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Tag:Jim Hendry
Posted on: November 20, 2010 1:15 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2010 9:53 pm
 

Greg Maddux


The news that Larry Rothschild has accepted the Pitching Coach job in New York for the Yankees rings true as an early Christmas present to Cub fans. Over his tenure he sure did have a lot of talent come through the ranks. All of which inevitably fell on their face. Whether it was due to injury (most of which I do agree was Dusty Baker's fault) or the lack of development. I feel that Larry Rothschild (allthough one of the most respected PC's out there) is a BUM! My hopes and dreams lie on the future. Nothing would make me happier than to see old Mad Dog Greg Maddux accept the position of Pitching Coach for the Chicago Cubs. He is currently a special assistant to Jim Hendry.  Maddux has proven over the twilight of his career that he is an asset to young arms. He truly "gets" the game and could work wonders with an up-and-coming pitching staff that has some serious re-building to do. Here's to wishful thinking...

 

 

Go Cubs



Posted on: December 16, 2009 11:40 am
Edited on: December 16, 2009 11:54 am
 

Hot Stove: Chicago Dreaming

Cub Fans:
Center field is an obvious void this off season.  Conveniently, there is also a dying need for a speedy high average "slap hitting" leadoff hitter.  Something the team has been searching for years to acquire (remember the Juan Pierre days) how would that pan out now? From Dusty Baker to Lou Pinella, the leadoff carousel has been spinning. 
To bad Soriano didn't pan out.
This leads me to a glaring issue:
The majority of the Major Leauge talent that has been acquired recently has seemed to have already peaked. One time superstar hopefuls are now heading in to the twilight of their careers. So let us look to some younger "blossoming" superstars to fill these voids.
Look outside the box this year Jim Hendry.  Start thinking of moving some serious players. Carlos Zambrano has to be worth more now than ever right? How about Aramis Ramirez? He opted not to have shoulder surgery this offseason, how will that pan out?  My personal opinion is that Derek Lee has to go and this is the only year in which maximum return value would be given.  After a slumping previous 2 years (albeit due to wrist injury) he somehow had a resurgent "renaissance" season.  Trade him. Now. This once promising trio of players have not been able to get it done, regardless of the talent that they have been surrounded by.
Look to Boston who now has enough center fielders to field an army of speedsters. Also an organization in need of a 3B if this Lowell deal goes through. Also an organization with a wealth of actual young SP talent too.  Oh yeah, and a team that will seemingly try and trade their young speedster center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury
Hmmm...
That could work out well. Aim high and think outside the box. Plenty of promising options are out there Chicago Cubs.
 
 
 
 
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