Chicago Cubs: Despite his ERA, Edwards has been bad
I can display all of Edwards stats here or talk about the walks – but I don’t need to. You might glance at his 2.60 ERA and think I’m overreacting. But anyone who’s watched him pitch lately knows Edwards keeps folding under the pressure. It is disaster most times he comes in the game and that’s being nice.
Sure I love the ‘idea’ of Edwards, the ’String Bean Slinger’ battling all these beastly guys like Milwaukee’s Jesus Aguilar or the Cardinals’ Jedd Gyorko. You almost feel sorry for Edwards with his dopey deer in the headlight look or when he wallows in self pity after messing up. Sometimes if he’s really sorry, we might get some tears. It was believable last season; however, we don’t buy it anymore.
You need a long break away from the Cubs. Maybe someday you’ll be more consistent and reliable.