Game 137 Thread / Phillies @ Cubs (4 of 4)
|SP||*Jamie Moyer||SP||*Sean Marshall|
|11-7, 3.81, 102 K, 50 BB, 160.2 IP||3-3, 3.52, 43 K, 13 BB, 46 IP|
|SS||#Jimmy Rollins||LF||Alfonso Soriano|
|2B||*Chase Utley||CF||Reed Johnson|
|LF||Pat Burrell||1B||Derrek Lee|
|1B||*Ryan Howard||3B||Aramis Ramirez|
|CF||#Shane Victorino||2B||Mark DeRosa|
|RF||Jayson Werth||C||Geovany Soto|
|3B||Pedo Feliz||RF||*Kosuke Fukudome|
|C||Carlos Ruiz||SS||Ronny Cedeno|
|P||*Jamie Moyer||P||*Sean Marshall|
Carlos Zambrano was scheduled to start Sunday for the Cubs, but Z and his dead arm ("muscle fatigue in his triceps," according to the Cubs) are going to skip a turn. WSCR also reported this morning that Rich Harden, whose velocity was markedly down against the Phillies on Friday, will skip his next turn, meaning he won't pitch until sometime after the Houston series. Can I say it? Oy, oy, oy. (Nice to have an 11-game lead in the Wild Card race, however.)
Sean Marshall, who was three years old in 1986 when Jamie Moyer made his Major League debut for the Cubs, will start in Zambrano's place this afternoon against the 45-year-old Moyer.
Marshall is 1-3, 3.97 in four starts this season and last pitched in a starting role two weeks ago in Miami, when he allowed 2 runs over 5 IP in a 2-1 Cub loss.
Moyer, who bettered Steve Carlton (of the Phils, ironically) in that long ago Cub debut, pitched against his former team back in April, and the Cubs knocked him around good. They knocked him around real good.
With a win, the Cubs will clinch the 7-game season series from the Phillies.
The official police report on Chapman:
You can draw your own conclusions.
Where is he going to play for the Cubs?
That was, ummmm, you know. A joke?
Even from an on-field perspective, Torres is a 19-year-old beating up High-A pitching who also plays a great SS. Even if he never develops a legit MLB power stroke, he's still an obvious 4-tool guy with a very high floor. Sucks to trade away his next 6-8 years for a closer, albeit a great one.
"Like the Chapman deal for Cubs from on-field POV, wish I didn't now have to feel lousy following an otherwise likable Cubs team." @jonahkeri
pretty much sums up my feelings
You mean Yankees?
You do have a point. The TheoJed certainly would need to address this in a transparent way. Milton Bradley was no help to the team.
FWIW, the Cubs would get a compensation draft pick between the 1st & 2nd rounds (around #35) if they extend a Qualifying Offer to Chapman post-2016 (probably about $17M), Chapman declines, and then he signs with another MLB club before next year's draft.
This all assumes Chapman doesn't want to be a free agent and possibly sign a $20MM+/year deal. We all know free agents get overpaid, sometimes dramatically (Hello, JayHey!). Not sure why Chapman would agree to the extension. If i'm is agent, I would tell him I could get I'm a $100M deal as a FA.
I'll root for the uniform and imagine it's left-handed Rod Beck or Randy Myers out there I suppose.
Amen to this. I guess it's gonna happen and I'm gonna have to suck it up but I really despise domestic abusers with every bone in my body and cannot stand them on any team I root for.
I just prefer they don't acquire players that choke their wives/girlfriends.
So you'd rather go with Blown Save guy, when you can trade a prospect who is blocked for one piece that could get you over the top to the Big Dance? That is pretty old thinking. This is not a move that they cannot recover from if it goes south. But the upside is potentially historic.
I'd prefer it not happen too.
it's a hell of a blockbuster, but it's for a guy who pitches 1/3rd of a season at an extreme premium considering the guy being traded and if the early extension $$$ rumors are true.
it's one of those things that is bringing a guy at the top his game, but something is nagging me that this trade piece could have been put to better use.
a huge part of me is all "hell yeah, top of the line producer"...another part of me is "hmm, that for that?"