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…”industry speculation” re: Joe Girardi

October 21, 2018

https://sports.yahoo.com/report-joe-girardi-waiting-opening-213552674.html

ernie, my frendt….maybe the stars are lining up for Girardi and the Cubs! 😉Girardi

 

 

 

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The Cubs are (……………………….)

October 1, 2018

3-1, Brewers. In Chicago. Tiebreaker, top of the 9th.

I think the Brewers want it more…or maybe they’re the better team.

Your thoughts?

If the Cubs win it all this year, I’ll be very impressed…

September 27, 2018

…but based on what’s been happening lately, I’m not counting on it.

For now, I’m hoping they win the division…(not feeling the wildcard scenario).

Also, IF the reports on Addison Russell are true, then he’s done and I hope he’ll get some serious professional help. I’ll never understand “serial” abusers. Regardless, the timing of this is definitely hurting the team.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-addison-russell-abuse-mlb-20180926-story.html

 

Let’s see what the Cubs are made of…this is it.

September 11, 2018

My frendts: Clearly, reports of the Brewers fading away haven’t panned out…and the Cardinals are now lurking only 3 games back.

Yes, the Cubs have been saddled with injuries all year long, affecting key players expected to make a difference. But they are not alone: this is something that all teams must deal with. They just can’t keep it going. The weather postponements have likely affected them….I had a bad feeling when the game that Lester started Fri 9/7 was cancelled. They responded by dropping both games of the 9/8 doubleheader. Sun 9/9 was again postponed. Mondays response? Carl Edwards Jr. wild pitches in the winning run in a loss to…the Brewers.

I haven’t had the luxury of seeing many games this year on tv, but I keep up online and thru box scores. Seems to me the pitching has far too often been inconsistent (again) and same goes for the hitting. Hot and cold.

Daniel Murphy appears to be calm…
http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=24639317&endcard=false

I was very young at the time…but I faintly remember the infamous 1969 choke job (the Ghost of Leo Durocher just crapped in his grave). Please….not again.

Your thoughts and rants welcomed.

 

 

WHOA! Daniel Murphy to the Cubs.

August 21, 2018

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24437992/washington-nationals-trade-daniel-murphy-chicago-cubs-matt-adams-st-louis-cardinals

Does anybody remember the 2015 NLCS? I sure as hell do….by the end of it, I was almost as disgusted with Murphy as I still am to this day by the thought of Steve Garvey (google it). Murphy was a one-man wrecking crew.

Hopefully he inspire the offense to wake up…the pitching isn’t going to be enough for a deep run in the playoffs, IMOP.

 

Waste of money?

August 21, 2018

Yu Darvish done for season with injuries to right elbow, triceps

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24439216/yu-darvish-chicago-cubs-miss-rest-season-elbow-triceps-injuries

Too bad…….but he still gets paid!

Shifting winds?

August 12, 2018

Cubs win!!

David Bote walk off grand slam…keep him on the team!

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1028841261027840002/video/1

WANTED: Starting pitching.

August 11, 2018

WTF?

NO WAY the Cubs win anything this year if the mediocre starting pitching isn’t fixed…SOON.

“A stunned sold out Wrigley Field watched Jon Lester walk off the field after pitching just 3.2 innings while giving up eight earned runs against the Nationals. The outing raised his 2nd half ERA to 10.33 after compiling a 2.58 first half mark. The start contributed to the Cubs pitching woes — they ranked 9th in starter’s ERA in the NL coming into the game.” — Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer

Too close for comfort.

August 3, 2018

Cubs are barely holding onto 1st place, and only 6 games separate the Cubs, Brewers, Cards and Pirates.

Cubs pitching has been suspect, and they almost blew it today against the Padres.

What do you think?

Cubs heading towards the break on a positive note…(so far).

July 5, 2018

Javier Baez steals home again as Cubs rally for sixth straight comeback win

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24000138/javier-baez-steals-home-again-chicago-cubs-rally-6th-straight-comeback-win

The bats have come alive (Chili Davis appears to be an upgrade). Lester is pitching like an ace. Bullpen has been better of late.

If the pitching staff gets healthy and settles down, I like their chances. Milwaukee is playing well but they have to prove that they can go the distance.

Hoping that Hendricks returns to a better form, and that Darvish doesn’t turn out to be a bust.

My frendts, what do you think?