Following a strong return to the Cubs in 2011, the Cubs brought Reed Johnson back as their fourth outfielder. Can a repeat of his 2011 results reasonably be expected? If not, what is his role with the Cubs?
As far as I am concerned, spring training does nothing but fill us with false hopes of a better day. The air is thin, the sun is out, and the stadium is smaller. Pitcher’s are working on things and Hitters, well, they are teeing off. So, can we learn anything from spring training?
When Paul Maholm signed a one year 4.75 million dollar contract with the Cubs in early January, the response of the fan base as a whole was similar to the type of pitcher he is: uninspiring. Today we preview Maholm as part of our current series.
Geovany Soto’s career with the Cubs has had some dramatic ups and downs. With lots of holes in the lineup, this would be a good year for him to live up to the promise he showed in his rookie season. But can he?