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Braves v. Cubs - May 8, 2012 (TV: WGN)


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#1 Brett

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

Another series win? Maybe?

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:36 PM

Cardenas is starting at second and batting eighth. He might be the best No. 8 hitter the Cubs have used all season.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Love that he's getting a start. Don't love that he's batting 8th.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

Yeah, nice to see Cardenas get out there tonight. Hopefully he stays hot.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

I'd probably prefer to bat him second and drop Campana to eighth, but short of that I'm not sure where I'd slot him. He hits lefties well enough he could be used to break up a string of left handed hitters, even though he is left handed, but he doesn't really have the power I'd want between LaHair and Stewart.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

Another series win? Maybe?

I'm down. Let's do this CUBS!!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

I think the 8-spot is perfect for Cardenas at this point and time. By the way he was talking about being in Wrigley for the first time...I don't think he needs any additional pressure. If he can continue to produce like he was at Iowa, we might have one of the better 8-hitters in the NL.

Barney has got to be fuming right now. Yikes.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

I think the 8-spot is perfect for Cardenas at this point and time. By the way he was talking about being in Wrigley for the first time...I don't think he needs any additional pressure. If he can continue to produce like he was at Iowa, we might have one of the better 8-hitters in the NL.

Barney has got to be fuming right now. Yikes.

Eh. I'm sure Sveum sold it as just a day off.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:06 PM


I think the 8-spot is perfect for Cardenas at this point and time. By the way he was talking about being in Wrigley for the first time...I don't think he needs any additional pressure. If he can continue to produce like he was at Iowa, we might have one of the better 8-hitters in the NL.

Barney has got to be fuming right now. Yikes.

Eh. I'm sure Sveum sold it as just a day off.

He may have tried, but I can assure you that Barney did not purchase.

I've gotta go take a final. Be back in a couple.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

If Barney was fuming, then he should hit better so that Sveum couldn't take him out of the lineup. But I'm sure it is only for one day, regardless of what Cardenas does tonight, which is not necessarily how it SHOULD be.

Either way, I'm glad it's on TV tonight so I can watch! A series win would be SVEET!
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:26 PM


I think the 8-spot is perfect for Cardenas at this point and time. By the way he was talking about being in Wrigley for the first time...I don't think he needs any additional pressure. If he can continue to produce like he was at Iowa, we might have one of the better 8-hitters in the NL.

Barney has got to be fuming right now. Yikes.

Eh. I'm sure Sveum sold it as just a day off.


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Also, I don't mind Cardenas batting 8th in this particular case because he's already said he's overwhelmed, and Dempster is a good bunter. That's probably a good way to let Adrian get comfortable and still utilize his offensive skills. I wouldn't mind seeing people on-base ahead of him, either.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

Quick question: when's the last time fans got excited about a waiver pickup from the Oakland As?
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:45 PM

Quick question: when's the last time fans got excited about a waiver pickup from the Oakland As?

Waver? don't know but they sure have had a awful lot of good players come thru their system who they could no longer afford to keep.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

If Barney was fuming, then he should hit better so that Sveum couldn't take him out of the lineup.

No shit, right? Fume all you want, kid. You ain't cutting it right now.

Actually, for the lineup, I'd move Cardenas to second in the order, move Campana 9th, and move Dempster up to 8th.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:57 PM


If Barney was fuming, then he should hit better so that Sveum couldn't take him out of the lineup.

No shit, right? Fume all you want, kid. You ain't cutting it right now.

Actually, for the lineup, I'd move Cardenas to second in the order, move Campana 9th, and move Dempster up to 8th.


I was thinking the same thing. I feel a little dirty knowing that this lineup strategy came from LaRussa though.




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