Open "Fix the F*cking Roster Already" Thread - Mid June Edition
Note: In case it wasn't obvious, the asterisk in the headline replaces an "a."
If this team continues the downward swirl, then they will be perhaps the greatest squealchers of potential we have seen in our lifetimes. Perhaps they were never meant to be a 110 game winner, but this team as built should have trounced the mediocre NL Central. They should have charged past their playoff opponents. They should have been a team to remember.
Sadly, they have instead been a team we'd all like to forget. With the 2009 Cubs it's been one reckless outburst after another, one blown lead, one missed opportunity, and many losses that should have been wins. So what next? Is it over Johnny in June? With the team at .500, 2.5 games out of first, in a division nobody appears keen on winning?
Hell no. It's not over. But with another month of this crappy play we'll all wish it was. Sooner or later one of the NL Central teams -- and maybe even a couple of them -- are going to start winning an awful lot of games. If the Cubs still want to be in a position where a short winning streak gets them into the playoffs, then they will need to turn into a regular winner. But it will be no easy task that the firing of a hitting coach can accomplish.
Therefore I will open it up to you guys. What do you think needs to be done to fix this mess? Who gets cut at a great expense to the team? Who does Jim Hendry pursue at all costs? The lineup -- what should it look like when the Cubs play the Sox tomorrow? Where does Kevin Gregg belong? How about Dave Patton?
I'll open it up to you and post my thoughts on this topic within the next 24 hours. But I think we'll all agree that this team is totally facked if they don't do something beyond the firing of Gerald Perry, and soon.