Chicago Cubs News: Week 2 spring report; Quintana’s year?
In this edition of the Morning Marquee, we’ve got a report from week two of the Chicago Cubs spring. And Jose Quintana is tired of being mediocre and is ready to do something about it.
Looking at the second week of the spring, the Chicago Cubs continued their winning ways. The starters continued to get minimal innings in starts, but each was effective. Among some of the surprises in camp? David Bote and Mike Freeman might not make the Opening Day roster. But they’ve put themselves on the short list of players that could be called up. And what about the big names on the team? Check out the week two report for what’s going on in camp.
Jose Quintana has spent his career in mediocrity. Not necessarily by the way he’s pitched, but by his record. Quintana didn’t creep over the .500 mark until after last season with the Cubs. Now with a full season of the Cubs talented and potent offense, Quintana is ready to go. While many don’t hold the same reverence over the win in baseball, it’s clear that Quintana does.
Jason Heyward is one–if not the best–outfielders in the game. But since coming over from St. Louis, his bat has been, well, missing. While he showed modest improvement last season, the hope was that a new hitting coach in Chili Davis would make a difference. It’s still early in the spring, but the results are not. With such a significant amount of money invested in Heyward, what do the Cubs do? If he can’t hit better than last year, can they keep running him out there every game?
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Cubs week 2 spring report’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Quintana hopes to smash through mediocrity’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Heyward can’t hack it at the plate’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Most indispensable players to all 30 teams’ – MLB.com
‘Colon, 44, could pitch his way into Texas rotation’ – ESPN
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