Game 110 Thread / Pirates @ Cubs (1 of 3)
|SP||Jason Marquis||SP||Jeff Karstens|
|6-6, 4.69, 62 K, 44 BB, 111.1 IP||(AAA)||6-4, 3.80, 55 K, 15 BB, 68.2 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||2B||Luis Rivas|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||1B||*Doug Mientkiewicz|
|1B||Derrek Lee||CF||*Nate McLouth|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||C||#Ryan Doumit|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||3B||Andy LaRoche|
|C||Geovany Soto||RF||*Brandon Moss|
|2B||*Mike Fontenot||LF||Jason Michaels|
|SS||Ronny Cedeno||SS||Jack Wilson|
|P||*Jason Marquis||P||Jeff Karstens|
The Cubs take a five game winning streak back to the Friendly Confines and a chance to extend their five game lead in the Central with 19 of 28 games at home through the month of August. Marquis goes against the third best offense in the NL, but that was before the trades of Jason Bay and Xavier Nady.
Happ signs w Jays
needs more d.beeler and e.jokisch
As an Illinois tax payer I appreciate what they r doing
+ Bankruptcy Court
2 spots left on the 40-man...wonder if they're going to play around in the rule-5 market...
A special after day after Thanksgiving thanks to AZ for his insanely detailed posts on all things roster. I don't know how you keep track of all that stuff - I suspect a chip implant, but whatever it is, it's cool.
...the wrong half.
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 having to be creative with money to make things work for 2016...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.
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!