Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Drinking The White Sox Kool Aid

It's hot.

As I was walking from the North Face store, beads of sweat were dripping from my face. I thought to myself: "Self, I could go for some Kool-Aid right about now." Typically, kool-aid is the summer drink for kids -- and some adults -- during those blistering summer days. I would come home, mix a pitcher of the cherry goodness with about three extra cups of sugar. It was delicious.

But who knew that the White Sox would bring heat of their own this summer and make baseball relevant in Chicago? The Southsiders have been on a tear as of late and are producing some interesting subplots for this season:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Are Epstein And Hoyer Above Reproach?

The alternate title of this post is: Two Smart Guys Argue With One Other Guy:



Paul Sullivan of the Tribune strikes me as somewhat of a troll. As I noted on the Cubs Den article that brought this video to my attention, the Cubs front office is not above reproach, but if you are going to criticize them, DON'T DO SO LIKE AN IGNORANT FAN WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE SPORT AND BUSINESS OF BASEBALL, SULLY.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Glove Slap To Kerry Wood





Thursday, May 17, 2012

Good Things On The Horizon For Cubs Hitters?

My latest work at FanGraphs suggests more than a few Cubs hitters should be doing MUCH better than they presently are. Namely: Ian Stewart, Geovany Soto, and — surprise! — Darwin Barney. Of course, caveats abound.

The bad news is that Starlin Castro may need to change his approach in order to stay successful. His .366 BABIP is carrying too much of the weight of his production.