Cubs fans sometimes (no, all the time) complain about the crappy retreads that populate the active roster during yet another year of the rebuild. There is some hidden value to be had, though. In the case of yesterday’s victory against the Pirates, that hidden value manifested in the form of one Chris Coghlan.
Back in 2009, Coghlan hit very well for the then-Florida Marlins, winning Rookie of the Year honors. Since then he’s been in a career-long slump of sorts (read: terrible) and so he found himself on the Cubs this season. He’s still not all that great, but at Wrigley Field on a Friday afternoon, he was nails.
Here’s one of Coghlan smacking a solid line drive for extra bases OH LOOK GREGORY POLANCO SCREWED UP IT’S A TRIPLE
Here’s Coghlan making a sweet catch…
And finally, the only one that isn’t embeddable…Chris Coghlan hitting an impressive home run off his stat-line on the right field LED board.
He may never realize his potential, and he’ll probably never match that line he put up in his Rookie of the Year season again. But on a sunny Friday afternoon, Chris Coghlan showed that he too can be pretty good at baseball.