I wonder if there are any more down on the farm who might surprise us.
The big one for me is Vitters, but he's blocked in LF by Lake, who is in turn blocked in CF by Bonafacio, so we just gotta wait until Bonafacio becomes the regular at 2B or falls back to earth and everybody realizes he's best suited in a utility role.
I wonder how many people have a yearly Cubs calendar. For the last ten years or so I received one as a Christmas gift. With each passing month, I flip to the new page and find a photo of an ex-Cub. Currently my calendar is showing Ian Stewart. This is one year when I hope to see a huge roster turnover with most of the newer players added are those who came through the system.
One of the posters on last night's game recap said it was "unbelievable" when the first two hitters singled then we made out 1-2-3. Not only was it believable, many of us expected it. I sat there and told my wife that is exactly is what is going to happen. Right now I have a tough time thinking that no matter how positive Renteria tries to be that the attitude is not "here we go again!". I wonder secretly how many pitchers hope they get flipped to a contender at the deadline.
Durocher had much the same thing and it was a huge roster turnover, plus guys like Santo, Kessinger, Banks, Hundley, Beckert, Fergie Jenkins and others that turned it around. Most were young players that did not come through the Cub farm system.