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For Cubs fans....the game will not end well......

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2008/news/story?id=3309506
     
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    For those who don't want to click on the link to know what this is about: it's a story about the Cubs naming Kerry Wood the closer.

    Look, he won't be the closer for long because he'll be on the DL within a month.

    I'm not sure as a Cubs fan I like Wood as the closer unless he's around the plate a heck of a lot more than last year. If he can start throwing strikes and he has the heater going, then I might really like it. But I'm skeptical.
     
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Haven't the Cubs already been mathematically eliminated from the palyoffs?
     
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest



    You mean like last year when they won the division? ::)
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    He'll be shelved for the season by June 1.

    Guaranteed.
     
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Wasn't this yesterday's news on the baseball thread?

    Yeah, I thnk so.
     
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    It was, but I guess Chef felt it deserved its own thread.

    I still don't think this is about putting the best guy in the job. Closing simply isn't as physically taxing as setting up the way most managers use their bullpens. It is easier to protect Wood's arm in this role, and they can always use Howry or Marmol to fill in if Wood gets overworked.

    Marmol is probably the Cubs' best reliever right now, but he doesn't have any real experience as a closer, either, so I can see the thought behind giving Wood the first shot.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    poop.

    well, apparently a db of sorts has occured.

    all apologies.
     
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Eh, nothing wrong with pulling it out in a thread of its own. And I say that as the person who was D_B'd.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    He'll be fine. What could possibly happen?
     
  11. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Ironman. Bulletproof.
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Jim Riggleman . . . Don Baylor . . . Dusty Baker . . . take a bow.

    Like Murder on the Orient Express . . . all . . . guilty.
     
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