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Posts tagged "Jeimer Candelario"

The Cubs and the 800-Pound Gorilla

The Cubs and the 800-Pound Gorilla
For those not familiar with the analogy of the 800-pound gorilla, it is describing something that is so obvious that no one can ignore it, but at the same time so frightening and terrible that it is incomprehensible to acknowledge. The Cubs are now living with an 800-pound gorilla, and what they do with it... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs
Good morning to everyone! Today is the final (for now) installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Low-A – South Bend... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa
Good morning to everyone! Today is the first installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Triple-A – Iowa Cubs Although Manager Marty... Read more »
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Photos and breakdown of Jeimer Candelario's swing

Photos and breakdown of Jeimer Candelario's swing
Here’s a look at Jeimer Candelario’s swing from the right side from a video my wife took.  I do have one from the left side as well, but we’ll re-shoot video when we’re sitting on the 3rd base side to get a better view. Candelario has one of the sweetest swings in the Cubs minor... Read more »

Cubs position-by-position analysis: 3B

Cubs position-by-position analysis: 3B
This is the 4th in a series of position-by-positional analysis of the Cubs organizational depth.  Yesterday we covered one of the deepest positions (2B).  Today it’s a position in which the Cubs have a lot of depth, some top talent, yet no certain answers.  It’s one of the reasons you can’t rule out the idea... Read more »

Braves scouting Garza; Soriano's value, and notes on Rizzo, Candelario

Braves scouting Garza; Soriano's value, and notes on Rizzo, Candelario
Some news and notes to help get through an off day for the Cubs… David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution states that the Atlanta Braves are now looking for pitching after Brandon Beachy’s devastating season ending injury and names Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster as possibilities.  The Braves are in the thick of the NL East race,... Read more »
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