Another couple “youngsters” set to join the Cubs in Chicago, but you might not actually see much of them on the field.
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At worst, LeMahieu should (have) be(en) several games in a row this month to show what he can do at second base. At best, he should be the favorite to win the 2B job next Spring.
He’ll be considered for managerial openings anyway, but he could have extra value in Chicago. Carlos Pena disagrees with Mike Quade, Starlin Castro isn’t happy, and folks are still coming to Wrigley Field.
Mike Quade “needs” Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez in the lineup, the Cubs’ bullpen corps and minor league relief corps are stacked, Tony LaRussa laughs, and Ryne Sandberg is getting promoted.
If “real well” means a .600 OPS, then I agree. Matt Garza is having a good year, the Cubs’ bullpen is getting taxed, and DJ LeMahieu hearts the bench.
The Marlins’ outfielder is likely to be dealt, and the Cubs should sprint to the Fish. Kerry Wood will probably play next year, but he wants folks to ease up on Andrew Cashner. Bryan LaHair’s versatility will help his case for a 2012 roster spot.
The new Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training facilities and surrounding area will look to bring Cubs fans to Arizona to take in some Spring ball.
Aramis Ramirez will have plenty of suitors, Prince Fielder says he’s not returning, Tom Ricketts will meet with Tim Wilken, and the top young prospects in the Cubs’ system are about to go to work.
The Cubs open at home against the Nationals, and close the season in the first week of October against the Astros.
Scott Rolen isn’t a lock to return to the Reds, and Ramirez might be their guy. Mike Quade is the new Dusty Baker, the Red Sox are back on the schedule, and Bryan LaHair is killing Tyler Colvin’s dreams.
The Cubs’ manager offers a pair of dim quotes, the Cubs bring in a community ringer, the possibility of a rebuild is discussed (and, by BP, demanded), and the AAA pitching staff may offer some signs of hope.
And you know he wants it. Mike Quade and Bobby Valentine hug it out, DJ LeMahieu could be the future at a couple positions, Chris Carpenter is off the market, and the D-Cubs win a championship.