Love your passive aggressive posts like this. Russell will bring back in trade what he's worth, which isn't much. You are over-valuing what Russell can provide should Baez go down. He hasn't hit a lick in 2 years. You bring up a SS from the farm.I think people dreaming of Russell having trade value are a bit delusional. He's far more valuable to the cubs than anything they can get for him. In order for him to have even close to the value you would need for him to be traded he'd basically have to go out and put up his 2016 campaign this year. Outside of him doing that, there's really nothing anyone is going to give you that is going to replace his value. I mean clearly this is a team hoping to get to the WS and god forbid Javy gets hurt as a high effort player the cubs literally don't have another SS on the roster. Russell may be a crappy person but if you're trading him you aren't doing it to just get rid of him because that leaves you with a giant hole.
You're right. I shouldn't think that yet. I should give him time with the latest hitting instructor. I preferred Russell's MiLB swing with the Smokies to what it is today. I don't think his issues have just been off-the-field and getting into his head.Why do you seem to think that Russell is a finished product as a hitter?
Russell’s value if he were to be traded is as low as it can get.Love your passive aggressive posts like this. Russell will bring back in trade what he's worth, which isn't much. You are over-valuing what Russell can provide should Baez go down. He hasn't hit a lick in 2 years. You bring up a SS from the farm.
LOL. The defense would be brought up. It’s the hitting that is always behind.Russell’s value if he were to be traded is as low as it can get.
But he certainly has far more value on the field than anything on the farm.
Bringing up a lesser defensive SS in hopes of getting a couple extra singles per week is not the right move.
LOL. The defense would be brought up. It’s the hitting that is always behind.
No. You can't. That's why I said it's the bat that would be behind.You can't compare AA pitching vs MLB.
Nico is on the DL. He has 60 AB'S vs AA pitching. That is it. You can't even start to think that Nico will even be close to ready this year
Short is another story but again another DL case. But at least he is at the highest level vs a complete rush job.
Russell is a solid glove as a MI. As long as he stays as a MI I have no issue going forward. Add to it the SS contravercy is dead.
Addison Russell will not replace Javy Baez as the Cubs starting shortstop at least this season, barring injury, despite a bogus report, Maddon said.chicago.suntimes.com
Happ has always had swing and miss issues. Nico has had better contact thus far. But Nico has been injured x2 in less that one year. He has 109 total AB's in the minors. Now he also holds a .312/.419/.532 line so you are seeing contact and the ability to take walks.I wonder if all these people who think Nico Hoerner as the "future X" remember when they thought Ian Happ was the future 2B/leadoff hitter?