Obviously the good news is that Carlos Zambrano will be returning from the DL tonight; Carlos has admitted that he will be taking it easy on the basepaths (as well he should.) The bad news is he will be taking Rich Harden’s spot on the roster – Rich appears headed to the disabled list with lower back trouble that he allegedly got while running the bases. What’s gonna be next?
It was reported on many sources that Lou Piniella has a nuclear option, i.e. returning Soriano to playing second base. Would it not make just as much sense having Soriano come in to pitch? As Steve Stone has said of many players, Alfonso “has the hands of a sturgeon.” All of this makes for much hilarity on the Cubs blogs but I think there’s a method to Lou’s madness. Let’s see if our second basemen begin hitting the ball starting tonight.