Category Archives: Baseball

Amish lad tries to make MLB roster

While some established baseball veterans with huge contracts ride into spring training driving a Mercedes GLE 63s or Polaris Slingshot, one rookie has to endure ribbing about driving a horse and buggy. But Erasmus Kolb, who is Amish, can tolerate the … Continue reading

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Cubs Signings & Trades Predictions (Guesses…)

What players should the Chicago Cubs be after as they fill out the roster for 2017 to try to repeat as the World Series champions?  I obviously have no inside connections, but I do have some ideas as to who … Continue reading

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MLB GM Quotes of the Week/Month/Year

Here are a couple of quotes from baseball general managers that are highly amusing. It’s great that they can exhibit a sense of humor in trying times for their organizations. The Houston Astros removed Luke Gregerson as their closer after … Continue reading

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Some Notes from the Middle Third of the Baseball Season

I’m behind on posting some notes that I find interesting from the baseball season.  Here are a few from the middle third (June and July) of the 2015 season. Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis established the all-time MLB record for consecutive … Continue reading

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Notes from the First Third of the Baseball Season

I know, I know.  We’re now actually at the two-thirds point into the season.  But you may still find interesting these notes from the first two months.  I’ll have some middle-third notes before too long. 2015 could be The Year … Continue reading

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Cubs Signings & Trades, Pre-2014

This was originally the last section of the previous post but it’s going to get too long.  So here it is separately.  In addition to free agents signings, this now includes trades. Cubs Trades  (after the 2013 season concluded) C George Kottaras from … Continue reading

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Players the Cubs Should Consider Signing

What an active, interesting off-season it’s already been for player activity — free agents, contract non-tenderings and a bunch of trades.  And we haven’t yet even hit the Winter Meetings (Dec. 8-12, with the Rule 5 draft on the final … Continue reading

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