This won’t be a popular take given the lack of Chicago Cubs bullpen depth. But there’s no way Carl Edwards Jr. deserves a spot on any postseason roster.
Why don’t you all just say it? We live in this politically correct society where everyone is afraid to tell sometimes uncomfortable truths. With all due respect, the simple fact is Carl Edwards Jr. is not good enough to warrant a postseason spot on the Chicago Cubs roster.
When he’s taken the field, he’s hurt this team more than he’s helped – at least in the last month or so. Okay, go ahead and get the drama over with. His teammates run to his side to console him.“Don’t listen to that, Carl,” or “You can do it, just believe in yourself,” or “You are a great pitcher and belong here.”
Good for you guys, coming to the side of your comrade. Get used to it. You’re gonna be covering for him all postseason if he’s on your roster.
It’s total crap and everyone knows it. Stop being a friend and be a professional. Enough with the drama and the pump-up speeches. We have to face the fact Edwards is not reliable. Sorry to offend but the truth hurts and yet we keep giving him chances to our detriment. We need the reliability and consistency of a shutdown reliever – which is what Edwards could be. Everyone has confidence in guys like Josh Hader or Jeremy Jeffress because they are reliable. Edwards is no elite arm, and yet we act like he is.