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Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:38 pm
by CaliforniaRaisin

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:31 pm
by davell
2 HR and 6 RBI for Villanueva today. In 51 games, he's got 9 HR, 30 RBI, to go with 30 walks and only 21 K's. He's slashing a very nice .331/.436/525.

He's out of options unfortunately, but MAYBE he's put himself into position to be a 2nd/3rd piece that nets us a McGee, without giving up Javy?

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:41 pm
by Tim
davell wrote:2 HR and 6 RBI for Villanueva today. In 51 games, he's got 9 HR, 30 RBI, to go with 30 walks and only 21 K's. He's slashing a very nice .331/.436/525.

He's out of options unfortunately, but MAYBE he's put himself into position to be a 2nd/3rd piece that nets us a McGee, without giving up Javy?

I brought up Milwaukee as a good fit for Villanueva as part of a Lucroy deal. SSR was...skeptical that he'd be enough to move the needle at all on a deal like that. But what about the previously mentioned Will Smith as a trade target? Villanueva would obviously just be a second or third piece there, as well, but he would have to be at least intriguing for them as a mlb ready third baseman considering their other options.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:49 pm
by davell
I just don't know how to weigh the fact he's out of options. It's possible he's valueless just because of that. But I'd like to think there's some teams that could easily keep him up all year too. We're just not one of them. I'd like to think him and Underwood could net us a Smith type.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:42 am
by Little Slide Rooter
In Theo's world, nothing's valueless. Ok, maybe Edwin Jackson and Jose Veres. But nothing else.

Villanueva has always been known as a great glove man, and he has a solid bat. But being out of options and very, very blocked, he's basically an expiring $10 off coupon; if you walk into the store and find something you want or need, than great. If not, oh well.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:45 am
by weis21
Little Slide Rooter wrote:Villanueva has always been known as a great glove man, and he has a solid bat. But being out of options and very, very blocked, he's basically an expiring $10 off coupon; if you walk into the store and find something you want or need, than great. If not, oh well.


well that's certainly one way to put it. not how I would, but definitely one way.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:10 pm
by Hairyducked Idiot
When Christian Villanueva tears up winter league after being a wet fart for two years in AAA, my thought isn't "Wow, Christian Villanueva just became valuable!" It's "wow, that winter league must be really easy to hit in."

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:15 pm
by davell
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:When Christian Villanueva tears up winter league after being a wet fart for two years in AAA, my thought isn't "Wow, Christian Villanueva just became valuable!" It's "wow, that winter league must be really easy to hit in."


Nah, we're taking whatever we want from the Cards, a little voodoo magic surely was on Theo's list. I annoint Christian Villanueva the new Adrian Before.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:20 am
by Tim
If you want some reason to hope this morning, Rivero has an 18/2 K/BB ratio in winter ball.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:21 pm
by CubsWin
davell wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:When Christian Villanueva tears up winter league after being a wet fart for two years in AAA, my thought isn't "Wow, Christian Villanueva just became valuable!" It's "wow, that winter league must be really easy to hit in."


Nah, we're taking whatever we want from the Cards, a little voodoo magic surely was on Theo's list. I annoint Christian Villanueva the new Adrian Before.

Are the access codes to the Astros scouting info on that list, too?

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:58 am
by CubsWin
Javy played CF last night in Puerto Rico. No word on how he did. His slash line certainly indicates he's working on his defense. (.160/.323/.280) But he has walked more than he's struck out, so there's that.

I'm kidding about the importance of the stats, of course...

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:11 pm
by David
Saw that someone said Javy made a crazy 330 foot throw home from CF last night on a rope w/no hops...guy didn't try to score from 2nd.

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:36 pm
by PackLandVA
Baez - LF, Heyward - CF, Soler - RF.

Go ahead a try to score on a sac fly....I dare ya' !! :no:

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:50 pm
by Duke Silver

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:28 pm
by Bull

I just asked Joe a question based on this tweet in the coaching staff panel discussion.bi asked if he thought this tweet was a dare to opposing hitters or a genuine desire to not have the ball hit to him. I made Joe Maddon laugh!

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:40 pm
by David
haha that was you? nice!

Re: Cubs in Winter Leagues

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:01 pm
by Bull
David wrote:haha that was you? nice!

Yuppers. Joe's approval means everything to me. I almost asked Bosio about Arrieta basically saying (On the Dempster show) Bos had no impact on his success last year. Decided not to create division.