Stick a fork in 'em, they're done
That’s about all you can say about the 2009 Cubs. Eight games out with less than six weeks to go, this team is in a freefall and it’s going to be an accomplishment if they finish the season ten games out in the Central. No sense in belaboring the point – so where do we go from here with the rest of the season?
I am going to be a casual observer from this point on – the NFL season is starting up and so is college football so from my standpoint there’s bigger fish to fry. Hopefully the Cubs’ brass will recognize the futility of this season and when September 1st comes around they will call up the maximum. We need to bench non-performers like Soriano and Soto and play Bradley every other game. Let’s see what the future looks like in terms of our minor leaguers, there’s nothing at stake now so why not? I’d like to see Trammel given the chance to reverse roles with Piniella so that we can give him some experience at the helm – he managed Detroit back when they were hopeless so I’d like to see Alan get another chance. Piniella says he’ll be back in 2010 but why should I look forward to that? Many Cubs have not performed and the Cubs manager is one of them. If Ramirez is still hurting and requiring surgery it might make sense to DL him now and get the surgery done so that he’s ready to go in April.
I’m not too bummed out about this year – we had two decent years and one very mediocre season. That having been said it’s time to focus on what will be done to wright this ship. Hendry is going to have to be creative in the offseason and he’s going to have to dump some salary to get the job done.