Type: Posts; User: NORTH10
Remember when the Cubs passed up on Aramis for 12 M a year? Yeah.
Everyone on the Cubs just don't care!
Well that's encouraging. Travis Wood's cutter is significantly better so far. He's getting a ton more swings and misses on it, and it is moving an inch more. That's something to watch out for.
All pitchers use something. Just watch each guy grab his forearm in-between pitches.
I'm so disappointed in Concepcion. The Cubs have a good scouting department. The fact they gave Concepcion MLB money (1.8M this year I think) speaks volume of their thoughts on his potential success.
If you remember, I wanted Volquez for the bullpen during the offseason. He misses a ton of bats, and the contact he does get is usually on the ground. I thought if they were to put him in the pen,...
Junior Lake is making some nice adjustments, but not getting the results.
Not sure if serious.
I miss Sori.
The best hitters should be batting 2nd and 4th. And because Rizzo is our better hitter, he will get more ABs in the 2 hole. And not only that, he makes less contact than Castro, which limits...
The Cubs don't have many good hitters. Ideally, I'd want Rizzo batting 2nd and Castro 4th, but who am I.
The only player I think might be able to play over 40 with some success is Votto. I hate that I love Votto.
He's also destroying my fantasy team, where ottoneu scoring systems hate walks.
Liriano might be injured. I need to check the release points, but velocity and zone% both going down are key signs...
Liriano's command is bad so far to start the year off. Zone% and velocity are both down. Uh oh.
Hamilton on base with Votto batting is the best baseball experience a fan can buy.
The Angels and A's game tonight is a good one. Garrett Richards and Dan Straily are two pitchers to watch out for this year. Straily has always had good stuff, and now Richards developed a cutter,...
Yeah, I wasn't entering a debate with you. TGS was so fun to watch. All I was saying is that a player's BABIP could be more influenced by the frequency of defensive shifts these days. Although MLB...
It's very rare. It's even more rare today because there is more data and teams employing defensive shifts. Some players can hit the ball frequently and hard enough, although on a lower plane, and...
The better the ball is struck, the more likely it is to be a hit. This could be the case, or it may not be the case.
It may not be BABIP fueled when there is only 43 PAs and he's not striking out that much. He's hitting well, just not at a sustainable rate.
Right. This probably is going to turn into a baseball philosophy discussion again (i.e., should have the Cubs kept Soriano and spend more $ this offseason to win?).
I'm leaning towards this too, but I'm unsure. Haven't formed an opinion on it yet.
Cubs are going to pay 15 M this year for Soriano and they paid, which I'm sure I'm incorrect on this, 9 M last year. All in all, that's 24 M for Corey Black, I think.
I think it warrants a discussion. Do you guys think the Soriano deal with NY was worth it?