Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring Training Games, Bobby Crosby and Aramis Ramirez

Spring Training Game 8A:

There is a split squad today with some players playing in 1 game and the others in another game.

The Cubs lost the first game of the split squad 5-4 against the Indians. Only one pitcher pitch today that might make the team.

These players will make the team or might make the team:

Joey Gathright went 2 for 4 with 2 singles and a strikeout.

Aaron Miles went 0 for 4 with a rbi.

Derek Lee went 1 for 3 with a single.

Milton Bradley went 1 for 3 with a double.


Chad Gaudin pitch 3 innings and gave up 4 hits, 3 runs and 1 strikeout.

Spring Training Game 8B:

The White Sox and Cubs took the same plane to Las Vegas for the games on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Cubs lost the first game of 2 7-6. Game will be televise tomorrow against the White Sox in Las Vegas at 3:00 central.

Alfonso Soriano went 0 for 3 with a strikeout.

Ryan Theriot went 3 for 4 with 2 singles, double and a rbi.

Aramis Ramirez went 2 for 3 with a single, double and a strikeout.

Jake Fox went 0 for 5 with a rbi and a strikeout.

Micah Hoffpauir went 1 for 5 with a single.

Reed Johnson went 1 for 4 with a single.

Mike Fontenot went 2 for 4 with 2 singles and a strikeout.

Koyie Hill went 1 for 2 with a single and a walk.

So Taguchi went 1 for 2 with a single, 2 rbi's and a strikeout.


Jeff Samardzija pitch 3 innings and gave up 5 hits, 3 runs and 2 strikeout.

Kevin Hart pitch and gave up 2 hits, 1 run and 2 strikeouts.

Angel Guzman pitch 1 inning and gave up 1 hit, 1 run and 1 strikeout.

Other news on the Cubs:

This is more notes from the story I posted yesterday. According to Susun Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle Bobby Crosby is going to be a backup with the addition of Olando Cabrera. A source said that the Cubs are interested in IF Bobby Crosby. A scout from the Cubs was at the Athletics game yesterday watching the game. The scout said that I am going to every games as part of a coverage of all teams. A source familiar with the Cubs says that there is nothing to it. The only problem is that Bobby Crosby is making 5.25 million this year. If the Cubs do make this trade a lot of people are going to scratch there hear of why the Cubs nevered kept Mark Derosa, Derosa will be making less than that this year. I think if the Athletics can't trade him he would be released.

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune said that Aramis Ramirez hopes to finish his career as a Chicago Cub. This could be good news for Jim Hendry and now can try to move Josh Vitters to the Padres in a package for Jake Peavy. Also Vitters might not be as good as everyone will expect, look a Felix Pie. I think if Hendry offers Vitters in a deal for Peavy the talks will heat up. This won't happen until the ownership is resolve. Also people think the missing piece of the Peavy trade was Vitters, they think Hendry wasn't offering Vitters no more and stop the talks for Peavy.

I will keep you posted on spring training and other news.

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