New Manager?? NEW POLL!!
What a week... as depressing as it was saddening. Can you imagine just one week ago Dusty was going on about how this was his "favorite" time of year because of being "in the chase". Now one week later, two outfielders have been traded and Kerry Wood and ARam have been shelved. Nomar is playing third, and poor Matt Murton just now has been called back up.
I for one am anxious to see how Murton, McLain and Cedeno do this next month, that is IF dusty actaully plays them. Today on Cubs.Com, he offered us this nugget as insight into what his plans are for the youngsters.
"In my mind, Corey [Patterson] is still young. Our whole bullpen is young," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "We've been having 'young' out there for a long time and if not young, then inexperienced from [Roberto] Novoa to [Michael] Wuertz to [Will] Ohman to [Todd] Wellemeyer. Half our team is either inexperienced or young."
Baker will pick the right spot for the kids like Murton and shortstop Ronny Cedeno.
"I believe in matching young guys up so they have success," Baker said. "I've seen young guys get ruined.
"We've still got to win games, too. This isn't some great experiment. I play everybody on my team. They're going to get at-bats, big time."Clearly, someone has been hearing his critics. Just a couple of questions for the Master guru
1. How come you say "I belive" as if its some wise thought that should be taken seriously?
2. Is KKorey one of those young guys that has been ruined? and if so....
3. Is Korey being ruined the reason he gets so many AB's?
4. Isn't riding the bench behind a guy like Korey more ruining for a rookie?
5. and lastly, what does "Big Time mean"? We've heard it so often but I don't really know what it means.
New poll is up, so take a look. Its kind of a "Dare to Dream poll" about who should be Dusty's successor as soon as Hendry stops smoking the Crack. I picked 4 guys that should be "available" this off-season if the Cubs came calling. Let me know what you think.