Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spring Training Day 6 and other news

Here is some news from spring training:

Rich Harden threw off the mound today for his second time and everything went right well again.

Derek Lee's daughter Jada is recovering from her vision problem. That is great news because I think the past few years Lee was thinking more of his daughter then baseball. Now maybe he can focused better.

Derek Lee is trying to keep his mind off the long ball and just play small ball. If Lee does that, he can get on base for Bradley, Ramirez, Soto and maybe Soriano.

Jake Fox is trying to make the team as a backup for third base.

According to Gordon Wittnymer, Aramis Ramirez ans Alfonso Soriano are ready for opening day.

Other News: The Cubs are once again looking at Mark Teahen because he might be traded or release by the Kansas City Royals. The Royals might have to cut budget to sign Olando Hudson. Hudson said yesterday that he wants to play for the Royals. The only way he will play for the Royals if they cut Teahen and another player and the fans in Kansas City will be very happy.

Mark Teahen can play RF, LF, 1B, 2B, ans 3B. Teahen can be a good utility guy, to give there infielders a break and to come off the bench.

This next news is not baseball or Cubs related. It is Bulls related.

The Bulls traded SF Andres Nocioni, PF Drew Gooden, C Michael Ruffin and PF Cedric Simmons to the Kings for C Brad Miller and SF John Salmons.

After the Bulls made the trade, the Kings then traded Michael Ruffin to the Trailblazers.

This year Brad Miller played in 43 games, 31 MPG, 11 PPG, 8 RPG, and 3 APG.

This year John Salmons played in 53 games , 37 MPG, 18 PPG, 4 RPG and 4 APG.

I thought that is something I will pass by.

I will always keep you posted on Cubs before anything else.

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