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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Cubs Thoughts

Sorry haven’t been around. Been swamped with a bunch of stuff and have been meaning to write.

First: Let’s hope that the injury to Derek Lee is not serious and he can comeback soon and not be too affected by the collision. At first it looked like he might be seriously injured (still might be), but then he seemed to be showing less pain and more of just a discomfort look on his face.

Also Scott Eyre bruised his knee on the same play by diving for the ball and had to leave the game. He is listed day-to-day and hopefully he can comeback as Will Ohman has been nothing shy of awful out of the pen this season.

Since my last article, the Cubs also lost Angel Pagan for a minimum of a few weeks with a partially torn tendon. The Cubs then called up pitcher David Aardsma to replace him, whom was awful in his debut as a Cub last night. I think the Cubs need to send him and Ohman back to the minors, bring back up Michael Wuertz and transfer one of Prior, Wood or Miller to the 60-day disabled list and either sign a 5th OF for the mean time or put Michael Restovich (who is lighting up AAA) on the 40-man roster and promote him to the big league club.

Another thing bothering me is the Cubs never throw strikes when they should and always walk people in the worst situations. This has been a problem the last couple of seasons and I think that something needs to be done to resolve this. Either put more work in between appearances or Larry Rothschild needs to start preaching a new philosophy. I am working on another article that will address the Cubs pitchers walks and should be finished this weekend.


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