To be clear, I’m not panicking.
Plus: Arrieta pitched well.
Minus: Another bullpen FAIL. And to make it worse, then loading the bases with no outs and FAILING to score one run (for the tie), or more.
Our friend ernie has offered the following…I think he’s been watching the Cubs longer than I have, I’m happy to feature his thoughts here:
(from another blog): “Sorry… but if your closer blows a hold or save in 4 out of his last 5 or 6…AND then you can’t score a single run with bases loaded, no one out…You ain’t a legit playoff team. It’s that simple. THIS is why you don’t give up the farm to go “all-in” this year.”
ernie: “Hey, Genre, this might be a good post for the near future. Do the Cubs go “all-in” this year? I agree with the poster, this team is not ready to make a serious run for the playoffs this year. Forget trading valuable farm pieces for a Chapman or a Miller. Play out the year, see what you can get in Winter Meetings, and see if this club matures enough in 2017 to be a legit contender. They aren’t there yet, that’s a fact.”
Back to me. You see this guy? I would NOT trade him.
Have at it.