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March 2006



Some takeaways from the Cubs’ second Cactus League game

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Well the offense exploded again – if we get half the offense we’ve had in the last two days when it counts this team could very well go far! Aramis scorched the ball again today, going three for three with a homerun and three ribbies. Jacque Jones also is on fire, he added three hits and Brandon Sing was 2/3 with 3 RBIs and 2 homeruns. Brandon appears headed to Iowa as their starting first baseman as I don’t see Micah Hoffpaiur anywhere in the Cubs organization or future. Former Cubs utility guy Augie Ojieda went two for three but don’t let that fool ya – he’s still Augie Ojieda. Former Michigan catcher Jake Fox and Dennis Anderson (formerly a Marlins prospect) combined to go four for five with three RBIs as the Cubs backstops.

Now for the downside – Neifi started at second and went 0/3. Oh well, Neifi is Neifi – what he does in spring training doesn’t matter because he’s gonna get his 500 at bats as long as Dusty is manager. Also going 0 for 3 were Juan Pierre, Ronny Cedeno and West Tenn catcher Casey Kopitzke. Wellemeyer got absolutely rocked and is really doing the Cubs a favor as he’s out of options. If he continues to pitch like he did today the Cubs will have no problem whatsoever deciding about Todd. I see a black and yellow hat with a P in his future, wonder what they’ll give us in return.

Tommorrow the Cubs will play the Giants with former Giant Jerome Williams scheduled to start; it remains to be seen whether or not Barry Bonds will trade in his dress for a Giants uniform. Only in San Francisco…