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   1. jolietconvict Posted: March 17, 2006 at 02:32 PM (#1903940)
Pie's #1 PECOTA comparable is none other than Mr. Corey Patterson. Therefore I'm not holding my breath.
   2. Biscuit_pants Posted: March 17, 2006 at 02:59 PM (#1903964)
Franklin Roosevelt was NOT president when the Cubs were last in a World Series. Harry Truman had already been in office for months by the time the ‘45 fall classic got underway.
And yet I don't feel any comfort knowing this.
   3. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: March 17, 2006 at 03:41 PM (#1904017)
There's an inkling of hope so long as Don Baylor isn't going to turn him into a leadoff hitter.
   4. Spahn Insane Posted: March 17, 2006 at 03:57 PM (#1904048)
Well, I'd have to think Murton's at least managed to avoid a season-opening platoon arrangement with that ST line.
   5. diehard4life Posted: March 17, 2006 at 04:33 PM (#1904111)
Well, I'd have to think Murton's at least managed to avoid a season-opening platoon arrangement with that ST line.

Caution! Angel Pagan is currently listed on the depth chart. Of course last year that depthchart was about as static as one on a bar nap for a softball team.

GO Coppertop! I hope Eminem and Scrawny Cedeno really get a fair chance.
   6. KB JBAR (trhn) Posted: March 17, 2006 at 04:50 PM (#1904144)
Corey Patterson's batting .286 this spring with a .457 SLG. One might scoff at the sample size, but I don't remember him having as successful a 35 AB stretch after he started slumping last June. I suspect that Patterson's struggles were mishandled by the Cubs and the change of scenery has cleared his head. It's a shame that four bad months undid all of the good of 2003 and 2004.
   7. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: March 17, 2006 at 05:36 PM (#1904205)
Aack! I’ve got ESPN on and they just aired a brief story about Prior’s shoulder troubles. In the course of introducing the story, Cub flaildom was, as usual, exaggerated. Franklin Roosevelt was NOT president when the Cubs were last in a World Series. Harry Truman had already been in office for months by the time the ‘45 fall classic got underway.

I noticed this too. And, of course, the Cubs haven't won a World Series since Abraham Lincoln was president.
   8. Hack Wilson Posted: March 17, 2006 at 06:08 PM (#1904296)
According to the Chicago Tribune the last time the Cubs were in the World Series, Tom Dewey was president.
   9. H. Vaughn Posted: March 17, 2006 at 06:27 PM (#1904342)
If Pie can add the “old player” skill of plate-discipline to his fully equipped “young player” repertoire of tools before encountering big league arms, he could be an impact player as soon he arrives in Chicago for good.

They really need to put a stop sign on the kid, too. His baserunning instincts are execrable.

.500/.560/.818

As long as he sustains that through June, he has a good chance of keeping the starting job, barring any "tough matchups."

According to the Chicago Tribune. . .

RDF Hack.
   10. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: March 17, 2006 at 06:29 PM (#1904348)
According to the Chicago Tribune the last time the Cubs were in the World Series, Tom Dewey was president.

It would be ruining the joke to point out that the "Dewey Defeats Truman" election was in 1948, wouldn't it?
   11. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: March 18, 2006 at 12:01 AM (#1904885)
They really need to put a stop sign on the kid, too.

I think it's fine to let him take his lumps in the minors and hopefully learn something in the process.

If they don't do make him put on the brakes if he gets to the show and hasn't shown improvement however...

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