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Archive for June, 2011
Today is the first day of the rest of the season. And it looks grim.
“Regime Change” in the Cubs’ front office is becoming a popular topic even among the most loyal of Chicago’s writers. Todays bullets also feature the Cubs’ debt issues, Darwin Barney’s struggles, and Len Kasper’s opinion.
The Cubs’ first round pick – Bubba Starling? Archie Bradley? – and the plan of attack, according to Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken.
And improvement by July looks like a longshot. Then again, finding takers for Zambrano and Ramirez looks like a longshot, too.
Despite the grousing about a crummy product on the field, Cubs fans are still coming to Wrigley much more than other fans.
Actually, even the David Wright one is kind of a bummer. Possible trades, Aramis Ramirez’s face, Matt Garza’s arm, Ryne Sandberg’s future, and Carlos Zambrano breaks Tony Campana.
I’m not quite ready to call it a season, but I’m certainly not ready to say the only problem with this team is the set of injuries that’s befallen its players.
The first timetable we’ve heard on Marlon Byrd’s recovery, and it’s a good one.
The Cubs finish their homestand – against the Mets, Pirates and Astros, mind you – at 3-6. That, my friends, ain’t good.
As if losing Byrd as the team’s center fielder didn’t hurt enough, now the Cubs are losing out on opportunities to make moves to improve the organization.
Carlos Zambrano and I both try to control the raging spirit that dwells within us. Also, Matt Garza’s throwing schedule, Carlos Marmol’s temperance, and the Reds’ pursuit of another starter.