Wednesday, June 22, 2005

On His Way

With Mark Prior all but certain to return on Sunday, the question is: Who leaves? The nominees are:

Rich Hill
Todd Wellemeyer
Joe Borowski

Now, your emotions will tell you to send Hill down because he's fresh or Wellemeyer because he often needs a GPS device to find home plate. But logic says that it has to be Sweaty Joe. He's got nothing left in the tank.

He got $4 million over the last two years as thanks for two terrific seasons and earning the Cubs their best seasonal success in 58 years.

That said, when the only type of hit you give up is of the 500 foot variety, it's time to get your Series 7 license and get your old teammates as clients.

Shed a few tears, Mr. Hendry. And let him go.

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