Type: Posts; User: CubsFan/Realist
Weird, I definitely moved up so that is puzzling
Murton doubled off #Cubs Lester in 3rd inning of sim game.
I'm now 22189, the above is from the very first page of this thread so idk how far back that was lol
Was just about to post the same thing. Montero better not be the standard for blocking balls. He looked really bad at times last year, especially in the second half.[/QUOTE]
Fair enough, bad...
Thanks, I always mix those two up!
While Candelario made two big league Yadi/Pudge-esc throws, he definitely needs to work on keeping balls in the dirt in front of him. While one wasn't entirely his fault, he contributed to two runs...
Jorge going deep was great to see, even better that it was a beautiful inside out opposite field swing! Also, no K's!
It's hard to evaluate the offense when non roster invitees make up half of the lineup. Also, don't forget our starters are only seeing a pitcher once, MAYBE twice during the game. During a regular...
Wilson Contreras put together a hell of an AB to draw a walk. Very mature approach at the plate #SmallSampleSize
Is there any report that describes what was said?[/QUOTE]
Don't have the exact link, but Montero was quoted in it saying he told him to "Wake up and get your head out of your ***". The exact...
Edwards looks good! Velocity already in mid-season range so maybe we could see an increase this year? Command a tad off, often started behind hitters, but good movement and velocity on his pitches!
Twitter says 92.
Fwiw, he was hitting 93 early in ST the year he broke out
Agreed, Heyward was so out in front on that 66mph curve that he could have swung twice lol
Also, this Angels announcer is very liberal with the word "baffled" when describing Weaver's pitching to Cubs hitters.
Initial thoughts on Pierce Johnson (from the 1/2 inning of work I've seen so far today :) ) his breaking ball is filthy, and once he got past the first three batters he looked great...
Btw, anyone notice that each lineup paper this spring (all 2 of them) is sponsored by CubsFan/Realist? Note my avatar pic neatly placed at the end of each lineup :cool:
Yeah lets try not to overreact to a guy playing his first game (spring training albeit) at a new position.[/QUOTE]
O wow... I clearly was not overacting, just simply describing a pretty horrible...
Baez in CF update: He misplayed a ball to center that was CRUSHED and hit about 15 feet up the CF wall, ended in a triple. Then the very next batter hit the ball to center, throw to the plate by...
Cubs "B" lineup:
CF - Fowler
2B - Zobrist
1B - Javy
LF - Soler
SS - Russell
3B - LaStella (not sure who would be better here vs. Zobrist at 3rd??)
RF - Victorino/Szczur
C - Ross
Cue the "precursor to Soler trade" crowd...
I guess he'll compete with Szczur for that last bench spot?
I hate the idea of a 4 man bench and would love for the Cubs to get A. Jackson. So with a 13 men to fill the pen, I am hoping they do use the DL to their advantage. Maybe start Ramirez on the DL and...
Really the BP situation and the last bench spot (I am not sold that Szczer#!$@$ is going to be the guy) are the only real roster battles this Spring Training
I think it will be a 13 man staff with both Ramirez and Wood making the team. And Richard over Brothers as well. Don't like the idea of a 13 man staff, but I believe that is what it will be. Maybe...