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Welcome to the scariest ride in Baseball – the Chicago Cubs Coaster! Weee….. Up, then down, now all around….
Wow. If you stayed up for last night late game, it was exactly like a roller coaster. First, the Cubbies were down 5-0 to the Dodgers after 5. The Cubs then picked up 1 in the 6th, and likely a season high 7 in the 7th. AWESOME INNING!
However, as I’ve posted here previously, our worst bullpen in baseball was able to snag defeat from the clutches of victory. The Cubs won’t be a playoff contender until the take care of the bullpen, which is a disaster this season. Note: Wade Miller has REDUCED his ERA to an svelte 10.54. Way to go Wade!
If this doesn’t tell a sad tale – nothing does. Bob Howry started things off in his normal fashion by allowing 3 runs and getting no one out. Bad Bob. The Will ‘Always a Thrill’ Ohman and Guzman combined for a one-two punch. It was a mess, but, in the end, Ohman was charged for a LOSS, and Guzman was charged for a BLOWN SAVE.
Well, the GOOD news is that the Cubs offense was able to rally to take the lead, just too bad the bullpen couldn’t hold them.
GO CUBS! WIN TODAY!!!
For Mark Prior, the dream continues. One that began at USC many years ago now – to get paid to do nothing. Prior will be 27 at the beginning of the ’08 season, so there is much possibility that he’ll be back. I hope him the best of luck. Hopefully the surgery can help him heal and be the great pitcher we all know he can be. “….ooops, I did it again…”
Bearded Bears Thoughts:
Now that Prior is officially down for 2007, ending a short stay in Iowa this season, let’s review some “Prior-isms” that were recorded by the media about one month ago.
Until next year – thanks for a SUPER 2007, ‘Employee Mark Prior’. Enjoy your $3,575,000 2007 compensation package. Maybe next year you’ll make it until May?
Mark Prior MARCH 28, 2007: “The goal now is to go down and help that team win and try to make the Triple-A All-Star team. Maybe I can get invited to the Futures Game or something. I’m still 26.”
BB THOUGHTS: Maybe you can make the Midwest League Futures game with Peoria next year. Now, you’ll be 27, and shooting for the A class futures. Keep dreaming – the All-Star game? Pie would have made it, but he’s busy working – IN CHICAGO.
Mark Prior MARCH 29, 2007: “I’m not going down that road,” he said. “I’m under their control until I’m not under their control. It’s up to them whether they want me. I’m just an employee”
BB THOUGHTS: Don’t worry, I don’t think you’ll be ‘under their control’ much longer. I can’t do what Mark Prior does, and will not pretend I can. However, I wish I worked for a company that allowed me this much paid “sick time” as Prior has gotten in the past 3 years.
With the continuing yearly drama of Wood and Prior, one has to ask, when is enough, enough? I realize they took salary decreases, but, when will these guys produce? How much longer will the Cubs hold onto this dream that Wood and Prior will be valuable pitchers. Meanwhile we let players leave that at least start and aren’t injured. How about Maddux?
QUESTION – Should we have traded Maddux?