Open thread.


25 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    It’s almost time to blow this up (some would argue it should have happened a long time ago)…Thanks for the marvelous job you’ve done Mr. Hendry.

  2. erniesarmy Says:

    Hey, lookie here, the Cubs lost another game … I am shocked!

    Mets 4 Cubs Zilch

    Cubs 3 hits to Mets 9

    Yeah, this Cub team is really on the moooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee.

    Thank you, Mr. Ricketts. We Cub fans knew you’d come through.

  3. ksmc2000 Says:

    I left work early for a night of Cubs baseball and Blackhawks hockey.

    I should have stayed at work.

  4. fallscountanywhere Says:

    Overall, Chicago is bad at sports. But especially baseball and football. Sometimes I wish they’d stop and save me the heartache, haha.

  5. Dave Says:

    Hey superstar, who the fuck are you and what did you do with that bum Soriano? Lou must have busted his ass hard or something. I’m not expecting it to last, but its nice to see him trying for the cycle. Carlos Silva and Sean Marshall continue to be great.

    But with the streaky nature of this team, I’m not expecting this to continue.

  6. genrebuster Says:


    Zambrano will be working out of the bullpen temporarily…

  7. bringbackSanto Says:

    Personally, I think that move is permenant….. but we shall see….. Either way, it’s good to see them shaking things up!

  8. genrebuster Says:

    That moves surprises me, I have to admit.

    But it is indeed good to see them shaking things up…because business as usual hasn’t worked too well for the last 102 years or so…

    …tick tock.

  9. robert Says:

    This move is to cover up moesmisakes…he gets his sighs set on 1 person and then when that does not work out he does nothing furcal after the 05 season matt capps this year…moe must go

  10. erniesarmy Says:

    Zambrano to the bullpen? Eh…

    They have to do something with this moron, I guess this is the best they could come up with.

  11. chucky Says:

    Personally, I think Zambrano should be parking cars. I’d love to see his face after he bangs into a $80,000 BMW.

  12. genrebuster Says:

    Maybe they are hoping he will waive his no trade clause…and eventually they can trade him…(?)

  13. ksmc2000 Says:


    If Zambrano stays in the bullpen as the primary setup pitcher for the entire season, he will get around 60 innings pitched. Let’s see, at 19 mil, he will earn about $315,000 per inning pitched. He could buy four BMW’s for each appearence.

  14. Erniesarmy Says:

    “Maybe they are hoping he will waive his no trade clause…and eventually they can trade him…(?)”

    Hey, Genre, maybe if they put Hendry in the bullpen he too will waive his no-fire clause? Then they can send him to the Stanislaus Mud Hens, where he belongs!

  15. genrebuster Says:

    Maybe Zambrano will finally realize he is NOT an ace and get his shit together….

    Maybe Jim Hendry will finally be fired soon…

    Maybe the Cubs will win the World Series before another 102 years pass us by…

    Maybe pigs will fly…

    Maybe Milton Bradley will become a gentleman and a scholar…

    Maybe Carlos Silva will win 20 games…

    Maybe A-Ram will one day show up for an entire season…

    Maybe Ricketts will eventually make the sweeping changes needed to blow up the “culture of losing” and obliterate the stench that clings to the Cubs franchise…

    Maybe Soriano can eventually be traded and bring more than Freddie Bynum, Neifi Perez and a bag of shells for his insanely bloated contract

  16. genrebuster Says:

    perhaps the real Irish Yeti has surfaced…

  17. The Sheeple Says:

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  18. Jimmy D. Says:


  19. Erniesarmy Says:

    I read that article, Genre, here is his point:

    “The point of my argument is that it’s unfair and foolish to judge the contract entirely on the last 5 years of the deal. You have to take into account the position the Cubs were in at the time and the great benefit the Cubs reaped in the first 2 years of the contract. Yeah, they’re overpaying for him now, and he’s not worth the full measure of the deal. But that deal brought the Cubs 2 really good shots at winning the World Series. To fail to acknowledge that is unreasonable.”

    There are several things wrong with this argument:

    1. By what criteria is he basing the signing of Soriano on the Cub seasons of 2007 and 2008? There were other factors, such as outstanding pitching, that contributed (Prior, Wood, and Clement, for starters).

    2. How many games did he cost us with his stupid errors, has he considered that?

    3. How many playoff games did he, or Psycho Zambrano, help us win in 2007 and 2008? How many? Oh, that’s right zilcch!

    4. What if the Cubs had used that same money to sign Carlos Lee, or Johann Santana? How far would they have gotten with those guys? A lot farther I suspect.

    5. Like Irish Yeti, and so many other sheepie, the use of statistics to make an argument for, or against, signing a player, or determining a players value is way overrated. I have never met a statistic yet that won a championship.

    Players win championships: Players with great statistics, and players with poor statistics, but players who know how to win. The 2003 Cubs were five outs away from their first pennant in 58 years, and they had nowhere near the level of statistical giants the 2007 and 2008 Cubs had. But they had winners; Kenny Lofton; Damian Miller, etc. Unfortunately, they had a moron for a manager, but that’s another story.

    Contract or not, statistics or not, Soriano is not a winner, and neither is Zambrano. And that is one of the reasons the Cubs were swept in 2007 and 2008. This team lacks winners, but they have lots and lost of whiners.

    Led by the ultimate whiner of them all; Lou “Whatta want me to do” Piniella!

  20. genrebuster Says:

    You make some good points Ernie.

    There may be more to the Zambrano to the bullpen move…perhaps Lou is going to whine less and start making changes to benefit the team, without being influenced by salaries. I’d love to see him “go off” on Hendry and/or Ricketts.

    On a different note, good to have Lilly back.

    I hope they bring Castro up soon.

    Can Soriano still play 2nd base? How would the bunny hop work out there?

    Maybe Z will be part of a blockhead–err, I mean blockbuster trade?

    tick tock…

  21. genrebuster Says:

    …Theriot read the last post HA HA HA HA HA HA

  22. Erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs win four in a row!

    Irish Yeti will be here in 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 …

  23. genrebuster Says:

    1. Zambrano did his (new) job tonite. Kudo’s to “Z”.

    2. The Cubs and Nationals are both 10-10. I still think the Cubs will finish with a better record.

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  24. genrebuster Says:

    FIRE JIM HENDRY. After all, he is a stinking bum.

  25. Erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs lose to that well known baseball powerhouse the Washington Nationals.

    Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted.


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