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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Cubs - DLed Fox

Chicago Cubs - Placed P Chad Fox on the 15-day DL; recalled P Will Ohman.

Hopefully, Fox won’t require surgery; he’s probably out of ligaments to transplant into his arm at this point and another surgery would require him to dig up graveyards at night looking for spare parts.

Ohman seems healthy right now (he’s about a year and a half removed from his major arm surgery) and is actually the best player to be a LOOGY on the team with Remlinger completely unqualified based on his career splits and Bartosh not being especially tough on lefties and able to make longer appearances.  It is good that Bartosh got a job as I just love saying that name; it sounds like some bad fantasy character (Bartôsh the Unclean, Reaver of Souls!)

Dan Szymborski Posted: April 26, 2005 at 09:18 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Christian (ruz) Posted: April 26, 2005 at 09:42 PM (#1290063)
Just what the Cubs needed, a fourth lefty in the pen.

I imagine it won't last too long, though -- I expect either Ohman to go down, or Bartosh to be cut, when JoeBo is ready.
   2. Larry Bowa Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:07 PM (#1290113)
Chad Fox, R.I.P.

Dusty Back, *.*.*.*. Y.O.U.

When will this clown be exposed as the fraud he is?
   3. 1k5v3L Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:10 PM (#1290117)
When will this clown be exposed as the fraud he is?

I've been singing this tune for years, Bowa.

I remember in game 6 of the 2002 WS, he gave Russ Ortiz the game ball when he took him out of the game. Dusty had his usual pick sticking out, and he was gloating like a pig in a mud puddle. What happened after that ranks up there in terms of fun.
   4. 1k5v3L Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:14 PM (#1290123)
Ah, sweet memories from retrosheet:

ANGELS 8TH: Erstad homered; Salmon singled to center; FIGGINS RAN FOR SALMON; Anderson singled to left [Figgins to third, Anderson to second (error by Bonds)]; Bonds picked ball in foul ground and fumbled it; NEN REPLACED WORRELL (PITCHING);
Glaus doubled to left [Figgins scored, Anderson scored (unearned)];
   5. Fred Garvin is dead to Mug Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:17 PM (#1290127)
Good thing we've got Ohman up so Bartosh won't get overworked. After all, getting used once a week can be pretty stressful.
   6. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 26, 2005 at 10:51 PM (#1290184)
well maybe they will puyt dempster in the pen and use rusch to start in his place and then use ohman as a loogey and use bartosh as they did rusch or who the #### knows god i hate baker
   7. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: April 26, 2005 at 11:09 PM (#1290236)
Good thing we've got Ohman up so Bartosh won't get overworked. After all, getting used once a week can be pretty stressful.

Lord knows, those unproven kids. I'm sure Dusty was hoping they'd swing a deal for Jesse Orosco.
   8. 1k5v3L Posted: April 26, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1290299)
Dempster in the pen? He's been pretty good as a starter over the last 3 starts. As someone who owns Dempster in a roto league though, I'd like to see him as the closer. Why not?
   9. AROM Posted: April 26, 2005 at 11:28 PM (#1290338)
When Hawkins lost his job, and all fantasy value with it, I thought about picking up Fox, but figured he'd be hurt soon enough anyway, so Borowski was the man to get.
   10. jeff tripodi Posted: April 27, 2005 at 03:15 AM (#1291582)
Do you think that Oscar Acosta thought Will Ohman's Cubs career would outlast his own?
   11. AJMcCringleberry Posted: April 27, 2005 at 03:26 AM (#1291594)
Hopefully, Fox won’t require surgery; he’s probably out of ligaments to transplant into his arm at this point and another surgery would require him to dig up graveyards at night looking for spare parts.

This would make a good horror movie. And by "good" I mean "shitty".
   12. Old Matt Posted: April 27, 2005 at 03:26 AM (#1291595)
well maybe they will puyt dempster in the pen and use rusch to start in his place and then use ohman as a loogey and use bartosh as they did rusch or who the #### knows god i hate baker

He's really getting to your head meat.
   13. zonk Posted: April 27, 2005 at 05:03 PM (#1292608)
I sorta wonder why Bartosh doesn't get a look at closing.....

Sure, he was formerly one those always suspect "closer prospects" and he's left-handed, but I like his stuff.

His very limited major league numbers show a pretty balanced K rate RHB vs. LHB - can't seem to get any minor leauge splits.

Am I just way over-estimating him?

I know he'll never get a shot at the role so long as Dusty is managing, though.

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