orange12 wrote:LBJackal wrote:And Sosa? He didn't want to paly there, they didn't want him to play there, and also he sucks. Getting rid of him was also the right decision.
LOL. Thirteen years of being the crowd favorite and one of the few bright spots for the Cubs and all of a sudden he sucks and was never wanted.
That's right. He's old, K's too much, can't get on base, and only swings for the fences. And he doens't realize this and still insists he's "earned" being the cleanup hitter. Yeah, just like Corey Patterson has earned being the leadoff hitter. Sorry, he's extremely overpaid and getting rid of him was the right thing to do. What he did in the past is irrelevent to how good he is now.
As for Rusch, you all laugh now, but when he has a better ERA than Maddux, Clement, and many other pitchers who get more press, you won't be laughing. The past 2 years he's been great. Say what you want about his ERA in 2003 he pitched good that year.
I don't even like the Cubs but it turns out that I'm defending them.... ah well.
As for the closer situation, it's Borowski's job and Dempster sucks so I don't know why anybody would want him instead of Borowski.