Sunday Night From Wrigley Field
Brian Matusz gets the start for Chicago tonight from Wrigley Field as The Cubs & Mariners play a rubber game.
Earlier this year, prior to the All-Star break I championed some bolstering to Cubs pitching. An arm to the bullpen, and creating a larger starting rotation with an arm there.
I did say however, I could only judge the situation as a fan in the bleachers, and certainly not as a professional baseball architect.
The Cubs architects in the home office have decided a strong arm to the pen was a good idea. Voila….Aroldis Chapman.
Then they decided a 6 man rotation may be a good idea. Brian Matusz is their answer to that situation.
While Chapman makes every bit of bullpen sense, I really question the Matusz answer to the 6 man rotation. His E.R.A. for AAA ball this year is much on the upside.
Let’s put me in my place. I’m a fan who may be perplexed over the Matusz move. Epstein, Hoyer, and Maddon will once again demonstrate my worthiness as a fan, and theirs as the architects.
All said, look where the Cubs have been all season long so far, and they didn’t need my input to do it.
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