The Cubs they are a changin'.
(Please don't hate me for that headline. It just happened. I'M SORRY.)
Ken Rosenthal thinks the Cubs might be better off firing Lou (too lazy to link). And I believe our recent poll here at GROTA supports his belief that the team might be better off without him.
Aside from his ongoing batting-order fail, Lou seems to just straight up not care about what's going on with the team. Here's some recent examples, several of which have already been talked about plenty at this here blog:
- Like it or not, Z is in the 'pen. And he's there to pitch the eighth inning when we're winning, to set up Marmol. So where was he in yesterday's game?
- At the beginning of the season, the Cubs said Tyler Colvin would get regular playing time, somewhere in the neighborhood of two starts a week. Where has Colvin been lately?
- Ryan Dempster threw over 120 pitches in his last start. Doesn't that kinda seem like a lot? I'm curious to see how he does in his next appearance.
This kind of crap makes me think that Lou and Jim Hendry and Tom Ricketts are not on the same page at all. And only one of those three guys owns this team, so maybe he should find some employees that actually listen to what he says and act on his decisions.