Thursday, March 24, 2005
Back from the Dead?
WP has been relegated to the dustbin of history by some (thanks for keeping the link up, Sloth), but I hope to have it up and running again this season.
It took a long time to get the Internet up and running in my new (old) house, so blogging from home was out of the question. Like Jason Steffens from Clark & Addison, blogging from work on a consistent basis (in between work as an attorney) proved difficult. With any luck, this season will see me be better about paying attention and updating this blog regularly.
I won't get into a long extended post right now - I'll leave that to Ruz and the boys at TCR and Derek and Alex at Cubs Town. Go find their sites if you want more thorough treatment of the Cubs and the pre- and off-seasons. Instead, I'll sign off with a couple of Cubs updates that I haven't seen elsewhere:
In Miami, it appears that Rule 5 pick Luke Hagerty won't make it out of Marlins camp alive. The only hope for the Marlins appears to be if Hagerty is "injured" (note the comment about the tweaked finger - possibly a precursor to an NBA-style "injury" - just ask Jared Reiner). If he is injured, the Marlins can still carry him on the roster until the 'injury' resolves. If it does resolve, Hagerty doesn't look like a good bet to make the roster, as his spring has been less than scintillating. It would appear that the Marlins, a team with legitimate post-season aspirations, will not carry Hagerty as dead weight, which means he is likely headed back to the Cubs organization. Score that one for Gamblin' Jim Hendry.
On the other side of the ledger, Rule 5 draftee Andy Sisco looks like a good bet to stick with the moribund Royals franchise based on a decent spring showing (as a reliever). Since the Royals aren't going anywhere in an improved AL Central, and 6'9" lefty prospects with 93-95 mph fastballs don't exactly grow on trees, look for Andy to break with the big club and stick for the year. Of course, Andy could flame out, but don't count on it. Score this one as going against Gamblin' Jim.
So, for those scoring at home, it's one for, one against. Breaking even isn't great, but it's better than 0-2.