Sunday, December 12, 2010

Radio Recaps: Pena and Demp on Waddle & Silvy

The newest member of the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Carlos Pena, joined Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 on Friday. Here are some of the points he hit on:
  • Pena is really excited to being a Cub. As soon as he saw how things were looking, the Cubs were his preference.
  • He didn't really consider going anywhere else. He just wanted to wear a Cub uniform.
  • Chicago is Carlos' favorite city in the United States, so it was truly a no-brainer for him.
  • Pena likes playing day games and he looks forward to them.
  • He'll do whatever he has to in order to adjust to the new league and the new schedule.
  • The one year deal was in the best interest of both the player and the team.
  • Former Cubs that Pena has talk to tell him that it is very intense and the fans have incredible passion.
  • When asked about his batting average from 2010, Pena said that he wants everyone to look at the average. Carlos doesn't want to waste his time making excuses. He is ready to put that year behind him and look forward.
  • He is looking forward to working with Rudy Jaramillo.
  • Pena has not talked to Matt Garza, but he thinks that Matt would be very valuable for this team. Garza has a high level of intensity and would be a great addition to the Cubs pitching staff.

Ryan Dempster joined the guys later in the Friday show:

  • Dempster started off the interview by speaking highly about Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Ryan thinks that Matt Quade demands that same kind of accountability.
  • He thinks people are going to be very surprised by how well Quade does as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Last season was not a fluke.
  • Demp has only heard great things about Carlos Pena. Carlos cares about every aspect of the game and makes the people around him better. He brings energy to the club and can hit the ball a long way.
  • When Silverman tossed out Matt Garza's name, Ryan said that a team can never have enough pitching depth. "If it happens, it's a great thing," he said.
  • Ryan talked about an event that took place on Saturday at a pizza place in Chicago in support of the Dempster family foundation.
  • Demp said that he would never miss the chance to honor and remember somebody as great as Ron Santo. Ryan described him as "a great man in so many different ways."

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

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