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No Aramis No Runs

By bullpenbrian - August 12, 2009 - 2:44 am Leave a comment.

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The Cubs are toast without Aramis Ramirez.

They can’t seem to score without him, and it’s costing them dearly in the standings.

Doesn’t matter that Ramirez won’t be fully healthy for the remainder of the season, the Cubs just need whatever he can give.

D-Lee could use the protection, Fukudome could use the leadoff spot and the starting pitching could use the support that was present with Aramis batting fifth.

Until Aramis’ return, however, we’re subject to watching the Cubs’ offense repeat its struggles from the season’s first half.

This aint May or June, mind you, so what you see is what you get…and I see the Cubs slipping worse than a rusty bicycle chain.

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Cubs Merry Go Round

By bullpenbrian - August 8, 2009 - 1:19 am Leave a comment.

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It’s like the DL has become the Cubs’ personal merry-go-round.

One player comes off the training table and another goes on.

Wouldn’t be surprised at all if Big Z is the next in line.

Toughing out a back injury is risky business for any pitcher, let alone a No. 1 like Zambrano.

Here’s a good way to lose a ballgame: leave 19 men on base, hit into three double-plays and go 1-for-11 with RISP.

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Hard To Stay Mad At Big Z

By bullpenbrian - June 6, 2009 - 1:53 pm Leave a comment.

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It’s hard to stay mad at Big Z.

One moment he’s throwing a world class tantrum and missing the team’s plane. The next minute he’s unhittable through six innings and bopping the game-winning home run for good measure.

Now, Zambrano is declaring his retirement at the end of his contract (2012).

C’mon Z, there’s no way!

Not a chance Zambrano walks away from all the money or the chance to compete—he’s too passionate about the game to retire early.

Lucky win for the Cubs Friday night. You can’t go 0-10 with RISP and expect to win many games.

Let’s face it, without Zambrano’s 408-foot blast Chicago wastes another stellar outing from one of its starters.

The Cubs can’t keep doing this for much longer.

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