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Sunday, March 06, 2005

Cubs Report : After 3 Spring Training Games

The Cubs are off to a nice start in Spring Training 3-0 (and yes I know these games don’t matter). Ronny Cedeno has looked pretty good in 3 games though he has no chance of making team this year, it is a good sign for the future. Dempster made his spring debut last night and pitched 2 perfect innings with 3 k’s. I don’t think he will be the Cubs closer this year, as I think they see him better suited as 1-2 inning reliever who can step in and be an instant starter if a starting pitcher gets hurt. Another good sign this spring is after 3 games the Cubs have committed no errors. As I stated earlier I know these games mean a thing, but it is a positive sign that the Cubs haven’t made an error.

As I write this Jimmy Anderson getting hit hard by the Giants in the 1st inning of game 4. He is a pitcher who can ill afford to have a game like this if he plans on making the squad. The one thing that might work in his benefit is that it is very early in spring and if he shines the rest of spring this start might be forgotten, but most likely this start will eliminate him from making the final 25 man roster.


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