Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Spring Thoughts...

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….


Mr. David M. Beyer said...

189.00 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is both hilarious and horrifying. Like Tosh.0.

Anonymous said...

So Baker needs to step it up a notch, but he's playing well?

Anonymous said...

I'm not at all suprised about Berg's ERA.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

It sure looks like Wells and Cashner are the 4th and 5th starters. And Silva going to the Yankees. Now they have to deside on the bull pen.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Young recently added cubs to the list of teams he would except a trade to. MLBTR is reporting. They also say Rangers would have to kick in cash to make it work. I think Cubs will be the ones kicking in cash. Soriano and cash for Young and O'day.

Jordan C said...

The reason Garza is not looking good is because he is throwing all fastballs. He is just worried about hitting his spots. No need to worry.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Whoever starts on march 20th and 21st will be the 4th and 5th starters
this will put them on pace for the regular season.