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


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#46 J.F.Edwards

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:45 PM


How come we talk about defense being learned and something that improves when we discuss Castro--at perhaps the premier defensive position in the game--but naysayers talk about LaHair's defense? His defense isn't bad. Especially in relation to a Cubs team that continues to put Soriano in left field, despite Alfonso lacking almost all of LaHair's production.

Well, to be fair, Castro's 22, and LaHair is 29. Castro is more likely to improve. LaHair's defense, to me, looks weak at first. And I'm being charitable because I like him.


Sure, but Soriano is 37 and they still work with him. And let's be real, Soriano would be horrifying at 1B. I have a hard time believing a 29 year-old who can handle 1B would struggle in LF any more than ancient 'Fonso in LF.

And I say that knowing Soriano's defense this year is better than at any time I've seen him in a Cubs uniform.

I just think LaHair is getting a bad rap. Even in the minors, when he played 1B or OF his defense was at least adequate. Not great, but no worse than some current MLers.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Dempster is dealing again tonight.

#48 rcleven

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Nice short half inning for Demp.

#49 A_Mazz_Ing

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

Demp is looking good. I have been getting at this game in all means possible without being there. I listened in the car on the way home, turned it on in the bedroom, now watching it on gameday because the gf is in the midst of a chick-flick. Demp has looked/sounded great so far!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:48 PM

Bah. Hate the one-pitch out, Adrian.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

As I say that, the channel gets flipped :) hooray! (what a stop Chipper)

#52 Mr. P

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Damn, that Chipper guy is still pretty good.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Fucking shit. Braves already have two fucking diving plays on possible doubles. Damnit.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Fuck that HOFer.
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#55 A_Mazz_Ing

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Well let's just hit it over their heads!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

The Cubs always make struggling pitchers look like the shit. Fucking always.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

Good luck getting that double bitches!!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

Man, that shoulda scored a run... damn you, Larry.

#59 Mr. P

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

Fucking rope by DeJesus!

#60 A_Mazz_Ing

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

The Cubs always make struggling pitchers look like the shit. Fucking always.


Isn't that part of "The Cubs Way"?




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