Cactus League is Done

Cactus League play wrapped up on Tuesday with a 15-8 victory for the Diamondbacks.  Matt Garza finished Spring Training with a 10.38 ERA.  Although, under ordinary circumstances that would be a disastrous number, this is Spring Training.  As I’ve said in previous posts, it’s a chance to get the kinks out(Carlos Silva), see the new players like Matt Garza and Carlos Pena and watch the rookies strut their stuff.

So, what am I looking forward to this year?

Andrew Cashner will join the rotation this year.  I’m excited about this rookie who compiled a 4.41 ERA.

Starlin Castro will follow up his stellar rookie season and become a great leader for the club.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he competes for MVP honours this year.

Marlon Byrd will anchor the club in the outfield.

Overall, I think the Cubs are in great shape for the season.  I’m predicting they’ll finish second in their division.

Ok, Let’s play Ball!!!

—Mark Gauthier





  1. redstatebluestate · March 30, 2011

    While I do like Castro and his potential, I think he’s got a ways to go before MVP become part of the conversation. He still makes too many mistakes to be an MVP this year. Some day maybe…


  2. ronlang44 · March 30, 2011

    I am concerned about Soriano, Pena and Garza. I hope all 3 turn it around starting Friday!



  3. crzblue2 · March 30, 2011

    Dodgers still have a an exhibition game with the Marines then tomorrow is Opening Day! I can’t wait! It seems to me that if ESPN did not interfere with the schedule, Dodgers would have had a day off on Thursday. The original plan for OD was Friday. Oh well. Good luck to your Cubbies.


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