Life After Edmonds

Jim Edmonds time in Cubbie pinstripes could be coming to a close sooner rather than later. He is batting just .125, going 3 for 24 (all singles) since joining the Cubs. The boos are getting louder and louder for him and it figures Lou is making plans now for Life After Edmonds. In yesterday’s pre-game, Lou said there is no timetable on Edmonds but as a manager he has to find playing time for Micah Hoffpauir to see what he has there as well. Quoth Lou: “Obviously, defensive play is important, and I recognize that, but we need for Jim to hit,”

Edmonds has played a few days in a row this week, and I would expect him to start against righties for the next couple days as well. But Edmonds would need to find his stroke – and quickly – if he hopes to stick with a team managed by a guy who seems determined to win NOW.  Lou has shown his impatience with low-producers this year. The organization will give Edmonds every chance to prove the Cardinals and Padres were wrong to give up on him.  But Edmonds is not doing himself any favors in making a case to disprove the widely held belief that he is done as a player.

Roster moves are coming soon with Daryl Ward coming off the DL. Will Hoffpauir (batting .400 for the Cubs) stick or Edmonds? Or maybe a pitching shuffle again? Hard to say, but Lou has definitely shown himself to be a ‘what have you done for me lately’ manager this year.  And that is a very good thing.

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    May 28, 2008   Posted in: Lou Piniella, players, roster

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