Dusty Baker has been quite the mad scientist of late, employing all sorts of alchemy and hoodoo instincts upon the roster. The nature of his alterations has been largely misunderstood, prompting LB and many regular readers to wonder just what makes Dusty tick the way he does.
We've seen starting pitchers with improving confidence moved into the hottest closer seat in town (something obviously not relished as he gave up 2 runs in last night's 9th inning appearance), we've seen steady bullpen influences fly into the rotation, and relievers of great potential shoved aside for, well, Jon Less-ster.
Based on our collective knowledge, LB included, what changes do you think Dusty SHOULD be making?
Starting Lineup shuffles -- who should play where in the order?
Fielding moves -- any upgrades on the spacious Cubs bench?
Starting rotation -- who should play Kerry Wood for the next 3-6 weeks?
Bullpen -- who deserves that hot hot throne as closer?
Minor Leagues -- anyone we should be calling up but haven't? Anyone we should be sending packing but won't?
Trading -- who do you think should be shipped in/shipped out?
Let us know -- the more offbeat, the better -- and let's discuss this at great length. At the end of our great debates, perhaps we can send Hellfire Hendry a letter, carrier pigeon or strip-o-gram to let him know what the fans think.