Randy Wells gave up five straight hits to open the bottom of the first. I still believe he’s a very good pitcher, but 2011 just ain’t his year.

On the bright side, Geovany Soto had a hell of a day, which he’s been needing for a while. He raised his OPS 46 points today! That isn’t easy to do in June.

  • Patrick

    There’s no reason the Cubs organization should wait to start selling any more. This has to be the final blow, they just lost 2-3 to a royals team that was way below .500 which tells me that the Cubs are in no position to win anything this year and should sell now while some guys have decent value. The one guy the Cubs need to trade quickly is Fukudome because his BA is slowly falling and if it continues at this pace it will be hard to trade him. Also, do any of you think Soto could be traded? He’s hit well the past few games and a team like the Giants who desperately need a catcher would potentially trade for Soto with the lack of catching talent on the market.

  • Michigan Goat

    Now would be a good time to make a move Mr Ricketts!

  • ry

    Does Ricketts even know what the dire situation is?? If he is listening to moron Hendry, he probably still thinks we have a shot this year, We don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of even gettting within 10 games of .500 the way this team is playing right now.

  • die hard

    Advice….Fire Hendry and then bring in outsider to clean house

  • pfk

    Before they have organizational meetings to discuss the team, they need organizational meetings to discuss the organization. Who the heck does Ricketts converse with? It can’t be Hendry or Kenny. So who the heck does he bounce ideas off of? Who is his sounding board? He has to have one somewhere. Maybe its his wife… at breakfast…”Honey, can you pass the corn flakes and, by the way, what do you think of Crane? Should I really replace him?”

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

      That’s a really good point. Kind of terrifying when you put it that way.

    • Steven

      Absolutely terrifying, and probably not far from the truth…..

  • ry

    die hard is 100% right. its time for heads to roll!

    • LouCub

      Yeah starting first with the GM!!! Then Mr Clean can follow his Jabba The Hut ass out the door!!!

  • Steven

    Definitely time to start selling, preferably fire hendry first and allow the new gm to clean house and rebuild.. At this point id say just about everyone should be on the trading block with the exception of Castro, Barney and maybe a few more of the younger guys. Get whatever we can in return, it that means eating half the salary, so be it… Ricketts has to at least show he wants to improve the team… i think just about everyone would be ok with youth movement, (the over paid veterans sure aint getting it done) get some kids in here that want to play.

  • http://Bleachernation Ramy16

    I just can’t believe how horrible this team is!..ive seen some bad cub teams but this has to rank up there with the early 90’s cub teams..how many 1 run games have we lost this year? We have to lead the league in 1 run loses! Hendry has to go, Ricketts needs to open up his eyes and start acting like a legit owner..

  • Toosh

    Hendry and Crane are here at least through the end of the regular season. Just resign yourselves to that.

  • pfk

    Here is the scenario…the front office personnel wind up going to 3 different hotels because the instructions were messed up and in trying to correct them, different sets of instructions were sent out. It is now 5pm of Day One of the organizational meetings and the Cubs are still trying to find everyone. New meeting instructions are being sent out for Day Two…we’ll see what happens. Two people are fired because of the mixup but the notices are sent to the wrong people. Rickets comes home all depressed and tells his wife, “Honey, I’ve just been fired.”

    • TWC

      Heh. Nice.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

      So sad. Funny. But sad.

  • Toosh

    Ace, what do you think? Will Ricketts even be present at these organizational meetings?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

      I haven’t seen any indication that he will be. But, obviously, he *should* be there.

  • RY34

    Cubs might win one game this week, maybe 1 game against the nats next week so when that plays out, at the break they will be 33-59. Hendry will still blame it on injuries and say they are just a hot streak away from being back in the race; Crane will back him up, Quade will do the same and the Ricketts will sit on his hands further eroding the fanbase; its the Cubs way………

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

      I hope you’re wrong about the latter stuff because I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right about the shitty record at the break.