I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
anything that keeps me from seeing ryno on a regular basis is a good thing
The interim guy who ran the club last season after Lou left.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Any one else think that having a no-name manager might make it more difficult for the Cubs to sign a top free agent?
Cubs will be tough. Good move.
"Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill
I understand this premise. I know this is only one instance, but I remember Cordero said he signed here because of the presense of Dusty Baker. I just don't see players pining to play for Mike Quade that did not come up in the Cubs' system.
The Cubs would have the luxury of being in Chicago and having a big payroll, irregardless of who they signed as their manager. I just think that some big-time players may have been even more excited to play in Chicago if they got a Joe Girardi rather than an organizational soldier.
I just don't think that many guys would get excited to play for a guy who didn't play in the bigs and was a third-base coach for a bad team. How much respect does Mike Quade get as a baseball guy? He doesn't have much of a resume to speak of at this point.
Evidently Mike Quade impressed someone enough to get them to open their wallet, chances are that impression was forwarded by feedback from guys in-between the lines.
http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com...adam-dunn.htmlBig Z calls for Cubs to sign Dunn.
Asked what he'd do to improve the Cubs, Zambrano replied: "If I want to do something with this team, I think we need another good hitter to protect (Aramis Ramirez) and Marlon (Byrd). You know which one I'm talking about."
"Yeah, I want that guy," he said. "He wants to play for us, not only this year, but two years ago he told me he wants to play at Wrigley Field badly, after he was traded to Arizona from Cincinnati......"
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.