San Diego ????

On Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:20:05 PM UTC-5, Frank Sereno wrote:
> On 5/12/2016 3:12 PM, Claude wrote:
> >
> >
> > "The old geezer"  wrote in message
> > news:594588f3-4b9b-4ec4-854b-95149d510bda@googlegroups.com...
> >
> > The Cubs lose a DH at home to the Padres????
> >
> > TOG
> >
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++
> >
> > Just to get our heads out of the clouds and bring us back to
> > reality.  These are major league teams we're playing.
> >
> > That said, I think Soler should be optioned back to Iowa to work
> > on his hitting.
> >
>   if he isn't hitting, there's no point to him being on the
> 25-man roster. At least Heyward brings plus defense.

Batting average is a very poor indicator of value, especially early
in the season.  Here's what I have on Soler this season:

XXXXX -0.19 Jorge_Soler_CHN LF

He's only hitting 0.175 but Rizzo was down to 0.210 a week ago
and no one would accuse him of not hitting.  Soler is a little
underwater but he still qualifies as one of Maddon's players who
doesn't suck.  Sometimes it takes time for players to grow into
the league and finding good players is very difficult.

Here is Baez:

XXXXX 0.02 Javier_Baez_CHN 3B

Baez is completely average even with a 0.300 BA.

Here is Heyward

XXXXX -0.02 Jason_Heyward_CHN RF

Heyward is hitting 0.216 and he's right there with
Baez in the doesn't suck category.

Here's a guy who currently sucks:

-166- -0.59  Starlin_Castro_NYA 2B

He's part of the reason why the Yankees suck this year.

I don't mean to beat up on poor Starlin.  He's hitting
0.300 so I'm sure his fanboys who count hits instead of
runs think he's doing great.

Top Cubbies tomorrow....