WILL OH, MAN
Cubs fans are delighted and steaming, all at once. Delighted because Felix Pie looked great in his debut. He saved the game in the 10th inning by throwing out Russ Branyan at the plate. It was a rope and it was right on the money. He also had an RBI-double.
But Cubs fans also have their first 2nd guess of the year. People are wondering why they sent down Angel Guzman instead of Will Ohman. And they have good reason to be miffed at this move, assuming Ohman is not out of options, which I was unable to find out.
Here are the reasons: Guzman has been pitching well and he can log innings. Ohman has been terrible and he is basically a left-handed specialist. The Cubs already have Cotts and Eyre, so a 3rd lefty isn’t exactly a need. His last 2 outings before yesterday were as bad as bad can be.
So when he took the loss yesterday in an exciting game, Cubs fans were up in arms. I think rightfully so.
And I think we all agree–if we didn’t already–Ryan Theriot needs to play everyday. The guy is a pleasure to watch.
[tags]Felix Pie, Ryan Theriot, Cubs, Will Ohman, Angel Guzman[/tags]