In last night’s draft, the Cubs picked up hitter Ian Happ. The verdict is still out that maybe the Cubs should dig a little deeper and get some pitching help. I mean c’mon, look at the kind of hitters the Cubs all ready have.
“We definitely feel there’s strength there, and he’s a guy who can run into 15 home runs plus and hit for a high average,” said Jason McLeod, senior vice president of scouting and player development. “We’re big on guys who can control the strike zone and show that plate discipline.
I’ve been known to be wrong in the past and switch hitting is something every team needs so why not? No sooner am I admitting my wrongness, word out of the Cubs camp is that they’ve signed Rafael Soriano so there’s some help in the bullpen and hey, I still wear my #12 jersey with pride.
“The thing I always talked about with him as a closer was he was a guy that didn’t’ just throw the ball 100 mph. He and I used to have a lot of conversations about how we attack certain hitters in a game, because he really sees things. He’d be in the bullpen, and he watches really well, and he’s got definite ideas on how to get out hitters. I’ve always appreciated his pitch-ability.” Joe Maddon said.
Help is coming soon for the Cubs and couldn’t be at a better time because the standings are getting mighty crowded with the team by no means out at 6 1/2 back. I don’t know, I think with the young core that they have, something tells me that it won’t be long when they catch up. I was kinda hoping that Javier Baez would be called back but that won’t be happening anytime soon.
Tonight’s make or break for Jon Lester. They take on an always tough Detroit Tigers and he’s out to still try and prove that he’s worth every last cent the Cubs put into him. We’re a third of the way through the season and I still believe the Cubs are in good shape.