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CUBS CONTINUE TO PREY ON CARDINALS


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That seems to be the strategy for the Cubs.   Beat, the Cardinals by taking their players.   However, when you are a free agent, you don’t belong to anyone.   The Cardinals lost in the reverse bidding war.   Cards and Nationals offered more overall money.   Cubs management convinced Heyward he’d win a championship in a baby bear’s uniform and maybe he does.   They actually made the playoffs as a wildcard team last year, beat the Cardinals to advance, only to be whipped by the Mets.  Past Cub players have heard this song and dance before, “This is our Year”.

The people of Chicago (all those living and most that have passed) have never experienced their beloved Cubs win a World Series.  So, is 2016 “the Cub’s Year”?   Maybe, maybe not, you don’t win on paper, you win on the field.

Too many Cardinal fans are fretting this morning.   Why?   We’ve lost players, great players before.    One player leaves, it presents an opportunity for another, “Next man up”.   St. Louis you know this phrase.   It is in the veins of the Cardinals organization.

Heyward was not Albert.   We lost Albert, we returned the next season to the playoffs.   Jason Heyward is a terrific player.   A great defensive player.   He hit .293, a weak .293.   He is a capable homerun hitter, but not a slugger.   He might hit 20 HRs in Wrigley.   Might!  This past season for St. Louis, Heyward had 60 RBIs.    From a right fielder, you need more production than that.   Heyward struggled with men on base.   In fairness lots of Cardinals did in 2015.

The upside, the Cardinals now have 2 spots for their young TALENTED, outfielders.  Enter  Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk, who we got good long looks.    Look at the numbers:

Games   AB     Runs  Hits    Hr  RBI     BA

Heyward     154       547     79     160    13    60     .293

Piscotty              63       233   29       71       7     39        .305

Grichuk             103    323     49      89      17     47      .276

Piscotty and Grichuk’s  PRODUCTION numbers are better on average.    Give these guys the same number at bats as Heyward, they smash his production totals.   Also, their defense and base-running skills are nothing to sneeze at.

Many teams would panic if they lost a player such as Heyward.   The Cardinals have youth to replace him with, talented youth.   They may yet this winter add another outfielder/bat, Piscotty is more than capable of playing 1st.   If the outfield ends up being  Holliday in Left, Grichuk in center and Piscotty in right, they have a fourth in Tommy Pham and Moss.   Matt Adams would have 1st base, with Moss and Piscotty to fill in if needed.

The future is still bright for St. Louis.   The Cubs will still have to deal with the Cardinals.   Cubs will start the year as media favorites, but the Cards, as Joe Buck once called it……..”They just won’t go away.”   The rivalry just got a little warmer.

Cardinal fans, look at the numbers from last year…..this could turn out to be a blessing.

 

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FROM THE OBAMA TEAM…..LETS MAKE A DEAL!!!


Imagine this, If Barack Obama was the general manager of the Chicago Cubs. The poor Cubbies have five losers that just don’t fit in well with the team’s chemistry, ride the bench and are not fan favorites; they’ve seen how they play. Now the Yankees GM picked up this foreign free agent sometime back who was feeling lost without a team, but the Yanks thought he deserved a 2nd chance. The lost soul really liked his new teammates but doesn’t communicate well and just wasn’t catching on to the Yankee way. Management held on to their bonus baby as the GM felt he had some trade bait value.

The Yankee GM knew of the five potential stars wasting away on the Cub’s roster, but thought their organization could convert them back into the stars they once were, if they could only pry them away from that shrewd negotiator, Barack Obama. After a couple of phone calls the Yankee squad was surprised just how willing Obama was to give up the 5 bombers, I mean sluggers for one lost soul.

The Yankees broke out in celebration as they anticipate becoming the powerhouse and threat against the rest of the league. While back in Chicago, the fans are stunned and raged with bitter outcry against their team leader. Who in their right mind would trade five players for one player with little or no value; five that will surely come back to haunt them. This is how to destroy a team……

Barack Obama told Brian Williams in an interview on Friday, he would “do it again”. He would trade five terrorist for the one, if he were in the same situation. Even after the outcry from the American people, he would give them back again. Obama made these comments on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France and he did it arrogantly. What an insult to all, especially to the men that sacrificed for our freedom that historic day.

He hasn’t been listening. He has no interest in our security and future. Barack Obama would destroy a baseball team with his executive strategy and style. He is playing with our lives…….If this were baseball, he’d be fired. You perform or you are gone.
Why do we hold our professional sports teams and management on higher expectations and then dismiss them for poor performance, but do nothing when our leaders fail.

This isn’t a game, Obama has had his chance to perform and has failed. His actions are worse than reckless and irrational, they are insane. This is a man who cares not for the well-being of the country. He is our Commander-in-Chief for God’s sake. Does a commander-in-chief in his right mind just hand over a nuclear bomb for a firecracker? I just don’t want him to destroy our nation. I remember a president being run from office because he was accused of covering up a burglary! A burglary! We and we alone will have to hold Obama accountable. Congress won’t, they’re part of the problem. We must deal with them as well. Its time to remove Barack Obama from the White House. He has betrayed this nation. Thomas Jefferson warned us there would be times like this and our founding fathers placed means to deal with them within our constitution. Its time We the People respond.
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