John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

The $91-Million Set-up Man Chicago Cubs manager, Lou Piniella, has asked his $91-million pitcher, Carlos Zambrano, to become an eighth-inning set-up man. How do the Cubs get to the point where they are sending their Opening Day starter to the bullpen three weeks into the season? Here are the key facts: Ted Lilly, the Cubs […]

April 22, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, observations, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

Cubs Spring Training Report

 Here is a first-hand report from CubHub.net Special Correspondent, Karen G…  This past weekend was the second of what I hope will be annual trips to Cubs Spring Training Camp in Mesa, AZ. I had such a good time last year when I stopped for a day on the way back from the west coast […]

March 6, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Another thought on Milton Bradley

The struggles of Milton Bradley are well documented. However something occured to me as I listened to Talkin’ Baseball on ESPN Radio with Bruce Levine – arguably the best baseball talk show on the radio. Today Bruce’s new co-host Jonathan Hood related some comments that apparently came from Bradley’s mother. She had alluded to Milton’s young son […]

September 26, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, observations, players  3 Comments

Jim Hendry has trade deadline work to do

With the Cardinals stocking up on some potential offensive firepower in Matt Holliday, it brings me around to wonder what options might be available for Jim Hendry between now and the non-waiver trade deadline of July 31st. The Cubs will get Ryan Dempster back next week and Geovany Soto still maybe a couple weeks away. […]

July 24, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, roster  One Comment

On the Cubs beat with Bruce Miles

Possibly one of the great jobs to have is that of beat writer for a major league baseball team. Free tickets, great seats, access to all aspects of the game… my view from the cheap seats (i.e. as a blogger) is being a beat writer is a great gig to have. That may well be, but of […]

April 26, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, feature, game of baseball, interview, the media  No Comments

Cubs Fantasy Baseball Preview

I’ve been a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball player for several years. Too often I draft with my heart instead of my head and collect too many Cubs. Sticking too long with Mark Prior and Derrek Lee has done me more harm than good. My Yahoo trophy case is actually pretty full (13) in spite of this […]

March 28, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Fantasy Baseball, feature, players  2 Comments