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    Cubs optioned RHP Randy Wells to Triple-A Iowa.

    Wells posted an ugly 6.23 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and 5/9 K/BB ratio in two starts (8 2/3 innings) with the Cubs. He'll continue to act as rotation depth for the Northsiders.

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    Cubs activated RHP Ryan Dempster from the 15-day disabled list.

    Dempster missed a little more than two weeks because of a right quad strain and will return to action on Thursday with an outing against the Reds in Cincinnati. The 35-year-old had an impressive 1.33 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 23/8 K/BB ratio through his first three starts (20 1/3 innings) of the 2012 regular season.

  3. #23
    Cubs optioned LHP Scott Maine to Triple-A Iowa.

    Maine surrendered just one hit in 5 2/3 innings of relief during his two-week stay in the big leagues. He should be back up on the Cubs' roster at some point this year.

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    Cubs activated RHP Kerry Wood from the 15-day disabled list.

    Wood spent a little over two weeks recovering from right shoulder fatigue and will return to his setup role on Thursday against the Reds. The veteran right-hander is doubtful to hold much fantasy value this year.

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    Carlos Marmol is terrible.
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    It was brutal today, wasn't it?
    Still: we had a .500 roadtrip.

    I wonder how long Dempster will put up with this, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowanic View Post
    It was brutal today, wasn't it?
    Still: we had a .500 roadtrip.
    I hope that's the last of Marmol as the closer. IMHO, he would have been a tougher pitcher as a spot middle reliever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowanic View Post
    I wonder how long Dempster will put up with this, though.
    The answer is "as long as he's getting a paycheck."

  8. #28
    Listening to Sveum after the game, looks like Marmol will be canned as closer, if he hasn't already been.

    Can't recall a reliever with such good stuff and no idea how to use it.

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    don't forget to vote for LaHair in the ASG voting.
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    So it looks like the hitting is coming around. The starting pitching has been really good. bullpen? Not so much. Can they just designate Marmol for assignment after coming off the DL? As for Wood, I hope after throwing 9 straight balls, but pitching 2 scoreless innings is a sign of him getting out of his funk. This team seems surprisingly solid except for relief pitching.
    Last edited by The Uncoach; 05-12-2012 at 06:59 AM.

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    Hitting hasn't come around. The Cubs hadn't a scored run in last night's game until DeJesus' pinch hit grand slam in the 7th. Milwaukee relievers are even worse than the Cubs' relievers. Over their last 15 games (including last night's game) the Cubs have scored 3.33 RPG. Over their last 10 games they have averaged 3.4 RPG. Over the 5 games leading up to last night the Cubs had averaged 2.4 RPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous View Post
    Hitting hasn't come around. The Cubs hadn't a scored run in last night's game until DeJesus' pinch hit grand slam in the 7th.
    well that might be why there are 9 innings in a ball game.

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    Which still doesn't mean hitting has come around. How many runs did they score yesterday?

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    So, IOW, you think their relief pitching is fantastic.

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    No, I think your statement that "hitting is coming around" based on one game against one of the league's worst bullpens is a highly flawed and incorrect position to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous View Post
    No, I think your statement that "hitting is coming around" based on one game against one of the league's worst bullpens is a highly flawed and incorrect position to have.
    Incorrect assumption that I based the "hitting coming around" on one game. We've also seen a few HRs at this point, including back to back from Lahair and Stewart.

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    When this team decides to go on losing streaks, they don't mess around!

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    Good News!! Cubs didn't lose today!!

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    Ouch! Just Ouch!

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    there is going to be no quick fix for this...however, what I dont want to happen is people going after Sveum...this certainly is not his fault...he was handed this mess and told to manage it...the Cubs are filled with guys who probably wont be around for another year (minus Soriano, he is like a cold you cant get rid of at this point)

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