Y'Know What? Everything's Gonna Be Ooookaaay.

Look fellas, Aramis Ramirez was on fai-yuh at the end of the Cubs 2010 season. Starlin Castro has hit at every level, and our scouting department knows better than most organizations about developing young talent -- so the whole fielding shtuff is gonna come on around.

An' hey, ol' Carlos Pena is gonna introduce the NL to his baseball bat, shotgun wedding style. And you know what else? Tyler Colvin. That's what's else.

And that Alfonso Soriano guy, he's alright. I bet his knees are feeling prim an' proper about know -- he might even threaten a 20-20 season this year.

All-in-all, the Cubs offense should be improved from last year, and the league-crushing Reds could easily have a let down year. Because.

Also, having Randy Wells compete against two excessively inferior pitchers -- Braden Looper and LOOGY James Russell -- will only make him much better! Plus, Carlos Zambrano will be looking to prove himself, and the starting rotation will feed off of each other, turning in another collectively great year.

PLUS! Matt Garza is moving to an easy division (by comparison to the AL East)! He has Cy Young potential now that he's out of the cage!

NOTE: I'm trying not to be sarcastic, but just optimistic. I could swear I used to be an optimist until like 5 months ago.

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  1. Funny stuff Bradley...Really enjoying the blogs. I would like to talk with you about an idea I have. Please email me at tim@boysofspring.com

    Tim Sheridan

  2. Okay, first of all Tim: WE'RE NOT WORTHY!!!

    You reading our blog? The internet is upside down! I have been reading your Boys of Spring blog since Cubs Stats was a hardly germinating thought in the graveyard of my mind.

    MOREOVER, this post was partly inspired by your blog -- which yearly restores my hopes and helps me remember why I like the Cubs (because they wear red, play baseball, and do both things -- simultaneously -- in Chicago).

    Lastly, sure, I'll send an email your way.

  3. Well played, Brad, well played...I'm hoping all this stuff does happen so they finally win the World Series (sheesh) but I hope they still blow the team up and start over again afterwards. Does that make sense?

  4. Hahaha! Yes, Kin, it makes perfect sense: You're crazy just like me.

    Actually, I think the Cubs do have some very valuable parts in their system right now. Unfortunately, unless Soriano finds the fountain of youth, we just have to play the waiting game. We need roster space and financial breathing room before we can assemble more, innately competitive squads.