I’m sure it comes to no surprise to any of you that our big league team is a developmental team that our Front office has decided to use as a project team at the big level.
With no major acquisitions taking place except for stocking our farm team and I use that term lightly (Iowa). I actually for once am a bit shocked that our Brain Trust has not made a single move to land us any type of free agent player that could make an impact this year and for years to come.
It’s fully understood that we are rebuilding from the ground up but to me it’s seems like Theo/Jed have spent ALL of their time worrying about the future while not worrying about the here and now. We do play in the Major Leagues and put out a big league team everyday to play in front of 30-35 thousand fans.
What happened to the ballsy, surprise making trades that you made in Boston Theo?
When will we see a move that will knock our (Sox) off and leave us utterly confused at the same time? You did it in Boston, did you get scared?
Don’t get me wrong I’m all for the rebuild but I have not seen one bold move from our FO. I have seen cautious, curious trades that have a 50/50 percent chance of panning out. We see you outbidding other teams on International signings about players we know nothing about. I do find it admirable that you have gut instincts on certain kids. But when do you pull a trigger on someone that is available, that is known and proven to play big league ball at an impact level? When do we start to place a few veteran leadership guys into the mix? (Don’t say Soriano)
We now have the money to make some moves but it’s a little to late this year with the Free Agency period over.
I do still blame a bit of that on a certain pitcher with a red beard and a fussy/indecisive/say-one-thing-but-mean-another attitude. But Oh well our AAA/MLB Cubs will be playing again tonight.
Sources say that rain has been a factor for the start of the game time but the game should go on.
|David DeJesus RF||.263||357||94||2||30|
|Josh Vitters 3B||.125||16||2||0||2|
|Anthony Rizzo 1B||.290||155||45||9||24|
|Alfonso Soriano LF||.263||392||103||20||69|
|Starlin Castro SS||.272||456||124||11||57|
|Welington Castillo C||.271||59||16||3||9|
|Brett Jackson CF||.150||20||3||0||0|
|Darwin Barney 2B||.267||386||103||5||32|
|Jeff Samardzija P||.128||39||5||0||3|
|Starting pitcher||Wins||Losses||Winning %||Innings pitched||ERA|
|Jeff Samardzija P||7||10||.412||132.2||4.2|
Game time 7:05 CST