Your Current 2012 Cubs Opening Day Roster
Read it and weep...
RF DeJesus (93/106)
- SS Castro (111/106)
- LF Soriano (104/112)
- 1B LaHair (140/97)
- C Soto (96/109)
- 3B Stewart (21/89)
- CF Byrd (96/100)
- 2B Barney (83/79)
OPS+ numbers for last season followed by career in parenthesis.
SP: Dempster, Garza, Zambrano, Wells, T. Wood
RP: Marmol, Cashner, Russell, Samardzija, Corpas, L. Castillo, Coleman
Bench: Campana, R. Johnson, W. Castillo, Baker, DeWitt
Obviously your bullpen and bench results may vary.
And thanks to Michael for our new diggs--and to y'all for sticking around!
You can't prove the performance is because he played the OF. You just can't. Sorry.
BTW, Bryant hit .168 in July playing 3B exclusively.
Bryant: Base running adventures.
Wrigley: 21 HR, 59 RBI, .311/.408/.629
Road: 5 HR, 40 RBI, .243/.333/.360
Rizzo: The slide, the catch.
Russell: All the defense.
Bryant: Pelting the video board.
Soler: 125 MPH ground balls.
Schwarber: DINGERS, surprising LF catches.
Fowler: Walks, the many walks he should have had on 3-2 BS strike calls.
Baez: That 3B play.
Ross: Walk-up music? Bullpen appearance?
No evidence other than 8 hits and 0 HR in 45 AB....
I just think hitters like their routines -- think Boggs or Ted Williams -- and messing with that routine adds an element of change. I want my best hitters in their normal routines.
evidently i was busy burying context and meaning.
i was excited about this playoff season kicking up in the drama of that environment, but it was stated insanely muddled.
Woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep in excitement/anticipation. Go Cubs Go!
The only issue with this dead horse is that there's no evidence that his performance during those games is solely due to playing the OF. I would tend to agree that I'd rather see him play 3B, though.
What do you mean by new format in this instance? The second wildcard team with a one-game playoff has been around since 2012.
Doubled over with anxiety today. GO CUBS.