Luis Vizcaino Designated for Failure

April 23, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

So the Cubs finally made a move in their bullpen by calling up wunderkind Jeff Samardzija and letting go of Luis Vizcaino. In designating Vizcaino, the Cubs will be eating nearly $4 million. Economy? What economy?

This all begs the question: Is not having Luis Vizcaino on your roster better than having Jason Marquis? Probably. Either way, someone had to go out of the David Patton/Angel Guzman/Luis Vizcaino trifecta of mediocrity. At least Samardzija has a personality and has been productive in his short career. The only downside is that we have to listen to every national announcer ballwash Samardzija by reminding us that he played at Notre Dame.

Not pictured here: Luis Vizcaino