CubDumb has consulted its insiders and uncovered a couple of near-certainties for the Cubs. (The post begins with a look at the questionable past effects of Gerald Perry, new Cubs hitting coach).
The first certainty is that Juan Pierre won’t return. This pleases me, even if it means the Cubs are three pitchers lighter for just one year of service. Is it just me, or does it seem like teams just aren’t interested in Pierre’s bag of tricks this offseason? I guess that’s progress. Perhaps the Cubs will now turn their attention to Dave Roberts or better yet J.D. Drew.
The second is that Kerry Wood will be back. C’mon Kerry, give us 60 dominant innings before your arm falls off.