Posted on February 17, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Dan Marino is trekking through each division in the major leagues and giving you one player he thinks is the: Rookie to Watch, Breakthrough Player, The Party’s Over, Non-Roster Invitee Most Likely to Stick, and Just Not Seeing it.
He has already given us his AL East Players to Watch. Now, in part two of six, he brings you the National League East: (more…)
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Posted on May 4, 2012 by Charlie Nehl
Yes, Anthony Rizzo is raking at Iowa right now and Brett Jackson is the OF of the Cubs very near future, but Adrian Cardenas needs to be called up now and replace either Ian Stewart or Blake DeWitt on the active roster, and get a lions share of the time as a three-bagger.
Stewart is picking up where he left off last season with a triple slash line of .188/.258/.318. This is compared to .333/.376/.544 of Cardenas at AAA Iowa right now. Cardenas been playing mostly second base but has also seen action at shortstop and third base. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy, On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Adrian Cardenas, Alfonso Soriano, Anthony Rizzo, Blake DeWitt, Brett Jackson, Bryan LaHair, Chicago Cubs, Ian Stewart, Jeff Baker, Joe Mather, Jose Bautista, Matt Szczur, Prospects, Starlin Castro, Tony Campana | Leave a Comment »
Posted on February 27, 2012 by Charlie Nehl
In our third installment, we’ll take a look at what options the Cubs have an the infield while they work to build their 25 man roster.
Aramis Ramirez: The longest tenured third baseman since Ron Santo has left Chicago and now plays for the rival Brewers. It’s going to take a lot to replace his production in the lineup, but I really think it’s time for Ramirez to move on. He’s not a clubhouse and team leader. With a younger team taking the field, veteran leaders are going to be more important than ever.
Carlos Pena: In a typical Scott Boras move, Pena signed a one year deal with the Cubs last season in hopes to boost this worth for a long term contract. It didn’t work out with him batting .225 but hitting a team leading 28 home runs. Between Pena and Ramirez that’s 54 HRs and over 170 RBIs gone from the previous season. We might see an increase in Starlin Castro‘s throwing errors without Pena scooping everything he can reach. He’s back on the Rays. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Adrian Cardenas, Alfredo Amezaga, Anthony Rizzo, Aramis Ramirez, Blake DeWitt, Bobby Scales, Bryan LaHair, Carlos Pena, Chicago Cubs, D.J. LeMahieu, Darwin Barney, Edgar Gonzalez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Jason Jaramillo, Jeff Baker, Junior Lake, Koyie Hill, Matt Tolbert, Starlin Castro, Steve Clevenger, Welington Castillo | 3 Comments »