Well, the Cubs continue to lead the NL Central by 3 1/2 games, but they've lost two in a row to the Rays. And last night, pitcher Carlos Zambrano left the game with "shoulder discomfort." He's supposed to have an MRI exam today. That would be a huge loss if he's out for an extended period.
Jim Edmonds also came up lame with a sore foot, which some are attributing to the artificial turf in Tampa. He's hitting around .300 since joining the Cubs, so losing him, too, would be a blow.
But I have a feeling GM Jim Hendry won't stand pat for long. There are rumors of a possible trade for the Indians' C.C. Sabathia or even bringing the Padres' Greg Maddux back to town.
We've waited too long Mr. Hendry. The time is ripe to make a move or two -- now.
Zambrano photo courtesy AP