Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 63
  1. #16
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 5,979, Level: 22
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 71
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    329
    Points
    5,979
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 86

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    He wont make a difference in getting the Cubs as contenders for the Division, so hold your horses. Let the kid mature in the minors...the last things the Cubs need to do is bring him up too soon and have to send him back down after a month.
    Or worse...keep him in the majors, letting him keep striking out and the fans riding him, where he loses all confidence and get traded after a few unspectacular years like Corey Patterson and Felix Pie.



  2. #17
    Prospect
    Points: 4,310, Level: 19
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 340
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    64
    Points
    4,310
    Level
    19
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Was at the Southern League All-Star game yesterday and he looked the part. Missed the home run derby the night before but heard it was a good show! He didn't really put on a show at the game but was good to see him in person.



  3. #18
    Addict
    Points: 109,598, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    tm3308's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Corydon/Iowa City, IA
    Posts
    5,342
    Points
    109,598
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 297
    Given: 284

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by laminak View Post
    Or worse...keep him in the majors, letting him keep striking out and the fans riding him, where he loses all confidence and get traded after a few unspectacular years like Corey Patterson and Felix Pie.
    To be fair to Patterson, he was really coming on strong at the time of his knee injury and was never the same player again after that. He's still one of my favorite MLB players, though; loved watching him in DSM as a kid.


    “Hawks tell us we have no future, and we let you know what we think of Hawk fans, which is a lower opinion all the time.” – CycloneErik 7/25/2011

    “With the exception of tm3308. He is a good contributor on this site. It is almost to the point that I question if he is actually a hawk fan. ” -- Cyclonestate78 7/25/2011

    “He broke the mold. If he wrote the OP, I would have read the whole thing.” – CycloneErik 7/25/2011

  4. #19
    Pro
    Points: 36,959, Level: 59
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 891
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    CloneinWDSM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    2,807
    Points
    36,959
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 660
    Given: 17

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Heard somebody (maybe Birch) about the "core 4" in the minor leagues. Supposedly the future. Who would they be? Obviously Bryant and Baez but who are the other two?



  5. #20
    Speechless
    Points: 865,346, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 55.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    56,019
    Points
    865,346
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,863
    Given: 1,594

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneinWDSM View Post
    Heard somebody (maybe Birch) about the "core 4" in the minor leagues. Supposedly the future. Who would they be? Obviously Bryant and Baez but who are the other two?
    Soler?


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  6. #21
    Legend
    Points: 273,680, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    14,807
    Points
    273,680
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 906
    Given: 189

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneinWDSM View Post
    Heard somebody (maybe Birch) about the "core 4" in the minor leagues. Supposedly the future. Who would they be? Obviously Bryant and Baez but who are the other two?
    Def Albert Almora and Id say Jorge Soler.



  7. #22
    Legend
    Points: 215,410, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    14,229
    Points
    215,410
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 942
    Given: 51

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Chuck is right.



  8. #23
    All-Star
    Points: 30,072, Level: 53
    Level completed: 30%, Points required for next Level: 778
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,553
    Points
    30,072
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 51
    Given: 4

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Tonight's lineup:




  9. #24
    All-Star
    Points: 17,528, Level: 40
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 522
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,178
    Points
    17,528
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 0

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    The Cubs drafting seems to have improved considerably under Theo. Some prior years first round picks..

    2005 P Mark Pawelek - Out of baseball
    2006 OF Tyler Colvin - Traded for Ian Stewart who was released
    2007 3B Josh Vitters - 3A
    2008 P Andrew Cashner - Traded for Rizzo
    2009 OF Brett Jackson - 3A
    2010 P Hayden Simpson - Out of baseball

    6 first round picks and all they have to show for them on the ML roster is Rizzo



  10. #25
    Speechless
    Points: 337,570, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 63.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    16,074
    Points
    337,570
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,142
    Given: 2,404

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    Not to mention arbitration considerations. Don't want to bring him up too soon, or that clock starts.

    THIS!

    Cubs top prospects are a few years away from being ready. You keep all of these guys in the minors as long as possible to get those extra years.



  11. #26
    Speechless
    Points: 337,570, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 63.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cyhiphopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    16,074
    Points
    337,570
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,142
    Given: 2,404

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    To be fair to Patterson, he was really coming on strong at the time of his knee injury and was never the same player again after that. He's still one of my favorite MLB players, though; loved watching him in DSM as a kid.
    Just terrible. Dude blows out his knee trying to hustle to first. Corey could have been a superstar but was never the same.



  12. #27
    Pro
    Points: 33,466, Level: 56
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 784
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    ThatllDoCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    3,477
    Points
    33,466
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 226
    Given: 310

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Def Albert Almora and Id say Jorge Soler.
    Baez is the other. Shortstop I think.


    “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
    Alan Wilson Watts

  13. #28
    Pro
    Points: 48,292, Level: 67
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    enisthemenace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Runnells, IA
    Posts
    3,498
    Points
    48,292
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 160
    Given: 111

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJCy View Post
    Tonight's lineup:

    That line up looks pretty good, with the exception of Valaika hitting clean up. Who in the hell is that? I haven't paid a lot of attention to the I-Cubs this year, so I looked him up. To go along with my first question, why is he hitting clean up? The stats I could find on him suggest 8th.



  14. #29
    All-Star
    Points: 17,528, Level: 40
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 522
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,178
    Points
    17,528
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 0

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Baseball Prospectus does a pre-season top 100 minor league player list every year. They had Baez 4, Bryant 17(surely higher than that now), Almora 25 and Soler 45. Almora is hitting .241 with 2 HR in class A, Soler has only played 7 games in AA due to injuries.



  15. #30
    Legend
    Points: 357,436, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    My Playhouse
    Posts
    11,811
    Points
    357,436
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,027
    Given: 556

    Re: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant promoted to Iowa

    So our entire future infield is now in Des Moines, not including Rizzo. (Alcantara, Baez, Bryant)


    CF Big Brother Winner Season 1

    CF Amazing Race Winner Season 1*

    Future CF Survivor Winner Season 4


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State @ Oklahoma State
  • October 4, 2014
  • 11:00 AM