Sunday, October 03, 2004

I thought this year was Next Year!

I think the title says it all.

I don't want to blame this whole season on one person, but the position/s I see the need for change are: Sammy Sosa and relief pitching. Sosa has had a great career here in Chicago, but I believe it is time to find a replacement for him. A batting average of .253 with 133 strikeouts. 35 HR's this year, but wasn't able to do it in almost any clutch position. With runners in scoring position, it was like having the pitcher at bat.

Again, I'm not saying Sosa was the problem why the Cubs didn't live up to expectations this year. But, for the amount of money he is being paid, you expect him to perform better.

How many games did the Cubs lose this year by one or two runs? I don't know right now, but those games are when the Big Money Guys are suppose to pull you through!