Monthly Archives August 2008

The Hoffpauir dilemma

Check out this syllogism: Hoffpauir is putting up numbers at Iowa this season that are reminiscent of Soto’s breakout season last year. Soto has put up numbers at Chicago in 2008 that track closely with those of Derrek Lee. Therefore, the Cubs should seriously consider trading Lee in the offseason and going with Hoffpauir (plus […]

Fontenot versus Fukudome

Five weeks ago I wrote a post suggesting that Mike Fontenot might begin to squeeze Mark DeRosa at second base. Fontenot’s numbers have improved since then, but DeRosa has responded in kind and will probably crack the fifteen home-run barrier for the first time in his career this season. DeRosa’s RBI and OBP numbers are […]

These guys can hit a little

This is a list of Cub minor leaguers (Peoria and higher) who, through Sunday, Aug. 3, had hit ten home runs or batted .330 or above. Of the four hitters with .330+ averages, only two, Craig and Deeds, have fewer than ten home runs, and they have nine. They certainly belong on a list of […]