Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Cubs’ Brett Jackson has that special look

As Mark Loretta Young once said from a truly ML staircase…“Your hands, your eyes, your voice, are your failed servants.”

Brett Jackson is likely to start the season at Triple-A Iowa, but he has impressed Cubs brass with home runs off left-handers in both of the team’s intrasquad games.

“We’ve all been around long enough to know where kids like that, guys that are pretty special players with speed, power, arm — the five-tool players — are ready to play,” manager Dale Sveum said. “They make (for) some tough decisions down the stretch too. He’s that kind of guy. You can see it in his eyes. He’s here to impress and make this team, not to go back to the minor leagues.”

Jackson hit .297 in 48 games at Iowa last year with 10 home runs and six stolen bases.

“I’m not going to make the team today, but every day is a piece to the puzzle,” Jackson said. “I’m going to keep working every day until the day comes, and when it comes, I’m going to keep working there. That’s obviously my goal. I believe in big things for the Cubs, and it’s something I want to be a part of.”

Repoz Posted: March 03, 2012 at 11:46 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, fantasy baseball

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 04, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4073505)
Cubs’ Brett Jackson has that special look
Blue Steel, or Magnum?
   2. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: March 04, 2012 at 04:29 AM (#4073535)
Blue Steel, or Magnum?

It's clearly Ferrari. A child could see that.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 04, 2012 at 02:46 PM (#4073727)
Jeans, jeans, we got jeans! Get yer jeans here!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Brian
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogChatwood Initial Deal with Cubs Violated Rules – Inside the Seams
(17 - 10:59am, Dec 17)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogBraves send Matt Kemp to Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, more major-leaguers | CBS Sports
(32 - 10:59am, Dec 17)
Last: asinwreck

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(406 - 10:57am, Dec 17)
Last: bachslunch

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot
(36 - 10:46am, Dec 17)
Last: JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

NewsblogOTP 11 December, 2017 - GOP strategist: Moore would have 'date with a baseball bat' if he tried dating teens where I grew up
(2429 - 10:44am, Dec 17)
Last: DavidFoss

NewsblogCC Sabathia agrees to deal to return to Yanks | MLB.com
(31 - 10:34am, Dec 17)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2035 - 10:34am, Dec 17)
Last: kubiwan

NewsblogPadres acquire shortstop Freddy Galvis from Phillies - The San Diego Union-Tribune
(2 - 9:39am, Dec 17)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(488 - 9:17am, Dec 17)
Last: DanG

NewsblogWinter Meeting Signings
(35 - 7:13am, Dec 17)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(396 - 12:09am, Dec 17)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogESPN: Carlos Santana signing a significant step in Phillies' rebuild (Schoenfield)
(8 - 11:37pm, Dec 16)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMany moving parts to potential Zack Greinke trade
(6 - 8:21pm, Dec 16)
Last: Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan

Gonfalon CubsLooking to next year
(348 - 7:31pm, Dec 16)
Last: Quaker

NewsblogOT - College Football Bowl Spectacular (December 2017 - January 2018)
(137 - 5:16pm, Dec 16)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

Page rendered in 0.2274 seconds
47 querie(s) executed