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Spring Training Thread

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Spring Training Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:08 am

We are about a week away from spring training starting. Figured it deserves its own thread, especially for all the articles/info that is going to come out during it so we don't have multiple threads started.

Looks like Garza is on track to have a normal schedule this spring, threw a pain free bullpen session yesterday.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/po ... en-session

The Chicago Cubs' prospects for a solid pitching rotation were enhanced on Monday when Matt Garza threw a bullpen session for the first time since the end of July and had no complications.

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and pitching coach Chris Bosio watched Garza throw 30 pain-free pitches at the team’s minor league complex.

“Matty looks like he is in great shape,” Bosio said. “It looks like he worked hard in the offseason. His legs are in great shape and I believe he is ahead of where he was last year when he reported.”


Garza had his 2012 season cut short after experiencing pain in his right triceps. That injury eventually led to a stress reaction in his elbow that ended his season in July after 103.2 innings pitched. Garza, who was on the trading block before his elbow strain, compiled a 5-7 record with a respectable if not spectacular 3.91 ERA.

The 29-year-old right-hander is going into his free-agent year after the 2013 season, in which he will earn $10.25 million.

“He has been on his program all winter and has not had any hiccups at all,” Bosio said. “The ball was coming out of his hand great today. He should be pretty happy and it was good to see him pitch with no concerns at this point.”

Garza threw mostly fastballs in Monday’s session. Before taking the mound, the pitcher played long toss for 20 minutes and joked with other players in camp. Bosio hit Garza some ground balls to end his workout for the day.

“He is on a program we put him on and at this point he is ahead of schedule,” Bosio said. “The communication I have had with our trainers indicate they are very happy where Matt is at in his program. As for me, I do not have any concerns at all for him. He has always been very honest about how he feels with us.”

The plan, according to Bosio, will have Garza throwing every other day at the beginning of camp . After two or three bullpens the starting pitchers throw live batting practice every fourth day with a side session in between. Garza and the rest of the Cubs’ rotation pitchers will then pitch every five days when the Cactus League season begins Feb. 23.
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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Elrhino » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:11 am

I expect lots of glowing reports this spring coming from the organization regarding Garza. They'll also offer financing for people with bad credit and first time buyers. Call today, he won't last long folks!!

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:42 am

Elrhino wrote:I expect lots of glowing reports this spring coming from the organization regarding Garza. They'll also offer financing for people with bad credit and first time buyers. Call today, he won't last long folks!!


It's not like they can just flat-out lie about his health. It's one thing to prop up a player's performance or mechanics or attitude or whatever to try and entice a team; it's another to stupidly try and make something up that would just be exposed in the physical.
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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Smack » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:46 pm

I've barely looked at the 2013 schedule, with the Astros no longer in the NL Central how were those extra games distributed? I see we're still doing a 3 game series against them.
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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Sammy's Boombox » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:54 pm

Smack wrote:I've barely looked at the 2013 schedule, with the Astros no longer in the NL Central how were those extra games distributed? I see we're still doing a 3 game series against them.


2012/2013
vs NL East - 32/32
vs NL West - 34/34
vs NL Central - 81/76
vs AL - 15/20

Basically, not much difference. We play the four remaining division opponents 19 times each in 2013. It was 17 (Brewers/Cardinals) and 16 (Pirates/Reds) last season. So, basically an extra series against each of them. Since 3 of the additional AL games are against Houston, it really didn't change the schedule much at all. Cubs played Houston 15 times last year.

Four games instead of six against the White Sox.

I'd be curious to see how this affects the other divisions in baseball year-to-year.
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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Smack » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:58 pm

Sammy's Boombox wrote:
Smack wrote:I've barely looked at the 2013 schedule, with the Astros no longer in the NL Central how were those extra games distributed? I see we're still doing a 3 game series against them.


2012/2013
vs NL East - 32/32
vs NL West - 34/34
vs NL Central - 81/76
vs AL - 15/20

Basically, not much difference. We play the four remaining division opponents 19 times each in 2013. It was 17 (Brewers/Cardinals) and 16 (Pirates/Reds) last season. So, basically an extra series against each of them. Since 3 of the additional AL games are against Houston, it really didn't change the schedule much at all. Cubs played Houston 15 times last year.

Four games instead of six against the White Sox.

I'd be curious to see how this affects the other divisions in baseball year-to-year.


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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Heisenberg » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:41 pm

A week away! Already?!?? :shock:
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Postby CubsWin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:40 pm

Heisenberg wrote:A week away! Already?!?? :shock:

3 days, 17 hours and counting until pitchers and catchers report.
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Postby J.R. » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:51 am

First pics! It just got real.

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby CubinNY » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:59 pm

Barney looks like he beefed up over the winter.

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby mookie » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:52 pm

Barney has a gut.

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Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:42 pm

I think you misspelled "grit".
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Postby BleacherBadger » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:22 pm

Someone get the walking glue stick behind Dontrelle some sunscreen before he shrivels up and dies.
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Postby Brian » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:49 pm

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Postby Slugger_16 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:37 pm

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I see Chet Steadman is back with the Cubs.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:33 am

Brian wrote:Rizzo's in the house
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Spring Training Thread

Postby treebird » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:45 am

Slugger_16 wrote:Image

I see Chet Steadman is back with the Cubs.


jeff samardzija might win the cy young this year if he learns to pitch from the have to

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Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:17 am

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:13 am

Nuts&Gum wrote:Get a haircut, hippie.

Cut those side burns!

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby davell » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:17 pm

Evidently Theo and Jed will have a play-in match for the last spot in the bunting tournament. Jed was a college 2B, wasn't he?

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:41 pm

davell wrote:Evidently Theo and Jed will have a play-in match for the last spot in the bunting tournament. Jed was a college 2B, wasn't he?

They're doing that stupid [expletive] thing again this year? Only bad things can come of that, like Campana winning and the "fans" pointing to that as being a reason he should be starting over Soriano.
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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Gilby » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:04 pm

davell wrote:Evidently Theo and Jed will have a play-in match for the last spot in the bunting tournament. Jed was a college 2B, wasn't he?


I want to say he was a closer and shortstop.

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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby David » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:35 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
davell wrote:Evidently Theo and Jed will have a play-in match for the last spot in the bunting tournament. Jed was a college 2B, wasn't he?

They're doing that stupid [expletive] thing again this year? Only bad things can come of that, like Campana winning and the "fans" pointing to that as being a reason he should be starting over Soriano.


Why are you so mad about this?

It's not like it makes Sveum become Ryne Sandberg in actual games or something.
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Re: Spring Training Thread

Postby Butters » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:45 pm

This is spring training. You're not supposed to have fun.


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