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My gosh my golly

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The Cubs have won eight of their last ten, they’re playing good ball. Tonight’s game was yet another in which the team looked like we expected them to look. So what’s happening and what ain’t?

Lee has really won me over, I felt at the beginning of the season as though he still had a couple of good years left and that the time was right to trade him for value. Now I’m not so sure, perhaps he’s a keeper (despite the fact that he’s getting older.) Is now the right time to trade him to a team that needs a quality first baseman? Probably true…but will it help the team? I doubt that. IMO a two year extension for D Lee is the way to go.

People say all kinds of disparaging things about Theriot but I think he’s the best SS we’ve had since Dunston (all things considered.) Is this an area that needs to be considered in the offseason? I doubt it. I’d rather see something done about Soriano or Bradley. Fukudome isn’t a problem but he’s not a solution either, I remember how thrilled I was when we signed him – Kosuke hasn’t put up numbers that his salary warrants. He’s been adequate but not outstanding.

So I really hope that guys step it up in the outfield, it’s perplexing to me as to why Piniella is not giving Hoffpaiur and Fox more chances to play in the outfield. These guys are on the bubble as was Casey McGehee last year…

  • MJ

    I felt at the beginning of the season as though he still had a couple of good years left and that the time was right to trade him for value.

    Mark, you just opened yourself up for a can of Dave grey box whoop ass. The archives can be a dangerous place.

  • Seymour Butts

    The Elephant in the room is that we are Cub fans and all very aware that the Cubs are 4 games back in the wild card race with 19 to play.
    I’ll admit to watching the Giants and Rockies each of the last 2 nights, and will do so again tonight and as long as the Cubs keep winning.
    Remember the Rockies run to the WS a couple of years ago? It may be improbable, but don’t pretend you are not aware. If you do go back in the archives, I pointed this out about 2 months ago.
    To quote a famous nobleman, ” I’m not dead yet”.

  • I am going to ignore the revisionist Derrek Lee history for now, though I do recall mastrick making several comments about how Hoffpauir would begin taking more and more at-bats from Lee … but I am not going to ignore this:

    I think he’s the best SS we’ve had since Dunston

    Off the top of my head, I can think of at least a few shortstops post-Dunston that were better than Theriot overall.

    Alex Gonzales
    Nomar
    Ricky Guttierez

    Theriot is a mediocre offensive talent with very limited defensively abilities. I will never understand the love that Theriot gets.

  • MJ

    Didn’t Theriot boot a ball last night…..again? He’s doing that a lot lately.

    And Seymour, “you’ll be stone dead in a minute.”

    “I feel haaaappppyyyy.”

  • pkp73

    My levels of hope are rising too, but the Cubs are 5.5 games back. not 4.

  • Seymour Butts

    check the loss column.

  • They are still 5.5 games back, but the 4 games back in the loss column make the 5.5 much easier to deal with.