February 2011

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Spring Training Bullets: February 25, 2011

Spring Training Bullets: February 25, 2011

Heading into the weekend and the first Spring Training game on Sunday… Manager Mike Quade is expected to announce Sunday’s lineup later today, but he says he sees Aramis Ramirez batting fourth. Quade and Ramirez both like Aramis hitting four because it sets his primary role as a run producer, which apparently puts Ramirez in […]

If You Want Another Reason to Like Carlos Pena

If You Want Another Reason to Like Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena has already demonstrated why he’s roundly considered one of the best “clubhouse guys” in the game. He’s smart, affable, and has an impressive attitude at every turn. I like him. And now I like him even more. The topic was who has priority over certain popups and fly balls, and Pena wanted to […]

Two Chicago Cubs Prospects Crack the Baseball America Top 100 for 2011

Two Chicago Cubs Prospects Crack the Baseball America Top 100 for 2011

The prospect classification season is winding down as the regular season is ramping up, but Baseball America has just released its Top 100 list, with a few names to note. As expected, top positional prospect Brett Jackson and top pitching prospect Trey McNutt made the list at 38 and 48, respectively. BA likes Jackson’s polish, […]

Schadenfreude: Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright Might Be Out for Year

Schadenfreude: Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright Might Be Out for Year

It’s important to emphasize at the outset: I would never wish an injury on a ballplayer simply because he plays for an opposing team. Especially not a serious injury. That said, the Cubs’ chances in the Central may have improved with the news that Adam Wainwright, at times the best pitcher in the NL Central, […]