Last season, it seemed as if Tyler Colvin could be the Chicago Cubs’ right fielder of the future, but on Monday the team sent him to Triple-A Iowa to get more at-bats and more playing time.
The return of Jake Peavy, as well as the solid pitching of Phil Humber has presented the Chicago White Sox with a tough decision regarding their starting rotation.
Through their first 32 games of the season, the White Sox have the worst record in all of baseball. This clearly wasn’t the season that fans had expected, and becuase of that, they’re now looking for somewhere to place the blame.
The only proper way to render what that was last night would be to have it painted in oil by Bruegel the Elder and hung in the Prado.
The Chicago Cubs have been the model of mediocrity and consistency all season long. But if they want to compete for the National League Central title, they’ll need to see improvement from their starting rotation.
Along with Starlin Castro, Geovany Soto and Carlos Marmol, Tyler Colvin is one of the promising young players on the Chicago Cubs’ roster. But opposed to those other players, Colvin’s future is less certain.
At any given time, there’s roughly 10 closers in baseball who can be considered lock-down, dominant guys. The Chicago Cubs may not have one right now, but they could soon enough.
The Chicago White Sox have one of the most powerful offenses in the American League, as well as one of the best pitching staffs. But their defense has committed 13 errors on the season, and led to them losing games.
Matt Thornton hasn’t got off to the best start for the 2011 season. In his 3.1 innings pitched, he’s allowed seven hits and walked two and given up six runs, although only one of them was earned.
Andrew Cashner was 5.1 innings into his first career start, and was looking like he had the makings of a very solid staring pitcher. But then Cashner was removed from the game and later placed on the disabled list.
The Chicago Cubs lost a tough game on Sunday afternoon, and partly because of a defensive play by 21-year old shortstop Starlin Castro.
The 2011 Chicago White Sox season officially begins in Cleveland, and after all the big offseason moves, the team is set up to be a dangerous team in the AL Central. But one returning player could have the biggest impact.
Baseball legend Steve Stone Joins the Boers and Bernstein show to discuss his new book and breaks down spring-ball for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox.
Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice this week. The Chicago Cubs are, too, as their search for an analyst to replace the late Ron Santo in the team’s radio booth is now underway.
The White Sox may have landed one of the biggest offensive players in the free-agent market. And according to Steve Stone, Adam Dunn has the ability to carry a team.