Another way to show just how improbable this season is.
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I hope they don't draft Appel even if they have a shot
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Luke: What is going on with the other Sean Marshall trade pieces?
Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:08 PM
Was wondering how Sappelt and Torreyes were doing for the Cubs, and if you see them making the major league club anytime soon or not? Would love to hear any info you have on them, as well as any opinions you have on their progress.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:37 PM
Sappelt is a prototypical defense minded fourth outfielder, and in that capacity he could come up if someone is traded out of the current outfield mix. He also got off to a slow start and has started hitting better of late. He won't win a starting job for the Cubs, but I think he could out hit Tony Campana (although Sappelt is no where near that fast).
Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:38 PM
noooo, trading Colvin was the worst trade ever - clearly Theo didn't see the 2nd coming of Babe Ruth was on the Cubs...
Worse trade ever, we suck because we don't have Marshall anymore. Theo screwed us over and these two are turds in the Theo Bowl. MOAR
Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:28 PM
Thanks for the update!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:39 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:12 AM
Wimberly is currently in his 3rd year at AAA (age 28) with the Mets (his 4th team). His numbers do look decent this year though (as they should given his age at AAA).
I've never actually seen either play, (And I have no scouting ability anyway.) but what I have read about Torreyes reminds me of Corey Wimberly. I'm not saying Torreyes is on the same career path, but I am legitimately curious what happened to Wimberly.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:12 AM
Do you think that Torreyes is a better prospect at 2nd than Zeke DeVoss? I've seen him play and really like his speed and effort in Peoria (though I know it's only low A ball).
No. But I am in the minority on this. I have more confidence in DeVoss's ability to get on base than I do in Torreyes's ability to hit for a high average. And I think Gioskar Amaya beats them both.
Though in the case of Torreyes, I do have to admit that age is significantly in his favor.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:23 PM
Sappelt is what he is. He looked to be a decent 4th OF when we got him, but he's been pretty bad this year. His ceiling is Reed Johnson, which is OK for the 3rd piece in a deal.
The bottom line is that Mashall was an impending free agent in 2013, but the Reds gave him a 3/16.5 extension. I can't imagine that our guys would have given him that, and he likely would hae walked after the season. I remain happy with the trade.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:20 AM
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