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Name That Cub!

By bullpenbrian - December 20, 2010 - 12:02 am Leave a comment.

Played 19 seasons for the Cubs.
Including 16 World Series games.
Was a six-time All Star and the 1935 NL MVP.
Nicknamed Old Tomato Face.
Born on Dec. 20, 1900.
Died in 1972 in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Name that Cub!

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Holiday Shopping

By bullpenbrian - December 20, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

Wrapping up the holiday shopping this afternoon. It’s a do or die Monday for name draw gifts. Starting out at Taste of Heaven, then Best Buy, Old Town, Mag Mile…

Name that Cub! and Zack Greinke to the Brewers coming later today, if those thoughts don’t freeze to death by the time I get back.

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Kerry Wood Poll

By bullpenbrian - December 17, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.
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Bullpen Session – Streaking

By bullpenbrian - December 16, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

The Bullpen Session is a weekly round-up of my observations surrounding Cubs baseball and much, much more!

My Friday Cubs poll asked whether Carlos Pena was a good signing for Chicago.
55% said ‘Yes’.
33% said ‘Take it or leave it’.
11% said ‘No way’.

I was surprised the majority approve the signing. Although I like the move too, my guess was most Cubs fans would not. Ah, the beauty of the Cubs poll!

–I can’t belive Albert Pujols would ever become a Chicago Cub. The Cards might not have A-Rod type-money to offer Pujols, but that shouldn’t keep the first baseman from re-signing with St. Louis–long term.

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The Matt Garza File

By bullpenbrian - December 15, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

To trade or not to trade for Matt Garza? The right-hander is 27-years-old and a five-year veteran.

Last three seasons in Tampa Bay:
-(34-31), 3.86 ERA.
-Started 30,32,32 games.
-Tossed six complete games.
-Threw 200+ innings twice (’09-’10) & 184 IP in ’08.
-Struck out 467 vs. 201 walks.
-Started five playoff games going (2-1) with a 3.48 ERA.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, Garza is close in similarity score to John Danks (977 out of 1,000) and Mike Pelfrey (967).

He’s similar through age 26 to Kip Wells (982), Steve Trachsel (982), Brad Penny (972), Jason Marquis (971) and Darryl Kile (970).

Is Garza worth a package of young Cub prospects? You tell me.

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Cubs Should Trade For Matt Garza

By bullpenbrian - December 14, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

I’d be willing to part with prospects to land Matt Garza in a trade. The Rays have made the 27-year-old available, and the Cubs need more starting pitching.

Garza is a decent starter, a legit No.3. His talent, however, isn’t worthy of one of the Cubs’ top prospects including Tyler Colvin, Starlin Castro or Andrew Cashner.

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Name That Cub!

By bullpenbrian - December 13, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

Was the second overall pick in 1986 amateur draft.
Had the game winning hit for the NL in the ’94 All Star Game.
Hit .312 with 3 HR & 9 RBI in the ’97 World Series.
Tore his ACL in a treadmill accident.
Prefered urinating on hands instead of batting gloves.
Stop blaming Bartman!
Name that Cub!

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Carlos Pena Poll

By bullpenbrian - December 10, 2010 - 12:02 am Leave a comment.
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What Is The BBA?

By bullpenbrian - December 10, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to take notice of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.

The group, comprised of roughly 200-plus members, is a network of baseball blogs covering everything from individual teams, baseball history, minor leagues and fantasy.

It’s a terrific way to break the mundane baseball coverage from traditional news outlets, especially this time of year, in favor of strong opinions, interesting takes and my favorite, parody posts, on all the latest baseball topics!

BullpenBrian.com is a charter member of the organization, joining forces during the spring of 2009.

Check us out today!

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Bullpen Session – No Dinosaurs

By bullpenbrian - December 9, 2010 - 12:01 am 4 comments.

The Bullpen Session is a weekly round-up of my observations surrounding Cubs baseball and much, much more!

–Who knew Ryan Theriot and Luke Scott were this dumb? I didn’t, at least, not until they both  reached Carl Everett status with their ill-advised interview ramblings this week.

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