ve been on the planet. As for the younger “regulars” (as in under 40 posters here): many have clearly watched more baseball than you….or at least appear to have a better understanding of the game than you do.

    Yes, Gregg has been pitching better of late. So has Harden. It won’t be enough for this team to win the World Series, that is my OPINION.

    See if you can wrap your Yeti mind around this (BEFORE you start hitting the PBR later today: “One of the main reasons that the Cubs have failed so miserably all these years is related to the FACT that countless SHEEPLE have continued to support the PATHETIC owners/management by continuing to fill Wrigley Stadium (Thank You Mr. Gordon) and their wallets, no matter how miserably the Cubs perform or how many time they choke or just fail to show up.” That is my OPINION. Quit going to the games, quit buying the merch, voice your displeasure loudly and often and sometimes it can make a difference…especially when the gatekeepers realize that they don’t have as much money as a result.

    Finally, “Who’s Broadway”. Uh…how old are you?

    Perhaps you know this:

    “”When I was a little girl my dad left my mom.
    He used to always fart and sing this special song.
    Now I wasn’t quite so sure until your pants did fall.
    ‘Cause now I know that your my dad because you use ben wah balls.”

    But, I digress. So sorry.
    ********************
    Dr. Kenneth: I saw those Win-Loss NL Central stats (since the end of may). precisely why it wouldn’t surprise me to see Houston in the mix at the end of the year, as they have a recent history of (mostly) playing well as regular the season nears completion.

    For those who vehemently disagree with the majority of opinions expressed here, I hope that Sandbergs and Matt Stair’s latest posts will shed some light.

    If not, perhaps Chucky can help you! – fine

  18. Irish Yeti Says:

    Genre,
    Pulling the age card? Since I’m a meager 23 (answers one of your later questions), I don’t know about baseball? Makes sense. I don’t know how to break it to you, but the whole “eye test” thing doesn’t work. I mean you may have watched plenty more baseball than I do.. Well, I’ll say you have watched more baseball than me but how does that make you inherently more qualified to judge it? That’s like when I was 18 and I got into a political argument with a girlfriend’s dad. The main point in his argument was “I’m 50 and you’re 18!” In other words, it holds no ground at all.

    “See if you can wrap your Yeti mind around this (BEFORE you start hitting the PBR later today: “One of the main reasons that the Cubs have failed so miserably all these years is related to the FACT that countless SHEEPLE have continued to support the PATHETIC owners/management by continuing to fill Wrigley Stadium (Thank You Mr. Gordon) and their wallets, no matter how miserably the Cubs perform or how many time they choke or just fail to show up.” That is my OPINION. Quit going to the games, quit buying the merch, voice your displeasure loudly and often and sometimes it can make a difference…especially when the gatekeepers realize that they don’t have as much money as a result.”

    I drink Bud Light. Joke’s on you. I have been to Wrigley 1 time in the last 10 years or so. I’m going to my first game in quite some time on Monday (against those dreaded Asstrolls). I would really like it if you didn’t lump me (and my HJE buddies) in the same category was those 15% douchebags. Just because you go to a few games doesn’t “enable” the Cubs organization to not try to win. If I lived within an hour of Wrigley and Chicago, I’d go to more, but I don’t. The whole idea that the Cubs aren’t trying to win (because that’s what you are arguing without saying it) is absurd. They have been trying to win. Yes, they may have signed a couple bad deals (Miles and quite possibly Bradley; Bradley’s a different story). Soriano’s is probably too long. But you can’t say they arent’ trying. Maybe if it was 1994 or so, you could say that but not now.

    I know you are angry they haven’t won a WS in a long time. I’m mad too. I’ve decided to take out my anger by hating everything St. Louis Cardinals. It makes me feel better, as I live in Central IL and there are numerous amounts of Tardinal fans here. The Cubs were a great team last year. They were built to win and the playoffs were a clusterfuck that no one could have predicted. This team that had played relatively good baseball all year long collapsed in October. That isn’t Hendry’s fault. That isn’t Lou’s fault. You can blame it on Dempster shitting his pants, ManStubble being a chode and those slapdick bats dying.

    As far as Broadway, the only thing that is coming to mind is Joe Namath but I don’t know how that’s related… And I don’t see how that Blink 182 song has anything to do with this, but whatever.

    As far as Sandberg’s post about Lou, I’ll get to that later when I have more time. I’m sure everyone is clicking refresh until that happens too.

  19. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Yeti,

    You can say last year’s playoffs wasn’t Hendry’s fault. I agree with you on that. But you can make an argument that it was Lou’s fault. Putting K-Fuk in the lineup those first two games in the 2-spot no less was his fault.

    How about when Dempster was sucking early on in the 1st game? He didn’t have anybody warming up until that grand slam by Loney. Lou managed like it was a game in June and not like one in October. You have to try to calm him down in that game or get someone warming up when you clearly saw he didn’t have his best stuff. That blame can be put on Lou for not acting quickly enough.

  20. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Says:

    I thought last year’s playoffs were cancelled.

  21. robert Says:

    who were your two best pitchers in September of 2008…Jason Marquis and Ted Lilly….Who were the two worse Ryan Dempster and Carlos Zambrano….who started the first two games. Demp and Z…who had no ip in the playoffs Marquis and Lilly…. Who has never missed the playoffs in his carreer Jason Marquis…

    Signed a couple of bad deals what about piss poor trades…. Marquis for Vizcaino…. Pierre for Nolasco….Jacques Jones Signing…. Neifi Perez. You arent defending Hendry for the Farm System are you…

    Look at the rosters for the world champios for since 75 you will see two teams the 97 marlins and the 01 dbacks that werent built from the farm system

    They can talk curse after curse but it is poor development of players

    Look at the most succesful teams since the cubs last appeared in a WS… they are the Red Sox Yankees Cardinals and Dodgers.. They are teams that know the meaning of a solid farm system

  22. Captain Kirk Says:

    erniesarmy,

    Very good posts, we are on the same page. This team isn’t getting any better and the nucleus of the squad is 0-8 in the playoffs the last 2 years. The chemistry of a champion is no where near Wrigley…….so start all over again…..time to rebuild. Wise moves and some good management can have us an exciting WINNER in 2 years. Time to go for young and hungry instead of old, dumb and rich.

    Argue till you turn blue about how good these guys are, they just aren’t winners. By the way I just don’t like this team.

    Yes Hendry is a moron if the stupid bastard had a brain they gave him enough money. Hendry I am afraid to say is as stupid as he looks. If you don’t believe me ask MIlton Bradley.

    Irish Yeti,

    “I know you are angry they haven’t won a WS in a long time.” You are the master of understatement. Damn straight I am angry actually I am down right pissed off. I and all of us have waited long enough WE WANT A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Cubs not winning last year was HENDRY ANF LOU PINNELLA’ fault. Stop making excuses! Excuses are for losers or sheeple! Stop acting like a sheeple somebody was responsible it was the alignment of the moon and stars that made those losers stop hitting. THEY SUCKED.
    Talk to me about being a game out in the division without a good team, maybe we make the playoffs, although I doubt it but I know for damn sure this bunch of pycho clowns will not be in the world series!!!!

    FIRE THEM ALL!

  23. Irish Yeti Says:

    Robert,
    Google is your friend. Dempster in September: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=dempsry01&t=p&year=2008&share=0.35#416-420-sum:pitching_gamelogs He had an ERA of 3.00 and no unearned runs. He was 2-3. Is that what you’re going by? I would think an informed Cub fan like yourself would know that Wins for a pitcher is a stupid fucking stat to go by, because of instances just like this. When Dempster gives up 3 runs per game, you would expect him to go 4-1 or so, not 2-3. That is the fault of the offense. Dempster didn’t suck in September.

    I’ll give you that Zambrano wasn’t good in September, except his no-hitter, of course. Ted had an ERA of 3.30, good but not as good as Dempster’s. He was 4-1… That just means he got the benefit of run support.

    Marquis’ September: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=marquja01&t=p&year=2008&share=3.56#253-257-sum:pitching_gamelogs He went 3-2 (STUD!) but had a 4.56 ERA. He was another lucky benefactor of an offense that scored runs.

    Rich Harden was actually your best starter from September: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=harderi01&t=p&year=2008&share=3.64#107-109-sum:pitching_gamelogs But why would I expect you to actually look up the shit you say?

    Now as far as Marquis never missing the playoffs. You are right that he was been on teams that made the playoffs… However, your 5th starter rarely makes the playoff roster. Out of the 9 playoff teams he’s been on, only 4 of those years he was included on the playoff roster. STUD! And Jason did pitch in the playoffs last year. He finished up game 1 and gave up a run in the inning he pitched.

    Now, the trade for Vizcaino… I didn’t like it that much. I thought Marquis was a serviceable 5th starter who ate innings. I know why it was done though. Jason was owed $9 million this year, IIRC. They needed to trim the salary cap and he was expendable. Vizcaino was a schmo and I think everyone knew that from the get-go, even Hendry as he was promptly DFA’d later. It was just a way to get Marquis’ salary off the books. You can make the argument that one would have rather received a hitter or something better than Vizcaino. That I’ll give you. However, your starting pitching this year has been the least of your problems. Wells, Lilly, Dempster, and Zambrano have been consistently pitching decent, and Harden is coming around.

    The Yankees know what a solid farm system means? Are we talking about the same Yankees, because I’m thinking of the Yankees that consistently buy players and don’t get any WS titles out of it (at least in the last 15 years or so. They have what, 1 in that span? Impressive for the team that has had the highest payroll the entire time.)? The Dodgers? Are you referring to last years team? Or just in general? Because last years team got really good because of a little acquisition named Manny Ramirez. Perhaps you know of him.

    I will agree that the farm system of the Cubs doesn’t look too promising. However, if you are going to cite teams that have good farm systems, do some research. Don’t just repeat whatever Steve Philips tells you.

    By the way, looking up those stats took about a whole 10 minutes to find. I would think you’d be able to as well.

  24. Audience Says:

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  25. Irish Yeti Says:

    “Putting K-Fuk in the lineup those first two games in the 2-spot no less was his fault.”

    MSS,

    K-Fuck was batting 8th in game 2. 8th/2nd: What’s the difference really?

  26. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    My apologies go to Yeti for not remembering that he batted 8th in game 2. Soooo sorry about that.

    The only memory I have of those games is that he sucked and when he went to the airport, one of the employees went on the loud speaker at O’Hare and announced that he was traded to Cincinnati for a player to be named later.

  27. Irish Yeti Says:

    See, I decided to look it up. That part took all of about 1 minute. I’m just saying that if you are going to call Lou a fucking moron for batting him second in both games, please make sure he batted second. I try to forget them too, but I still remembered that.

  28. Irish Yeti Says:

    That was slightly contradicting… I should have said that I looked it up to verify it.

    As far as Sandberg’s post about Lou:
    I haven’t been completely in the Soriano batting leadoff corner. I’ve been indifferent to it. However, I understand why Lou kept trying him there. He has, historically, hit better than and been more comfortable there. If you’re trying to break a guy out of slump, then you don’t want to try to make him even more uncomfortable. After many tries (and that’s what you do for a veteran who has been a great hitter all his career), Lou finally said fuck it and yanked him from there. Soriano is starting to turn it around, but I wouldn’t point to his movement in the batting order as the reason. Soriano was due to come out of it.

    As far as getting “more hands on”, I thought that was the hitting coach’s job. I know Lou is the overseer of all and the buck stops with him as far as team performance but you can’t blame him. He trusted Perry, and Perry paid the price. Also, Perry probably wasn’t doing anything wrong. Just the recipient of a raw deal. Then Von Joshua came in. Lou is supposed to let Joshua try to do his magic… That didn’t appear to work so Lou has come forward and is trying to get a little more involved. I’m not really sure where he went wrong.

    If you’re frustrated because after each 3-0 loss, he basically says “I don’t know why the fuck these fuckdicks aren’t hitting”, then I don’t know how you can be satisfied because most of these guys that aren’t hitting now have historically been good hitters. He has tinkered with about anything and everything and known of it has worked. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t care when he throws his hands up. It just means he doesn’t have 50 ways to fix the Cubs’ offensive woes.

  29. genrebuster Says:

    Kirk: I agree with Audience.

    Dr. Kenneth: “I thought last year’s playoffs were cancelled.”
    HA HA, excellent…so did the Cubs.

    Yeti: First, “”Give My Regards to Broadway” is a song written by George M. Cohan for his musical play Little Johnny Jones (initiated 1904 in a Broadway theater). Long before you, me and probably everybody participating in this blog were born. I thought you might have been familiar with “the line”, that’s all. As for the Blink 182 lyrics, I suspected you were 20 something so I posted it. I confess, I don’t listen to that band but I found the lyrics on Google. I wasn’t sure what “listen to the Stones meant” either…whatever.

    Yeti, I’d like to clear the air with you on a couple of things…particularly “the age card”. You may have misunderstood where I am coming from. First, part of my work in the biz of music involves teaching…including private lessons in my home. Some of my students are older than me and some are younger. And some are much younger. The majority at the moment are 20 something and I would never claim to be “smarter” than any of them…just more experienced in SOME areas. I have learned alot from working with and just being around both younger AND older people and expect that to continue. Second, you may very well know more about recent baseball stats and history than me. I’m not a scholar of that stuff, although I do find it interesting from time to time.

    I am asking you to just CONSIDER the following: When you are 40 years old, your perspective on things will be different than it is TODAY. I’m not talking Cubs baseball specifically, it could apply to many things. That said, you might understand better and even appreciate more why some of us “older guys’ that have a few years on you are so fed up with this PATHETIC organization. Yes, PATHETIC: because like it or not, until the Cubs shed the monkee on their back, ie. 101 YEARS OF NO WS TITLE it is perfectly reasonable and fair to view the organization as PATHETIC. That is my OPINION and I am sticking to it.

    As for the Cubs “trying to win”, I think more of an effort has been made in recent years, but many of us here witnessed some years where it wasn’t so obvious. Dusty should NOT have been allowed to stay as long as he did and have no intention of letting hendry off the hook. As for Soriano, it was a knee-jerk reaction to try and pacify the fans–the deal WAS for too long and they paid TOO MUCH…again, my OPINION. And, unless I am misremembering, the Cubs began to collapse last year near the beginning of September…throwing $$$ around to get high-priced free agents isn’t always the answer and yes, the Yankees do prove that point as of late.

    Clubhouse chemistry is very important as is accountability and management has fallen far short on both accounts in recent years. I’m sure you and others here can fill in the blanks for yourself on each account.

    Look…if you want to go to a game every now and then, then go and enjoy. My point is that as long as the owners make money, there is less pressure for them to field a winner. It’s a fact. EVERYBODY knows the Cubs are perennial losers…you don’t even have to be a fan of the game.

    Finally Yeti, regarding your last post from July 23, 2009 at 5:10 pm.

    While I don’t agree with everything, you make some very good points and your “tone” is much better and less offensive than recent offerings from Mike D. and others WHO HAPPEN TO POST at HJE have been…that’s my OPINION.

  30. genrebuster Says:

    Sorry Mitch, my previous post should have stated: “Dusty should NOT have been allowed to stay as long as he did and I have no intention of letting Hendry off the hook for that.”

  31. Sandberg23 Says:

    Yeti, That would be the hitting coach’s job but after weeks and weeks of Meltdown struggling you would think Lou would get involved in that. THE REASON I pointed this out is because Lou used to be a hitting instructor. And supposedly a very good one. So , you would think he would be more involved with that part of the team because that’s what he’s familar with. Instead because these guys are veterans, he has decided tp back off and not do much. Granted it is suppose to be the hitting instructor’s job, but wouldn’t you think he would give reports to Lou? Especially when Perry and Joshua have not been able to get through to him. Again this is just an opinion, and my opinion is that Lou has been tardy on moves he’s been making. Also, I don’t agree that Soriano is a great hitter. He has all the abiltiy and talent to be one. But his lack of patience and fundamentals at the plate will always keep him from being one. I for one that was not excited about his signing at all. Not just because of the contract but because I wanted them to go after Carlos Lee. And if you think I’m full of shit , just ask some of the regulars in here. I have posted on here and the old site about this.
    Genre great post. As you know I’m 31, so I guess I’m considered a younger fan but I have nothing but respect for you guys who have been fans of this hapless ass team much longer than I have. You guys have had to deal with much more pain and hand wringing of this team then I have. However as I have been getting older I am starting to understand more and more how you guys feel. Don’t worry if we go through another 10 years of this Yeti will be right in this group with us. LOL!

  32. genrebuster Says:

    Sandberg, great post and Thank You. I completely agree with you on Soriano as a hitter…although I must admit that I was mildly excited (and very surprised) when Hendry signed him. uh oh (baaaaaaaaaaaaa)

    I haven’t followed the Cubs as closely as many of you guys have in recent years but my Mom and stepdad live 6 blocks from Wrigley and I went to several games growing up and a few as a young adult (I moved from the Chicago area in 1971) have only been to a handful of games there since although I have watched MANY on tv since…in other words, I feel like I’ve paid enough dues to bitch and moan…that doesn’t change anything but it can be fun…HA HA HA HA HA (btw, I “borrowed” that from Kirk)

  33. Sandberg23 Says:

    Well the Cards just got Matt Holliday. That’s what happens when you play mediocre ball for months and you have a team that gets in front of you and leads the division. They get better, by trading at the deadline. So who’s the favorites to win the division now??

  34. genrebuster Says:

    Even before the Holliday trade, I figured the Cards or Astros would be the teams to beat.

  35. robert Says:

    the yankees buy all there players
    Jeter
    Posada
    Rivera
    Petite
    Cabreara
    Hughes
    wang
    chamberlin
    cano
    Arod was aquired from a player they developed

    yeah I guess they dont develop players do they

    Ps Marquis broke 2 6 game loosing streaks last september

  36. chucky Says:

    Looks like that piece of shit Kevin Gregg is reurning to his old form…SHITTY!!

    How the fuck can anybody defend this asshole. He’s the fucking closer, coming in with a 5 run lead and he’s shitting the bed. Guess it’s a good thing it’s not a one run lead.

    He finally closed it out while I was typing this post. Don’t bother trying to convince me that his numbers are any good, or that he’s a decent pitcher. They aren’t good, and he is a lousy pitcher. Try to make that arguement with me and you’ll lose. I promise that.

  37. chucky Says:

    Returning to his old form. Sorry for the typo.

  38. Dusty Says:

    Dude. Walks clog those bases. You can’t be doing that with a 5-run lead. You have to be swingin’ for the fences. Dude, where my horses at? I can’t win without ’em.

  39. Horses Says:

    hey Dusty, Go fuck yourself…we hate you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. The Sheeple Says:

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  41. Mr. Ed Says:

    what horses said, Wilbur

  42. erniesarmy Says:

    Irish Yeti & Dr. Nosepicker –

    “My point would be that he’s not as horrible as you guys claim. Do I really need to go back and point out every post that you guys said he sucked?”
    =========================================

    Chucky –

    “How the fuck can anybody defend this asshole. He’s the fucking closer, coming in with a 5 run lead and he’s shitting the bed. Guess it’s a good thing it’s not a one run lead.”
    =====================

    I think I’ll take Churcky over those two pathetic clowns that actually think Kevin Gregg is a legitimate closer.

    Cubs finish in 4th place this year!

    Hey, Sheepie…baaaaaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaaabaaaaaaaaaaa

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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