Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've got nothing

As far as I'm concerned, baseball season is over. Fuck it. I don't care who wins between the Yankees and whoever else is in it. I'm busy with work, and baseball seems a waste of my time.

That said, the Twins - Tigers game 163 was perhaps the best baseball game I've ever seen in my life. Period. Too bad the Twins had to go play the Yankees.

Yes, I'm a pissed off Cub fan. I'm cooling my heals and waiting to see what happens in the off season. Or whether it will be another off off season.

I'm hearing Bradley to the Tigers for Jeremy Bonderman. Thoughts on that? I'm all over it. Fuck me, I'd trade him to the Tigers for an old Bill Freehan jersey.

I've been busy being busy, and I try not to post I hope you understand my "leave of absence." Someday, I'll again have something worthy or witty to post, and when I do, I hope someone is here to read it.

Or not.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Spilt Milk

I will not cry over Milkit. Okay, maybe some tears of joy. Good riddance to the ingrate fuck. Glad to see that Hendry had the balls to suspend him. I hope that they have the balls to give him the boot next year, too. I don't want him on the team.

I just saw another pinch hit at bat from Aaron Miles. He couldn't hit his weight at fantasy camp.

I don't think I can make the thing in Arizona. Wish I could, but I don't think it's gonna happen.

more later. maybe. js

Monday, September 14, 2009

Is it fair to compare?

Sometimes it isn't -- but it can be fun. I have decided to stop comparing Adam Dunn's numbers this year with Milton Bradley's. It isn't fair. For one, it's ridiculously lopsided, but also unfair to Milton to compare his numbers with someone who is producing, so I thought to myself...who is doing well? And then Derrek Lee popped to mind. DLee is having a terrific year -- everyone agrees, right? He's been the offensive star of the team. Hitting homers, driving in runs, doing it all. So...

Let's compare Lee to Adam Dunn this year. For fun. Guess what? Dunn's having a better year. As good as Lee has been, and he's been good...Dunn has been better, offensively, in 2009. More homers and rbi's -- but the stat guys will tell us that those are deceiving and flawed data and will point to OBP, SLG, and OPS -- all of which Dunn has better numbers. Lee has the higher average and less K's. Dunn wins every other category, including many more walks (102 to 61.) I know it's meaningless...but fun to imagine those two back to back in the lineup this year. What could have been. Of course, with a good final twenty games or so...Milton could still get to 40 rbi's. Milkit's had a very offensive year, it just hasn't been at the plate.

Here's one for you guys to ponder. Adam Dunn -- and for the record, I'm NOT a big fan of Adam Dunn, or at least I wasn't until last off season when I thought he could/should have become a Cub -- his numbers are not that far off Ryan Howard's. In many ways, these two guys are similar -- yet Howard gets talked about like the second coming and Dunn doesn't get talked about. Howard has a shorter career to go on, but his numbers are better than Dunn's...but not off the board better...slightly better. This year, Dunn has the better numbers. I'm saying that they are similar...that's all.

When this guy said he'd take a one year deal to play in Chicago -- why wouldn't Hendry have jumped on that? Anyone who will take one year is a good bet to put up numbers in this day and age because their next contract depends on it. He's on his way to ANOTHER 40/100 we knew he would. Fuck me.

Here's what I propose for the offseason. May post more on this later on the View...depending on time. Two things we need to do:

1. Trade with the Mets. A big one. We get Jose Reyes and whatever else they throw in. They get Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, Sean Marshall and some arm or two from the minors. I haven't really thought through the details -- whatever we have to do to get Reyes. He's going to be available. The Mets have said that they don't think they can keep both him and Wright, and that Wright is untouchable.

2. Sign Chone Figgins as a free agent and put him at 2b. No competition at the position. He's the guy.

Now we start 2010 with a one - two batting order punch of Reyes and Figgins. That's 100 stolen bases right there. Probably 240 runs scored. Improved D up the middle. It's what we need to get to the next level.

More later. Or not.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Damn Cubbies

In what could be a modern day version of Damn Yankees, the Cubs new owner should sell his soul to the devil in exchange for a world series win. I've given it a great deal of thought, and I'm okay with it. It's worth it.

More on this later...or not.

Hey, I just used stats to rebut a comment on the view. Watch -- they are going to say that MY stats aren't good stats. They have better stats. I used old unreliables like batting average (gasp. How dare I? I mean, who uses batting average to determine hitting prowess? What's that, you say? Everyone? What's that you say? That's what they use to determine the "Batting champion?" Really? There's no big trophy for BABIP leader?)

Wait for it. Wait for it...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Beating the dead horse

Adam Dunn is hitting .288 with 32 homers and 88 rbis. Since those stats don't mean ANYTHING, how's this? 92 walks, .420 OBP and OPS of 1.003 -- on the worst fucking team in all of baseball.

Meanwhile, Milkit Badly went 0 for 4 tonight to drop his average to fuck. He has 61 walks. He has less rbis than Dunn HAS homers. His unbelievably awesome baseball idol man OBP is .392. His OPS is .787. He has less homers than Ryan Theriot, I think. Or it's close. Either way.

Just sayin'

Sam Fuld made a great catch tonight to rob Manny of what would have been a homer. Didn't matter though, since the mighty Cubbies were shut down. One hit. Wells gives up 2 unearned and takes the loss. I wonder who he fantasizes about being traded to.

I think Soriano should be hitting leadoff. For Peoria.

More later. Or not.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Kevin Gregg is not a closer. When the word is used in reference to him, it means C (see) Loser.

What the fuck is wrong with this team? I mean besides Kevin Gregg, Milkit Badly and a host of horrible baseball...

AAron Miles? Are you kidding me? He shouldn't be in the major leagues, much less starting for the Cubs. He shouldn't even be on the bench. He's the best we can trot out there in Theriot's absence? Good God.

DLee has quietly put together a nice season. Good for him. Worthy of a corner infielder at the plate, and his defense -- albeit a step slower -- is still excellent.

Fukudome is having a decent year. That said, he's paid way too much for decent, and I think he's a below average (at best) centerfielder.

Soriano has been terrible. Only five more years of that, Cub fans.

Bradley, despite what we read elsewhere, has been an enormous failure so far. 31 rbi's. Are you kidding me? That's middle infield production, not corner outfield. Meanwhile, all the OTHER free agents continue to rake. Abreu, Ibanez and the one I never mention...Adam Dunn.

Soto -- sophomore jinx or stupid fat stoner? Either way, he stinks this year.

No complaint about the way Theriot has played. He's hard not to like, and for the most part he produces. They should work with him on cutting down his swing in situations, though, that call for contact. He still tries to yank the ball at times and that's not his strength.

Fontenot? Very disappointing.

Reed Johnson. Is he still on the team?

Jake Fox -- has been very impressive, all things considered -- even his defense, which we were told outright stinks...has been pretty good. I look for both him and Hoffpauir to have excellent "rest of their careers" once traded away.

Why didn't we go get Heath Bell at the deadline? Or Sherill? Does Lou really think this bullpen can get us into the playoffs? I don't. More reason that I say it's time to fire the entire coaching staff on this team.

Kevin Gregg couldn't close at fantasy camp. On it says that maybe he's tipping his pitches. I think they meant he's tipping his pitch. That BP fastball he throws to everybody. Blanks? Who the fuck is Blanks? This guy gives up homers to more no names than anyone I've ever seen.


Ryan Franklin got his 30th save last night for the Cardinals. Ryan Fucking Franklin. This guy was a really shitty starter for the Mariners. Like 5 - 16 shitty. And then StL makes his a closer and he's light out. I wonder. If Franklin were the Cub closer and Gregg the Card closer...would Gregg have 30 saves and Franklin suck? Probably. Because Dave Duncan is the best pitching coach in baseball and Larry Rothschild is a toilet duck.


I had such high hopes for this season and they have so totally fucked it up. First with dismantling what was a pretty good team, and then acquiring a shitbox like Bradley and then Gregg and then just sucking along playing shit baseball. I have to say that this has been one of the least enjoyable baseball seasons I have ever had.

I said it on the View and I say it again. Blow it up. Fuck the contracts. Blow it the fuck up and start over. I'd rather watch a losing team that is rebuilding with good, young talent than watch these guys lose.

More later? I doubt it.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hats Off

Hats off to our very own BadMojo Man...aka Cap'n Obvious for his stunning victory in the inaugural King of the Castle contest at the View. With a brilliant satire on the acquisition of Milton Bradley. Lampooning at it's finest. If you haven't read it, please do so.

Once again the bullpen gives me a heart palpitation. Fuck. I agree with those who say that Marmol needs a week or two at AAA. Whatever it takes for him to find the strike zone.

I was reading that the Nationals are going to be making some trades...trying to build for the future, and that one thing they seek is a second baseman. I'd give them Fontenot and some pitching for Adam Dunn. Right now. Dunn and some pitching. Whoever. Gone. Throw in some other losers. Oh, and Bradley. He'd do well in Washington DC, with all the other entitled bad attitudes.

I have work to do, but I wanted to congratulate db on the major win. Enjoy the prize. (there is no prize.)