Monday, March 17, 2008

Cubs Preview- 3/17/08

Sorry for the delay over the weekend, but I am home on spring break with the girlfriend and she kept me away from the computer, but at least I used the time off to convert her from the dangerous waters of Red Sox fandom and have educated her enough that she can name the Cubs starting lineup and rotation. So I've got that going for me. Anywho, on with the previews, of which I must do three..

Roster Spot 16- P- Jason Marquis #21
Ht:6'1'' Wt: 210 Bats: Left Throws: Right

If its May, that's a strike. If it's August, Duck.
For Jason Marquis' entry, I've decided to a pro/con on why you should like/hate Jason

Pro:
Jason won 12 games last year.

Con:
Had a 5.73 ERA after the All-Star Game last season.

Pro:
When I made it to Wrigley last season for the only game I saw live, Jason pitched and hit a home run against the White Sox.

Con:
In that game Jason gave up 5 runs and got a no decision after being bailed out by Derrek Lee's grand slam.

Pro:
Jason has pitched well this spring with an ERA of 2.00 in 3 starts.

Con:
Jason has shown disdain for the idea of a competition for a rotation spot and said early in spring training that if he did not win a spot he would like to be traded.

Pro:
Lowered his ERA by nearly a 1 1/2 runs from 2006 to 2007.

Con:
2006 ERA was 6.02.

Pro:
Has an impressive (for a pitcher) .224 batting average.
Con: Hit just .151 last year.

Pro:
Could be traded for Brian Roberts


Con:
Has not been traded for Brian Roberts yet.