After a brutal loss to the Mets, which I won’t repeat the score here, the Cubs came roaring back with an outstanding game for Paul Maholm to take a 4-0 shutout win against their soon-to-be-former rivals, the Houston Astros.
A rain delay was the perfect time to show Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game against the Astros in 2008. Talk about throwing salt in the wound.
You know what? This is a great time to be a Chicago Cub and a fan despite their dismal record. All the young guys are getting a chance to strut their stuff for example, Luis Valbuena who hit his third Homer since being called up from Iowa. See what I mean? It’s not all that bad.
Steve Clevenger went 1 for 1 with 2 RBI’s. I tell you folks, the next generation is on their way.
Speaking about the next generation, what are the Cubs going to do with Dempster and Soriano? Will we see a trade with LA Dodgers?
The Dodgers are very much in the hunt and with the Cubs sitting pretty much in the basement, they should trade Dempster for some great prospects. It would give him a chance to get that Ring.
As for Soriano, there’s a rumour going around that the Cubs will eat up his contract in order to move him. I still suspect he’ll be back in the American League.
Thhe Cubs are on the right track and instead of building a team around a seasoned veteran or going for broke and stockpiling the team with over hyped veterans, are you listening Jim Hendry? the Cubs and Theo Epstein are taking off the Band Aid very slowly.