IDK about that.Len and JD had the complete opposite take from you. They say having him only go one inning is what is allowing him to succeed. He got in trouble as a starter because he continuously allowed runners on and they eventually got to him. He has such good stuff that he can get away with it in shorter outings over long outings.
Ugh at Descalso playing. He had some awesome BABIP luck at the beginning of the year and was able to float the leadoff spot for a while, but he's just so exposed now. He's a replacement-level player.Bote will move over to 2B at some point during the game after Bryant pinch hits. Descalso can't be in the game an entire 9 innings.
Ya. I saw something more interesting.No Bryant
On another note, Strop says he feels great and is ready to go. He will throw this weekend and probably go for a brief rehab assignment then come back.
I've gotten to the point that I look at who they protect on the 40 man on who they value.Man some of the dudes in Iowa really have me confused as we plow toward July. Cubs signed Phillip Evans to a minor league deal in the offseason. He was a former prospect who's probably a utility guy if he ever sticks in the majors. But the dude is hitting fucking .286/.429/.476(131 wRC+) with 17.4%/10.9% bb/k rates and a .190 ISO. Someone surely is going to see that and take a chance on this guy. Cubs really don't have room for him in the infield and he's probably best at 2B. Dixon Machado is another similar story. I don't believe he has as much prospect pedigree as Evans but the guy is a decent short stop and he's hitting .248/.413/.456(122 wRC+) with 20.0%/18.1% bb/k and .208 ISO.
I'm under no delusions here that either guy gets you a big time piece but I mean there's probably MLB teams out there right now who could start those two at SS and 2B. I have to imagine both together gets you at least something as good as Kintzler.