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Thursday, May 7, 2009
Uncle Lou wants to see more sliders

You might have missed the Cubs' slight bullpen adjustment yesterday ... I completely get it. Fox was pretty good eight years ago, and Samardzija did get his three-innings audition. I mean, not counting last season when he posted a 2.28 ERA and struck out 25 in 28 innings. Sure, Samardzija was sort of overpowering (as a starter) in Triple-A last season, even with the fastball only. He did pretty well there earlier this spring, too. But no, I'm sure someone saw plenty in those three innings with the big club to make a decision like this. Sometimes you have to forget about the mountain of evidence piled under your nose, and just go with your gut.

I get it. Completely.