Archive for January, 2010

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

The Super Bowl Prediction System — Super Bowl XLIV is a toss-up All the betting lines favor the Colts right now by five or six points, but in my book it’s a toss-up. If I were a betting man, I’d take the Saints and the points. But if you do that, don’t blame me if […]

January 29, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week  No Comments

Note to Hendry – Make no little plans

Cubs GM Jim Hendry said at the Cubs Convention that last year’s off season player market moved slower than previous years, with many deals coming in the final days before spring training. He expected this year to be similar to last and so far this has proven to be so. So we Cub fans have […]

January 26, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, lineup, roster, spring training  No Comments

Ricketts should keep eye on the ball

Tom Ricketts is a smart, likeable guy. He talks a good game for the most part, but most of what I hear lately has very little to do with winning baseball in 2010.  I heard a Lou soundbite from the Cubs Convention: ‘We have a good team up here in Chicago’ he said. And Lou […]

January 20, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, lineup, Lou Piniella, observations, players, playoffs, Ricketts family, Team Ownership  No Comments

Welcome back, Doc

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January 11, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: CubHub.net Site Update  2 Comments

Dawson the big draw at Cubs Convention

With the 25th annual Cubs Convention next week, I am struck by who the most exciting, most anticipated player in attendance will be. No, it won’t be a big star from last season or a high profile acquisition for this coming season. No, the biggest player appearance will be from a guy who hasn’t played for […]

January 10, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: awards, observations, players, roster, Team Ownership  No Comments

Why Byrd over Reed?

Jim Hendry went to the free agent market to get his center fielder for 2010. Marlon Byrd was signed this week to a 3-year contract worth $15 million. I took a look at his stats and was astonished by how close his numbers are to that of now former Cub Reed Johnson. Nearly every category […]

January 2, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, roster, stats  6 Comments