Well the bloom is certainly off the rose now. It seems that this is definitely going to be an entertaining year with Pinella at the helm. If that translates into a significant increase in the win column is the burning question.
The Good: Marquis threw 14 out of 20 pitches for strikes and didn't walk anybody.
The Bad: He's not fooling anybody either.
The Good: The Cubs staff yielded only one walk.
The Bad: They only had one strikeout.
The Good: The regulars played credible defense.
The Bad: Ronny Cedeneo and Scott Moore should be bagging groceries instead of playing baseball.
The Good: Piniella is calling a spade a spade and doesn't mind saying so publicly.
The Bad: At age 63, he will most likely need to start or increase his blood pressure medication.
All in all a very forgettable day between the white lines in Mesa except for Piniella asking if the Cubs have a PPO or HMO plan.