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If Lou has no ideas, I think I do....

The sad reality is beginning to set in listening to Cubs post game (wgn 720) across Cubs nation, that Lou Pinella no longer has the fire in him to motivate a struggling team. He looked lost and content with the cubs struggles at the plate, and it appears even he has lost the "Cubbie Swagger" that he preached about the last two seasons. The fact is that any manager can manage a team that hits the cover off the ball for an entire summer. Lou went out last year, put a nice lineup together and sat back and watched the success with the rest of us. But, now losing 16 of 24, and with an offense so utterly atrocious, Lou is faced with the job of managing. Milton Bradley's lack of concentration is a reflection of the manager. Lou should have MET him at the steps  of the dugout or sent Reed in right after that play. But, instead he complements him in the post game today saying his hitting is coming around!!!?? I want the old Lou back. Gerald Perry could be the fall guy, but his firing would seem a bit cosmetic. Here's some ideas for JIM and LOU to ponder...

1. Our best hitter is in triple A....... ie Jake Fox, if he isn't up now, why ever call him up? We are keeping him down so Aaron Miles, has a roster spot? or Patton? This is almost worse than the Neifi Perez situation 

2. At some point someone is going to make a move. It is rumored the Cards are hot after Miguel Tejada. The Brewers have made it clear they will wait around to make sure they are in the race before they will look to make a move. Jim has been quiet and Crane Kenny suddenly makes it sound like we are barely making the utility bills. Cubs fans deserve better. Man up on your mistakes Hendry. Do something, anything....

3. Now it can be seen the damage of replacing great clubhouse guys with terrible ones. I would take Milton Bradley in the argument of "The worst possible club house guy" against anyone in the MLB,. Taking D-Ro and Woody off the field was only half the Damage, and arguably less damage then it has done in the club house. And how about our old friend HENRY BLANCO? Do you honestly think Geo would be struggling this much at the dish if Blanco was still in the dugout everyday? I hate how things like that are overlooked. Nice move Jim, I hope that saved enough to get Milton!!!

4. If Soriano is hurt, bench him! He is hitting .172 his month. Hoffpauir deserves Ab's and he can't be worse than Sori defensively. Fukudome is hitting his summer swoon in stride hitting around .150 with a .212 slugging percentage over the last 17 games, and this should spell a good week of Reed Johnson. Looking for a 2 hole hitter Lou??? Your man on this roster is Reed Johnson. As for Aaron Miles, he should not be playing above AA ball. period. I don't know what to say about Mike Fontenot, except today is his first 3 ab's he was up 1-0, 2-0, and 2-0 and got 3 90mph fastballs down the heart of the plate  and fouled them all off late. Those are the pitches you want to put in play big guy. What are you thinking up there? 

As Al says, keep the faith, which I am. I hope you will too. 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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