Spring Training Battlewatch: March 10, 2009

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Spring Training Battlewatch: March 10, 2009

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are puting together a little winning streak. Cool. Great. Whatever. Battles:

  • Aaron Miles played 2nd, Mike Fontenot played 3rd, and each had a nice game at the plate. Say what you will about who should win the starting 2B job, but this team is much, much better if those guys can play all over the infield and not see their performance at the plate drop off.
  • Koyie Hill raised his Spring average to .389. Watch out, Bako.
  • Micah Hoffpauir is in a mini-slump and took another 0-fer.
  • There is only one pitcher who is possibly throwing better than Sean Marshall. Unfortunately for Marshall, it’s fellow 5th starter competitor Aaron Heilman. If they’re dead even coming out of Spring Training, the smart money is on Heilman to win the spot. Marshall has already shown he can handle the swing role AND the LOOGY role on an occasional night as necessary. Also, as we previously noted, when Jim Hendry was going after Heilman, it was expressly to make him a starting pitcher. Like it or lump it.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.