Cactus League play wrapped up on Tuesday with a 15-8 victory for the Diamondbacks. Matt Garza finished Spring Training with a 10.38 ERA. Although, under ordinary circumstances that would be a disastrous number, this is Spring Training. As I’ve said in previous posts, it’s a chance to get the kinks out(Carlos Silva), see the new players like Matt Garza and Carlos Pena and watch the rookies strut their stuff.
So, what am I looking forward to this year?
Andrew Cashner will join the rotation this year. I’m excited about this rookie who compiled a 4.41 ERA.
Starlin Castro will follow up his stellar rookie season and become a great leader for the club. I wouldn’t be surprised if he competes for MVP honours this year.
Marlon Byrd will anchor the club in the outfield.
Overall, I think the Cubs are in great shape for the season. I’m predicting they’ll finish second in their division.
Ok, Let’s play Ball!!!