Pujols to the Marlins? Is This Really Happening?

A ton of reports have the Miami Marlins offering Albert Pujols a 10-year deal. The money is unknown but the Pujols camp is thought to be taking this offer very seriously. The Marlins will meet with Albert’s agent, Dan Lozano, very soon to talk about a possible no-trade clause for the first 5 years of the … Continue reading

Santo Makes My Hall of Fame – Oh, and Cooperstown’s Too

After 37 years of retirement, Ron Edward Santo has finally made it to Coopertown. Problem is, it’s a little late. The Baseball Hall of Fame should be ashamed. The Veterans Committee elected Ron Santo to the HOF earlier today. For those who aren’t Cubs fans or happened to miss it, Ron Santo passed away on December 3, … Continue reading

Chase Headley to the Cubs?

Theo and the Cubs recently broke their offseason FA virginity by signing RF David DeJesus to a 2-year/$10 million contract. The contract includes a club option for 2014. Looks like a trade may be next on Theo & Co. things to do list. I was told last week by my source that the Cubs are … Continue reading

Advanced Baseball: Intro to Advanced Statistics

Everything evolves over time. Over the years, there are tons advancements in technology, science, medicine, etc. Those who are open minded will be the ones who are able to take advantage of the advancements in life. Those who are close minded often get left behind. An overwhelming majority of baseball fans are, at the moment, getting … Continue reading

St. Louis Cardinals Fans – A View from a Stranded Cub

For those of you who haven’t grasped why I go by Stranded Cub, well, I’ll explain it to you. It is pretty simple really. For most of my life, I have been surrounded by red. Living in Southern Illinois, I am constantly hassled and badgered by Cardinals fans every where I go. Over time, I … Continue reading

Chicago Cubs Hire Dale Sveum, Sources Say

My sources have confirmed that the Chicago Cubs have hired Dale Sveum as manager. EDIT: It is now official, press conference on Friday morning. Sveum has received a 3 year deal with an option. Sveum chose the Cubs over the Red Sox earlier today. Mike Maddux is believed to have been the Cubs #1 choice … Continue reading

Cubs/Red Sox Manager Decision Coming Soon?

Take my word for it. The 2012 Chicago Cubs will be managed by Mike Maddux. The 2012 Boston Red Sox will be managed by Dave Sveum. That’s right, you heard it here first. No sources, just a functioning logical brain. For those of you who have been living in a pineapple under the sea and … Continue reading

Cardinals Hire Ex-Redbird Matheny

Francona. Oquendo. Sandberg. McEwing. Maloney. Svuem. Maddux. Hale. Martinez. Mackanin. Alomar Jr. All 11 candidates have interviewed for at least one of the three MLB manager openings in the last couple weeks. All have coaching or managing experience in the MLB or MiLB. However, the Cardinals wanted to go a different direction. Earlier today, Jon Morosi … Continue reading

St. Louis Cardinals Win 2011 World Series

Yes, I was there. Well, not inside Busch stadium when the Cardinals were crowned champions, but I was in St. Louis. I was a couple blocks away watching the game with hundreds of Cardinals fans outside. It was cold that night. Being a Cubs fan, one would assume I’m naturally a cold person as well. … Continue reading

The Start of Something New

Here we are. September 16th, 2011. Coming into today, the Chicago Cubs were 22 games out of the division. Their season is all but over. Cubs fans around the US know what this means. More jokes at their expense. More humiliation. More losing next season. Basically more of the same. But wait… This will not be … Continue reading

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