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Offline Last Active Oct 01 2013 10:37 AM

#52785 The Core

Posted by willis on 12 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

yeah it's not hate, it's that there is a guy coming up that seems to be very good defensively and much better with the bat in Alcantara. He's at least a year away probably but still that would eliminate Barney for me being part of the core moving forward.

his defense is amazing, his bat just doesn't play to this level.

#52782 The Core

Posted by willis on 12 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hard to call Lake part of the "core" at this point. Too little time under his belt and hasn't proven enough. He's been awesome, but too early to get over zealous on what he has done and will be.









And that's all she wrote. Soon enough Barney will be irrelevant so I'm not counting him in. DeJesus and Schierholtz will either be here one more year or shipped out before then, so they don't count. Parker and Strop could be core BP pieces but again, like Lake, too little experience with the Cubs to label them core...although I've liked what I've seen.

#44266 Padres v. Cubs - May 1, 2013 (TV: CSN)

Posted by willis on 01 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

Here's hoping Valbuena has a successful debut in the three hole.

I know my three hole debut wasn't too awesome.

#42008 Rangers v. Cubs - April 16, 2013 (TV: CSN)

Posted by willis on 16 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

Man this righty lineup is working again...

#30025 Cardinals v. Cubs - July 27, 2012 (TV: CSN)

Posted by willis on 27 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

Cubs have saved Wood's ass twice with huge rallies only for him to piss it right away.

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