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Starting Tyler Colvin

By bullpenbrian - April 9, 2010 - 1:00 am Leave a comment.

Credit Randy Wells for helping Chicago avoid its first 0-3 start to a season since 1997…when the Cubs rattled off 14-straight losses!

Pitching duel through-&-through between the starters…which you expect from two guys who finished in the top six of the NL Rookie of the Year voting last season.

Tommy Hanson, who finished third in the voting, probably wins the award had the Braves not opted to keep Tom Glavine in the rotation early on in 2009. Hanson didn’t enter the rotation until June…and finished 11-4 with a 2.89 ERA.

Cubs go hitless again with RISP…0-for-5…but turn three double plays in the field. Failing to turn a single one of them probably cost Chicago the game. DEFENSE MATTERS!


How Tyler Colvin Made The Cubs

By bullpenbrian - March 29, 2010 - 12:10 am Leave a comment.

Credit Tyler Colvin for his superb spring…he earned his spot on the Opening Day roster.

Part of me, however, believes Colvin made the club because of how he handled his MBL debut two years ago.

Due to a rash of injuries and a commanding lead in the Central, the Cubs came calling in September 2009.


Tyler Colvin Debut

By bullpenbrian - September 22, 2009 - 12:43 am Leave a comment.


We’ve seen guys like Tyler Colvin before.

Lots of hype, lots of money, and always lots of potential.

Colvin is that can’t-miss  prospect. A guy who has the right look, has the right numbers and, has his shot to make the big club.

Too often, unfortunately, we soon discover how so many of the can’t-miss guys simply can’t-play big league ball.



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