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IN SEASON CUBS SCOUTING REPORT-which may explain why they are bad


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:38 AM

It's funny, but when you look at many of the Cub players individually...they aren't that bad...and they could be usable parts...but consider:

DAVID DEJESUS- .288, .379 OBP, very solid defender and contact hitter a great 7 or 8th hitter on a good team

ALFONSO SORIANO- improved defense, 7 HRs and 28 RBIs a great 7th hitter on a good team

DARWIN BARNEY- .274,above average defensively, runs a bit, a great 8th hitter on a good team

TONY CAMPANA- 15 swipes in limited time, .299 avg a great 4th OF or 8th hitter on a good team

IAN STEWART- power may be starting to come, lousy avg, but a plus defender could possibly hit 7th or 8th on a good team

REED JOHNSON & JEFF BAKER- very solid back up players on good teams

It's not that these guys all suck, it's that we have a line-up full of guys who should be one of the weakest in their respective batting orders or back-ups...

and let's be honest, BRYAN LAHAIR and STARLIN CASTRO would not hit 3, 4 or 5 on a good team...

#2 Fishin Phil

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:47 AM

Obviously, we just need more 8th slots in our lineup.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:30 AM

I like it...here is our lineup for tomorrow:

1. Castro (SS)
7. Campana (CF)
7. DeJesus (RF)
5. LaHair (1B)
7. Soriano (LF)
7. Stewart (3B)
8. Barney (2B)
8. Clevenger ©
9. Pitcher (P)

Problem Solved?
And that's a bad miss...

#4 Fishin Phil

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:47 AM

I like it...here is our lineup for tomorrow:

1. Castro (SS)
7. Campana (CF)
7. DeJesus (RF)
5. LaHair (1B)
7. Soriano (LF)
7. Stewart (3B)
8. Barney (2B)
8. Clevenger ©
9. Pitcher (P)

Problem Solved?



Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!
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#5 Joker

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:45 PM

I like it...here is our lineup for tomorrow:

1. Castro (SS)
7. Campana (CF)
7. DeJesus (RF)
5. LaHair (1B)
7. Soriano (LF)
7. Stewart (3B)
8. Barney (2B)
8. Clevenger ©
9. Pitcher (P)

Problem Solved?


I particulary like the fact that "Clevenger" was copyrighted. It will look great on a t-shirt when he belts the game winning HR in the 2014 World Series.
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#6 Crockett

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

The reasoning why DeJesus wouldn't be a #1 or #2 on a very good team is? He's ideal. Sometimes I really do wonder if this board understands "baseball".

#7 King Jeff

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

DeJesus has been a good leadoff guy and would be good batting 2nd. I also see no reason that LaHair wouldn't hit in the middle of the order for a good team. I see your point on the rest of the guys though. One or two end of the roster guys isn't bad, but half of the Cubs position players seem to be end of the roster guys. It will be nice when the system starts producing position players on a regular basis.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:24 PM

The reasoning why DeJesus wouldn't be a #1 or #2 on a very good team is? He's ideal. Sometimes I really do wonder if this board understands "baseball".


Fully agree...that .379 OBP holds water at the top of the order on any team. Not sure if this was clear...but my lineup was intended as a joke. >.>
And that's a bad miss...




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