Sunday, December 25, 2005


Astute Las Vegas players always watch for the biorhythmic oscillating effect of the big win followed by the big letdown. If the pattern holds true Paul Konerko's productivity will take a step back next year. Conversely, Corey Patterson's productivity should rebound with a change of venue. Patterson, a No. 3 overall pick and only 25 years old was spoiled by the Cubs who tried to transform him from a solid speedy gap hitter with occasional power into a ground ball hitting lead off man. Then they wondered why his game fell apart. Let Corey be Corey.