All we get in June are pro drafts, so, in that spirit, here’s how my draft board would look if there was a draft based on interest and usefulness of drafts: No. 1 - NFL — “With the first pick in the NFL draft forever, the Cleveland Browns select the...
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by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 7 Jun
If you go back to Jason Heyward’s signing, he was talked about as a potential leadoff hitter or a No. 2. Yes, I know, it’s hard to imagine that was the talk after the misery we’ve seen the last two-plus seasons, but it’s true, and now he’s finally...
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 6 Jun
Two no-hitters, one Cy Young Award, a complete-game, a complete-game, wild-card shutout and, oh yeah, two World Series victories that helped the Cubs to their first championship in 108 years. Jake Arrieta, your number retirement is ready.
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 5 Jun
NFL owners capitulated to President Trump’s demands regarding standing for the national anthem or being forced to hide, and then the saps watched as their Super Bowl champions, a team on which nobody knelt, became uninvited to the White House. You marry..
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 4 Jun
After seven shutout innings Sunday, Jon Lester lowered his ERA to 2.44, 12th-best in MLB and the only Cubs starter below 3.00. With Jake Arrieta’s exit, the $164 million disappointments Yu Darvish and Tyler Chatwood, and Jose Quintana's inconsistency,...
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 1 Jun
Yu Darvish reportedly believes Cubs fans hate him for being on the disabled list twice in his first two months, and I’m thinking, he's selling himself short because there are so many other reasons Cubs fans hate him.
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 31 May
Is it too much to ask MLB to outfit the crew chief with a microphone so he can explain to the fans in the park and those watching on TV and listening on radio what’s going on? To do otherwise — to do what MLB does — is a continuation of stupid, and...
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 30 May
A manager has to protect his players, and good for Joe Maddon doing that loudly this week, but if he continues to insist that Anthony Rizzo’s slide was legal, then his players will believe it and continue to make illegal slides and be called for...
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 29 May
Anthony Rizzo deviated from his direct path to the plate to initiate contact with the catcher. That's a violation of MLB's so-called "Buster Posey rule'' that was supposed to protect catchers. But the umps blew it and, worse, so did MLB's replay wonk...
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 24 May
The Capitals have blown three-games-to-one leads. They have lost Game 7s at home. They own a history of excruciating failure. OK, maybe not for 108 years, but still they are a hockey team only a Cubs fan could love, especially while the Cubs fail on the..
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 23 May
After Tyler Chatwood spit out a Yu Darvish-like outing Tuesday, the Cubs have committed a combined $164 million for starters who've produced a combined WHIP of 1.53. That’s worse than the Orioles, whose staff owns the worst WHIP in the majors. So, does...
by: Steve Rosenbloom — Chicago Tribune: RosenBlog 22 May
You know what's worse than the White Sox not getting any better? The Sox not getting any smarter, that's what. Bad and stupid is no way to go through the American League, even the AL Central. It's also not a way to present an attractive destination for...
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