2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Updated Stats (thru 5/18)

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training updated stats (thru 5/18)


NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games


There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial


EXST CUBS RECORD: 16-21-2

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POSITION PLAYERS
 


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG 

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)


CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
338/377/446 
69 PA (22 GAMES) 
22-65 - 5 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 3

* JACOB ROGERS (1B-3B-RF)
236/348/381
66 PA (22 GAMES)
13-55 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 1 (E-5)

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
269/359/327
64 PA (20 GAMES)
14-52 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 6 K, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
240/377/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 355/484/581
61 PA (20 GAMES) 
12-50 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 11 BB, 17 K, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
286/305/482
LAST TEN GAMES: 323/364/613 
59 PA (18 GAMES) 
16-56 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS) 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
213/356/277
LAST TEN GAMES: 320/469/444  
59 PA (22 GAMES) 
10-47 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 11 R, 11 BB, 14 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: 8 (seven E-5 and one E-3)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
347/418/612 
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/457/710 
55 PA (19 GAMES)
17-49 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 3 SB (1 CS)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
298/389/489 
54 PA (20 GAMES)
14-47 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 7 BB, 12 K, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR   

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
227/346/386
52 PA (22 GAMES)
10-44 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 16 K, 2 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
140/229/186 
48 PA (17 GAMES)
6-43 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP 

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B) 
333/383/429
47 PA (16 GAMES)
14-42 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: 1 (E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
244/311/366
45 PA (14 GAMES) 
10-41 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (E-5) 

SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF)
410/455/564 
LAST TEN GAMES: 517/516/724
44 PA (14 GAMES)
16-39 - 0 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS 

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
108/233/162 
43 PA (16 GAMES)
4-37 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH  

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
222/317/306
41 PA (17 GAMES)
8-36 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 19 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 5 (all E-6) 

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
194/366/290
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-31 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 8 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
324/410/471 
39 PA (14 GAMES)
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 2 (both E-4)

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
212/289/333 
38 PA (16 GAMES)
7-33 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

DAVID BOTE (2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344 
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
222/417/370 
36 PA (15 GAMES) 
6-27 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 11 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%)  

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
280/419/400 
31 PA (13 GAMES)
7-25 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 9-15 CS (60%), 1 PO

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
231/310/269 
29 PA (14 GAMES)
6-26 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K 
DEFENSE: 0-6 CS (0%)

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
120/250/120 
28 PA (12 GAMES)
4-25 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3-18 CS (17%), 1 PO, 3 PB, 4 ERRORS

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
333/370/375
27  PA (12 GAMES)
8-24 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-10 CS (20%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
300/391/600
23 PA (9 GAMES)
6-20 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 0-3 CS (0%), 2 ERRORS

ALBERT ALMORA (CF)
273/273/500
22 PA (5 GAMES)
6-22 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K 

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188 
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188 
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs

NEFTALI ROSARIO
(C)
067/143/067
16 PA (8 GAMES)
1-15 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
DEFENSE: 3-10 CS (30%), 2 PB

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)  
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5  

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES) 
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Tennessee 

# JOSE MORALES (DH)
600/600/600
3 PA (1 GAME)
2-3 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K


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PITCHERS 

* throws left  

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.14 ERA - 0.95 WHIP  
21.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 20 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 21/18 GO/FO 
9 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO
5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

PAUL BLACKBURN
4.87 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
20.1 IP, 25 H, 14 R (11 ER), 4 BB, 12 K, 4 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 2 PO, 61% strikes, 27/17 GO/FO
7 GAMES (7 GS)

TYLER BREMER
5.49 ERA - 1.37 WHIP 
19.2 IP, 24 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 19 K, 3 HR, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 65% strikes, 19/16 GO/FO
12 GAMES

TREY LANG
4.82 ERA - 1.66 WHIP 
18.2 IP, 21 H, 10 R (10 ER), 10 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 56% strikes, 23/14 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 1 

MIKE HAMANN
2.76 ERA - 1.29 WHIP 
16.1 IP, 16 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 70% strikes, 22/14 GO/FO
11 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
1.80 ERA - 1.40 WHIP

15.0 IP, 13 H, 3 R (3 ER), 8 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 58% strikes, 17/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)

ERICK LEAL
3.07 ERA - 1.30 WHIP 

14.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 66% strikes, 15/14 GO/FO
6 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JOSH CONWAY
3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP 
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO 
5 GAMES (5 GS) 
ERRORS: 1  

LOIGER PADRON  
6.17 ERA - 1.97 WHIP  
11.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R (8 ER), 8 BB, 10 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 51% strikes, 13/11 GO/FO 
8 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
9.00 ERA - 2.27  WHIP
11.0 IP, 23 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 11 K, 68% strikes, 7/14 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER
18.62 ERA - 3.52 WHIP 
9.2 IP, 23 H, 26 R (20 ER), 11 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 58% strikes, 12/10 GO/FO 
8 GAMES   

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP  
9.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 3 K, 56% strikes, 18/6 GO/FO  
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO 
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

ETHAN ELIAS
10.13 ERA -  2.38 WHIP
8.0 IP, 16 H, 9 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 65% strikes, 8/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES  

JASVIR RAKKAR
14.63 ERA - 2.88  WHIP
8.0 IP, 18 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 8 K, 2 WP, 66% strikes, 5/11 GO/FO
3 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP 
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP 

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO 
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

* MATT IANNAZZO
6.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP 
6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 67% strikes, 4/4 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

RYAN McNEIL
0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP  

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

ALEXANDER SANTANA
0.00 ERA - 0.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 64% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
7.71 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 65% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO 
3 GAMES

* ANTHIONY PRIETO
11.57 ERA - 2.36 WHIP

4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 61% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

LARRY SUAREZ
2.25 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 67% strikes, 3/6 GO/FO
3 GAMES

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME
NOTE: Has been moved up to AA Tennessee

DAURY TORREZ
6.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP
3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 71% strikes, 5/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona  

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME

JUAN FRANCISCO
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 45% strikes, 3/1 GO/FO
1 GAME

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 52% strikes, 1/2 GO/FO
1 GAME

Comments

Outstanding effort Phil. Thanks for the updates.

Anybody know the record for errors at Single-A? Javy Baez with 2 more yesterday - now with 19 for the season.....

Not sure if it is a record, but in 1993 at Greenboro Derek Jeter had 56 errors.

I remember a conversation at TCR years ago with reference to Starlin's propensity for errors, and it was brought up that Jeter once committed 59 in A ball. It was a mini-point of discussion because different sources were reporting the number as either 59 or 159, but it was determined to be 59. Edit: I guess it was 56, funny we both thought of the same thing.

IMO: Errors in the minors are just part of development. To some extent, a player already is what he is. The key is to show general improvement (especially in gloving and throwing) across the player's age 18-24 seasons, at which point most guys are probably "finished products" defensively and there is also evidence of the beginning of range decline.

Per the Baseball Cube (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp...), Derek played the part of two seasons in A ball. He had 56 erros in 128 games in 1993, and 9 errors in 11 games in 1992.

as an aside...the worst SS i've ever seen in my life is/was bj upton.

words cannot describe how awful he was...it blows my mind he actually made it to AAA playing the position...and that he wasn't moved earlier in his minor league or AAA career. even when he wasn't making plays that would count as errors he was playing really bad SS.

they gave him an enormous amount of leeway trying to get him to stick at the position.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/170...

It seems unlikely to me that Watkins will be able to keep up his walk totals in the majors, which kind of makes him a non-prospect.

That may be true. But is he any less of a prospect than Darwin Barney was?
Barney: .288/.337/.378 in the minors, 35/45 steals 1724 PA's
Watkins:.281/.372/.389, 88/124 steals, 2205 PA's

That is kind of damming with faint praise. :)

True, but if he's at least decent defensively, and could put up a .270/.350/.390
he'd be worth at least a utility spot.
Come on Soler, Almora and Baez!!!

grant balfour + live TV...what the hell was the MLB Network thinking?

he only let 1 swear fly (not bleeped)...that's about 3-4 times less than i expected.

RIP St Rita alum and great musician

http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/20/ray-manzarek-dead-th...

True.

just when you think the Cubs are starting to look like a major league team, they go and lose 2 of 3 at home to the Mets.

Scott Feldman though looking good as trade bait.

I see Feldman and DeJesus as the most tradeable assets, with Shierholtz somewhere behind them, and the asking price for Garza being more than teams want to give up by a pretty good margin. Garza would still be likely to bring back the best haul, though. I mean, even in a good year, what are you really willing to give up for a Feldman or DeJesus?

In addition to those you mention, I'm sure the Cubs will aggressively market Soriano and Marmol including salary relief. Clearly they will not command the prospects of those you mentioned, although Soriano might if he heats up again. Marmol can hopefully be disposed of for insert fringe prospect here.

As for Shierholtz and Feldman, attempts to extend would not surprise me. Shierholtz and Hairston are a pretty good platoon on paper, and Hairston has been the one to fail on the execution aspect of that plan, not Shierholtz. The closest thing to an OF prospect at either AA or AAA at this point has to be Jae-Hoon Ha, who is not a guy that you clear the depth chart for.

Great update Phil. It is appreciated. Great to see the hitting over the last ten games. Looks like some of these guys are coming around.

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  • best relievers in baseball tend to not be the best relievers for very long though...

    also, when you start just trading away guys for marginal benefits, that window will shrink. The window is easily through 2021, just have to look how long Rizzo is signed for and how long they have rights to Bryant, Russell and so on down the line.

    Can't say I'm too worried about the SP, they've done nothing but land guys on the cheap and on the expensive since they've arrived. TheJedi will figure that out.

    Rob G. 4 min 27 sec ago view
  • Not sure I agree with this logic. The Cubs are one of the best teams in baseball, they have spent heavily on the team over the past couple of seasons, have more hitting prospects than they have places for them to play (and more on the way), a clear weakness in the bullpen, and have a 1.5 year window with Arrieta (to say nothing of the likely declines of Lester and Lackey).

    Unless you think (maybe even if you do think) Schwarber is the next coming of Babe Ruth, I would certainly consider trading him if it brought back a couple of the best relief pitchers in baseball.

    Rob Richardson 2 hours 46 min ago view
  • Miggy was going to sit anyway with Lester starting.

    In related news, do any of the Cubs pitchers want to throw to Contreras?

    Rob G. 2 hours 58 min ago view
  • Only Russell and Miggy failed to reach base yesterday. Both sit today.

    billybucks 3 hours 7 min ago view
  • Trading Schwarber actually makes a lot of sense because his actual position is currently being taken by Anthony Rizzo, unless they vote in the DH this offseason.

    Trading him for a reliever is never going to happen though. I don't think you can trade Schwarber unless you get a CF'er for a few years (presume Fowler finds his multi-year deal next offseson) or a couple of high end young starters...or an established starter...a good one like Chris Sale.

    Rob G. 3 hours 18 min ago view
  • I don't see what the Yanks have that the Cubs need.

    Ryno 3 hours 23 min ago view
  • peter gammons on MLB network pushing the yanks/schwarber angle...says insiders from the yanks say brian cashman highly covets him.

    unless that conversation starts with a.miller (2/18m left on contract) i dunno how you even start that conversation given the "not trash, but no stars" state of the yanks minor league system.

    they got corner OF'r aaron judge, C gary sanchez, RHP james kaprielian's questionable elbow, RHP domingo acevedo...all interesting, none expected to impact the game like schwarber's power potential.

    crunch 3 hours 57 min ago view
  • Zo, Heyward, KB, Riz, Contreras (LF), Baez (SS), Szczur (CF), Ross, Lester

    Cubster 4 hours 4 min ago view
  • damn. low sample size blah blah whatever, but that slash got sneaky good. 10 hits, 4 walks, 2hr, 1 double through 39 PA...nice

    crunch 4 hours 24 min ago view
  • Buddy Ryan takes his place alongside George Allen as the great Bear head coaches who never were.

    VirginiaPhil 7 hours 19 min ago view
  • Well, at least he can still hit: Jake slashing .294/.368/.868. Forget hitting 8th -- he should hit 6th.

    billybucks 7 hours 37 min ago view
  • Curious to see today's lineup vs. a LHP: Ross needs to catch Lester, Joe likes Javy at 3B when Lester pitches. Heyward with back-to-back good games at the plate, and is actually hitting a little better against LHP (.247/.341) than RHP (.232/.321), although neither is much to write home about. But, tomorrow is an early day game, so some regulars will probably sit either today or tomorrow.

    Maybe Willson in LF, KB in RF and Almora in CF? If so, Albert Jr., assume every ball is yours.

    billybucks 7 hours 42 min ago view
  • "Pitching prospects not looking so hot"

    That reminds me that Lucas Giolito will start for the Nats tonight.

    VirginiaPhil 7 hours 45 min ago view
  • Well, there you go. Federowicz is one of the best at balls in the dirt.

    VirginiaPhil 8 hours 5 min ago view
  • Reds pitching meeting tomorrow:

    "Hey coach...maybe we should walk Bryant?"
    "No...keep challenging him with fastballs! What kind of man are you?! The Cubs walked Harper, and look what happened there! They got teased for it, by one of the Nat players! Is that what you want?"

    billybucks 18 hours 46 min ago view
  • How can I get that feature? I think it woudl be a win-win for all involved.

    billybucks 18 hours 50 min ago view