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Brian Tarman

Die Hard Corner

  • Age: 24
  • 'Hood: Wrigleyville
  • Fave spot: Wrigley Field and/or Ian's Pizza

Brian Tarman is 24, an 18-year resident of the Chicagoland area, a die-hard Cubs fan, avid sports fan, purveyor of random trivia and a music buff. In his free time he likes reading, playing pick-up sports, hanging out with friends in the greatest city in the world and writing on his personal blog, The Clark and Addison Street Journal.

Marshall traded to Reds for Travis Wood

Marshall traded to Reds for Travis Wood

The offseason rebuilding continues for the Chicago Cubs as they dealt reliable lefty Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for left-handed reliever Travis Wood and two minor leaguers.  It marks the third move for the new Cubs front office which is clearly serious about rebuilding the team.  Marshall was most likely dealt due to his…

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More Cubs rumors

More Cubs rumors

One of the downsides of the MLB offseason is that you have to rely on rumors and speculations until something actually materializes.  At this point, the Cubs are in the middle of various potential moves (or so we think):   The Cubs are supposedly considering the acquisition of outfielder Coco Crisp.  If Crisp were to…

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Cubs trade for 3B Ian Stewart

Cubs trade for 3B Ian Stewart

If you liked Tyler Colvin and wanted to see what he was made of, you’re out of luck.  Colvin and DJ LeMahieu have been traded to the Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers.  I used to take pride in being able to project certain moves the Cubs would make in any given offseason…

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Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

It looks like Albert Pujols is a Led Zeppelin fan since he’s “Going to California”.  Pujols agreed to a 10 year, $250-260 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Southern California close to the La Brea Tar Pits adjacent to Chavez Ravine in Pacific Standard Time)…

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Cubs acquire RF David DeJesus

Cubs acquire RF David DeJesus

Does this sound familiar?:  “I don’t see the Cubs addressing right field as a priority and they will likely see what Colvin is made of when given a full season to work with.  Expect Colvin to get most of the work in right in 2012.”  If not, you didn’t read my recent post that will…

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Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position.  Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of the 2012 Class of Free Agents.   Take a…

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Cubs find guy in "Swaim"

Cubs find guy in “Swaim”

Well, just a day after this, Dale Sveum is the new manager of the Chicago Cubs after agreeing to a three year contract with an option for a fourth year.  Sveum only has 16 games of Major League managing experience, however he does have 30 years of overall baseball experience.  Initially, it will seem like…

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Cubs continue search for manager

Cubs continue search for manager

Here’s a quick update on the Cubs search for manager, also known as Phase 2 of the offseason to-do list:   Pete Mackanin, Dale Svuem, Mike Maddux and Sandy Alomar Jr have all gone through the interview process.   Current Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux seemed to make the best impression during his mock…

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Quade out, Theo starts clean-up

Quade out, Theo starts clean-up

Harvey Keitel has a great role in the movie Pulp Fiction.  He plays “Winston/Mr. Wolf,” a guy that specializes in cleaning up your mess.   While I previously compared Theo Epstein to a North Side version of Obama,  Theo could also be compared to Mr. Wolf. He’s here to clean up the mess; he’s here to…

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Bob Brenly for manager

Bob Brenly for manager

As of 11:00 am CST on October 25th, Theo Epstein has been announced as the Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations.  Almost immediately, there were questions about the status of Mike Quade (in fact, it was the first question asked to Theo by Bruce Levine).  Further questions will arise on whether or not the organization will…

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