Chicago Cubs: Derrek Lee, Lou Piniella Need to Take Some Responsibility

June 26, 2010 by  

Friday afternoon at Cellular Field in Chicago, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano erupted after allowing the White Sox to score four runs in the first. Apparently, Big "Z" was upset with Derrek Lee's effort on Juan Pierre's leadoff double.

I am not sure whether Lee could have gotten to the ball or not, but with Zambrano and the team struggling as much they are, it is not the time to show a lack of effort.

Lee needs to step up and take some accountability for the Cubs' poor start. He is supposed to be their leader, but he is just not getting the job done.

Besides grounding into as many double plays (10) as he has home runs, he strikes out every 3.9 at bats; he's on pace to drive in only 73 runs.

His defense, althoug...

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