Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher

Syndicate

Theo Epstein Newsbeat

Friday, December 11, 2015

IT’S THE CUBS’ WORLD NOW

Not to spoil the ending, but:

But the Cardinals aren’t doomed. They still have a solid lineup, a solid rotation and a solid bullpen, and you’d have to think they’ll add somebody. But for years, some fans have claimed, wrongly, that Cardinals-Cubs isn’t a real rivalry because the Cards have always been so much better than the Cubs. This, not coincidentally, is the same thing Yankees fans used to say about the Red Sox, before Epstein took over there as well. Now, some have said, in the wake of the Cubs’ signing of Heyward, that this ratchets up the rivalry.

But if anything, I believe it dampens it. Even before Friday, the Cubs were a better team than the Cardinals in just about every way. Now that the Cubs took the Cardinals’ best player, the gap between these teams have widened. If anyone needs to prove this is a rivalry, it’s the fading Cardinals.


 

 

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam M
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogIs it already time for another WEEKLY OMNICHATTER?, for September 13-16, 2021
(136 - 5:45pm, Sep 16)
Last: cardsfanboy

Sox TherapyShrug
(153 - 5:23pm, Sep 16)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(13935 - 5:10pm, Sep 16)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Transfer! Kits! Other Stuff!
(255 - 4:52pm, Sep 16)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogDoes Javier Báez’s enigmatic nature make his impending free agency messier?
(10 - 4:12pm, Sep 16)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogRyan Braun retires after 14 seasons
(24 - 3:49pm, Sep 16)
Last: Darren

Newsblog8th? BBTF Central Park Softball Game: SEPT 18, 2021
(209 - 3:49pm, Sep 16)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogKC Royals ‘need to start thinking’ about a new stadium, possibly downtown, owner says
(51 - 2:36pm, Sep 16)
Last: Karl from NY

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-16-2021
(3 - 2:22pm, Sep 16)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogThe Storyteller of the White Sox
(15 - 1:40pm, Sep 16)
Last: Itchy Row

NewsblogThe Past, Present, and Future of International Scouting
(6 - 1:19pm, Sep 16)
Last: Jay Seaver

NewsblogThe remarkable story of Robin Yount’s brother Larry
(11 - 1:00pm, Sep 16)
Last: Booey

NewsblogThere are only about 3-to-5 candidates to run Mets -- here’s who we think they are
(9 - 10:00am, Sep 16)
Last: Darren

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-15-2021
(5 - 11:54pm, Sep 15)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogWEEKEND OMNICHATTER for September 10-12, 2021
(118 - 10:26pm, Sep 15)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

Page rendered in 0.9807 seconds
46 querie(s) executed