Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kaplan Once Said the Tigers Were Interested in Milton Too

Apparently, Dave Kaplan has reported that the Cubs have signed, or will sign, the reliever that made Kevin Gregg look like an upgrade: Bobby Howry.

I am clinging to the hopes that this report is as based in actual fact as the reports from Kap and Steve Stone about the phantom trade possibilities involving Milton Bradley going to the Tigers last season.

If it is true, my reaction can be summed up thusly:

It's a Way of Life.


It appears the rumors are true as Comcast Sports reports that Howry will join the team in Texas this weekend.

So, let's take a quick look at the guy we hope will solve the bullpen woes of the Cubs.

Bobby Howry (10.67 ERA, 1.67 WHIP) was released from a team that featured a bullpen consisting of Chad Qualls (ERA 7.62, WHIP 2.08), Juan Gutierrez (8.62/1.47), Blaine Boyer (7.82/2.21), Esmerling Vazquez (5.56/1.68), and Leo Rosales (8.10/2.10).  They just traded for Saul Rivera who now has a 45.00 ERA and WHIP of 6.00.

The best performer they have is actually Aaron Heilman (3.78/1.14).

Let me say that again.  The Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen is so pathetic that Aaron Heilman is the best guy they have.  And they didn't want Howry anymore.

But the Cubs do.

It's a Way of Life.


Seat 106 said...

As I said this weekend, yes, being a Cubs fan is a way of life. So is having herpes.

Aisle 424 said...

That is true. You should know better than to expose yourself, it's painful, and it never goes away.

Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan said...

Will taking Valtrex prevent the Bob Howry outbreaks?

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