Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Latest From Cubs Camp....

- Bruce Levine says Derrek Lee would prefer not to negotiate during the Season on a contract extension. He also said he would not approach the team about one either. Kind of sounds like he does not really care if he stays a Cub but did say he did not want to be a distraction. I would like the Cubs to ink Lee to a one to two year deal before the season.

- The Yanks snatched Chan Ho Park from the Cubs. The Cubs are still looking for a late inning step up man.

- Maddux has been busy in Cubs' camp and is enjoying it. He has given tips to both Stevens and Clevenger.

- Esmailin Caridad is the front runner for late-inning setup with Justin Berg and Jeff Stevens not far behind. I really like our young pen and honestly do not think we need to waste money on a veteran reliever.

- Soriano is thrilled to have Marlon Byrd on the team.

- The Cubs will let Spring decide whether they want a defensive back-up or offensive back-up for Marlon Byrd in CF. They are looking at Fuld, Snyder (that's my pick), and Colvin.

- Soriano says he is not 100% yet but says he has not really tested his knee. He has not had any problems with it going 75-80% on the field. So that is encouraging.

- Lou is really impressed with his youngsters on the team. He said Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson can really swing the bat. He also stats that non-roster guys like Bryan LaHair and Chad Tracy caught his eye as well. I expect Tracy to make it out of that bunch.

Until Next Time Cub Fans....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm certain tat D.Lee DOES care if he is a Cub or not .... a few years ago he also did NOT want to negotiate during the season and waited until after the season - that's his M.O. I guess you're already starting your D.Lee bashing - last year you did it continually until his stats/play finally SHUT YOU UP! Let's hope he does it again this year because you sure are a pain in the neck with all your negative bashing of certain players.