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Fundamentals.....

...and the Daytona Cubs.....

I've had the opportunity to (sauna) and watch the Daytona Cubs a couple games this past week and have a couple of observations to make about fundamentals...

  1.  We all like to complain about the offense....I saw numerous well executed hit and runs and sacrifices by a "poor" hitting team.  So...I believe that those fundamentals MIGHT be being taught well thru the Cub farm system.
  2.  Diporak (sp?) was the DH...I seem to remember him being a "hot" prospect....why is he in A ball?  He played (hit) pretty average from  what I saw.
  3.  The Cubs MUST teach the pitching staff that there is no defense behind them.  I saw a kid...#30....srike out the side....but gave up a home run in the same inning....had a good (perhaps overly) competitive deameanor...cept he only went about 5.....a sa a starter...threw LOTS of pitches.....this guy is lights out above the Notre Dame kid pitching wise at this point...
BUT....even the pen comes in and throws lots of pitches......it's like there is no defensive strategy....strike'em out or deal w/ the consequences.....

I'd love to see a comparison post from someone who's seen the Peoria Chiefs.....

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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