Saturday, December 20, 2003
I (Pete Ziemkiewicz, acting president of Cubs Fans in Favor of a Cubs/Mariners World Series), agree with Caldwell about Cirillo's chances to bounce back next year. He could easily hit .280 with 40 doubles, and what available third baseman's likely to beat that? I'd also like to take this opportunity to note that, as bad as Jeff Cirillo was last year, David Bell was significantly worse.
Not that that makes Jeff Cirillo's performance any less pathetic. I'm just saying that fate has saved the Mariners' new GM from making two VERY bad trades this week.