The Cubs appear to make BuzzFeed’s list of 14 Ways you know your team’s season is doomed. Coming in at No.6 is “Management says they’re building for the future and ask for patience.”
Not breaking news for Cubs fans. We obviously had a pretty good idea the team was doomed since Chris Volstad ( 3-12, 6.31) made 21 starts last season while the Cubs went on to lose 101-games. And we know you don’t recover from that in one offseason.
Also knowing we’re without staff ace Matt Garza heading into the season, here’s hoping he returns from injury the likes of Henry Rowengartner, and not Scuffy McGee.
Lots of props to Buster Posey and Jason Heyward. Both are deserving candidates to win the hardware. For what it’s worth, I vote Posey. Cast your vote below.
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Buster Posey is my NL Rookie of the Year.
He’s been the back bone of the Giants since being recalled May 29.
San Fran is nowhere near the West title without him.
Since his call-up, Posey is batting .324. That’s fifth highest in the NL and trails only Carlos Gonzalez (.350), Omar Infante (.338), Joey Votto (.329) and Matt Holliday (.325).
He’s hit safely in 12 of his last 16 games and 17 of his last 38 hits (45%) have gone for extra bases, including his game-winning home run Tuesday night at Wrigley.
Posey’s started 94 of 97 games, has 36 multi-hit efforts, and plays the toughest position on the field. He’s already logged more than 550 innings behind the plate, including six shutouts.
Among rookies, Posey ranks:
1st in average & slugging percentage.
2nd in on base percentage.
4th in RBI (62) & multi-hit games (36).
5th in HR (15).
6th in hits (118).
7th in doubles (23).
Rookie. Of. The. Year!