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Can I trust the Cubs?

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Its easy to point out what is wrong with the Cubs this year, that is the Cubs management asking us fans to trust the same nucleus of players that let us down from 2007-2009.

Why should I trust a team that got swept out of the first round of the playoffs two years in a row and underachieved in 2009? Pinella, Soriano, Lee, Ramirez, Zambrano, Dempster, Theriot, Fukodome, Marmol, Lilly, and Fontenot all let us down the past three years.

It’s a shame that Hendry is settling for these core players and haven’t done anything to make the Cubs better going into this season. I thought we would at least make a splash at another Starting Pitcher. We only have three locks going into the season with Lilly on the Disabled List: Zambrano, Dempster, and Wells. I swear to God if Samardija makes the rotation Hendry should be relieved of his duties, because Samardija isn’t a Major League Pitcher, and it would be Hendry’s fault for leaving the rotation out to dry.

Like I keep saying we don’t have a Shortstop and Second Basemen, and its pissing me off that neither of these issues haven’t been settled yet; especially at Second Base with Castro hopefully making the club at Shortstop. I don’t have the patience this year to deal with a platoon at second.

It’s hard to trust the core group of players that have been here the past few years when all they do is let us down. The Cubs haven’t sniffed the World Series in the NLCS of 2003; this alone proves that Baker is a better manager than Pinella, just because he was at least able to win a freakin playoff series, while Pinella had a far more superior team.

I can’t go into this season optimistic.

I can’t let the Cubs take up another year of my life.

I can’t let the Cubs let me down again and again.

The sad part is I am going into this season optimistic (they can’t play as bad as last year, cant they?). I am going to let the Cubs take up another season of my life, I have to, I’m obsessed, I have a billion different possible lineups for this upcoming season already. I will let the Cubs let me down over and over again, but I hope they prove me wrong this year, like I say every year.

Written by cubsfan1983

February 15, 2010 at 7:41 am

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