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    Yet another Cubs pitcher hurt

    Chicago Cubs closer Joe Borowski will be out three to four weeks after suffering a hairline crack in his right wrist while fielding a comebacker Monday, The Chicago Tribune reported.

    Borowski, who missed the final four months of the 2004 season, won't likely see big league action until mid-May.

    With Borowski down, LaTroy Hawkins, who blew nine of 34 save opportunities last year, will be the top candidate to fill in. There's also an outside chance non-roster invitee Chad Fox could fill the spot.

    The Cubs did get good news on another pitching front. Right-hander Kerry Wood could take the mound Thursday or Friday, Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    With a positive outing, Wood would make another start next week and be prepared to start in the first week of the season.

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    Re: Yet another Cubs pitcher hurt

    I thought the team was counting on Dempster.

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    !#$!@%#^$^#$@ fantasy team...

    Cubs pitching staff is a mess.

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    well at least espn finnaly has another pitching staff to rip on.

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    Re: Yet another Cubs pitcher hurt

    Billy Koch would look good in a Cubbie uni.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Yet another Cubs pitcher hurt

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    Billy Koch would look good in a Cubbie uni.
    I was thinking that Danny Graves might look good in a Cubs uni. :mhcky21:

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    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    I was thinking that Danny Graves might look good in a Cubs uni. :mhcky21:
    That was my first thought, too, until I realized they need a 4-week solution, not a season-long solution. Let's keep that idea in our back pocket, though.
    /r/reds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    That was my first thought, too, until I realized they need a 4-week solution, not a season-long solution. Let's keep that idea in our back pocket, though.
    I'd say they need a season long solution. Borowski healthy is not a solution. The Cubs bullpen is screaming for forgetting the closer idea and finishing out games with their best reliever. For example, leave Hawkins out there for two innings instead of holding him back for the ninth only if they need someone to finish games out of the pen. Of course, many bullpens are screaming for putting their best reliever when the game is on the line, whatever inning that might be, when the starter needs help. But I imagine managers, including ours, will continue to put their second or third best reliever out there when the game is on the line while their "closer" sits and watches the game fritter away.
    Can't win with 'em

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    Re: Yet another Cubs pitcher hurt

    They are counting on Dempster -- in the rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick
    They are counting on Dempster -- in the rotation.
    Good luck with that one.

    First they were counting on him to close and how they are counting on him in the rotation?

    This could turn into a long year for the Cubbies.

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    Hey we could help the cubs out. We got a guy named Acevedo we could send them.

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    Does anybody got John Reidlings phone#

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris Napier
    Does anybody got John Reidlings phone#
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    PITCHERS          W- L    ERA    BA   G GS CG GF SH SV   IP    H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
    Riedling          0- 1  10.80  .385   3  0  0  0  0  0   3.1   5   4   4  0   6   2

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    Re: Yet another Cubs pitcher hurt

    Something has really happened to Riedling since his strong start last year. I know he lost his dad, which must have really hurt a lot, but he started to slip even before that. (Maybe when his dad got sick to begin with?)

    6 BB and 2 K's in 3.1 IP says it all. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincyRedsFan30
    Something has really happened to Riedling since his strong start last year. I know he lost his dad, which must have really hurt a lot, but he started to slip even before that. (Maybe when his dad got sick to begin with?)

    6 BB and 2 K's in 3.1 IP says it all. Ouch.
    The guy had control problems his whole career, 3.74 BB/9 was his best year ever.. for his career it has been 4.43 BB/9.

    Bruce Berenyi's was 4.89


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