The potential is there for the Cubs to have a quality regular behind the plate next year.
Archive for September, 2012
The Cubs’ President offers insight on the development process, in light of the Cubs’ switch in affiliations.
According to Ricketts, that is. Darwin Barney already has Gold Glove support, Chris Rusin might not have Dale Sveum’s support, and Alfonso Soriano supports development.
Don’t call it a comeback. No, seriously, don’t – because the Cubs lost after their sort-of-comeback.
Maybe Brandon Phillips will make a couple errors.
Some of the organization’s top prospects will now be just 45 miles west of Chicago.
The Cubs will not break the 3 million mark for the first time since 2003.
“I’ve been too busy winning,” says Phillips. Also: The Cubs re-up with Daytona and are getting a new workout facility there, too.
The Cubs’ Low-A affiliation is expected to change to Kane County.
A three-run double did the damage.
Justin Germano keeps pitching for his roster spot.
Ken Rosenthal is on the Alfonso Soriano bandwagon. Sort of.
God help me, I’m already excited.
Alf had some fun with the few fans that stuck around last night. Dave Sappelt gets a nod, Bryan LaHair gets a shove, and you get a solicitation.
Offense is in short supply when you sit around for a few hours, I guess.
Still poor, poor Pirates.
The “plan” remains very much in place, and it could mean pain – for fans, for the Ricketts family – in 2013. The fruits would be worth it, though.
Jorge Soler is just one of many big names who’ll be participating in instructionals for the Cubs.
Dale Sveum is focused on Vitters’ defensive issues, despite the .366 OPS. Jeff Samardzija is adjusting, Jaye Chapman is starring, and Alfonso Soriano is aging (well).