Here are the things I see after the first games of spring from the Cubs-
-Reed Johnson seems like a good leader and looks like he can still play but Perez is hitting at .375 in a small sample size with 2 walks and a stolen base.
-Jeff Baker better kick it up a notch because Scott Moore and Marquez Smith are showing they want his spot on the roster.
-Unless Darwin Barney goes down with an injury Augie Ojeda does not belong on this team.
-Rudy seems to be getting through to player like Soriano, Ramirez, and Castro. All are hitting well this spring and giving Rudy all the praise.
-Carlos Pena looks like a leader. Let’s hope he starts hitting.
-Brett Jackson and Matt Camp both look like the future for the Cubs even though Jackson’s numbers don’t show it.
-Marlon Byrd looks great and ready for the regular season.
-I am not a big Blake DeWitt fan right now. He is not hitting or playing good defense. Bobby Scales, Darwin Barney, and Jeff Baker are all playing well.
-If DeWitt does not pick it up then the Cubs should look at picking up Castillo when he is released. He plays decent defense, decent speed, and is a switch hitter.
-Silva has been awful and the Cubs should do one of two things. Trade him for another bad contract or put him on the DL with an “injury.”
-Cashner looks like a lock for the rotation and you have to like how Zambrano, Dempster, and Wells have been pitching.
-It looks like James Russell will be sent to AAA to start the year unless an injury occurs. I would not be surprised to see Maine, Wellemeyer, and Samardzija in the bullpen to start the season.
-Marmol looks better than last season if that is possible.
-Who is Coello?? He has a 3.00 ERA in 3 innings of work with 4 SO.
-Looper does not have a chance to make this team.
-Garza does not look like the pitcher he was with the Rays but a lot can change from now until Opening Day.
- Justin Berg has a 189.00 ERA. WOW!
Until Next Time….