Monthly Archives April 2008

Waiting for Lefty

Anybody who thinks the Cubs have solved their problem hitting lefty starters should have gone to the Friday and Sunday games in Washington, as I did. Who needs Cole Hamels and Johan Santana if, against the Cubs, you can do it with Odalis Perez and John Lannan? Lou Piniella has an interesting theory about beating […]

A Defense of Ryan Theriot

I’m inclined to mount a defense for Ryan Theriot. I won’t be defending Theriot in the way that a Chicago writer tried to a couple of weeks ago, by citing Theriot’s penchant for getting his uniform dirty along with other so-called intangibles. I’ll try never to use the word “scrappy.” If Theriot is valuable, there are numbers that can illustrate his worth. The numbers may simply not be in the public domain.