Saturday, May 28, 2005

Derrek Lee a.k.a. Cubs Offense Beat Rox Again

Cubs Only "Mostly-Dead"
With 4 home runs in the last two games, the Cub's offense (a.k.a.Derrek Lee) was able to beat the mighty Colorado Rockies for the second day in a row. It was also encouraging to see Glendon Rusch step up big once again, begging the question: Is he on your fantasy team?

Quotes of the Day:
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"One thing is for sure, these guys are very resilient," Baker said. "Hopefully somebody else will emerge a la Neifi Perez when Nomar went down. You have to stay focused, stay positive and realize you have a job to do."
You know your season is cursed when you are crossing your fingers for "the next Neifi Perez."

``I love to listen to everyone dwell on the fact how many times I've been on the DL,'' Prior said
This is Prior's fifth trip to the disabled list since he made his debut in 2002, and second this year...Oh wait...Sorry Mark, was that sarcasm?
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Player PhotoThanks for the memories.
LaTroy Hawkins was traded today to the San Francisco Giants for 2 young pitchers, David Aardsma and Jerome Williams. Sure, you could argue that LaTroy is a prime example of somebody that could benefit from a change of scenery. But how about a change from the 9th to the 7th and 8th innings? Before giving away their best relief pitcher, and a beloved teammate, I would have liked to see the Cubs use Hawkins more as a set up man-- the role he was supposed to play in the first place. On the other hand, this may turn out to be a good deal in the long run. The Cubs picked up two very talented pitchers. Aardsma could easily be the Cubs closer in a year or two if he lives up to his hype, and Williams if he can stay healthy could fit nicely into the bottom of the rotation. But thats alot of ifs. We'll see.
Oh and by the way, Matt Clement is now 6-0 and appears to be having a breakout season as Boston's ace.

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