Monthly Archives July 2009

Deadline trade

Harrison is the player Tony Thomas was supposed to be. He hits for average and has extra-base power: 20 doubles, 8 triples, 5 HR–plus he has 26 stolen bases at the end of July. The problem was the competitive environment he found himself in around second base. At 5’8″, he was not going to get […]

Daytona speedway

Sixteen runs on sixteen hits Friday night was the latest offensive explosion by the Daytona Cubs. Their lineup is potent in the first four slots: Tony Campana, .296, with 40 stolen bases at Daytona and 51 overall, on his way to 70+ SBs in his first full season as a pro; Josh Harrison, .352, with […]

Running prospects

The Cubs have seven stolen bases out of the leadoff position, all by Soriano, as we approach the final two months of the season. The two players who bat leadoff in the current configuration, Fukudome and Johnson, share seven SBs between them, but none batting leadoff. As Lou points out not infrequently, the team lacks […]