After the Cubs lost their game on Sunday I wasn't too upset over the fact they lost. In fact I was pretty much used to it already. What really bothered me was Lopez laziness which caused two errors. To me this came across as a player thinking "this team is horrible, I'm not doing anything more than I have to".
While this opinion of mine could be exaggerated it led me to believe that the team could in fact go further into a downward spiral. For one thing, only 10% of the season is done and players act like they don't care. Secondly, we have young talent on this team. Castro, LaHair, Barney, Campana, etc. and they cannot and should not be introduced to this sort of attitude. It could stunt their growth in the majors. They need to continue to play as hard as they can and hopefully earn more playing time over seasoned veterans who aren't doing a good job.
So today when I saw that Lopez was demoted, it made me happy for the first time all season. Yes this team is horrible, but management is NOT going to settle for laziness. It leads me to believe they are going to try to win as much as possible with this club. That's the type of thing I like to see. This team is far from being lovable losers, but at least they aren't quitters. Perhaps if a certain LF doesn't do a better job on and off the field, the team will begin to bench or even release him!