Cub history tells us not to trust touted outfield prospects, but was Tyler Colvin ever really that touted. If the young man from Georgia wasn’t, he is defiantly thought high of now. His .440 batting average and .620 slugging percentage from 50 at bats this spring is a strong indicator that he can produce in majors. Tyler has been one of the most productive cubs this spring, meaning we need him in the lineup. But with none of the three outfield spots vacant, he might not be a fixture in our line up yet. There are two questions I will pose in relation to this dilemma:
Milton Bradley is a huge…… wait, don’t want to say anything that could be in the least bit negative.
One can only be absolutely terrified to view an upcoming Chicago Cubs season with the least bit of optimism. If we have learned anything from 2008, no matter how special a team is, we fans can still have our hearts ripped from our chests come october. That being said, it’s hard not to look forward to the Cubs 2009 season with excitement and hope. The fact is, we have a good team. They played excellent baseball last year and with some good changes we should expect nothing less this year. Our lineup will be dominating and well balanced. Who wouldn’t like the bat and focus on winning that Milton Bradley brings? I will miss Mark DeRosa just as much as the next Cub fan, but I am thrilled to see what Fontenot can do through out an entire season. I believe The Riot and Geovany are gone to keep improving from what they did last season. The only real question mark in the whole line up is Fukudome. But, with Reed Johnson fully capable of starting in center, who is worried? Our rotation is solid and there are nice young arms waiting in the wings if there are injuries. I’m already excited. Our bullpen is much different, younger and deeper is a good kind of different. I was rooting for Marmol to win the closing job. However, I can’t blame Piniella for choosing Kevin Gregg. They both have pitched exceptionally well this spring. Some of the hardest decisions in baseball are when everyone has earned a job or spot, but this puts the Cubs in a very good position. Altogether, our team we love to be depressed for looks promising, I’m sure this will be an enjoyable season to watch. Who knows, maybe it will be the year we go all the way!