Monday, July 24, 2006

Lee returns to the DL

The news came down today that Derrek Lee is going back on the disabled list. This should come as very little to surprise to most Cub fans who have followed this team over the last few years. The Cubs as an organization have really struggled to bring their injured players back strong.

Lee's original injury back in late-April was followed by the same old song and dance from the Cubs brass that Lee would return ahead of schedule. We have heard the same bullshit regarding two pitchers that will go unnamed time and again. Anyone who follows baseball realizes that wrist injuries are very serious for hitters. I assume that the Cubs fine medical staff understands this.

This leads me to ask the following questions: Why did the Cubs rush Lee, their franchise position player, back to play on a fifth place team? Did they risk him suffering further injury bringing him back?

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