Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Delayed Reaction

Sorry again for the delay between posts. We just moved to a new apartment in Manhattan and do not have Internet, TV, phone, or any of those domestic communication devises.

In the week, since our last post, we've admittedly been out of the loop a bit.

A few notes to keep our minds limber...

Everth Cabrera sure seems like he's for real. The guy has been getting stolen bases and RBI's at a relatively healthy clip. I'm not 100% sold on him being a "must have" guy in every league, but he sure warrants a look if he's on your free agent wire.

Keeping the theme of middle infielders going, Howie Kendrick was recalled a few days ago by the Angels. We expect him to get every opportunity to reclaim his second baseman job. He went 0 for 4 last night, but if he gets it together, we could see him produce a .315 batting average with a healthy number of Runs, RBI's, and 5 to 10 HR's and stolen bases.

Randy Wells keeps pitching like a front of the rotation starter. The guy started his career with very low expectations and some tough luck as quality start after quality start resulted in undeserved no-decisions. His luck has changed and he's been getting wins recently.

With yesterday's news that Ryan Dempster is going on the DL, there is added job security that Randy Wells will get the ball every fifth day for the Cubs.

There is obviously a lot of trade chatter, with the deadline about three weeks away. I'm thinking about writing a post of less discussed names that may be acquirable.

We've all heard about guys like Aubrey Huff, Nick Johnson, and Mark Teahan, who are available. But, I think I want to write a post about other guys who may be out there that can really help contenders. Guys like Alexis Rios and the better-than-ever Russell Branyan.

I hope to get a computer hooked up to the Internet soon. In the meantime, I'll try to come up with some quick hit posts like this as often as possible. Enjoy your Wednesdays, and Go Cubs.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to revisit your overall midseason rankings and ask how the Cubs are so much higher than the Astros?? Not that I'm saying the Astros are all that great....but there's no way the Cubs should be ranked so much higher than them. You could easily argue that the Astros pitching is better than the Cubs and I challenge you to find a better hitting combination on the Cubs than Tejada, Berkman, Lee, and Pence right now. Jake Fox, ppppplease! After D. Lee and the injured Aramis, I get lost. Finally, Carlos Lee may stink as a fielder, but at least he doesn't do that stupid hop move trying to catch a fly ball. Soriano thinks he's a ballerina or something.