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Posts Tagged ‘Aramis Ramirez’

The Cases for Adrian and Adam

Posted by dannmckeegan on October 8, 2010

Both Adrian Gonzalez of San Diego and soon-to-be free agent Adam Dunn have reportedly expressed interest in playing for the Chicago Cubs. Gonzalez, as first basemen by trade, expressed this sentiment to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmeyer last week as the Cubs were in the midst of hurting the Padres’ playoff chances. Carlos Zambrano claims, according to Bleed Cubbie Blue, that Dunn told him way back when the “first baseman”/slugger first was traded to the desert from the banks of the mighty Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wastin’ away a one-run lead again…

Posted by dannmckeegan on July 30, 2010

…searching for my absent run support
some people claim that it’s Piniella to blame
but I know it’s nobody’s fault

May 10th: Florida Marlins 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Ted Lilly: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
Plate Appearance 1 1st and 3rd 2 out groundout
Plate Appearance 2 bases loaded 2 out FC 2-unassisted
Plate Appearance 3 1st and 2nd 2 out strikeout swinging

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NL Central Injury Report

Posted by dannmckeegan on May 27, 2010

A few injuries and ailments are currently becoming big issues in the National League Central.  St. Louis has two starting pitchers out; Chicago has a trio of impaired third basemen and a pitcher with a mystery ailment; Cincinnati is becoming beleaguered across the field; Milwaukee says, “I’ll show you beleaguered;”  the Pirates have their fair share; and the last-place Astros thankfully are sneaking by with decent health. Read the rest of this entry »

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