Originally Posted by Blue
I'm going to reserve judgment until I see the roster decisions. Dusty's comments about his worry that Bruce is not physically capable of playing CF, plus this, however, is concerning.
That wasn't coach-speak. Bruce will start the year in AAA. He is Junior's replacement, and will play RF, in 2009 or until Junior is traded or hits the DL in 2008.
Originally Posted by DannyB
Hard to clog the bases from the dugout
it's funny because it's true.
All the Excitement and Hope that came along with the Cordero signing has now officially been spent.
Fogg helped a bit, but that was a minor bump.
It's pretty obvious the FO decided to sit on it's hands after Cordero and play for 2009 and beyond.
Too bad, because the NL Central was ripe for the picking.
Next up: Dunn NOT being signed to an extension, so we can start debating how great that is, since we can use that money to spend on FA pitching in 2009 (BWAHAHAHAH!!)
We are officially the Cubs of 2005. Just older, and with worse pitching.
While we're at it, might as well demote Joey Votto too - otherwise we won't be able to afford him along with Homer, Cueto, Volquez, and Jay Bruce when they all start hitting Arbitration - right when Harang, Arroyo, and BP are at the end of their deals.
Oh well, there's always 2015!!