Mostly when I think of Rafael Dolis, I think of potential but no control and what a crying shame it is that an arm like that can't figure it out.
He had a blister that didn't help, and neither did his numbers.
I always figure it's got to be the gigantic exception to the rule when a guy actually changes the mind of management during ST.
Sure, Dale Sveum is mulling over these last couple relievers, but I would imagine he's had his mind made up for awhile on who's in and who's out.
And Dolis needs to be polished more, I guess.
Scott Baker's news is worse.
They're shutting him down for a month and then re-evaluating, which I guess translates to the 60 day DL with an actual chance of coming back, assuming his muscle (apparently not the actual tendon that they put in the place of his ulnar collateral ligament) heals in that time.
But Sveum - what can he do but talk like this? (from Cubs.com):
"We do have the luxury with the depth we have," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday. "It is obviously a setback [with Baker] but it's not to where he won't be able to pitch this season."
I think I've quoted John Prine before.
This is from "Bruised Orange":
"Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter
From the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter..."
Still, we're in the middle of Re-Birth here, so whatever.
On the brighter side, it's one little week til actual Cubs baseball will be back.