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Mickster
04-02-2004, 11:37 AM
Just heard on the Score that Wusch has been placed on the 15 day DL with shoulder stiffness and back problems. :(:

SEALgep
04-02-2004, 11:39 AM
I know this wouldn't happen any time soon, but if this is a problem throughout the year, Ryan Meaux could step up as a lefty specialist.

fledgedrallycap
04-02-2004, 11:40 AM
They stated that Adkins and Jackson are sure bets now the Wunch is taking a seat.

Baby Fisk
04-02-2004, 11:45 AM
Too bad. I like Kelly and hope he comes back roaring. Something seemed to be up with him in recent weeks.

SoxxoS
04-02-2004, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Baby Fisk
Too bad. I like Kelly and hope he comes back roaring. Something seemed to be up with him in recent weeks.

Yeah...He is throwing 82 mph heat.

Mickster
04-02-2004, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by SoxxoS
Yeah...He is throwing 82 mph heat.

He called it "dead arm" but sounds pretty fishy to me... :(:

depy48
04-02-2004, 01:02 PM
i have total faith that he will indeed come back roaring

lowesox
04-02-2004, 01:04 PM
Man, you hate to see this happen. Hopefully there won't be a lot of pitching injuries this year. I guess it goes to show how important pitching depth is. Which I find really concerning. Just look at all the question marks we have on our staff:

I'd say that:

Jackson
Adkins
Koch
Cotts
Takatsu
and now Wunsch

are all bonafide questionmarks.

Hm. I hope the Borchard for Washburn trade happens.

RichFitztightly
04-02-2004, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by lowesox

Jackson
Adkins
Koch
Cotts
Takatsu
and now Wunsch

are all bonafide questionmarks.

Hm. I hope the Borchard for Washburn trade happens.

Out of that list I feel optimistic about Cotts and to a lesser extent Jackson. For what it's worth, I feel better about Cotts than Schoenwies, but I'll let ol' Scotty get his chance before I join Schoe's Foes.

maurice
04-02-2004, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by SEALgep
I know this wouldn't happen any time soon, but if this is a problem throughout the year, Ryan Meaux could step up as a lefty specialist.

Rumor has it that Meaux and Munoz are being converted to starters and will open the season at AA.

You might see Sanders back with the big club in 2004.

mweflen
04-02-2004, 01:37 PM
I for one hope for a quick and effective return for Kelly. He's proven himself quite effective when healthy (2.93 ERA in 2000, 2.75 in 2003) and in addition is one hell of a nice guy.

I met him at ESPN zone this year before fan-fest and he was super-cordial, posing for pictures with me and the GF, chatting baseball and signing autographs. A real class act.

jackbrohamer
04-02-2004, 01:50 PM
Great! Now the Sox have to go find another guy to pitch to 1 batter in the 7th inning.

mweflen
04-02-2004, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by jackbrohamer
Great! Now the Sox have to go find another guy to pitch to 1 batter in the 7th inning.

but we already HAVE found another one. he's our fourth starter! tee hee! :whiner:

lowesox
04-02-2004, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by RichFitztightly
Out of that list I feel optimistic about Cotts and to a lesser extent Jackson. For what it's worth, I feel better about Cotts than Schoenwies, but I'll let ol' Scotty get his chance before I join Schoe's Foes.

Actually, I absolutely forgot Schoenweiss - who I agree, is probably the most suspect guy of all of them.

cubhater
04-02-2004, 02:36 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by jackbrohamer
Great! Now the Sox have to go find another guy to pitch to 1 batter in the 7th inning.



but we already HAVE found another one. he's our fourth starter! tee hee! Originally posted by mweflen
but we already HAVE found another one. he's our fourth starter! tee hee! :whiner:

Who says Schoes will make it to the seventh? :D:

Let's hope Wunch comes back soon and at full strength. We already have too many question marks in the pen. I'm not impressed with Adkins from what I've seen and Jackson's best days are behind him.

mweflen
04-02-2004, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by cubhater

Who says Schoes will make it to the seventh? :D:


i'm saying all he's suited for is the one batter-in the seventh role. i certainly hope otherwise, but all signs point to him being a monstrous disaster as a starter. you know, little things such as career ERA as a starter, spring performance, general attitude...

bring on the cavalry! (wright and cotts :(: )

Baby Fisk
04-02-2004, 04:39 PM
Incredibly, the news of Wunsch on the DH has not generated 11 different threads on the Cubbies Interactive message board. Nor has Ryne Sandberg dropped hints that Wunsch must be on steroids. :D:

Rex Hudler
04-02-2004, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by SEALgep
I know this wouldn't happen any time soon, but if this is a problem throughout the year, Ryan Meaux could step up as a lefty specialist.

Munoz would be a more likely candidate....

Rex Hudler
04-02-2004, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by maurice
Rumor has it that Meaux and Munoz are being converted to starters and will open the season at AA.


That is confirmed. However, if Wunsch is somehow traded (which apparently they have been trying to do) or someone else were to get hurt in the next day or two, the plans for Munoz could change.

It also would not surprise me if Munoz began the season as a starter, yet was called to Chicago if a bullpen spot opened. I don't think that is the smartest move, but I could see it happening.

SEALgep
04-02-2004, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Rex Hudler
Munoz would be a more likely candidate.... Totally, but Meaux does look good to fill that role in the future, maybe next year. I'm not sure why they are making him into a starter this year, unless they are trying to build his endurance, and probably batters faced. I think he will be a pretty good lefty specialist, but maybe he can start.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-02-2004, 08:15 PM
I say we appoint either Aaron Rowand or Willie Harris as our 13th pitcher. We aren't relying on them stepping up too much already this season, are we?

Chisoxfn
04-02-2004, 08:17 PM
Rex, I still think the Sox will give Sanders the first shot, if they are serious about making Munoz a starter. I still don't know whether Munoz has the arsenal to pitch deep into games, but we'll see.

delben91
04-02-2004, 08:18 PM
Oh where have you gone Ken Vining?

Daver
04-02-2004, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
I say we appoint either Aaron Rowand or Willie Harris as our 13th pitcher. We aren't relying on them stepping up too much already this season, are we?


Go with Ryan Sweeney or Brian Anderson,they both have pitching experience.

SEALgep
04-02-2004, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by Daver
Go with Ryan Sweeney or Brian Anderson,they both have pitching experience. Hey Doug Dascenzo did it on occasion, or at least one time. Lol.

cwsox
04-02-2004, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by mweflen
I for one hope for a quick and effective return for Kelly. He's proven himself quite effective when healthy (2.93 ERA in 2000, 2.75 in 2003) and in addition is one hell of a nice guy.

I met him at ESPN zone this year before fan-fest and he was super-cordial, posing for pictures with me and the GF, chatting baseball and signing autographs. A real class act.

pretty much matches my feelings for Kelly - he is such a cool dude I can only wish him all the best always

cwsox
04-02-2004, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
I say we appoint either Aaron Rowand or Willie Harris as our 13th pitcher. We aren't relying on them stepping up too much already this season, are we?

that is certainly a novel proposal -- and it supplies a use for Wilie, but AR will find some way to crash into the pitchers mound and be lost to injury....

SEALgep
04-02-2004, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by cwsox
that is certainly a novel proposal -- and it supplies a use for Wilie, but AR will find some way to crash into the pitchers mound and be lost to injury.... AR isn't injury proned. He had a dirt bike accident and was hit by a pitch last year. I'm just saying he isn't the next Griffey (in more ways than one, I get it.) Lol.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-02-2004, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by SEALgep
AR isn't injury proned. He had a dirt bike accident and was hit by a pitch last year. I'm just saying he isn't the next Griffey (in more ways than one, I get it.) Lol.

Any chance Rowand will get boinked on the head by a flyball, clearing the wall for a home run? That was pretty funny when it happened to Canseco. Scammy did a pretty good impersonation of the same feat too, in L.A.

Ah, there are benefits to having someone with no clue playing in the outfield...

:gulp:

SEALgep
04-03-2004, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
Any chance Rowand will get boinked on the head by a flyball, clearing the wall for a home run? That was pretty funny when it happened to Canseco. Scammy did a pretty good impersonation of the same feat too, in L.A.

Ah, there are benefits to having someone with no clue playing in the outfield...

:gulp: That was pretty funny, but I would say there is zero chance of that happening to Rowand.

Rex Hudler
04-03-2004, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Chisoxfn
Rex, I still think the Sox will give Sanders the first shot, if they are serious about making Munoz a starter. I still don't know whether Munoz has the arsenal to pitch deep into games, but we'll see.

Munoz definitely has the arsenal to be a starter. The question is, with his small frame, can he build the stamina to last deep into the games and still be effective. He has never been asked to go more than 3 innings or so, so it is unknown whether he will be able to get it done. I think they will go slow with him and limit his pitches conservatively early on in the season, more so than some of the other guys.

ode to veeck
04-03-2004, 12:34 PM
I say we appoint either Aaron Rowand or Willie Harris as our 13th pitcher. We aren't relying on them stepping up too much already this season, are we?


I hear Mark Grace is available for spot duties