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13 responses to “Ryan Theriot Could Be On the Bench for a While”

  1. wax_eagle

    Fonte starting gives this team some nice Lefty/Righty balance. Lineup should look like this

    Dome
    Castro
    Lee
    Sorianno
    Fonte
    Rami
    Byrd
    Geo
    Pitcher

    Castro has shown himself worthy of the #2 hole and Geo has thrived this year in the bottom of the lineup. When Rami gets back to normal he and Sori can flipflop again.

    1. Manny

      Wax I love that line up. But I would maybe switch fondo and byrd. I still think fondo is a better hitter and we saw that fondo had little trouble hitting last year when he started so I don’t trust him yet with men on base. But if that was put up I would love it….I still think we got a chance. We need to pull off a trade where we would get our bullpen stronger.

      1. wax_eagle

        The reason I put Fonte up higher was that he’s a lefty and the lineup is so void of lefties in the middle.

        The middle of the pen will sort itself out. Trading for a reliever is a bad proposition. Ill say it again, trading for a reliever is a bad proposition. We have several guys in Iowa we haven’t tried yet and I am much more confident in their ability to catch lightning in a bottle than I would be if we traded for someone else’s crummy middle reliever.

        The Cubs definitely have a chance, but they do have to start actually beating the Pirates first.

  2. Rob

    What drives me kind of wild in regards to all this Theriot talk is that he has been struggling far less than lets say, Aramis Rameriz. I agree Theriot hasn’t been hitting all that great and not walking is a bad sign. But what about Aramis? What kind of precedent does that set? Because I usually am clutch and make a higher amount than Theriot, I shouldn’t get to bat .159 in the four spot because of it.

    I think we need to stop focusing on the guy who is kind of hurting us and start doing something about the guy who isn’t even helping at all.

    1. wax_eagle

      Upside – Rami has more of it

  3. MM

    Seriously, why in the world is Rami still playing? If you are trying to get the Cubs going, you’ve got to look at putting Fondo at 3rd or even Baker. Worst case scenario, you move Rami to 8th. Maybe the line up looks like this….
    Dome
    Castro
    Byrd
    Sorianno
    Geo
    TheRiot
    Lee
    Fonte/Rami
    Pitcher

  4. Hawkboy64

    The cubs just lost to the Pittsburgh freakin pirates again are u kidding me the cubs should be ashamed of their pathetic play and it’s getting real close to ppl needing to lose jobs. Pinella, hendry, lee, ramirez,soto,theriot, and the list goes on and I know their trying but just watcing them I see no sense of urgency they. Should donate their checks to the gulf coast ppl at least then their money would be well spent it’s time fr players who can hit to play over ppl who just collect big paychecks

    1. bric

      Thank God there’s no “cooling off” period on this website like there is if you want to buy a gun. I know I should probably wait until Ace publishes his “enhanced box score”, hopefully with a big red arrow thru Pinella’s head. I understand that when you win all is good in the world and when you lose you usually blame the coach. A lot of the time it’s not his fault. But this time I really think it is. He needs to go now. I don’t care if Lee takes over as a player coach – anyone is better than him. After every loss he reminds me of Bush telling us how well the recovery in New Orleans is going, when we all know he has no answers, no ideas, is overwhelmed, and doesn’t reallt care for the job anymore.
      Ricketts – if you’re listening – do us all a favor and let him retire before the weekend! You don’t want to start this way!

  5. Hawkboy64

    I know i’ve already ranted but one more question does anyone think this team has any leadership r direction. I wish ricketts would comment on the state. Of these overpaid underachieving players. Somebody please act like u care