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Monday, April 26, 2010

Sweet Lou Quote of the Day

In a topsy-turvy start of the season, managerLou Piniella has given notice that "business as usual" no longer will be an operative phrase in the Cubs' organization.

Whether it was removing Alfonso Soriano for defensive purposes, sitting Aramis Ramirez in back-to-back games or moving Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen, the players' hefty salaries did not factor into the decision-making process.

"They're high-paid players because they've had a lot of success," Piniella said. "I recognize that. But the payroll of the team doesn't change one way or another whether you use them in one way or another. The payroll stays the same. Now they should pay the manager more for doing these things."

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