Why Chemistry in the Chicago Cubs’ Clubhouse May Be Overblown

February 20, 2010 by  

Clubhouse chemistry seems to be a bit of the "chicken or the egg" debate. Does winning breed good chemistry or does good chemistry lead to winning?

Last year, manager Lou Piniella lamented a lack of chemistry, and many observers pointed the finger at recalcitrant right fielder Milton Bradley for poisoning the well.

Well, right or wrong, Bradley is gone and the trade seems like less of a baseball decision (given Carlos Silva’s awful pitching) and more of an admittance by Cubs GM Jim Hendry that the clubhouse chemistry matters.

According to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald , Piniella seems to be one who stands on the side of chemistry...

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