Sunday, November 25
Off-season pick-ups which leaves Wrigleyville wanting better
After a terrible season the Cubs go out and acquire a new pitcher in Dan Haren and veteran catcher Dioneer Navarro. Sure they're both credible players with good potential yet where on earth are the big-time signings? Waiting around until February, about the time Spring Training begins to make any major moves isn't going to cut it. The decimal offense is almost always in question. What does Cubs management plan to do about that? Don't run the risk by putting all the pressure on the new rotation until a starter or two get injured. Trying to piece together a low market level of players won't build much strength and ample depth to an already mediocre roster right now. Chicago might as well fill the void at third base and pick up a power bat for the outfield. Oh, the club did sign yet ANOTHER pitcher in Scott Baker for a one-year contract. That seems to be okay to aid the rotation. Still Baker was injured the entire 2012 season. Fans get the point by now with the pitching. Making the Cubs flourish in any way, however will take extra hitting off the bench and enough pop combined into a respectable lineup. Until Spring Training the Wrigley faithful will see what other probably useless, impractical managerial decisions will be made.