Email The Big Red C


Ticket Booth

Get all your
online sports tickets
through Coast to Coast Tickets.
Check out our
Wrigley Field seating chart
for the best
Chicago Cubs tickets.
Buy MLB tickets
for all the best match-ups including
Boston Red Sox tickets,
New York Yanks tickets
and Houston Astros tickets.
Don’t forget to check out our
Chicago concert tickets online!

PIT/PA Watch

May 15: 3.55
Season: 3.61
NL Average: 3.73
Cubs' NL Rank: 15th

Cubs Season Record 22-15 (--)

This Series
May 14-May 16

Cubs Sweep 3-0



Final Score: 6-1

Final Score: 7-5

Final Score: 4-2


Next Series
May 18-May 20

AT

May 18: Clement (5-2, 2.78) vs
Schmidt (3-2, 3.79)


May 19: Zambrano (4-1, 1.82) vs
Rueter (1-4, 5.52)


May 20: Maddux (3-3, 4.44) vs
Hermanson (1-2, 4.67)



Last Series
May 11-May 13

Dodgers Win 2-1



Final Score: 7-3

Final Score: 4-0

Final Score: 7-3


Know Your Enemy - The Series
Part 1 - The Reds
Part 2 - The Pirates
Part 3 - The Brewers
Part 4A - The Cardinals - Position Players
Part 4B - The Cardinals - Pitching and Bench
Part 5A - The Astros - Position Players
Part 5B - The Astros - Pitching and Bench

News, Information and Discussion
Baseball Prospectus
ESPN Baseball
Minor League Baseball
NetShrine
MLB Center

Reference
Baseball-Reference
Baseball Cube
Baseball Almanac
MLB Contracts
Roster Central

Blog-O-Rama
Baseball Primer - Clutch Hits
Will Carroll Weblog
Baseball Musings
Aaron's Baseball Blog
Futility Infielder
Redbird Nation
Business of Baseball
Baseball News Blog
The Score Bard

L'Armée Blog Du Petits Ours
Cub Reporter
Ball Talk
and another thing!
Northside Lounge
Let's Play Two
Yarbage Cub Review
Clark & Addison Chronicle
Weeghman Park
Ivy Chat
Uncouth Sloth
Cubs Pundit
Tom Smith
View From the Bleachers
Dan's Cublog
Waveland Chronicles
Cub Fan Nation
Forklift
Aisle 528
Waveland Dave
Eat at Joe's
Chicago Cubs Fan Blog
Merablog
Any Team Can Have a Bad Century
Two Headed Monster
North Side Baseball
Rooftop Report
94 Years and Counting
Northside Report
Old Style Cubs
The Cubdom

Buyselltix Sponsored Links
Like Baseball? Check out
All Star Game and Chicago Cubs Prices.



Online Seats Sponsored Links
Online Seats!
Cubs Tickets
MLB Tickets


Syndicate this site (XML)
Powered by
Make RSS at BaseballBlogs.org

Listed on Blogwise


This page is 

powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Weblog Commenting by 

HaloScan.com

 Archives
08/01/2003 - 09/01/2003
09/01/2003 - 10/01/2003
10/01/2003 - 11/01/2003
11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003
12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004
01/01/2004 - 02/01/2004
02/01/2004 - 03/01/2004
03/01/2004 - 04/01/2004
04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004
05/01/2004 - 06/01/2004
Creeping Inexorably Toward A Worthwhile Sub-Heading.
Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Bits N’ Pieces

There’s nothing going on that I feel like giving exclusive treatment to, so here’s a couple observations on another fine day for the democratic process. If you’re in a state with a primary today, stop reading this and go vote! I’ll be here when you get back. If you’ve voted already, thanks for playing. Now, on with the show.

Amazin’! - Good for Eric Karros. He signed on with the A’s yesterday for a little over $1M, and as much as I might have wished to see him spending more time with a camera in his hand than a bat, I found his enthusiasm refreshing, and my good impression was only reinforced by the full-page ad he took out in the Chicago Tribune at season’s end (if anyone has a link to this, let me know and I’ll put it up thanks to Doug for the link!). I have never met him and don’t pretend to know him, but what I saw last season made me want to root for him, so kudos to Mr. Karros for signing with a contender.

And kudos to the A’s, as well. Assuming he gets used as a right-handed caddy for Scott Hatteberg and/or Erubiel Durazo, Karros can be a valuable commodity. Both Hatteberg and Durazo have very real platoon splits, and having someone like Karros around who can spell those guys against lefties and thrive while doing it will serve the A’s in good stead. Now if only Eric Chavez could hit the southpaws…

Everybody’s Doing It - First the Cubs, and now the Marlins. Seems like everyone who gets a hold of Hee Seop Choi feels the need to get him a platoon partner. Florida signed Wil Cordero yesterday to a one-year deal, both as insurance for Choi and to provide “veteran leadership” off the bench. There’s no doubt that Cordero can hit lefties (.295/.383/.467 over the last three years), and he’s doing it on the cheap (only $600K), so in those respects he’s a good pickup. I just hope that he doesn’t take valuable development time from Choi, and that his “veteran leadership” doesn’t include classes in phone etiquette.

There’s Somethin’ Happenin’ Here… - There’s an article in today’s Chicago Tribune that has Scott Boras openly pitching Greg Maddux’s skill as a teacher of hurlers. It’s difficult to tell from the article where this came from, a source in the organization, or Boras himself, and while he is quoted in the article making pithy statements about Maddux’s professorial prowess, it’s unclear whether the statements were specific to today’s piece, or recycled from earlier interviews. In any case, it smells like a plant. There don’t seem to be any other suitors out there for the future Hall of Famer’s services, and without the leverage of other offers to get prices rising, Boras’ only alternative would be to make his case to the city at large. Hendry and Boras will be talking today or tomorrow, and the timing of this article makes me think some movement is in the offing. Ideally, the movement will include Maddux up to Chicago, and Scott Boras down a peg.

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright - I swear, this is the last thing I’ll write about Ivan Rodriguez for the foreseeable future. I just had to give voice to my glee. In yet another fine example of why you should be careful what you wish for, Pudge wished for $10M a year, and he got it. Pudge wished for a four-year contract, and he got that too. But just like the Genie who takes your wish to be loved by everyone and grants it by turning you into an Oscar Meyer Weiner, Scott Boras gave I-Rod exactly what he asked for but threw in a delicious twist. Now, sentenced to the baseball equivalent of four years in Siberia in a gold-brick house, Pudge will have the time to contemplate the value of victory, and hope that his one ring keeps him warm at night.

CTC offers Cubbies tickets
including Wrigley Field box seats,
Bears tickets
and tickets to live concerts in Chicago.

Posted by Derek @ 11:05 AM

|