Cubs Organizational Report Week 17
|Chicago Cubs||53-52||(Div)13.5/3rd |
|West Tenn Diamond Jaxx*||22-14||0.0/1st||6-4|
TRANSACTIONS MLB OF Matt Lawton and cash acquired from Pittsburgh Pirates on 07/31/05 for OF Jody Gerut RHP Kerry Wood placed on 15 day DL with right shoulder inflammation on 07/25/05 LHP Rich Hill promoted from AAA on 07/25/05 AAA/Iowa NONE TO REPORT AA/West Tennessee OF Adam Greenberg assigned for rehab on 07/28/05 Advanced A/Daytona LHP Chris Shaver promoted from A ball on 07/26/05 A/Peoria RHP Mike Billek officially promoted from Low A on 07/25/05 Low A/Boise NONE TO REPORT Rookie Leauge/Arizona RHP Jason Wylie reassigned for further rehab on his shoulder on 07/26/05
INJURY UPDATES (BOLD indicates an update to a pre-existing injury) MLB P Kerry Wood left game early on 07/20/05 with right shoulder stiffnes; Received cortisone shot on 07/21/05 and placed on 15 day DL on 07/25/05; Began rehab stint in Peoria be relegated to bullpen work the rest of the season; Arthroscopic surgery expected in off-season; Should be activated this Friday OF Adam Greenberg on DL after suffering concussion from being hit in the head by a pitch in his first major league at-bat; Has been sent to West Tenn. for rehab SS ñ Nomar Garciaparra out with left groin avulsion of the adductor longus muscle; placed on 15 day DL 04/21/05; Transferred to 60 day DL on 05/29/05; Has rehabbed at Rookie League in Arizona, Peoria and currently at West. Tenn; Should be activated Friday P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05; Has "nerve issues" in his right elbow; Still undetermined whether he'll attempt another comeback P - Scott Williamson placed on 60 day DL 3/31/05; Recovering from October 2004 Tommy John surgery; Is now in Iowa on a rehab stint; Should be activated Friday AAA/Iowa NONE TO REPORT AA/West Tennessee LHP Sean Marshall placed on DL on 07/24/04; Complaining of shoulder and bicep soreness, tests to be done INF Mat Craig is day-to-day with a quad injury OF - Felix Pie sprained ankle on 06/16/05; Placed on 7 day DL on 06/21/05; Diagnosed with bone bruise during rehab and is still not 100%; Still a week away from playing LHP - Jon Connolly placed on DL on 07/16/05 with "recurring" shoulder injury; Will be out all season INF - Jemel Spearman out sine 04/26/05 because of wrist injury; Had surgery at some point and it should cost him the season P- Angel Guzman out with forearm stiffness and inflammation in pitching elbow; Rehabbing in Arizona and scheduled to pitch on Aug. 15th; If all goes well, he'll be assigned to the Arizona Fall League P ñ Rocky Cherry left game on 4/21/05 after 1/3 of an inning. Tommy John surgery performed on 05/05/05 Advanced A/Daytona P Billy Petrick placed on DL on 06/24/05 with shoulder woes; Had season ending shoulder surgery A/Peoria 1b Alberto Garcia out for season with fractured fibula; Occurred on June 15th while sliding back into first base LHP Ed Campusano placed on DL, reason and date unknown Low A/Boise NONE TO REPORT Rookie Leauge/Arizona NONE TO REPORT Other Notable Injuries OF - Nic Jackson had more surgery to clean out his shoulder; Probably out until 2006 P - Chadd Blasko - shoulder surgery; Probably out until 2006 P - Matt Clanton - shoulder surgery; Had 2nd shoulder surgery during off-season, probably out all season PROSPECT WATCH LIST (BOLD indicates injury, * bats lefty, # switch-hitter) Hitters: 3B *Mike Fontenot (AAA) .283/.388/.444 2B Richard Lewis (AAA) .207/.279/.257(AA) .246/.373/.333 OF *Corey Patterson(AAA) .224/.278/.418 C Geovany Soto (AAA) .258/.369/330 SS/CF *Buck Coats (AA) .284/.348/.397 3B Casey McGehee (AA) .304/.352/.423 OF Luis Montanez (AA) .305/.349/.475 (A) .305/.384/.521 OF Felix Pie(AA) .304/.349/.554 13/22 SB opportunities 1B/OF Brandon Sing (AA) .304/.416/.602 2B Ryan Theriot (AA) .303/.356/.406 1B Brian Dopirak (High A) .247/.304/.387 OF *Kevin Collins (High A) .265/.346/.507 3B *Scott Moore (High A) .275/.348/.489 C Tony Richie (High A) .301/.346/.449 C Jake Fox (High A) .289/.360/.469 OF Ryan Harvey (A) .275/.325/.510 2B *Eric Patterson (A) .336/.413/.512 30/40 SB opportunities C *Mark Reed (Low A) .257/.318/.406 (A) .135/.167/.192 Pitchers: RHP Bobby Brownlie(AAA) 5-4 4.48ERA/32 BB/43 K/8 HR/70.1 IP LHP John Koronka (AAA) 7-10 4.85 ERA/34 BB/77 K/8 HR/102.0 IP RHP Jon Leicester (AAA) 1-5 1 Save 6.84 ERA/25 BB/37 K/10 HR/51.1 IP LHP Russ Rohlicek (AAA) 3-1 3 Saves/4.14 ERA/33 BB/43 K/3 HR/50.0 IP LHP Carmen Pignatiello (AAA) 0-1 4.94 ERA/10 BB/27 K/4HR/23.2 IP (AA) 5-4 2.68 ERA/28 BB/77 K RHP Todd Wellemeyer (AAA) 2-2 3.16 ERA/20 BB/40 K/1 HR/42.2 IP RHP Jermaine Van Buren (AAA) 1-2 18 Saves/1.91 ERA/17 BB/53 K/5 HR/42.1 IP RHP David Aardsma (AA) 4-0 2 Saves/2.55 ERA/19 BB/29 K/1 HR/35.1 IP (Norwich) 6-2 2.93 ERA/13 BB/30 K RHP Carlos Marmol (AA)3-2 2.97 ERA/23 BB/33 K/6 HR/39.1 IP (High A) 6-2 2.99 ERA/37 BB/71 K LHP Sean Marshall (AA) 0-1 2.52 ERA/5 BB/24 K/1 HR/25.0 IP (High A) 4-4 2.74 ERA/26 BB/61 K RHP Ricky Nolasco (AA) 10-1 3.22 ERA/37 BB/126 K/10 HR/117.1 IP LHP Reynel Pinto (AA) 7-2 2.10 ERA/43 BB/88 K/2 HR/94.1 IP (AAA) 1-2 9.93 ERA/24 BB/24 K RHP Jae-kuk Ryu (AA) 8-6 3.38 ERA/41 BB/94 K/11 HR/125.1 IP RHP Sean Gallagher (A) 11-4 2.28 ERA/39 BB/113 K/4 HR/118.2 IP RHP Grant Johnson (A) 2-4 4.06 ERA/15 BB/34 K/5 HR/44.1 IP RHP Mike Billek (A) 1-0 4.50 ERA/3 BB/7 K/8.0 IP (Low A) 0-1 2.65 ERA/6 BB/20 K/0 HR/17.0 IP LHP Darin Downs (Low A) 4-2 1.88 ERA/10 BB/38 K/3 HR/38.1 IP LHP Luke Hagerty (Low A) 0-1 21.94 ERA/21 BB/3 K/0 HR/5.1 IP RHP Michael Hyle (Low A) 2-4 2.37 ERA/12 BB/25 K/0 HR/30.1 IP LHP Mark Pawelek (RL) 0-3 2.45 ERA/12 BB/32 K/0 HR/22.0 IP LHP Donald Veal (RL) 0-1 8.10 ERA/4 BB/9 K/2 HR/6.2 IP OTHERS NOTABLES: 3B Scott McClain (AAA).283/.350/.582 INF Nate Frese (AAA) .288/.362/.471 OF Ben Grieve (AAA) .253/.374/.489 RHP Talley Haines (AAA) 1-1 1.88 ERA/0 BB/18 K/1 HR/14.1 IP (AA)4-2 13 Saves/ 1.78 ERA/2 BB/20 K/0 HR/25.1 IP RHP Andy Shipman (AA) 3-4 6 Saves/3.18 ERA/25 BB/52 K/0 HR/51.0 IP OF *Sam Fuld (A) .288/.371/.408 OF *Davy Gregg(Low A) .307/.369/.359 28/36 SB opportunities GREG MADDUX INNINGS WATCH 355.1 IP over the last 2 years; Needs to pitch 44.2 IP over the rest of the season for his $9 million 2006 option to vest; Assuming he starts 33 games (like last year), needs to average roughly 4 and a half innings per start over the rest of the season. KOREY WATCH (Career) K/PA - .236 (2005) K/PA - .247 (2005 AAA) K/PA - .183 (estimated but can only go lower) (Career) BB/SO - .21 (2005) BB/SO - .20 (2005 AAA) BB/SO - .31 MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Scott McClain (24) RBI - Ryan Harvey (77) AVG - Eric Patterson (.336) OBP - Eric Patterson (.413) SLG - Brandon Sing (.602) SB - Chris Walker (42) Pitching IP - Jae-kuk Ryu (125.1) ERA - Sean Gallagher (2.28) WINS - Sean Gallagher (11) SAVES -Jermain Van Buren (18) K - Ricky Nolasco (126)
On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!
KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.
Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?
Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.
Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.
So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?
Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.
Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.
Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?
Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?
Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.
Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?
THAT WAS TURRIBLE.
Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?
Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.
...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.
bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.
chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.
i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.
the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.