Aramis Ramirez

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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I sincerely apologize to our 3 loyal readers for the delay in publishing this edition of “Not The News”, but there were some unavoidable delays outside of my control.  News of the Cubs basebrawl was not accompanied by any video evidence, so I had to work late into the night to track down at least [...]

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Follow The Money

by on March 2, 2011 · 2 comments

By my rough estimate, the 6 teams in the NL Central are going to start the 2011 season with a combined $544M committed to team payrolls.  Yikes.  Check out the breakdown: Cubs ~ $133M Cardinals ~ $109M Astros ~ $91M Brewers ~ $84M Reds ~ $76M Pirates ~ $51M If you split teams 1-3 and 4-6 [...]

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If you only look at the 75-87 record for 2010, the Cubs look a lot like…well, the Cubs.  To make matters worse, they don’t have a lot of flexibility going forward into 2011, because they are burdened with some horrific contracts.  Alfonso Soriano ($18M), Carlos Zambrano ($17.875M), Kosuke Fukudome ($13.5M), Carlos Silva ($11.5M), Ryan Dempster ($13.5M), [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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I try my best to stick with strictly Cards talk here – and try to hold my general contempt for the Cubs as the only topic to a minimum…but this was just too good to pass up. In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I caught this episode of events while [...]

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I would not have sent Ryan Franklin out for a second inning (although, who I am kidding, I wouldn’t have brought him into a tie game to begin with). I would have had Felipe Lopez bunting with Brendan Ryan on first and no one out. I definitely would have had Lopez bunting with Ryan on [...]

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