Good News, Bad News

Okay, the good news is that we’re only 8 games into the season.  It’s still very early.  Also, the Cubs have a winning record (5-3), and Derrek Lee has his contract extension.  Word is that Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, and Wade Miller may all be back by June.  Things could be much, much worse.

The bad news is that the Reds own us.  Can anyone explain that to me?  This happened last year too.  We can beat the Cardinals and Astros.  We just can’t beat the Reds.  Unfortunately, we play them about 20 times this year.  So hopefully the Cubs will be able figure out how to hit the following elite pitchers:  Eric Milton, Bronson Arroyo (who is now in Cy Young contention thanks to the Cubs), Brandon Claussen, Aaron Harang.

More bad news.  Here’s the starters for the weekend series against the Pirates.  Sean Marshall (our #3 starter), Jerome Williams, and Glendon Rusch.  In case you were wondering, that’s as bad as it gets.  We haven’t put three starters back-to-back-to-back like that since 1997.  And everyone knows how that season ended.  In June. 

So join with me as I take 10 deep breaths and pray to God that Wood and Prior find it in their hearts to take the mound at Wrigley sometime before the all-star break.  Once again, for the third year in a row, that’s our only hope.

Go Cubs.

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4 comments

  1. cyclone_vortex@netzero.net

    I just have one thing to say. Has anyone seen Larry Rothschild’s career numbers? They are absolutely hysterical. The man spent 6 years in the minors, and pitched 2 seasons for the Tigers. Are you kidding me? What qualifies this turkey to be a pitching coach. New movement FIRE LARRY NOW!!!!

  2. tpicker21@yahoo.com

    More bad news. Dusty’s gone and Jim Hendry is still here. Why is it that the manager is always to blame? A manager needs something to work with before he can be successful. It’s time to dump Prior and Wood. They’ve lived off their “potential” long enough. It’s obvious they’ll never contribute anywhere close to a full season to any team so trade them and get something for them before the rest of MLB wakes up to that fact.

  3. airkev25@comcast.net

    Is it good for the cubs to sign Jason Shmidt in the offseason if he is already in his low to mid thirties? Why do you think so?

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