Thursday, June 14, 2007

Weaver - How Much Rope? 

Just watched the first inning as the Cubs crushed everything Jeff Weaver threw up to them and pounced on a 3-0 lead. The M's offense, meanwhile, looks tired and ready to travel to Houston.

So, the question is, how much rope does Mike Hargrove give to Jeff Weaver in this outing?

Given the current state of the bullpen and the need for it to get much rest, and combine that with the fact that Jeffy could easily be DFA'd after another pathetic outing, one strategy would be to give Jeff the ball and tell him - "its your game, you're going seven innings regardless", and see what happens.

If he surprises us, maybe 7 innings from now, the Cubs only have 4 or 5 runs.

Or, more likely, the Cubs could have 10+ runs in the 4th inning, and Hargrove keeps Jeff in there no matter how many mopey, whiney faces he makes on the mound.

I'm watching this game like I do any disaster movie, as this has all the makings of a spectacular trainwreck.

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