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I could use some Dunkin Donuts

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The Rickets family is giving out Dunkin Donuts and coffee tomorrow morning to fans who wait in line for Cub tickets. That’s a pretty neat idea on the Ricketts end, gives the fans an opportunity to ask questions, hopefully tough ones.

There are some steroid allegations on Soto’s 40 pound loss; I expected these allegations to start appearing, don’t really blame people for thinking steroids, especially with the way Soto is looking. I give players the benefit of the doubt, and hope steroids weren’t involved in his weight loss. He should just take a piss test or whatever they do to test for steroids, and clear his name right off the bat. Soto has a pitching staff to concentrate on and doesn’t need anybody questioning his new eating habits; maybe he stopped getting the munchies.

 Cubs management and Ryan Theriot meet tomorrow for the arbitration hearing. I cant wait for the Cubs to let Theriot know how invaluable he is. Hopefully the Cubs win this case, Theriot isn’t worth a penny.

Written by cubsfan1983

February 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Marmol avoids arbitration hearing

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The Cubs and Carlos Marmol agreed to a one year deal worth 2.12 million. Luckily they were able to avoid an arbitration hearing and met in the middle. I cant imagine the Cubs telling Marmol he isn’t worth or is as valuable than Marmol thinks he is, because in fact Chicago needs him more than anything this year.

However, the Cubs and Theriot have not come to a deal and I can’t wait for the Cubs to let Theriot know how they feel about his awful play. If they agree on anything obvisouly it will be a one year deal, especially with the Cubs number one prospect Starlin Castro ready to take over at short.

Its rumored Castro does have a shot at making the big league roster this spring, and hopefully he’ll prove how invaluable Theriot is to the Cubs.

Written by cubsfan1983

February 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Cubs eyeing Sheets

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With the Cubs being 1 of 15 baseball clubs looking at Pitcher Ben Sheets, he may be quite tough to obtain this season. Sheets threw three sessions yesterday in front of scouts. The first 20 pitches he pitched fastballs topping at 92 mph, the second session he threw 20 curveballs (which a major league scout said “has plus Major League stuff”), and the third session his fastball topped just at 88 mph.

Throwing 92 mph at Major League level isn’t all that impressive, and topping just at 88 after 40 pitches isn’t anything to brag about. But, one important factor we have to remember is he is coming off elbow surgery, so to still throw a great curveballs is something to brag about. Deceiving the hitter is more important than just throwing heat, which in time Sheets will eventually gain back with arm strength.

It’s rumored Sheets is seeking between 12-15 million, not quite sure about length of contract, maybe two years tops. I believe the Cubs could afford a 15 million dollar contract, however it should all be incentive based. The Cubs can’t afford to guarantee Sheets 15 million just for him to be on the DL all season. Sheets would also give the Cubs some cushion in the rotation especially with Ted Lilly starting the season on the DL.

Chicago has also offered starting shortstop Ryan Theriot 2,600,000 which is more than enough for his awful job at shortstop. However, Theriot took the Cubs to Salary Arbitation and is asking 3,400,000. Chicago shouldn’t give him anything; he is the worst shortstop in the Major Leagues.

Theriot lacks defensive skills, arm strength, and rubs the base paths like a pregnant woman.

Isn’t Tejada a free agent? That’s who the Cubs should be looking at, and tell Theriot that a mitt the size of my (well you know) couldn’t help him with his lack of defensive capabilities.

Written by cubsfan1983

January 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm