The Sunday Roundup
Lets take a stroll around the Sunday news and see what our favorite writers dug up out in Arizona, a place we all wish we could be right now.
In the Daily Herald, Bruce Miles tells us that we will miss Mark DeRosa, but Mike Fontenot will be just fine. I truly hope “Little Babe Ruth” is up to the challenge.
In other news, Aaron Heilman threw two scoreless innings in his Cubs debut., and like everybody else, is the running for a rotation spot. I think one of the best things that Jim Hendry did this season was bring in a variety of players to compete for the rotation spots. It should foster competition, and maybe we can catch lighting in a bottle.
As for Sun-Times, the lead story of the day talks about how the World Baseball Classic is already losing steam in its second year. I have to agree with Gordon Wittenmeyer this time around, which doesn’t happen often.
Having the WBC in March is a terrible idea from Bud Selig, and the moment a big-time player is hurt the tournament will be all over. MLB needs to find a way to move the WBC to November in hot weather cities, which shouldn’t be too hard.
Another item is the possibility of Curt Schilling pitching with the Cubs. I can’t imagine this happening, but if he will take a Minor League Deal it couldn’t hurt.
In the Tribune, there is talk of Curt, and Ryan Sandberg learning the ropes in the minors. There is talk that Sandberg will take over for Lou Piniella when he is ready to walk away. It is nice to see a guy like Ryno working his way through the minors, but only time will tell if he has the stuff to manage in the bigs. One of my goals this summer is to make it up to Tennessee to see the Smokies in action. What do you think about Ryno back at Wrigley?