Jon Lester vs. Mike Leake
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There was snow, there were home runs, but there was no victory. Cubs try to secure the series win with the roster leftovers this afternoon.
Kyle Hendricks vs. Jeff Locke
Well last night was fun...I had my KANG!!! headline all set to go before the 9th inning comeback.
Jason Hammel vs. Vance Worley tonight.
We're just an Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber away from a full deck of prospects.
I really didn't think they were going to play this game. Hopefully the rain stays away...
Jake Arrieta vs. A.J. Burnett
Probably the two most talked about teams from the offseason face-off at Wrigley today.
Jason Hammel vs. James Shields
Let's put this all after the fold, so AZ Phil's piece get its proper notice.
The FIRST PLACE Cubs take on the NOT FIRST PLACE Reds.
Jake Arrieta vs. Anthony Spellcheck...
Cubs return home in a battle for for first place against the Reds.
Jon Lester vs. Mike Leake
Cubs go for their first series win of the year...a little short-handed.
Kyle Hendricks vs. Jordan Lyle
there's nothing like crapping out of the playoffs with a strong/young cheap team after pinching pennies for years then having theo talk about being creative with money...but hey, baseball isn't baseball without a farmer's market and beer garden plaza with ice rinks.
they can do both...then again, if you want to look at it from a business point of view, they don't have to do both because the team is expected to be competitive and the merch+tickets+eyes-on-team are going to be at a peak unless they fail badly.
yeah, i think they know what they're doing, too.
They are trying to bring the facility to the 20th century.
I think they know what they are doing.
With the Cubs adding Pierce Johnson to their roster and not exposing/losing him to the Rule 5 Draft keeps the trade ancestry tree alive that started in 1999 with Tom Gordon and undrafted Adam Morrissey and includes 17 players, the trade tree progressed to involve the Hee Sop Choi for Derrek Lee deal and the famous Aramis Ramirez/Kenny Lofton deal..Pierce Johnson is the compensation pick for Aramis Ramirez in 2012
the Rex brothers?
Yeah, the Rex brothers, Tyrannosaurus and Oedipus
When I first saw the Tweet, I thought there were two guys. Happy Thanksgiving gang! And TheoJed!
They can use another Brother
Cubs acquired Rex Brothers. Awesome fit for this team. Wander Cabrera going to COL.
"MLB announces #Cubs Minor League RHP Tanner Griggs receives 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for amphetamine"
2014 12th rounder...
it's hard to know who to blame...on one hand he's a baseball player, on the other he sells cars in the offseason...either job leads to amphetamine abuse. =p
Thanks PHIL! I thought only the Cubs had control until the last day of the MLB 2015 Season.
that's awesome...makes me look forward to hearing theo talk some more about how the team needs to be creative with finances because money is tight.
See What The Cubs Are Building This Off-Season For Wrigley Plaza, Clubhouse
CUBBIES-4-EVER: It's not unusual for a PTBNL to be chosen after the Rule 5 Draft from the list of Rule 5 eligible players who were not selected. That way, a club gets a player they like (perhaps somebody like OF Jeffrey Baez) without the cumbersome Rule 5 roster restrictions that go with a Rule 5 Draft pick.
Clayton Richard is absolutely, positively NOT a free-agent. He is under club control through the 2016 season.
Haren was 4-2 with a 4.01 ERA with the Cubs. Seems like he worked out just as expected.