Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10-27 Bruce Levine Chat Recap

  • This is an important week for the Cubs, who will find out if their $84 million training facility will be approved by Mesa voters.
  • Adam Dunn is the Cubs "number one priority".
  • The most likely player to be traded by the Cubs this offseason is Kosuke.
  • Levine expects Big Z to stay with the Cubs because of his no-trade clause.
  • Marlon Byrd should get a good share of the vote for an NL Gold Glove. He made just three errors all year.
  • Jim Hendry's fate after this two-year contract will be decided by how many more young players come through the organization in the next few years.
  • Bruce thinks Mike Quade will be the last manager Hendry hires. Both have two year contracts and their fates seem to be interwined.
  • If Hendry can find a way to trade some payroll the Cubs may be able to afford Dunn.
  • Right now, it looks like Blake DeWitt will start at second next year.
  • Bruce doesn't see Josh Vitters making the team next year. He expects Jay Jackson and Brett Jackson to make the roster out of Spring Training. Chris Archer could be in line for a call-up during the year.
  • Tyler Colvin was thinking about playing winter ball in Mexico, but that's probably not going to happen now.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted on Everything Cubs as always.

1 comment:

  1. If Brett Jackson is going to make the team next season and get substantial playing time, than the Cubs would have to move more than just Kosuke. Cubs are already trying to find sufficient playing time for Colvin.Unless they finally plan to make Soriano the highest paid bench player on the team.