Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cubs getting Floyd???

This has been rumored for weeks and it seems they are very close on landing there platoon for Murton.. Sources said late Tues that they are on the verg of landing him. I like the signing, he is a backup plan if Murton doesnt work out, he is an outfielder who can play both corners as well as first if need be.. If heathy can hit 25hr.. He is a great gamble!!! Heres the link-,1,7536604.story?coll=chi-sportscubs-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

MLB 07 THE SHOW!!!!!!!!

Set to hit stores between Feb- April.. My bet is Feb 27th.. thats the time it came out last year for PS2!!! Those of you MLB freaks that love the MLB gaming franchise are really excited right now!! and thanks to for this link to the Producer Interview and clip of the new game!!!

The roster and things will be adjusted at the last minute just like last year so you have the most up to date rosters... But once you click on the link, scroll down and clickon the picture that says video interview.. its about ten minutes. Great new features! So enjoy!!!!

Chicago Cubs Position Player Predictions

Assuming the lineup as it is now, here are my player projections for the 2007 season, i inserted pie beside Jones in case Jones is traded and Pie starts the year in center so here they are-

Soriano- .280 42 hr 90rbi 45 sb
Murton- .295 18 hr 70 rbi 5 sb
Dlee- .310 36 hr 99 rbi 20 sb
Aram- .290 36 hr 105 rbi 3 sb
Jones- .275 24 hr 70 rbi 10 sb Pie- .275 12hr 60rbi 19 sb
Barrett- .299 15 hr 50 rbi 4 sb
Izzy- .270 3 hr 45 rbi 18 sb
Derosa- .280 12 hr 65rbi 1 sb

Blanco- .256 3 hr 25 rbi 0 sb
Pagan- .265 4 hr 15 rbi 5 sb
Theriot- .300 2 hr 16 rbi 8 sb
Ward- .290 6hr 26 rbi 1 sb
Floyd????- .275 12 hr 30 rbi 1sb
Cedeno????-.250 2 hr 12 rbi 4 sb

theres my Projections.. i added floyd and cedeno in case somehow they are one the team just to give you an idea.

Cubs offically sign Marquis

According to

Its a 3 year deal worth 20 mil... Like I have said numerous times I like this signing... He is an inning eater and you know what you get when you sign him.. He wont be like an Adam Eaton, He wins alot of games and loses alot of games but alot of that can be explained with Tony leaving him in to get hammer to save his pen.. I look to him winning 12 to 15 games this season and to have his era drop around 4 to 4.50.. Im glad Marquis is a cub!!!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Great article by Paul Sullivan

The Tribune today had a good peice on the cubs and here it is-

With little available in the free-agent market, the Cubs might elect to sign a veteran, defensive-minded outfielder who can play center field in case Felix Pie doesn't prove in spring training he's ready to become an everyday player.Alfonso Soriano also can move to center, though the Cubs would prefer him on a corner. First they would have to move Jacque Jones, but they won't do it unless they can get some value in return.

"In a perfect world you'd like to put [Soriano] in one spot and leave him there all year," general manager Jim Hendry said."But it's something where we'll just have to see what becomes available the next couple of weeks or the next month and let [manager Lou Piniella] figure it out in spring training."The Cubs still are concerned about Pie's free-swinging tendencies, and they haven't forgotten how Corey Patterson put too much pressure on himself in 2005.If Jones is traded, the Cubs could move Mark DeRosa to the outfield and play Ryan Theriot at second base, though they've already announced that DeRosa is their starting second baseman.

He brings up alot of good points.. I do believe Sori will be in right field next season and Murton and Floyd(if we ever sign him) platooning with him.. This is a good start but where does that leave JJ.. He could definitly man center for the cubs( he was orginally brought up at center) but he defense is suspect... the other option is to have Pie start in center and use Jones as trade bait, but I am with Jim, he wont come cheap. The best bet is to have no center fielder to start Spring Training, let Pie and Jones fight for it.. Pie is such a good defender it might be worth the risk of him hitting .250 to get that defense, on the other hand you have JJ who had a career year last year and could put up simular numbers.. Its a tough decision that Lou and Jim will have to make.. but no rush to do it now.. Spring Training is still a ways away.. Lets see who wants it more.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Cubs good fit for Rocco???

According to the St. Petersburg Times-

Toronto's signing of Vernon Wells ($126-million, seven years) has to make Rocco Baldelli even more valuable and more sought-after. The Braves, Cubs, White Sox and Rangers would seem good fits. .

Rocco is a very good hitter and decent hitter when heathy... He is a favorite with Lou and would be extremely expensive as far as prospects are concerned.. This move really makes no sense to me at all, and heres why

1. He is a right handed bat, we need lefty outfielder if anything
2. He has injury problems, his games since 2003 have gone 156 in 03, 136 in 04, and 92 in 06
3. strike outs are high 128 in 03, 88 in 04, and 70 in 06
4. he will cost alot for a stop gap for Pie

I just rather see Jones or Pie in center than him