Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Good and the Bad: Week 1 of Spring Training

The Cubs have been competing in Cactus League games for a full week now. They finished off the first week at 2-5 with the win today to snap their skid. Let us take a look pack at some of the positives and negatives from the first week.

  • It is only the first week of Spring Training.
  • There were no major injuries.
  • Matt Garza was okay after being hit with the line drive.
  • Alfonso Soriano is off the a good start at the plate.
  • The Cubs have only made to errors in the last three games.
  • Tyler Colvin looked comfortable at first base.
  • Both Colvin and Castro are having good springs at the plate.
  • Big Z is lookin' good.
  • Carlos Pena and Marlon Byrd called a team meeting and acted like leaders.


  • The confrontation between Silva and Ramirez.
  • The sloppy defense.
  • Starlin Castro's defense in particular.
  • Pena is hitting .111.
  • The loss of Ron Santo has made the radio broadcasts tough to listen to.
  • Koyie Hill is 0-for-7.
  • The Cubs blew four run leads two straight days.
  • The team's record is 2-5.

All in all, this team had a rough first week... but once again it is just the start of Spring Training.

1 comment:

  1. Cubbiefan...can you do me a favor? I'm trying to find an e-mail address for you, but haven't had luck.

    Can you send me a quick e-mail to when you get a minute. Wanted to pick your brain on something.