I don't see much of anything good happening on the North Side. It's incredibly hilarious that the only guy that seems to know what's going on with the Cubs is Steve Stone. He predicted quite accurately that 1) Kerry Wood is a mechanical disaster better suited to selling cars, and 2) Prior was hiding an injury since last season.
Wood is done with the Cubs unless he accepts a low-ball, incentive-laden offer for next year. Prior, we're stuck with for now. Essentially, we're looking at AT LEAST another one hundred years of futility.
You're right. The guy knows alot about baseball, much more so than Kenny Williams. I think he'd make a great GM for the CUBs, but for some reason he's not well liked.
I am a White Sox fan, but I bet the White Sox would get better results from Prior and Wood than the Cubs would. Don Cooper, the White Sox pitching coach as performed wonders with other pitchers in similar situations. A great example is this guy- Thornton they picked up for Joe Borchard. He was horrible for Seattle and is performing fairly well for the Sox. Even Jenks was a discard from the Angels and has tremendously improved as a White Sox.
Coaching can make a huge difference. Sounds like the Cubs need a change, at least of pitching coaches.