Colorado Visits Chicago 4/15/2016

Tony Wolters rewarded with another start today.  The Cubs are bashing everyone who gets in their way.  Expect a San Diego-like submissiveRWO pic series this weekend.

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sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Wow……just wow. Chettis manned up today cooling off an excellent Cubs team. I had intended to comment earlier, if we can make it through this road trip 3-3 that will be a great victory. I said that with Cincinnati in mind much more than Chicago. So stealing (or maybe pulverizing) game #1 from the Cubs is a bonus. Note this……..this is game #2 of 3 total that Wolters has caught Chettis. I don’t think this started by design, but Wolters… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I hope you are dead on right about three of the next generation. I’m curious though if you would agree with the Cubs announcers? “The Rockies are off to a typical April start”.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

Sure, I agree to an extent.

But…..I think are key differences. There might just be light at the end of the tunnel.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Chettis does just seem to know how to pitch now. Just stay healthy kid … Carp: Story, Castro and … Wolters? Seems a bit optimistic to thrown him in there. Yes, he is young, but right now his upside is still “backup catcher who may add a little versatility in a pinch.” Still, good to see the guy making the most of an opportunity. Story: now up to a 35% K rate. I’m still optimistic that it’ll come down, but… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Writers are scrambling to find comps for Story. I like Desmond as well. Ian Desmond playing 81 games a year at Coors is darn intriguing. Remember this offseason I mused if he could play 1B.

With Wolters I say this…..forget baseball for a second and just look at the athleticism. The last guy I say move around behind the plate like this was Pudge Rodriquez. Now…..I’m NOT making that comparison in general. But there are some “athletic” similarities.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

When I saw Chettis this spring, I loved the velocity and differential velocity. He’s also clearly trying to work quickly. He’s got a little swagger out there…..and that’s a good thing.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

German Marquez – 7 IP, 6H, 0 BB.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

I changed my mind. Trevor Story may very well be Jose Hernandez 2.0, and I’m kind of o.k. with that! Peak Hernandez (1999-2002): roughly league average hitter overall (which means strong hitter for his position), 20 HR per year, strong SS defense (not quite gold glove level, but above average), all while striking out 30% of the time. That’s about the best you can expect unless the strikeout rate comes down (a lot), and really, that’s all right. It means… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Weird fact: Jose Reyes has been more valuable than Tulo so far this year. How’s that, you say? Reyes hasn’t seen the field. Well, Tulo is hitting .119, resulting in a negative WAR. Reyes, of course, is a 0 WAR guy. The jury’s still out on whether the post-hip surgery Tulo will ever be even “very good” again. I’m officially stating that the chances of him being an elite player again are virtually nil.

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