Lou has Jake Fox and Sam Fuld ready to go, but he starts the non-performing Alfonso Soriano instead?
Later in the game, he has Jake Fox and Sam Fuld ready to go, but he choses to pinch-hit with the “switch non-hitting” Aaron Miles instead?
What’s wrong with this picture?
I imagine Lou has his reasons.
My guess is that the decision has been made to go with the “superstars” for the rest of the season and let the chips fall where they may.
Daily lineups will be determined in reverse order of salary paid. The Cubs will get their money’s worth.
The sad thing is that as the Cubs just go through the motions for the rest of the 2009 season, and if I bother to watch, I won’t get to see the best players play. Oh, I might get to see the employees with the better lifetime statistics, but not the better players. And that’s a shame.
Have I asked before if the “imminent” sale of the Cubs will include a bankruptcy declaration? And, if it does, will all current contracts be open to renegotiation? That may be the only hope. That or another option which I won’t bother to mention.