Saturday, December 11, 2010


By: Clay

I know we have been terrible over these past few months but let me weigh in on a few things right quick.

First off, Ron Santo died this week and that just plain sucks. If only he had taken better care of himself a little better (drinks and food), he may have still been here to witness the Cubs 2011 season. But, one has to respect Ron for living his life the way he did, knowing that it may not be the best way to go about things. Ron took a lot of criticism as a Cubs color guy but really, every team has a homer in the booth, so it is expected. I always enjoyed listening to Ron and Pat during Cubs games. Thank you, Ron Santo.

As great as Jud is, I'd rather have Steve Stone come over from the Sox and provide commentary with Pat.

Carlos Pena's batting average doesn't scare me. I believe Pena is going to hit the crap out of the ball, especially if the wind is blowing out. That's a good signing by the Cubs. My ideas for the team, if they couldn't get a guy for first, were as follows:

1. Make Blake DeWitt a utility player, filling in at third and second.
2. Move Aramis Ramirez to first base. Sure, he is a defensive liability there but isn't his arm a liability at third anyway?
3. Call up Josh Vitters To play third base. Youth movement.
4. Move Soriano to second base. Hey, that's where he started and he can't hop and hurt himself there.
5. Slide Colvin into left field.
6. Get rid of Jeff Baker. What is with the cubs always having crappy utility players? Jose Macias, Aaron Miles, Manny Alexander, Bobby Scales, Brant and Roosevelt Brown, Jason Doubois...
7. Sign or trade for a decent #2 or #3 pitcher to slide in behind Big Z. Brandon Webb or Matt Garza should do the trick.
8. Win close games.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think gettin paul bako would also help out and bout fuckin time for a new post

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