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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    I hope you are being sarcastic.
    Like I said earlier ...this kid is legit.Watch his videos if you haven't seen him in person and you'll love approach at the the plate and mostly his bat speed.
    The bat speed is to die for, yes. But his approach at the plate still needs work...a lot of it. It's one of the top weaknesses that scouts talk about in his game. He puts himself into bad hitter's counts all the time, which is a big reason for his K-rate. And I've seen him swing himself out of his shoes on pitches above his eyes more than once in person.

    I think he'll turn out to be a good player before it's all said and done, but he's got more than a little wood to chop right now.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Schierholtz DFA

    Soler time?!?



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    Schierholtz DFA

    Soler time?!?

    Fujikawa was activated from the 60-day DL...

    Sounds like the Cubs also picked up Jacob Turner off waivers.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Fujikawa coming up for Schierholtz.

    Baez up for good.

    Cubs worked out Rusney Castillo, a gold-glove potential outfielder who's bat reminds many of Kenny Lofton who will be playing right away with whatever team he goes to

    Cubs claimed Jacob Turner off waivers - a projected ace with Verlander/Scherzer qualities 2 years ago but fallen apart in the Rays system.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Fujikawa coming up for Schierholtz.

    Baez up for good.

    Cubs worked out Rusney Castillo, a gold-glove potential outfielder who's bat reminds many of Kenny Lofton who will be playing right away with whatever team he goes to

    Cubs claimed Jacob Turner off waivers - a projected ace with Verlander/Scherzer qualities 2 years ago but fallen apart in the Rays system.
    That's an interesting day right there.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Castillo has 28 teams looking at him.

    He really would be a great get. He and Soler would be starting out there for us next year for sure. I'm assuming Alcantara would either move to right or become our utility man. I'd say utility man is most likely since Bryant/Russell/Castro will be taking over right once the big 4 are all up.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    This is starting to look like some kind of video game lineup.
    I'd say it's not fair, but I'm fine with that.


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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    The bat speed is to die for, yes. But his approach at the plate still needs work...a lot of it. It's one of the top weaknesses that scouts talk about in his game. He puts himself into bad hitter's counts all the time, which is a big reason for his K-rate. And I've seen him swing himself out of his shoes on pitches above his eyes more than once in person.

    I think he'll turn out to be a good player before it's all said and done, but he's got more than a little wood to chop right now.
    Last night was the first time I've seen him swing the bat. His first swing, I'm sitting there by myself, and I say aloud..."Sheffield".



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Fujikawa coming up for Schierholtz.

    Baez up for good.

    Cubs worked out Rusney Castillo, a gold-glove potential outfielder who's bat reminds many of Kenny Lofton who will be playing right away with whatever team he goes to

    Cubs claimed Jacob Turner off waivers - a projected ace with Verlander/Scherzer qualities 2 years ago but fallen apart in the Rays system.
    As in he's the Cubs' or the Cubs and Marlins need to work out a trade for him now?



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    Last night was the first time I've seen him swing the bat. His first swing, I'm sitting there by myself, and I say aloud..."Sheffield".
    Same thought has crossed my mind. Does the kid have some work to do, yes. But keep in mind this kid was the youngest player in AAA, he has some time to develop. He has already been improving as the season has went along, so let's let him take his hacks and work on his deficiencies this offseason...which worked well with Rizzo a few years back.

    I'm not the oldest Cubs fan, but I've been a fan since the days of Jody Davis. I can't recall a time I've been this optimistic regarding the future as a fan. The front office isn't perfect, but their hits have far surpassed their misses. This team has the potential to be something special.

    Regarding Turner, I'm reading some posts that are stating that this guy is done. Keep in mind that Arrieta was considered a blown prospect two seasons ago. Not saying that Turner will turn that corner, but I'm hoping there is a good shot at it and I feel the Cubs are the perfect team for him.

    Let the losses slide this year. We will get another great pick and this team will start to turn the corner. The stars are aligning.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Still have to work out a deal. But if they don't the Rockies can pick him up for free...so I would imagine a deal will get done. Crazy that the lowly Rockies could have had him for nothing and didn't put a claim in. Expect a dead weight vet or a bat that is behind a log jam to get moved. I'd love to move Edwin Jackson for him!



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Falselife View Post
    Still have to work out a deal. But if they don't the Rockies can pick him up for free...so I would imagine a deal will get done. Crazy that the lowly Rockies could have had him for nothing and didn't put a claim in. Expect a dead weight vet or a bat that is behind a log jam to get moved. I'd love to move Edwin Jackson for him!
    Yeah, I'd have no problem moving Lake or Ruggiano for him, or better yet Jackson even if the Cubs have to pay half his salary.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Baez is a career .100 hitter. What a bust.



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    Re: 2014 Chicago Cubs

    Sounds like it could be either Vitters, Jackson, or Dunston Jr. that are traded for Turner.


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