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Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:02 PM
On a brighter note, Chirstian Villanuava has started his Cubs career with 2 home runs.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:13 AM
You can tell i'm a Cubs fan when i start a post with i can't wait until next year.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:08 AM
Usually, control is the last thing back after TJ surgery, so don't panic.
Villanueva and Hendrick were assigned to Daytona, Brigman to Tennessee and Chapman to Iowa.
This is correct. Whitenack is doing very well for a guy coming off elbow surgery. This season was all about getting used to pitching again after the layoff and working his arm back to full strength. If he continues to have long term, persistent control issues next season, then we can start to worry a little.
Similarly, don't expect much of anything from Vizcaino next season. Some guys bounce right back from Tommy John work, but most need a season or so get their old stuff back.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:27 PM
I also really like what Lendy Castillo is doing as a starter in the minors. Its too bad we couldn't just leave him down there for another year and a half to develop.
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