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Friday, March 17, 2006

Cubs Update: A little behind

This week was final week for me and instead of writing I did a lot of studying. In that time the Cubs sent down 7 more players: Carlos Marmol, Scott Moore, Brian Boehringer, Carmen Pignatiello, Brandon Sing, Buck Coats, and Adam Greenberg. The first two were assigned to Tennessee, while the other 5 were sent to minor league camp.

I am glad that Boehringer is not getting anymore innings in camp as I thought he was just a waste of roster space. I was hoping the Cubs would let Brandon Sing get a few more PA's, but it looks like the Cubs still don't think too much of him. Adam Greenberg didn't do much this spring, but even if he had I don't he would have made the team anyway. The other guys might be back with the Cubs in 2007, but until then don't expect to see them.

The OF Race:

Marquis Grissom .280/.333/.360 (7-25, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 2 k’s) – Those stats wouldn’t do much for most people, but Dusty stated in the beginning of camp that Grissom’s stats don’t matter. Hopefully one of his other coaches can convince him to release him before the beginning of the season.

Angel Pagan .316/.391/.632 (6-19, 3 doubles, 1 hr, 3 walks, 2k’s, 3 sb’s) – I have been rooting for Angel since the beginning of camp and I still am. He has done absolutely nothing not to make the team. Now comes the part of spring training though that he will start facing better pitchers, so let’s hope he can keep it up.

Michael Restovich .333/.391/.667 (7-21, 1 double, 2 hr’s, 2 walks, 7k’s) - If Angel falls apart then I hope that Michael gets the backup job over Marquis. Michael might not be as well defensively, but offensively he will be a major plus and with Nefi Perez and Henry Blanco on the bench you can use the extra offense.

Pitching Update:

Rich Hill pretty much sealed his ticket back to AAA after his last start. This spring has not been too good for Rich. His problem is he is getting ahead of people and then gives up a hit.

Mark Prior – Well everyone knows that he has a “sprained shoulder” as the Cubs say, but who knows if they are telling the truth. As fans we have been lied to so many times that it is hard to believe them when they say they knew nothing of his arm problem. Now they are saying that he will start the season on the DL. This is no surprise, but hopefully they are telling the truth and he will be able to come back early because they really don’t have anyone ready to replace him.


  • I've been thinking about this for some time now. Here's what I've come up with. The day Woods pitches 35-50 pitch off the mound, trade him, a good place to start would be with the A's for Zito. Trade Walker to the Fish for Huff and let Baker have his walking papers now. Hell give Steve Stone the Job, at lease we would have a Manager that would play players that could win a game, then play them because of thier skin color. and go after Alfonso he wants 2nd base, and we can afford him. Or just pull out our 2007 calender and write maybe this year..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:09 PM  

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