Last updated 7-28-2014
39 players on RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus two players are on 60-DAY DL
25 players on ACTIVE LIST (roster is full), plus one player is on 15-DAY DL and 13 players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* James Russell
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
# Arismendy Alcantara
# Emilio Bonifacio
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Chris Coghlan
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
15-DAY DL: 1
Neil Ramirez, P
60-DAY DL: 2
Kyuji Fujikawa, P
James McDonald, P
Dallas Beeler, P
* Brett Jackson, OF
* Ryan Kalish, OF
Mile Olt, INF
* Zac Rosscup, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Jorge Soler, OF
Dan Straily, P
Matt Szczur, OF
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
* Logan Watkins, INF
Updated through 7/29/14
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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That seems like a pretty nice pickup for Darney doesn't it?
article on Martinez
Cubs acquire RHP Jonathan Martinez from Dodgers as PTBNL for Barney
Hammel got rocked for 6 in the first vs. Astros today
every single contender in on Lester apparently
Masterson to Cardinals for OF James Ramsey
Exactly. why skip a step on the development process? It wasn't like Patterson destroyed AA and AAA.
eh...hindsight and all I suppose...but I know there were those that questioned his readiness to leave AAA so quickly.
Patterson doesn't have Daytona on his resume, either. It's tough down there in the FSL--ask Almora and Schwarber. Trying to read Hendry's mind, here's what I get: Patterson is heading to the majors anyway, so why make him slow down at speed bumps?
Well, maybe Schwarber stopped scuffling last night, we'll see, but that was the point of sending him to Daytona when he was barely out of Indiana U. Hoyer on Baez earlier this year:
He's in a big slump. He'll have to figure his way out of it. He'll be stronger for having gone through this.
Yeah....after his 5- start debacle in 2011, and perusing his minor league stats, he should STFU, and stay in the bullpen. 2008, in 25 starts between Daytona and Tennessee, 6-10 with a 5.44 ERA...WHIP of 1.453 10.4 hits/9...6.1 K/9... Yeah no....
I missed this a couple of days ago: James Russell wants to start and has lobbied for it?
It was just one game, but I saw Baez in Round Rock vs Iowa and he looked outstanding at second base.
And yet Olt, with that power, got platooned. Still, I'm glad he's in Iowa and working on hitting without homers.
You've always had your eye on that guy. Captain Happy isn't gonna like those walks. Love him or hate him, Captain Happy has pretty much a zero tolerance policy towards wildness in his relievers.
The only thing comparable I can think of off the top of my head would be Barry Zito's last two years. Over 2012 and 2013 he had a 4.82 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, and his WAR was 0.2 and -2.6 those years. But even there, 2012 was a moderate success with a 15-8 record and that positive WAR. According to Baseball Reference Jackson was -1.2 last year and is already at -1.3 this year. But then again according to FanGraphs, Jackson was valued at 2.0 last year and 0.7 this year, and there are plenty of pitchers behind him.
Shark's line from last night:
6.2 IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2 BB, 7 K. No decision. A's were losing 4-1 (to Scott Feldman) but scored 6 runs in the 9th for a 7-4 win.