Game 74 Thread / White Sox @ Cubs (1 of 3)

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SP *John Danks SP *Ted Lilly
  4-4, 2.90, 61 K, 24 BB, 80.2 IP
7-5, 4.76, 83 K, 31 BB, 85 IP
SS Orlando Cabrera CF *Kosuke Fukudome
C *AJ Pierzynski SS Ryan Theriot
LF Carlos Quentin 1B Derrek Lee
RF Jermaine Dye 3B Aramis Ramirez
C #Nick Swisher CF Geovany Soto
3B Joe Crede RF Mark DeRosa
2B Alexei Ramirez LF Matt Murton
CF Brian Anderson 2B Ronny Cedeno
P *john Danks P *Ted Lilly














Dear Bats-




Thank you!

Murton AND Cedeno starting at the same time.
Revolving leadoff men.

Pheh! 2006 all over again.

Wow -- Cedeno is, unfortunately, back to his old self. 4-for-22 in June, K-ing on a regular basis. C'mon, Ronnie -- remember the good old days of April/May.


attaway aramis!

win streak win streak

...and Kerry Wood is now 4-1----the most wins he's had since 2004 when he made 22 starts and won 8.


Linebrink: "God damnit!"

Hawk: *Silence*

Cubs fans: Woo!

Gotta love it.

In the words of Bruce Wolf, "Boom Shaka Laka!"

Nice way to start the weekend

Anybody revive Ron Santo yet?

home wins...

I caught the replay on WGN with Hawk and DJ, they replayed 4 times.

No sound from Hawk and DJ

ALl you can hear is the "Go CUBs Go" song sung by fans.

After 30 seconds of silence, Hawk curtly says "will be back"

Go to commericial.

Yeah, I think Uecker said it better last year after ARam's walkoff vs. the Brew Crew. "Here's the pitch...Ramirez just won the game for the Cubs..gone." Remember that?

Grab some bench, Harrelson.

I love A-Ram walk-offs.

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  • of course not. maybe go ice skating and think about it a while.

  • let's not get caught up on phrasing for a setup and lose the gist of the post. i don't care what one wants to call the playoff exit.

    -crapping out
    +they lost their playoff attempt

    there. now we can focus on something other than not liking the tone of a line that's setting up a point.

  • I didn't like the entire post, if that helps.

  • Making the NLCS with a young team = "crapping out of the playoffs with a young team."

  • I'm guessing 3/30 and all the two foot long hot dogs you can eat didn't work

  • 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.