Saturday, July 24, 2010

Weekend Radio Recaps: Trammell & Ted on ESPN 1000

Today Ted Lilly was on Talkin' Baseball to talk with Levine and Hood about the possibility of being traded:
  • First the guys talked about the Chicago Cubs Cookbook, which is a great fundraiser for Di George syndrome.
  • Carrie Muskat of put together a book of Cubs players' favorite recipes.
  • Ryan Dempster is a guy who always goes out of his way for others, so it's great to help with him and his daughter.
  • Lilly said that the Cubs are starting to play better, but it's been one of those seasons where everything hasn't come together on the same day.
  • Teddy would like to stay in Chicago, win, and have the trade thing not be an issue. He feels like one of the things he is responsible for is to help his team win. There is a lot of unfinished business for him in the Windy City.
  • "This has been a great place to play and the reason for that is the fans," Lilly said.

Alan Trammell joined Waddle & Silvy yesterday to talk about the open Cubs managers job:

  • Alan doesn't have any secrets about the coaching staff to give the guys.
  • The four years Trammell has been with Lou have been tremendous and he really appreciates the opportunity.
  • He played in the AL all of his career, but he says that the folks in St. Louis are good fans and good baseball people.
  • When asked if he expectes to be a prime candidate for the opening managerial position, Trammell said that that would be a better question for Jim Hendry.
  • Alan is a coach here and wants to focus in the 2+ months left in the season. Regardless on what your record is, you're supposed to come out and try to win everyday.
  • He said that it's nice to be considered for the Cubs manager's job, but right now he wants to focus on 2010. Nobody in the organization has told him that he will be considered yet.
  • This has not been the type of season that the Cubs were expecting. "It's just been one thing after another. We've been consistently inconsistent," he said.
  • Trammell thinks that he and Lou have totally different personalities.
  • Dusty Baker and Piniella have both said that it is much more challenging to win with the Cubs than they thought coming into the gig. Alan says that it's been a long time since the Cubs won, and that topic comes up so much, that it makes it tougher.
  • He is very pleased with Starlin Castro's progress. Alan can tell that this guy wants to be a good player and is only going to get better.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted.

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