Man oh maaaaaan, my head is swimming.
The other day I'm standing there and Linton says, "Hey, I just got a tweet that says Zambrano's moving to the pen."
It sounded like a joke, but then it sounded oddly possible, but mostly it sounded like a joke.
Because if it's true, then it means just so much bad stuff: that the bullpen weakness isn't just a flukey thing that'll get better on it's own... that maybe I've been hearing lies about the strength of the farm system... that Big Z is worse than I thought...and it means the Cubs are waaay more desperate than I thought.
So like any Cub fan I reacted with pure denial: "Hilarious, Linton. Because that's INSANE."
You know this big trip I've been on? Right at the beginning I was the victim of perhaps the greatest production prank ever (I'll share with you shortly). So my bullshit alarm is still on high, and when he showed me his blackberry I still thought maybe he'd created the tweet on his own or something.
I still didn't believe it until way later when I got to my room (we're in Orlando) and was able to go around online and read about it everywhere.
Here's what I know now: Geovanny Soto and Mike Fontenot are both hitting over .320 while D Lee is at .241 and Aramis Ramirez .127; the Cubs have the 2nd lowest run total in the NL, AND Big Z is a set-up guy.
See the illustration above.
We've all managed our expectations to pretty low, but right now the Cubs are lower than that original low which means I'll have to adjust to a lower low or continue to feel lower than I prefer.
Leaving 10 on base, they lost 2-5 again last night to the lowly Mets with Gorzy on the mound.
Tonight it's tough luck Dempster vs. the Brewers.
You gonna watch?