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Geo Gets Fat Off Munchies

By bullpenbrian - June 26, 2009 - 1:25 am Leave a comment.

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Now we know the cause of Geovany Soto’s weight gain: the munchies.

I guess winning the Rookie of the Year Award means you celebrate by smoking a couple of fat ones?

Common mistake for a 26-year old, but am embarrassing mistake for a pro ball player.

Worse, it appears Soto took his sophomore season for granted, got lazy during the offseason, and dated Mary Jane instead of working out.

Not surprisingly, he’s now battling both his weight gain and batting average in year two.

You hope the embarrassment is enough to motivate Soto back to his old form. After all, no one likes having a muddy name.

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Cubs Can’t Buy Clutch

By bullpenbrian - June 25, 2009 - 1:23 am Leave a comment.

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Lou’s got one thing right; the Cubs’ lineup can’t do any worse.

To this point, however, a shake-up of the batting order has been nothing short of an empty promise on Lou’s part, and that needs to change.

Piniella further added that he’s not interested in holding a team meeting. I’m fine with that decision, but falling back to the .500 marker is yet another reality check for this club.

And, if Lou isn’t going to address the team he should at least address the batting slump with some lineup changes.

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Kevin Gregg Is Not The Problem

By bullpenbrian - June 24, 2009 - 3:36 pm 2 comments.

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Let’s not get overly critical of Kevin Gregg.

Despite leading the NL in blown saves last season, he’s pitch well with Chicago.

Prior to Ryan Raburn’s walk-off job, Gregg had strung together nearly 10 innings of scoreless baseball.

He’s held opponents scoreless in 20 of his last 23 outings, converted 11 of 14 save opportunities (78 percent), including seven-straight from May 1-29.

At the very least, he’s still on pace for Woody’s All Star season from a year ago (34 saves).

Of course the blown save hurts, they always do, but that’s part of the job. It’s up to Gregg to bounce back, and I think he will.

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