CBA New Hampshire Wildcats Roster
New Hampshire Wildcats Historical
|New Hampshire Wildcats
|Chris Brazeau CBraz@comcast.net
|Stadium: Wrigley Field
|Conference: Rusty Staub
|Division: Mike Schmidt
Chris Brazeau took ownership of the NH Wildcats in 2010. The previous
ownership left the team quite devoid of talent. The team was moved the quiet
seacoast town of Portsmouth, NH. A patient philosophy of dfafting and trading
for and developing young talent has proven to be somewhat successful. As with
much prospect searches there have been some success and some questionable
choices. Injuries have delayed the winning timeline.
The last few years have been rather
dismal in New Hampshire. The front office has tried to be aggressive, and
few things have not worked out as planned. Matt Cain, Jared Cosart,
Jurickson Profar, Charlie Morton to name a few, have not lived up to
expectations. Even an inexpensive gamble like Hanley Ramirez has not panned
out. We stayed aggressive in 2015 trading for Kolten Wong, Miguel Montero.
Two years ago, there were a few snickers when the Cats drafted Jose Abreu 2nd
overall. That is one thing that has worked out well. Coming into this
draft, the Wildcats have added Shelby Miller and young and upcoming SS Addison
The 2016 version of NWS should score
its share of runs with the likes of Wong, Montero, Kendys Morales, Jose Abreu,
Brett Lawrie, Danny Valencia and Kevin Kiermaier. Our defense should be
significantly better with an up the middle troika of Russell, Wong and
Kiermaier. Which can only help a very average pitching staff.
Pitching, well that will be our
issue. Miller will look good at the top but after that we have a bunch of 3
and 4 guys. The future of this team rests on our staff pitching to its
capabilities. This season, who knows. We will score a lot of runs, but we
likely will give up a bunch to. The future has something that Wildcats fans
have craved for a few years, Hope.
heading into the draft, Pitching will be a priority.
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