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
Andere Richtingen
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 14 August 2014: The American Pastimes of Rock ’n’ Roll, Baseball and Poetry
(1759 - 3:25pm, Aug 17)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogWhen I was 17, it was a very good OMNICHATTER, for August 17, 2017
(20 - 3:21pm, Aug 17)
Last: Rally

NewsblogOlney: Baseball must end its beanball legacy
(2 - 3:14pm, Aug 17)
Last: Rough Carrigan

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2007 Discussion
(12 - 3:11pm, Aug 17)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogTravis d’Arnaud’s position in Wednesday’s box score read “3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B”
(38 - 3:11pm, Aug 17)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(133 - 2:52pm, Aug 17)
Last: There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty

NewsblogJered Weaver Announces Retirement | MLB.com
(22 - 1:54pm, Aug 17)
Last: DanG

NewsblogPearlman: The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up
(14 - 1:44pm, Aug 17)
Last: Bote Man

Gonfalon CubsNow or Never
(71 - 1:00pm, Aug 17)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogFirst pitch astray at Fenway | Red Sox
(17 - 12:38pm, Aug 17)
Last: villageidiom

Sox TherapyThe Gauntlet
(64 - 12:36pm, Aug 17)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogJoey Votto on base twice for 20th game in row | MLB.com
(27 - 12:02pm, Aug 17)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-17-2017
(3 - 11:58am, Aug 17)
Last: Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee)

NewsblogBuxton's catch at the wall | MLB.com
(12 - 8:01am, Aug 17)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPassan: Free Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Marlins need to trade baseball's home run king
(50 - 3:12am, Aug 17)
Last: cmd600

Page rendered in 0.1279 seconds
47 querie(s) executed