8/16 Lineup vs. Padres

Starlin Castro got Monday off and Derrek Lee was not in the lineup because of back problems. Darwin Barney is making his second ML start. Here’s the lineup vs. the Padres and Kevin Correia:

RF Fukudome
SS Barney
CF Byrd
3B Ramirez
1B Nady
LF Soriano
2B DeWitt
C Hill
P Gorzelanny

– Carrie Muskat

5 Comments

I realise that compared to the obviously undisputed wealth of Lou and Jim’s baseball knowledge, mine pales into insignificance, but given that we are 18 games below .500, are we not building for next year…?

If so, why have we a good young catcher on the bench and even to some extent Micah Hoffpauir in AAA when we have Nady, Hill and Baker keeping young prospects away from the firing line.

Is it not best to evaluate the prospects while we have nothing to lose…?

And given that aside from DP Lee – obviously realising he will have to raise his appalling average over .270 to get a decent paycheck next year – without Castro and Colvin, what are hoping for tonight? Divine intervention…?

Perhaps Lou has heard so many “oh my gods” this season from the fans that he thinks Heavenly Father is fielding in left field.

Maybe Lou is under direct orders from Jim “Brainiac” Hendry to SHOWCASE THE AWESOME TALENT of Fukodome and Nady??? Hoping for a waiver deal?? That’s got to be it for Pete’s sake. I get giving Castro some rest but I don’t get Hill over Castillo. Let’s see what the kid has, he may very well be next years #2 catcher!! There is no figuring out the Jim and Lou travelling comedy act anymore. But, the act has grown tired.

YES I AM TIRED OF TRYING TO THINK WITH THE CUB BRAIN TRUST BECAUSE EVERY MOVE THEY HAVE MAYED SEEM TO MAKE THE CUB WORSTER OTHER THAN COLVINAND CASTRO DO SOMETHING BESIDE SENDING OUT THE THOSE OVER PAYED PLAYER EVERYDAY CHANGE YOUR MANAGING STYLE LOU PLESAE FOR US DIEHARD CUB FANS

Funny, all of a sudden Colvin is on the bench because why?? He is not hitting .300? I don’t get it. Lou trots Soriano out there almost every game with similar numbers to Colvin and now we see the “re-emergence” of Fukodome in left over Colvin? I guess we are back to playing the money players and trying to save face for Hendry? Our 130 million dollar left fielder is putting up rookie/minor league numbers BUT HE STILL CAN’T FIELD. They must think us fans as complete morons while they run the team BASED ON PAYCHECKS ONLY. Why WOULDN’T Wellington Castillo get playing time over the “The Joe Mauer-like” Koyie Hill? Hendry and Pinella aren’t even taking advantage of this terrible ending to evaluate some position players. What else do they need to know about Soriano, Fukodome or Hill????

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