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April 04, 2011
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April 04, 2011

3 Chicago Cubs

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
RF KOSUKE FUKUDOME
L-R .263 .371 .439 13 44 7
SS STARLIN CASTRO
R-R .300 .347 .408 3 41 10
CF MARLON BYRD
R-R .293 .346 .429 12 66 5
3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ
R-R .241 .294 .452 25 83 0
1B CARLOS PENA
L-L .196 .325 .407 28 84 5
LF ALFONSO SORIANO
R-R .258 .322 .496 24 79 5
C GEOVANY SOTO
R-R .280 .393 .497 17 53 0
2B JEFF BAKER
R-R .272 .326 .413 4 21 1
BENCH
IF BLAKE DEWITT
L-R .261 .336 .373 5 52 3
OF TYLER COLVIN
L-L .254 .316 .500 20 56 6
C KOYIE HILL
S-R .214 .254 .298 1 17 1

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE CUBS

I think manager Mike Quade was the right choice; he's a welcome breath of fresh air for them. But he doesn't have much to work with. This is a below-.500 team. . . . The bullpen could be very good. Carlos Marmol has great stuff—his slider is filthy. But his command is a big problem. Having Kerry Wood there now is huge, that gives them some insurance if Marmol has problems. I won't be surprised if he helps out in the ninth inning. Wood's stuff is good, his only issue is staying healthy. With Sean Marshall, who is good from the left side, the bullpen should be solid. . . .I don't know that Carlos Peña is the player the Cubs think he is. He's a low-.200s hitter, and the wind blowing in at Wrigley is going to negate some of his power. Plus, he's in a lineup where you can pitch around him. . . . Alfonso Soriano's legs are gone—he'll never be a 30-30 guy again. They'd love to get rid of him. . . . Aramis Ramirez's bat speed isn't there. He looks older than 32. . . . I don't see a true No. 1 in the rotation. Matt Garza pitches like his hair's on fire—always rushing and overthrowing. I don't know that he'll ever be a No. 1 or No. 2 because he lacks consistency. . . . Carlos Zambrano pitched well over the last six weeks, but he's still a time bomb. . . . Geovany Soto is never going to have the season he had as a rookie. He's not throwing the ball well; he doesn't have much pop. He's a .270 hitter at best. . . . Starlin Castro is an exciting young shortstop, but he's out of control at times and has some growing up to do. He's not going to be the perennial All-Star people think he'll be.

THE LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATISTICS

MANAGER MIKE QUADE

1ST SEASON WITH CUBS

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION

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