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Postby wildbill » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:05 pm

Apr 11 Gordon Wittenmyer, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella said he is going to talk with pitching coach Larry Rothschild about the possibility of taking SP Rich Hill out of the rotation to let him work on his issues. "I'm going to sit down and talk to our pitching coach about that. I want what's best for Hill. We've got to get him straightened out. That's the important thing," Piniella said. If the team does decide to take him out of the rotation, he may by put into the bullpen.


Ok so Sweet Lou first demoralizes a young pitcher, Hill, by telling him he's a bad lefthanded pitcher and the Pirates kill bad leftanded pitches so Lou's not going to let Hill start against them. Then not too long before game time Lou tells the now demorlized Hill he has to go face the Pirates that he was told would kill him and Lou expects good results anyway. Then after that ONE predictably bad game, given how the situation was so poorly handled, he's going to be demoralized further by getting sent to the bullpen, or possibly even demoted? Where's Dusty Baker in Chicago when you need him? Sweet Lou should be put out to pasture.
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Re: Rich Hill to bullpen

Postby Loose Circuits » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:24 pm

this doesn't make sense. Rich is only going to get better starting and developing a routine...if the Rays can stick by Edwin Jackson, surely the Cubs can wait out Rich Hill...
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Re: Rich Hill to bullpen

Postby smoovethug » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:38 pm

There needs to be a "?" at the end of your post title. It hasn't been decided on yet. Even if he did move to the pen I doubt he stays there. He just has to learn to keep the ball in the yard and stop giving out free passes.
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Re: Rich Hill to bullpen

Postby Justblaze » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:46 am

I don't mind if he gives up a couple of tatters here and there, but please enough with the walks already.

He can't seem to locate his fastball or his curveball.
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Re: Rich Hill to bullpen

Postby cool Daddy » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:48 am

As a Cubs fan I'd rather see Lieber in the rotation , but Lilly should be straightened out before Hill. Good thing Dempster is looking great so far.....Marquis time!!
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