Mike Olt, Javier Baez- Cubs Showing Teeth

So the Rangers won 7-6, big deal. In the end, the Cubs won the game. That’s right folks, Mike Olt and Javier Baez put on a demonstration for Rick Rentiera, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and all those believers around Cubs nation that they’re here to stay.

The Cubs have gotten themselves a new slugging team. Are they the Dynamic Duo, the Bash Brothers or something else all together? They need a nickname. I’d call them the Blue Bombers but Winnipeg all ready took that one. Javier Baez and Mike Olt cracked their fourth home runs of the spring campaign yesterday. We all know it doesn’t mean much in the statistics column but could this clinic of Long Ball 101 be a preview of what’s to come this season for the NorthSiders? Ball Hawks, grease up your gloves, you’ll be busy.

“Mike put up a great at-bat and launched it, and Javy coming up behind him, very aggressive,” Chicago starter Jason Hammel said. “It’s a show of good things — signs of good things to come. I’m very impressed with those guys. They’re still very young hitters and they’re going to learn even more and get even better. It’s very good to see.”

Yes it is Mr. Hammel, a very good sign indeed.

To say that the Cubs will finish in the basement of the National League Central Division this season might not be that much of a lock or certainty.

They could very well be The Bad News Bears.

–Mark

3 Comments

Watched the Cubbies a little today against the Mariners. Great catch by Lake to take away that homer! I hear the Tigers have been scout Barney for a trade. Any thoughts on him?
-Mike

Defensively? Darwin Barney is amazing. I think that’s just what the Tigers need. They’ve got all the pop in the world. It’d be great. Cubs need pitching.

Sounds good! I’m not sure what the Tigers have left in the farm to trade for him, though. I’m sure the price will be elevated due to their predicament.
-M

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