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#1 Starwin Bastro

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

I had seen enough after 6 shutout innings (granted against a depleted Rockies lineup), but needless to say he was impressive.  

 

·      6’ 3” – 6’4” room to grow and fill out; body and delivery similar to Kershaw

·      Nice easy delivery

·      Works fast

·      Good athlete

·      Composed for 21 (soon to be 22 year old)

·      Pretty quick to plate from stretch for a lefty

·      Pounds bottom part of zone

·      FB: Sat 89-91, but heard reports where he can get it up to 93-94

o   Left it up early in game, but really settled in after 1st inning

o   Some sink

o   More velo in body

o   Good command on both sides of plate

·      CB: 74-76

o   Big loopy biting, curveball; 11-5 action; really falls off; Kershaw like

o   Best pitch; out pitch; plus pitch

·      CH: 83-84

o   Good downward action, pretty hard changeup from velo perspective

o   Same slot and arm action as fastball

o   Struggled with command; but missed down

o   Potential plus pitch, just needs more feel and work with it

 

Overall I was very impressed with his outing especially as his changeup improved throughout the game.  If his changeup continues to improve no doubt he could be a #2 in a rotation.  Not sure if the velo is there for him to ever become a bona fide ace, but definitely would be a coup if we got him in a Garza trade.

 



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

Garza and Shark for Skaggs, Bradley, Holmberg, Pollock and......... Campana. Got to have him back.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

Not sure that trade idea will work though.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:57 AM

That's the Samardzija price.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

Heard Skaggs name tossed around in a deal for Gallardo (better idea to keep Skaggs in my opinion) so he could be in for Garza if they change their mind on wanting controlled guys



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

That's the Samardzija price.

It doesn't make any sense to trade Shark though.  The guy is under team control, is young enough, and is productive enough for us to view him as a part of the Cubs future.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:30 PM

Samardzija is a free agent in 2016, so if we are not truly competitive without a complimentary piece that can only be netted by trading him beforehand, then I'm all for it. If he doesn't want an extension, he gets traded mid season in 2015-that's only two years away. Will we really be a sustainable playoff machine by then? Several things have to happen:

 

2015

1. Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Jorge Soler have ROY-type of seasons

2. Kyle Hendricks is our breakout starter, a.la Travis Wood in '13

3. One of the trade returns for Garza pans out and makes an immediate impact

4. Watkins, Alcantara, Vitters, Jackson, Ha, or Szczur are productive on the 25-man

5. Bullpen has a minimal amount of blown saves and losses before the ASB



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

Samardzija is a free agent in 2016, so if we are not truly competitive without a complimentary piece that can only be netted by trading him beforehand, then I'm all for it. If he doesn't want an extension, he gets traded mid season in 2015-that's only two years away. Will we really be a sustainable playoff machine by then? Several things have to happen:

 

2015

1. Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Jorge Soler have ROY-type of seasons

2. Kyle Hendricks is our breakout starter, a.la Travis Wood in '13

3. One of the trade returns for Garza pans out and makes an immediate impact

4. Watkins, Alcantara, Vitters, Jackson, Ha, or Szczur are productive on the 25-man

5. Bullpen has a minimal amount of blown saves and losses before the ASB

I like Watkins, he is pretty good and hope that he does well.   Of those names on #4, he has the best odds in my opinion.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

Skaggs or Bradley for Baez. Is it fair? I know ARI has didi at SS, but a transition to 3rd would seem obvious. ARI does have davidson and owings too, but both dont measure up to Baez's potential. Cubs would greatly benefit, I'd rather get bradley, but skaggs seems more realistic. 



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:13 AM

I hope Watkins or Lake pan out as super util types since Lilibridge failed.  Looks like Watkins could man 2B/CF/1B while Lake takes care SS/3B/RF/LF

 

 

Skaggs or Bradley for Baez. Is it fair? I know ARI has didi at SS, but a transition to 3rd would seem obvious. ARI does have davidson and owings too, but both dont measure up to Baez's potential. Cubs would greatly benefit, I'd rather get bradley, but skaggs seems more realistic. 

 

Teams are usually wary of high end prospect for high end prospect deals.  They're also set at 3B with Prado there (the OF is too crowded)... I mean they did trade Justin Upton for him. Usually when minor leaguers are traded they're usually fringey guys who fill an immediate organizational need.






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