Cowboy up, Chicago!

Really? Kevin Millar was on some very good Boston Red Sox teams, yes, but today’s NY Times article presenting the possible contribution (he has yet to make the team, he’s 38 years old, and he’s a right-handed hitter, which the Cubs do not need) of Millar for the Cubs this season as some kind of second-coming for World Series weary ballclubs seems a bit much. He was good on the red Sox, but not great.  He might make a better bench coach these days than a player, frankly. While he certainly didn’t have as much to work with in Baltimore as he would in Chicago, he didn’t spin out any miracles there of any sort. Oh well, time will tell I guess. Perhaps Peashoot’s other reader, who is far better versed in the mire of the Cubs, will weigh in on this.

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2 thoughts on “Cowboy up, Chicago!

  1. wildbillyscircusstory

    Unfortunately, he’s a long shot for the reason you stated: a glut of right handed hitters. I’m pulling for him though. He brings something to this team it sorely lacks: leadership. I agree that he might be a better bench coach at this point in his career, but he was always pretty versitile and that’s invaluable in a 162 game season.

    I’ll keep you updated.

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  2. wildbillyscircusstory

    UPDATE: Millar has had an unbelievable spring. Hitting in the mid .300’s he’s impressed Lou Piniella enough that he’s publicly said it’s going to be tough to leave him off the roster. Millar has become somewhat of a cause celebre in Chicago with his performance thus far. As I said in my initial comments, he gives the boys what they otherwise lack: leadership.

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