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Randy Wells DFA?

By bullpenbrian at 07.18.2011 2 comments.

How much longer before Randy Wells is DFA?

The soon to be 29-year-old has made 10 starts this season with little to no success.

He’s become infamous for his first inning struggles, which continued Sunday, allowing three runs, two via the long ball, putting the Cubs in another early 0-3 hole.

Right and left handed hitters are batting well over .300 against him. He’s served up 10 home runs, five of those coming in his last five starts, and he’s yet to pitch seven or more innings.

Where’s the kid who started his Cubs career with 18.1 scoreless innings, finished sixth in Rookie of the Year voting while showing promise of a 15-game winner?

Through 69 career starts Wells is (21-27) and has steadily declined in his development.

He’s no where near a third or fourth starter in a big league rotation, and barely a fifth starter–even for the pitiful Cubs.

Maybe it’s time to try Wells’ hand out of the bullpen, or simply hand him a ticket back to the minors?

But running this guy out there every fifth day isn’t working…not for Wells or the Cubs.


The Cubs have scored 53 first inning runs this year, its best mark of any frame. But that production pales in comparison to the 77 runs the Cubs have allowed in the first inning, thanks in large part to Randy Wells’ continuous struggles to get out of the gate unharmed.


Marlins reliever, Edward Mujica, was caught napping in the bullpen by WGN TV on Saturday. Maybe there’s something to it?

Mujica improved to (8-2) on Sunday as part of a Marlins relief effort that stymied 14 Cubs hitter in-a-row.


Over his last 22 games:
-Batting .373, 11 HR, 23 RBI.
-Has five doubles.
-Scored 22 runs.
-Posted a 1.230 OPS, second in MLB to Jose Bautista.
He’s playing like a man desperate to join a contender!


Sunday’s NL Central
-Brewers, Bucs & Reds win.
-Cards, Cubs & Astros lose.

Mil – x
Pit – 0.5
StL – 0.5
Cin – 3.5


MLB receives records of Colon’s procedure
-The exploratory treatment involved taking fat and bone-marrow stem cells from Colon,
then injecting them into the elbow and shoulder to repair ligament damage and a torn rotator cuff.

The doctors have used human-growth hormone in similar procedures but said that HGH was not involved in this case.

The 38-year-old, who started Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays, was 6-4 with a 3.20 ERA in 15 games (12 starts) this season entering the outing.

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