Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lets Talk Baseball.

- Soriano worked out this off-season for the first time in his big league career.

- Jeff Samardzija will start the Cactus League opener on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

- Lou is leaning toward Gregg closing than Marmol, saying Carlos is much more valuable in the set up role. Gregg has hit 98 mph on this fastball!

- Lou says only two positions on the field are not set and that is 2b and CF. He obviously had a senior moment and forgot backup catcher.

- Len Kasper thinks the Cubs will go with 6 starts to give Harden additional rest. I could deal with that. My two picks are Heilman and Marshall.

- Bruce Levine said that the Ricketts family will have to come up with 50% or more of their own money to finalize the deal for the Cubs.

- Levine has been told that the sale of the Cubs will be complete by late April, early May.

- The Cubs are still looking for a right-handed bat to back up Aram and Lee. I think Nomar is a perfect fit but the Cubs have competition for him in the A's.


Nick I Cub Fan said...

I don't think the Cubs would even want Nomar. In 16 years of baseball
he,s only played 45 games at 3B. And he made 5 errors, he can't play third. And like Lee he is getting old his batting average has gone down the last 3 years. The
Cubs have 39 players on the 40 man roster I think they will pick up a player that is cut by another team,
who can play 3B and still start in AAA. Then they could bring him up if Ramirez gets hurt.

The Cubs Analyst said...

I would Love Nomar to come back to the cubs!!!

waldo7239117 said...

Can Adam Kenndy play third base because he can come cheap but only id we cant get Nomar. He came from a rival and will play harder because the Cardinals release him and hey will want to prove them wrong. What do u think?

Anonymous said...

"Lou says only two positions on the field are not set and that is 2b and CF. He obviously had a senior moment and forgot catcher."

I would say Soto is pretty set at catcher. I don't think that's a senior moment.

Anonymous said...

Where did you hear that Gregg has the edge over Marmol? I consistently check numerous sites and have not seen that mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Adam Kennedy signed with the Rays Waldo.

cubsfan82 said...

Bruce Levine and Jonathan Hood on Saturday morning's talking baseball is where Lou said Gregg was brought in to replace Wood and how important Marmol is as a setup guy.

waldo7239117 said...

The Phillies are going to pass on free agents and that include Nomar Garciaparra.