Archive for the ‘Jack Cust’ Category

Jack Cust Update Six: Mitchell Report Edition

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Most of our baseball posts tend to be exercises in self-punishment. No other sport seems to cause us pain quite like baseball. Maybe it's the long season; maybe it's the long offseason; or maybe it's the special pain of being fans of a small-market team that's kind of like being ...

Jack Cust Update 5: Resurrection

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Seventeen days ago, we lamented the downfall of Jack Cust, erstwhile nobody who was snapped up by the Oakland A's from our San Diego Padres who immediately became an offensive force. His numbers had dipped and it looked as though we had reached a premature end of the fairy tale. ...

Jack Cust Update IV

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

It's been 22 days since our last Jack Cust update and our hero has come upon some difficult offensive times (times are always tough for him in the field). When we last saw him, he was hitting .280 with 15 homers and 39 RBI. Now he is hitting .252 with ...

Jack Cust Update III: The All-Star Break (Nearly)

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

We've been tracking Oakland A's Designated Hitter Jack Cust's progress this season since our Padres traded him in May. Naturally, this trade was before we realized that Terrmel Sledge and Jose Cruz Jr. can't hit and Milton Bradley is hurt. But it's cool, we don't really need an offense because ...

Jack Cust Update: Cooperstown Gets A Little Closer

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Last Monday, we mentioned how Jack Cust is probably headed to the Hall of Fame now that the Padres have traded him to another team. The Padres have a history of making the careers of other players by trading them for pretty much nothing. They did it for Ozzie Smith ...

He’ll Probably Get Into The Hall Of Fame Now Too

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Uh, remember when we said teams should never trade with San Diego Padres G.M. Kevin Towers? His prowess at ripping teams off in trades has become something of a legend recently. It's bigger news when the Padres don't get the better end of a deal. Well, there's a bigger Immutable ...