Wrigley Roundtable

April 23, 2008 | Comments (0) | by Rich Funk

Once again it's time for our weekly segment in which we debate a selected matter of interest. The topics could range from the Cubs to baseball or other sports, to movies and music. Our panel of bartenders will weigh in, and we invite any of our readers to offer their two cents as well. So grab a beer and a handful of stale popcorn and tell us what you think.

Today's Topic: Don't Mess With Success?

There's no question that the Cubs are playing fantastic baseball. Chaim Witz is leading the charge here around the Saloon, professing his love for this year's Cubs while sporting one of the largest Cubs-induced erections anyone has seen in the last century.

Here's the catch: The Cubs are 7-1 since Alfonso Soriano hurt himself. Right now we have Reed Johnson, Felix Pie, Daryle Ward, Matt Murton, Fukudome, Mark DeRosa, Fontenot and Theriot somehow all sharing the at-bat's for 5 positions. Somehow, it's working. Mad genius Lou can do no wrong.

So here's the question: Will bringing back Soriano rock the boat? Obviously Soriano is talented and you aren't going to keep him on the bench if he's good enough to play, but will it screw with the offensive success we've been enjoying over the last week or so? And if he comes back and Lou sticks him in the lower half of the order, will he become some kind of distraction?