Actually reading Will Carroll's take on this over at BP, this might be the best result for him. His mechanics were so good and solid to begin with, that made the damage less than it might have been. He's only 26, so with rehab and his solid mechanics, by the time he's 28, he might be back on track for a career.
CRZ had to edit my profile and close my table for me. I am a bad man.
Originally posted by piemanActually reading Will Carroll's take on this over at BP, this might be the best result for him. His mechanics were so good and solid to begin with, that made the damage less than it might have been. He's only 26, so with rehab and his solid mechanics, by the time he's 28, he might be back on track for a career.
See, it's crap like this that makes us Cubs fans hope.
Not to mention that he'll likely waste our time in '08 working out the kinks on a cheap incentive deal, when it's fairly well established that pitchers don't really make it back until after a full season of throwing off rotator cuff/shoulder surgeries (if they make it back at all).
Originally posted by spfOh, and may I just say that Lou Piniella does not look like a man happy with his job choices lately?
The fun game is pitting the Cubs against their American League kindred souls the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (who essentially are the Cubs without the ivy) and seeing which team wins more games this year. They play in a tougher division, but, the Devil Rays have a good shot of pulling it off.
'Ric Flair wishes he was Paul Roma.' Congratulations Paul on winning the Idiotic Comment of the Decade Award.
I still wouldn't throw in the towel just yet. Pinella said from the beginning that the Cubs would play out the year expecting to be without Prior and Wood. With the NL Central being a really weak division this year, Zambrano can easily carry this team on his back. Shockingly, I can still see the Cubs making the playoffs.
The Wisdom of Homsar: AaAaAa! I'm a trendy tote bag!
In other NL Central news, which is also not a surprise to the home team (though not as obvious as a Mark Prior injury), Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets left yesterday's game after 3 scoreless innings with a strained right groin injury. Fittingly, the problem is that with Sheets out, the bullpen let the game slip away.
I really didn't think they would do this until a new GM was in place, but I have no problem with it either. John McLaren might be a good baseball guy and bench coach, but he was not a good manager and that was clear early on in his tenure.