Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fangraphs on the Zambrano Demotion

I completely agree:

Carlos Zambrano is simply a better pitcher than Carlos Silva. Carlos Zambrano is simply a more durable pitcher than Carlos Silva. Instead of getting 180-200 innings out of one of his top pitchers, Lou Piniella is instead opting for about 40 to 50 innings from him and then 100 to 150 out of a pitcher who projected as average at best coming into the season. The Cubs’ chances at the division were low coming into the season. If Piniella’s rash and irrational decision stays in place, they become virtually nil.


E.S.K. said...

I agree to a point. I think moving Zambrano instead of Silva to the pen is stupid, however i think moving either of them to the pen improves thier chances of winning baseball games. I'm just glad they moved Zambrano who is seemingly least mentally equipped to deal with it.

Rubie Q said...

Going forward, I think "moving Zambrano to the 'pen" will be the new standard by which dumb baseball decisions are measured.

Chris said...

Dusty Baker is no longer the dumbest man to manage the Cubs in the Last 20 years