Unsexy and unlikely names, and the outfield trade activity that could be on the way.
Archive for 2014
It may be the best next step for Castro, all things considered.
A strange fit to say the least, which makes you very suspicious about why this is out there suddenly.
Let’s talk about pitching defense, and making the throw to first base.
It’s fun to discuss Zobrist because of his unique value. But if he’s traded, it seems like there will be stronger suitors than the Cubs.
You just never know what’s going to happen in the Cubs’ infield, and second base could conceivably open up.
Starlin Castro was all over the headlines, fair or not. But there was quite a bit of other stuff to discuss.
Cubs pitchers were among the best at keeping flyballs from leaving the ballpark last year. Will that continue into 2015?
Whatever Castro’s connection to the incident, it increasingly seems like an unsafe situation for him.
Could Jackson’s stuff play up in a one-inning role? Even if so, will there be a spot for him on the Cubs in 2015?
Castro does not, however, appear to be a suspect.
Not that you should hope on Hendricks to be the next Webb, but the latter’s story makes for an interesting reminder.
It’s hard not to really want another bat right now.