Cubs Invite 21 to Camp; Sign Michael Wuertz
The Cubs signed Michael Wuertz for $1.1M today, thus avoiding any ghastly arbitration cases with any of their players. Not including auto-renewals - which Arizona Phil on the right sidebar estimates at around $3.5M total - the Cubs payroll for 2009 is at $134.1M, so they still have a few million in wiggle room.
They also released their NRI list for spring training.
Welington Castillo, Steve Clevenger, Mark Johnson
Darwin Barney, Andres Blanco, Bobby Scales, Luis Rivas
Doug Deeds, Jason Dubois, So Taguchi
Pitchers (* indicates a lefty)
*Ed Campusano, *J.R. Mathes, *Matt Smith, *Mike Stanton, *Jason Waddell, *Bill White, Esmailin Caridad, Andrew Cashner, Chad Fox,
Ken Kadokura, Rocky Roquet.
Yeah, that's right...Jason Dubois!!!!!!! I look forward to the Hollandsworth vs. Dubois debates rekindling.
Hey, Johann, don't blame yourself. It's obviously me. He hates bro-- wait, nothing, nevermind.
HAHAHA this is gold.
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johann: hey is there a game going on?
Mornington_Crescent has left.
johann: he hates carlos and I both!
I was at the bank drive through during that strike out and yelled so loud I think I scared multiple people in other cars
bullpen vs 5 innings (6 if you count the 4th)...that should make for an eventful rest of the game.
Don't think I've ever seen a crowd go that crazy for a K to end the 4th inning.
This is going to be a long, crazy, afternoon.
Turn off the TV, and good things happen. back to work.
Folks, the local watering hole calls.
I LOVE YOU
Was there, MC ignored me, left >:(
That was a bad first inning.
is anyone on parachat?
Battle through Jason, get to the fifth giving up only those two, Cubs will be alright.
Carlos_RM: This Piscotty fellow...
Carlos_RM: He's not likeable
Well, at least it took Hammel 2 batters to give up a first inning run.
Worst nightmare realized in under 3 minutes.