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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

WILLIS TO THE BIRDS?

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Quick message to people that are freaking out about the White Sox. They need to relax. It’s all good. Really.

Viva El Birdos has the Birds possibly dealing 4 prospects including Anthony Reyes for Dontrelle Willis. Maybe they haven’t learned since trading Haren for Mulder. Willis is getting hit pretty hard this year and has been inconsistent. Reyes looks like he will be a stud. Is Willis the piece that propels the Birds to the World Series? I don’t know but I doubt it.

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">PV</span>

    What really gets me is–well, the whole thing is ridiculous–but the glaring thing to me is that overall the plan he proposes is the usual Cub plan of short-term, middle-of-the-road, patchwork solutions.

    The pitching comments were the dumbest. He says to invest in a top-line starter, “maybe not Barry Zito, but someone very solid” and then sign “bargain arms” to fill out the rotation. So don’t shoot for the top free agent, and then sign a couple other guys and pray–which sounds a lot like Jerome Williams and Glendon Rush. Haven’t we been here before? Again and again?And “get Prior healthy” but then “don’t count on” Marmol? Huh?

    Yeah, he got a total deserved beatdown on our Local Sports Radio yesterday–I suspect The Zoner and I heard the same show–and they mostly focused on how he was dismissing manager candidates in one sentence.

    The worst part is, if you ask me what’s more likely, signing the right manager and making the right moves to turn this around quickly, or what Rogers proposes, I would have to say that history indicates that Rogers’ world will be closer to what we really get.

    Sigh. That’s depressing.

  • http://chicagozoner.blogspot.com <a href="http://chicagozoner.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow">The Zoner</a>

    Steve Stone said Marmol could be a great closer. He has potential be it out of the pen or as a starter. You need to start counting on your farm system sooner rather than later.

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