Sunday, January 18, 2009

Just for you little guy...

In honor of So being signed to a minor league deal by the Cubs, I have changed the title bar color of the blog. I hope you don't mind, Runningman.

Good Golly Miss Molly....

I will throw this out here right now. I know it is January and many things can happen between now and October, but the Cubs will be WS Champs in '09.


It's not just because I am an avid Cubs fan. It is really because of this. The Cubs now have the power of the So Swunt! Look out pitchers and hard-charging corner infielders. When you play the Cubs this year, you may have a new short-ball threat to worry about.

(Short-ball - adj.: Pertaining to baseballs that are hit 0 to 60 feet away from home plate.)

This is an apocalyptic sign for the Cubs two year run at the playoffs. I still think they would have to be the favorite in the NL Central. The Cardinals biggest offseason move is to count on Chris Carpenter to, once again, become their ace. I see shades of Wood and Prior cerca 2004-2006 in this decision. Milwaukee has really bolstered their pitching staff by losing the Sabathia sweepstakes and letting Ben Sheets persue other teams via free agency. But, hey, they signed 41 year old Trevor Hoffman. The rest of the division is just that...the rest of the division. The only team that may (and I want to stress "may") make noise is Houston. If they do, good for them. I'm not holding my breath.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Looking for a better year in 2009.

Happy 2009 everyone. Now that the holidays are over and I am a little less pissed about the Yankees buying the free agent market, I can get back to posting.

I am not completely over the Yankees thing, so here is my abbreviated tirade. All I want in 2009 is for the Cubs to come into the new Yankee Stadium for the exhibition game and thoroughly trounce the Yankees. I think 37-5 would be an acceptable score. I'm all for teams spending money if they have it, but the Yankees do it in excess. The luxury tax payment doesn't make up for it, but whatever. I just hope that the baseball gods don't look favorably on the Yankees greed. Here's to a Yankees 40 man injury roster in 2009.

P.S. I really don't want only a Cubs exhibition game win in 2009. A WS Championship for the baby bears would also be nice.