Thursday Means Camp Day

Thursday was "Circus Day" on The Mickey Mouse Club, but Thursdays are "Camp Day" for the Cubs Arizona Instructional League team.   While some of you might think "Camp Day" is a day where the coaches take the Cubs players on a trip to the zoo or to the local water park, that's not exactly what it is. Actually, "Camp Day" is a day where the team has a three-hour morning work-out with instruction followed by a four-inning intra-squad game. There are no professional umpires hired for the intrasquad games, so the game is umpired by one of the Cubs coaches. Also, innings can be extended beyond three outs if a pitcher needs to throw more pitches, or (conversely) an inning can be terminated early (before there are three outs) if the pitcher has reached his pitch limit for that inning (usually a maximum of 15-20 pitches per-inning). Here is today's box score: LINEUPS: SQUAD "A" 1. Jonathan Wyatt, LF (0-2) 2. Marwin Gonzalez, SS (1-2) 3. Marquez Smith, 2B (0-2) 4. Josh Donaldson, DH #1 (1-2, 2B) 5. Josh Lansford, DH #2 (1-2, 2B) 6. Kyler Burke, RF (0-1) 7. Ty Wright, CF (0-1) 8. Jovan Rosa, 3B (0-1) 9. Carlos Perez, C (0-1) 10. Bryan Jost, 1B (0-1) SQUAD "B" 1. Leon Johnson, CF (0-1, R, BB, 2 SB) 2. Darwin Barney, SS (0-1, R, BB, SB) 3. Tony Thomas, DH #1 (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, K) 4. Steve Clevenger, DH #2 (0-1) 5. Brandon Guyer, LF (0-0, BB) 6. Josh Vitters, 3B (0-1, K) 7. Mark Reed, C (0-1) 8. Gian Guzman, 2B (0-1) 9. Cliff Andersen, RF (1-1) 10. Drew Rundle, 1B (0-1) PITCHERS: SQUAD "A" 1. Marcus Hatley - 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (29 pitches) 2. Casey Lambert - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (12 pitches) 3. Mark Pawelek - 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R (2 ER) 2 BB, 0 K (18 pitches) SQUAD "B" 1. Marco Tovar - 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (33 pitches) 2. Jordan Latham - 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 WP (13 pitches) NO ERRORS CATCHERS DEFENSE: Carlos Perez 0-3 CS OUTFIELD ASSIST: Cliff Andersen (doubled runner off 2nd base 9-6 after making diving catch on a line drive)


Box score for Camp Day?

You are very dedicated Phil!!

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  • Yes! In a 12-way tie for first!

  • Shit.

    Blew my prediction! I had them signing Zimmerman and trading for another arm.

  • Damn wanted Zimmermann

  • Yeah, this market. Remember when Ted Lilly signed a 4/$40m with the Cubs? It was like "Well, I guess if you can throw a ball, that's what the 3 and 4 starters are all getting." I'm glad I'm not a GM. Of course, they're spending our money...

  • in this market that seems like a decent deal relative to the market.

    given that d.price will probably get 30m-ish a year, 22m for 29yo zimm doesn't seem bad. i wouldn't complain about him suiting up for the cubs. one less option gone...

  • Zimmermann 5/$110m with Tigers. Youch.

    And the updated predications page:

  • Cubs 3B Christian Villanueva (who is out of minor league options) is hitting 358/464/500 for Obregon in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), and is leading the LMP in OBP, is second in BAvg and walks, is seventh in SLG, and is tied for 8th in HR. He also has struck out only 16 times in 175 PA. 

  • CTSteve, thanks for spelling Zimmermann correctly. We don't need another first baseman.

  • The media has linked Cueto and the Cubs approximately zero times this winter. I'm thinking there's just not a lot of interest there on the Cubs' part. It seems unlikely.

    If the Cubs miss on Price, Grienke, and Zimmerman, they will aim for a mid-rotation starter via free agency or trade. However, I think this scenario also significantly boosts the odds that they extend Arrieta.

  • The Tigers are going after Zimmermann and the Red Sox will be throwing money at Price. Bringing Cueto back to the NL with the Cubs is looking like a serious possibility. Thoughts?

  • Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe in the financial impact to the Red Sox for not signing Jon Lester early in the free agent process:

    It will be interesting to ultimately add up the cost of letting Jon Lester go.

    The Red Sox botched up their negotiations with Lester in during spring training of 2014, making an initial offer of $70 million that was roughly $40 million short of what it should have been. Talks broke down and Lester was traded in July.

  •'re flip-flopping again?!

    Is this legal? What is the rule here on opining definitively and then changing your mind?

    I am not only surprised at your declaration, but Cutler's better 2015 showing. I don't get it - he went through Martz, Turner, Trestman, Kromer, and now Gase...and he is still here! And. he'll be here mext year too.

  • Happ signs w Jays

    Morsi saying Price won't be a Jay

  • needs more d.beeler and e.jokisch

  • As an Illinois tax payer I appreciate what they r doing

  • + Bankruptcy Court