9/6 Cubs lineup & Baker

Chris Rusin takes the mound Friday when the Cubs play host to the Brewers at Wrigley Field. In other news, Scott Baker will make his first start of the season on Sunday in the series finale. Baker has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. No one will be bumped from the Cubs rotation, just pushed back one day for now. Here’s Friday’s lineup:

Castro SS
Barney 2B
Rizzo 1B
Schierholtz RF
Sweeney CF
Murphy 3B
Lake LF
Castillo C
Rusin P


Anyone notice that Barney has been hitting 2nd alot lately? Has there been any difference in production?
I would like to see Watkins get about 10 games hitting in the 2nd spot.

Agreed. Once the GM DECIDES (not the field manager of course…) to promote a player to the ML roster does not that player’s ML service time commence? That decision being MADE BY UPPER MANAGEMENT it then falls upon the field manager to UTILIZE (or not) that player. Sveum obviously has let Watkins rust on the bench for what reason? To NOT see what the kid is made of? Why not? Watkins would be taking AB’s away from the likes of Barney? Ransom? Valbuena? To what avail? We know all about those three players and what little offense they offer. What must Hoyer be thinking about the promotion of Watkins? Since before the roster expansion Watkins received next to no playing time. Is Hoyer thinking: “What a great decision I made, now we know how Watkins can handle some ML pitching and playing!”
I don’t think so Mr. Hoyer, look again. In fact please LOOK AGAIN….for a new manager.

The part that makes sense to me joey is: Barney has the lowest OBP of ALL second baseman in the Major Leagues. Hitting 2nd, you see better pitches, even that has not helped Barney.
You mention Watkins rusting on the bench, thats very true!! He needs regular playing time, everyday hitting 2nd, then we can see how he does, as you stated.
I bet Watkins even knows how to advance a base runner.

You guys are sounding like DiamondJim, now.

This is Poppy. We’re going to the beach! How many times do I have to say it, Logan Square Watkins makes Charles Darwin Barney look like Jose Hernandez. He’d be better off playing on the AAAA Rockford Peaches with Sappelt and Bowdoin. Why does Poppy even bother? I have all the baseball and life wisdom you need, but you’d rather go rogue and call your own game anyway. Fine, the Cubs will go ahead and play Logan Mega Watkins and when he single-handedly destroys the game of baseball, don’t come crying to me about it. And that’s the last straw that broke the camel’s back.

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