by Andy Paschen
In a move designed to stop the Cubs from performing on a Gigli-like level breathe some life into the Cubs, the N.L. Chicago baseball franchise made three roster moves. Calling up SS Andres Blanco, LHP Jason Wadell and OF/3B Jake Fox.
To make room for the three youngsters the Cubs sent down Neal Cotts (yay!) and Bobby Scales (meh), and DLed Aaron Miles (meh).
But all of this movement really hinges around Jake Fox, who is being called up after having a better season in Triple-A Iowa than anyone I can remember in my short time on this big blue planet. Mr. Fox has hit .423 with 17 HRs and 50 RBI in 40 games this year. Those numbers would be far and away the best on this offensively anemic Cubs squad if they were MLB numbers and not AAA numbers, but hopefully this will help the sputtering O move in the right direction. They’ll need it too, considering they have a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team averaging more than a run better with Manny Ramirez out of the lineup (go figure, right?).
Andres Blanco (AAA): .314, 4 HR, 25 RBI
Jason Wadell (AAA): 16 IP, 0-1 5.40 ERA
Bobby Scales: .257, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Neal Cotts (ChC): 11 IP, 0-2 7.36 ERA