Cubs Opening Day 09, Is This The Year?


The Cubs have a very good ballclub, no doubt. But going into the season there are some holes in the bullpen, and a lack of infield depth to be concerned with. But it’s no different than any other team out there. The Cubs should be able to take the NL Central again, but they must remain relatively healthy. If they have more than one of the starting players lose significant time, they are in trouble.

What are your thoughts going in to the new season?


8 Responses to “Cubs Opening Day 09, Is This The Year?”

  1. Dave Says:

    Good win today. Nice to see some of the offense hitting the ball. Fukudome makes me mad, and should be sent to AAA or lower before he does any damage to the ball club with his non-hitting. Big Z needs to work on the walks as usual, but they don’t look so bad when little or no damage is done. I can say he really didn’t make me nervous. Kevin Gregg did however, Astros hit the ball HARD against him initially. But I was glad to see him nail it down.

  2. ksmc2000 Says:

    I agree, great team win. They got some pop from Soriano and Ramirez, and the Cajun Connection had a good game both offensively and defensively. Big Z pitched a solid six innings, and the bullpen did ok. That pinch RBI single by Hoffpauir was a big run. It gave Gregg a little wiggle room in the 9th.

    I don’t think Piniella will have much patience with Fukudome. I wish that they could put him on the next plane to Tokyo. He has become painful to watch. I don’t think he will ever “get it” at the Major League level.

  3. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Where did everybody go? This place use to be flooded with people posting. Did the others quit being fans too?

  4. Dave Says:

    Ugly game tonight, but a win is a win. I’ll take it. Lily always seems to get the offensive support making him a winning pitcher with a high ERA. I hope we see more out of Kosuke like he played tonight. Absolutely stellar; impatient at the plate, but stellar nonetheless. Also Soriano seems to be producing as well. Too many strikeouts last night, but he was hitting and walking tonight. Kudos to the bullpen for holding it down. I want to see some action from Milton Bradley. Disciplined at the plate, but little hitting yet.

    Oh, and Mike Fontenot is a little beast!

  5. genrebuster Says:

    Matt, perhaps some are still recovering from the 100 year hangover…(?), I know my head still hurts when I think about it.

    I love it when the Astros lose.

  6. ksmc2000 Says:

    I thought once the season started, the boards would be more active. We’ll do the best we can with what we have. I will start a Cubs vs Brewers thread later.

    Sad news from the Angels organization with the passing of their rising young star. My condolences go to his family and many friends that he has touched along the way.

  7. genrebuster Says:

    It’s early ksmc…I think things will heat up here eventually….I for one am scrambling with projects, etc…and can’t check in as frequently as I’d like to.

  8. genrebuster Says:

    I just spotted this, hmmm:


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