Tuesday, May 23


Holy Shit....still can't believe that happened. I got on with the intention of making an actual post, but then realized the Cubs absolutely blow and I'm tired, so fuck it. Losing to the Marlins in the 9th has to be a new low. I'm starting to believe there's not one person on this team with any heart or a shred of dignity. You make your breaks and anyone with any self respect would not be letting these things happen. RIP 2006 season, you are a bastard!!!


At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

What's pathetic is that post.

But yes, this stretch has been really sad. Season overall so far, I've seen much worse. So have the Astros, twice, and they made it to the playoffs. However, we obviously need something.

Here's my current proposition, tell me how much you hate it - until D-Lee is back, Walker is full-time first baseman, Tony Womack is full-time second baseman. Here's my proposed lineup:

JP or Womack
Womack or JP
Jones (until he cools off)

You'd send down Theriot, and if Cedeno stays in this funk, I'd even go so far as to let Womack lead off, move everyone up one spot, and put Bynum or Hairston in CF. Admittedly, this last point will not happen because everyone in the organization is certain that JP will come around. Go ahead, tell me how much you hate it, and how Womack is a joke. But remember two years ago when he did a fantastic job for the Cardinals as a lead off hitter. Then remember that COREY PATTERSON is hitting better than JP.

At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Correction there, if JP stays in his funk, not Cedeno. Cedeno has been doing pretty well, except for his OBP.

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Hyposquasher said...

To be honest, I thought the post was rather appropriate to the emotions of any Cubs fan after that pathetic game, but just the same, welcome back Lazlo.

I'd rather see Mabry playing at 1st every day than Womack every day at 2nd. I know everyone will say, "But we need Mabry's ability to get the clutch hit off the bench!" Well... personally I'd rather have a veteran who can add some offense to the lineup than to leave him on the bench for those instances once in a while when you need a clutch hit from the bench.

Just wait till Prior comes back. He'll turn this ship around...

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

That was sarcasm at the end, right?

Mabry is not helping us much right now, offensively. But really Womack is not likely to make a huge difference either. Anyone up for bringing up Micah H. from AAA? He's got moderate power, and he'd only be up for a few weeks until D-Lee is back. It's unlikely that he'd do any worse than Mabry has done so far. I'm not down on Mabry, this just isn't his role.

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

M. Hoffpaur - 6/21, 3 HR, 1 2B in AAA.
M. Fontenot - 39/126, 3 HR, 8 2B, 12 BB
T. Womack - 7/15, 1 2B, 3 BB, 3 SB

Those are our options in AAA. Hoffpaur just got promoted from AA where 10 HR while batting .268 with an OBP of .362. These guys would be up for about a month or so, until D-Lee is ready to go, and then they'd probably go back down, or maybe sit on the bench in place of Bynum. We need a change. I'm up for any of it. They are all, however, likely to struggle. But there is a chance they could come up an click for a little while. Last year we brought up a young gun named Murton, and that has worked out well so far.

Of course, if they don't make any changes, but go on a hitting streak anyway, I'm good with that too. However, thinking that we can continue to lose games until D-Lee, Wood, and Prior are all healthy and playing the way they can is just not realistic. That doesn't mean we're out of it, but it does mean that the Cubs need to do something to correct there defficiencies.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger JT said...

It's kinda funny to think that Nomar, now performing well at 1B for a resurgent Dodgers side, could have done a good job filling in on that corner with Lee out.

[Today I have a serious case of the coulda-shoulda-wouldas]

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Lazlo said...

Don't we all. Nomar could also play Center Field. Don't give me any nonsense about his arm, since Pierre hasn't got much of one either. The Cubs' story was that Nomar was only interested in playing short stop when they talk to him. I think they did not try very hard.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Hyposquasher said...

Touche... all of it...


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