Phil Gialluisi: May 2009 Archives

Simply these Cub have shown some signs of life these last few games. The Cubs aren't anywhere close of playing in the same success as home as they do away from Wrigley Field. For teams to be a championship team it's most certain that those major league teams whom can't perform on the road simply don't win a World Series.

For the Cubs with this series they're in against the LA Dodgers whom not only lead the Western division in the NL, this club swept the Cubbies in 3 straight this last October.
We have seen a few roster changes with Jake Fox coming up along with the recall of Bobby Scales whom both mind you have contributed this series. Our third base weakness with the bat can be corrected with Jake Fox whom has been working with the third base coach of the Cubs in taking some ground balls. The questions still remains can Jake Fox still play reasonable defense ? With that said if Jake can play the field and produce as he did and continue pounding the ball Things will c ...

After a tough loss in Thursday nights event with the crown leading L.A. Dodgers you find yourself looking at how much further the Cubs lost ground to the 3 teams sitting ahead of them. After game #1 it was shown to many that the Cubs can play with the Dodgers but again the inconsistent offense showed it's ugly head once again. Chicago and their Veterans must take charge of this club house and decide whether this season with this team is the real thing now and motivate the clubhouse. Jake Fox was brought up too put a charge into the lineup so we shall see.

With almost two months of baseball the cubs have had a number of injuries along with slumping play by the acquisitions this past off-season. I'm one whom is concerned thus far with this club and as Jim Hendry has tried to make this team a better overall team although somethings were overlooked or not attended too like the bullpen. Fortunately the Cubs have had the answers to this problem as the season blooms on but this h ...

Most Fans are either excited, tired or just are really wondering what will Jake Peavy do this season or beyond that.

Listening To Jon talk about the whole White Sox fiasco and them trying to land Peavy , it came to the surface once again that Mr. Peavy obviously wants the NL and the Cubs. Jake uses the same agent as Mark grace and Rick S. did. With that being said Jake has complete control on where he would like to play period. Many cub fans would hope know that Jake has a sweet spot for the North Side.

Cub Fans hold on as Hendry quoted to Mr Heyman that he is more worried about they're hitting vs. pitching. Jim, where did this come from as this rotation is something to be concerned about with Harden going down this early in the season. Zambrano has his issues even though many keep this quite. Zambrano was out with a Hamstring issue however the Cubs in my opinion are trying to protect the Aces arm and did this with his being on the DL for 3 weeks. Zambrano is now in ...

Hello Chicago and I hope this Memorial day is a special one where ever you are.
I woke again this Monday morning to read the horrific headlines once again in the baseball world here in Chicago. The Cubs are defintley having some performance issues. Each and every fan can be their own critic in deciding whom what and how this team will find themselves going forward. With 120 games still to play whom can we go to and vent and hear our cry's with how this team is showing up to play most recently. John McDonough has a way of correcting and putting together the rite management along with various tools in making a true nuculeus.

Why the cubs let go of a President whom clearly had a role in the cubs success from the top down doesn't surprise me. With all the ownership issues within the tribune and budgets to create, Johns extended welcome with the cubs wasn't a shoe in. With that bring John here said the Black Hawks and then they gobbled the man up quickly. Cub fans this man ...

As a Cub Fanatic and someone whom is passionate about this ball club, really people what is it going take to make those changes to help put the Chicago Cubs on the winning track. Once again we seen specific pieces of our middle relief do the cubs in once they took the mound. Aaron Heilaman and Neil Cotts with their very first batters give up an RBI and show time after time how they don't belong on this staff. I want to say to Jim Hendry and Lou Pinella ENOUGH ! If we don't have changes within this bullpen as specified I assure you this season of hope will turn into hope for next season. WE as fans make no money and depend on those professionals to provide us the fans the best talent to bring this town a championship.

Jim Hendry the pressure is on you to provide Lou Pinella and the coaches those players whom can get the job done in this bullpen. Regardless of how the cubs rebound with their bats it will be imperative for the short part of this pen to just get the job done.< ...

As Big Z returns to his spot in the rotation pitching in Petco Park where he has been successful going 6-1 their on the mound in Sandiego. Tonights Job is a tad more rough pitching against the recent media frenzy hard throwing Jake Peavy.

The Cubs will use Randy Wells to fill Rich Hardens spot in the rotation and I'm assuming both Marshall and Wells would and could help the bullpen if needed. This may be a trigger for Lou Pinella to have Hendry call up Jeff Stevens to help in this fragile Bullpen.

Some or most Cubs Critics and fans were optimistic of the Cubs sailing threw this central division here in the NL. The Cubs now 4 back behind the raging Brewers are hoping they can play stride for stride with Milwaukee and the St Louis Cardinals. Between pitching concerns out of the bull pen and ongoing injuries elsewhere on this team one would just hope someone would take hold of this team and be the back bone of the cubs playing well at all positions and scrapping for Wi ...

Harden Down

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