ARLINGTON, Tex.–Former slugger Sammy Sosa, out of baseball since the 2005 season, is looking to revitalize his career in the place where it all started. Sosa worked out Tuesday in Arlington for the Texas Rangers, where his career began eighteen years ago. After hitting .221 with only 14 home runs for Baltimore in 2005, Sosa […]
Todd Zeile wore a lot of uniforms in his career (11, to be exact), and he was a halfway decent utilityman for the better part of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. But not as a Cub. In his 79 games as a Cub, Zeile put up the worst numbers of his career. Go ahead […]
Recipe for ending a career: 2 pts. Tommy John surgery 1 pt. Cub uniform Age 34 years Stress 8 innings Add a pinch of Dusty Baker And that brings us to #124 on our Bottom 126, Chad Fox. What. The hell. Were you thinking? I have no idea what a guy who previously had two […]
CHICAGO–Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano asked for $15.5M in 2007. The Cubs offered $11.025M. Don’t sweat, Carlos. You’ll get your money. Pay the man what he’s worth, Jim. If Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is worth $10M/year, Biz Z is a steal at $15.5M/year.
ST. LOUIS–The 2009 All-Star Game will take place in the new Busch Stadium. The decision was made by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig after Gary, Indiana, Newark, New Jersey, and Compton, California failed to get their bids in on time for consideration. Busch: The Champagne of Crotch Sweat Baseball insiders suspect that Selig’s selection […]
CHICAGO–The Cubs agreed to a two-year deal with left-handed reliever Will Ohman. The Cubs expect Ohman to benefit from put on fifty pounds because of another year around Scott Eyre. Details of the contract are not yet known. UPDATE: SI says the contract is 2 years, $2.5M.
Ah, the magical summer of 2005. Corey Patterson and Jason Dubois were sucking the life out of the Cubs outfield. The Cubs were sucking the life out of Cubs fans everywhere. I was sucking back a beer, when I heard the news that the Cubs had sent Patterson and Dubois down to AAA Iowa, and […]
DES MOINES, Iowa–Former Cubs Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg were at the Iowa Cubs’ Fan Fest 2007 this Saturday, and both had some interesting things to say about the Cubs’ offseason acquisitions, as Wrigleyville 23 pointed out. According to Dawson: They made some good acquisitions considering what was out there (for free-agent talent). But I […]
Sandy Martinez What’s that? You don’t really remember Sandy Martinez? That’s because Martinez was a bad, journeyman catcher whose only claim to fame in an otherwise pointless career is catching Kerry Wood’s twenty-strikeout game. He spent two mediocre seasons with the Cubs in 1998 and 1999 poorly backing up Scott Servais and Benito Santiago. In […]
As I mentioned Friday, Fire Lou Piniella! planned to compile a list of the bottom 100 Cubs of all time. I got to 126 Cubs in under an hour without going outside of my lifespan. So, I have amended the list to include the worst 126 Cubs in my lifetime. By no means is this […]