Phil Gialluisi: June 2009 Archives

With a stretch of 23 games in a row for the Chicago Cubs this may be the telling of how this team may end up. Now at .500 in their season much is up in the air regarding the chemistry of this team and whether or not those paid high salaries can swing the bats with more consistency. We know with the old hitting coach out and Joshua in this may have an impact in a positive way rite out the gate. The Cubs have the starting pitching leading the Majors with this rotation. Question is can this team now get on a role with hitting that little white ball.

With interleague play going on and the Sox coming into Wrigley, this may be fun for many fans but i assure you the ball players are clued in on just executing and playing well resulting in WINS. For the cubs it happens to be the White sox where now they have to get there acts together. One would hope this club will begin to hit and do it in fashion here in this cross town series.

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After reading comments from Chris De Luca's from the Suntimes, it's obvious if the Cubs are to make a run a post season they will need to start producing with the roster in hand. The Chicago Cubs carry the 3rd highest payroll in baseball and one would expect this team to play more consistent than shown. We have seen this team run into one injury after another yet still they are finding ways to stay in the thick of things in the NL Central thus far.

Somehow the sale of the Cubs becomes more and more complicated by the owner and buyer hitting obstacles inside the deal of this team. Jim Hendry I'm sure has his hands tied trying to find talent to insert in this lineup but with little money he is tied to being creative with his moves. With Rickett's legally being strapped into limbo having to wait until this deal comes to a closure and Sam Zell NOT giving lee way to the cubs in spending money, the big trades for Peavy and or Oswalt will be watched from the side lines where potent ...