It's only a couple weeks away, guys - when pitchers and catchers report.
Should be getting excited, right?
Man, not in St. Louis.
I'll paraphrase Phil Rogers in the TRIB yesterday: Mark Mulder won't set a timetable on returning from shoulder surgery #2, Chris Carpenter not back til at least July, Kip Wells is pitching for the Rockies, Matt Clement will attempt a comeback from shoulder surgery, and the only guys with experience are Joel Pineiro, Anthony Reyes and...Todd Wellemeyer.
Pineiro was 7-5 last year beating the Cubs 2 outta 3 tries, Reyes was 2-14 last year (I still think he's got promise, though), and Todd Wellemeyer?
You can buy his baseball card online for a quarter.
So, not so promising down there with the pitching.
And even worse for them is this (from Jeff Gordon of the POST DISPATCH): "The biggest problem is Albert Pujols’ elbow. The man cannot straighten out his right arm. This is not good news. As Derrick Goold notes, this injury has nagged him since 2003. Pujols opted not to seek surgical repairs on the offending ligament, given the lengthy recovery period required."
I know what you're thinking, Cub Fans, but don't.
Laughing long and hard and out loud would be classless and jinxy.
Besides, even without partner Walt Jocketty, pretty sure something not good for the Cubs'll come out of Uncle Tony's Stinky Bag of Tricks...