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    • Ricketts: Nothing's wrong. Just injuries. We'll be fine.
  • 6/1/11
  • cubsfaninfla2
I suppose when you're a Hendry guy like Quade is, and when Hendry himself has been basically guaranteed job security by Ricketts, you can do that.
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  • 6/1/11
  • ageofthecubs
And this is our owner, oh boy, has this team got problems in the future!
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  • 6/1/11
  • tj41

"Just" injuries is wrong. Injuries are, to be fair, part of the problem. But, and I wish a reporter pointed this out, the Cards lost Cy-candidate Wainwright before the year even started. Oh, and their previously-solid closer went into the toilet. But they weather that storm and continue to play well.

The other, bigger problem is: the team stinks. The LFer is a HR or nothing, and terrible fielder whose contract through 2014 just kills the team. The RFer has a nice OBP, but little power and can only play against righties --- and costs $14 MM this year. The defense is terrible ---- so many errors and bad plays that aren't technically "errors" such as missing cut-off men or not moving into proper position (Castro has failed to move into position to be a cut off man a few times, and that game against the Mets where Reyes scored on multiple throwing errors was accented by Big Z not backing up 3B on the throw there --- he had all day to get into position but just became a spectator).

Or how about there not being any player that is a legitimate 3 or 4 hitter? And maybe not even a No. 5 hitter, at least not on a contending team. Or the non-injured Dempster's 9.00+ ERA in April?

The biggest thing wrong is performance. Time to wake up, Ricketts, and smell the disaster.

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  • 6/1/11
  • LOCOCZAM
Well we can see that Ricketts is setting the tone for what will be the standard line when questioned why this is was one of the worst teams in baseball when the season is all said and done.
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  • 6/1/11
  • cubsfaninfla2

Exactly.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Injuries will become the excuse du jour.

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  • 6/1/11
  • rixter719
If you were given a job, told you would be paid millions of dollars, you were not accountable to anyone, told to just enjoy the ride, wouldn't you feel like you were going to 'be fine'?
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  • 6/1/11
  • LOCOCZAM
He come off as very condescending towards the fans.
If he thinks we can't see thru his bs then he is a fool.
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  • 6/1/11
  • thetruth11
Fans can do something. Add an empty Wrigley to Ricketts' problems.
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  • 6/1/11
  • jOj
  • jOj
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it's just a bad team. nothing to get overly upset about, nothing much to analyze. ricketts' response was pretty bad, though.
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  • 6/1/11
  • LOCOCZAM
I think we see that happening now. I know I will not pay for a ticket to go watch this garbage.
I will still follow the team some this summer but not nearly as closely as in the past.
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  • 6/1/11
  • jOj
  • jOj
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ticket sales have tanked since opening day. i went to one game and that'll be it for the season. of course, i'll continue to follow the team on a daily basis. no more $$$.
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  • 6/1/11
  • tj41
First tier of upper deck on weekends in the summer, after taxes, are nearly $80 per seat. Oh, and beer is $7 each (but at least it's 16 ounces, and you know the beer will be good as opposed to knowing that the team will stink)
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  • 6/1/11
  • cubkahn

Just injuries.
Just a chat with Len and Bob.
Just want to see every ballpark for ideas.
Just seagulls.
Just noodles.
Just Harry glasses.
Just new toilets.
Just market-priced seats.
Just cold weather.
Just bison meat.
Just the cellar of the Central.
Just a sweep by the Astros at home.
Just Year Two.

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