Monday, June 23, 2008

Edmonds key reason Chicago Cubs are winning

The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t want Jim Edmonds back after eight seasons with them.

The Padres didn’t want him around after the first 1 ½ months of the 2008 season.

So what is Edmonds doing these days?

How about helping the Chicago Cubs on their way to a possible first World Series title in 100 years?

The Cubs have Major League Baseball’s best overall record (48-28) and have won 14 straight at home.

In his last 10 games, Edmonds is batting .333 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

In Saturday’s 11-7 win over the Chicago White Sox, Edmonds hit two home runs in the same inning.

“Whenever you get done tying me to the Cardinals, it'll be fine so I can start getting a little bit of Cubs' history in my background,” Edmonds told reporters after Saturday’s game.

It now appears the Padres let Edmonds go too early. Perhaps they/he rushed him back into the lineup too soon after suffering a spring training injury.

For now, it looks like Edmonds is the Cubs’ gain … and a big loss for the Padres and Cardinals.


sam said...

Do you really think Edmonds will keep it up for the whole season? He looked old and tired with the Padres.

Khill said...

If you go back 30 days, he leads everyday players with a .344 average. He is second in RBI during that time frame, with Aramis leading.

This is what is great about the Cubs this year. They have taken turns leading the team and getting clutch hitting. They don't have to count on only one guy.

kareem said...

It sure seems like the Padres may have given up too early on Edmonds although sometimes a player just does better in a new environment. Plus you know what they say; winning cures all. He went into a winning situation with a group who are expecting to win. It will be interesting to see if he can sustain if for the entire season.