Originally Posted by PalehosePlanet
A successful year would have been had any of the dozen+ young players they brought up from the farm shown that they are actual MLB caliber players. Other than Rizzo there was not one silver lining among the clouds. Brett Jackson looked absolutely clueless --- his lack of pitch recognition skills rivals Brent Lillibridge --- Vitters is looking more like a straight up bust every day, and the young pitchers? They'll be lucky if any of the kids they ran out there are still w/the team come 2014.
Speaking of 2014, my guess is that Starlin Castro will be moved to 3B by then. You can't have an error machine at the most important defensive position on the field.
Also, Soler, Almora, and the 2nd pick guarantees absolutely nothing.
Brett Jackson whiffs at a rate higher than Lillibridge and rather than improving, Jackson is whiffing more as he moves up. Brett Jackson, now there is a bright spot, a shining success for the 2012 Cubbies.