In today's Sun-Times, Mike Kiley writes about Nomar's future:
Ramirez will be back as the Cubs' third baseman. But manager Dusty Baker sounded intrigued by Garciaparra emerging as an outfielder.
"I'd rather have it here, because he can hit," Baker said about Garciaparra possibly changing positions.
Hey, maybe Jim Hendry's actually reading Chuck and me.
Well, I can dream, can't I?
|Today's Starting Pitchers|
Despite having 93 starts over three-plus seasons in the majors, Prior has faced the Giants only once, on May 1, 2003. He threw six innings and allowed a run, and was not involved in the decision -- that day, the Cubs won in ten innings on an Alex Gonzalez three-run homer. Check out that boxscore -- you already know the Cubs have barely anyone left from two years ago, but the Giants don't either.
Hennessey is yet another in the Giants' seemingly endless stable of top draft pick pitchers. His only appearance vs. the Cubs so far in his career was as the starting and losing pitcher the day Greg Maddux won his 300th game last summer. His numbers this year are nearly identical to what he put up last year, suggesting that what you see is what you get from him.
Discuss amongst yourselves.