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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cubs keep on trucking

When the Cubs lost Soriano earlier this month once again due to a pitch that hit him in his hand and then lost their Ace Carlos Zambrano due to a sore shoulder, one would think that things would start falling apart, but no. Minus the awful series the Cubs played in Tampa Bay, they have been winning and looking like a contending team. Dempster has been unbeatable at home, Edmonds this month has been a God-send (Stop hating on him Rob George) and while not spectacular Eric Patterson has done well since his last call-up.

So what does this mean for the Cubs? It should bring them the extra confidence they need that they can overcome the bumps in the road and still succeed. The players know that Soriano will be back after the All-Star break and hopefully Carlos will be back soon too. If they continue to play well with the addition of both of them, the Cubs hopefully can start to pull away from the Cardinals and the Brewers.

I expect the Cubs to look for another experienced bat off the bench, a lefty and maybe another SP before the trade deadline. Doesn't that look familiar? I seem to say that every year, but every year that is what they are looking for. Scott Eyre and Neal Cotts both have been disappointments since joining the organization and I doubt either will be back in 09.


  • Nice to see DeRosa and Lilly take a game themselves last night, eh?

    Let's hope for a repeat against Cain tonight on 'GN.

    Go Cubs!!

    By Blogger Graham, at 5:30 PM  

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