Friday, December 19, 2008

We've Moved


Out of Right Field has moved.  It can now be found at http://mvn.com/outofrightfield/.  Nothing has changed, and we even hired some people to move all of our old articles over there as well.   You can see the pictures of that move below.





We would have done the work ourselves, but there was a Fresh Prince marathon on all day.





Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Another reason?

Click on the link below to see another video of Joey Gathright.

Maybe the Cubs are 0-6 in the 2 years in the playoffs because they don't have a freak show player off the bench. That's definitely not it, but who knows.

Baseball High Jump
Professional baseball player Joey Gathright jumps over the pitcher for the L.A. Dodgers. This is the best baseball play I have seen in a long time!

Why did the Cubs sign Joey Gathright?

If for no other reason, it was to impress the team on road trips and boost morale by doing things like this off the field:

Cubs sign Joey Gathright

According to Bruce Miles, the Cubs have added bench depth in the form of speedy outfielder, Joey Gathright. Gathright can play all outfield positions and is extremely fast.

Gathright is a lefthanded bat that could platoon with Reed Johnson in centerfield, or could be a bench player that sees time platooning with all positions in the outfield.

Gathright has a low career OBP of .328, but could be a great weapon for Lou Piniella off the bench in terms of speed. Ronny Cedeno & Felix Pie played that role last season.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cubs are focused on signing Milton Bradley

In news I'm absolutely loving, Gordon Wittenmyer writes that the Cubs are making signing Milton Bradley their current #1 priority.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cubs re-sign Chad Guadin

According to Paul Sullivan, the Cubs have signed Chad Guadin to a one-year deal.

The Cubs also offered arbitration Kevin Gregg, Michael Wuertz, Neal Cotts, Reed Johnson, and Ronny Cedeno.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hendry Ends Peavy Saga

According to Ken Rosenthal, and several other sources, Jim Hendry informed Kevin Towers this morning that the Cubs will no longer be involved in talks to acquire Jake Peavy. The Cubs were dealing from a position of strength, and Towers demands were getting to be excessive considering the Cubs current ownership situation, as well as the inability to find a taker for Jason Marquis.

The Cubs' rotation will still be formidable, and the team should benefit from not having to deal a decent core of young players. Sean Marshall was among them, and while he will likely be in the bullpen again in 2009, it should be a good thing in 2010 (or in 2009 with injuries, and lets be honest it's bound to happen) as he will be able around to take Marquis' spot.

Adding Peavy would have been great, but I think I speak for most Cubs fans when I say thank you to Jim Hendry for ending this somewhat quick. We don't need a repeat of the Brian Roberst saga from last year.