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39 players on RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus one player on 60-DAY DL
25 players on ACTIVE LIST, plus four players on 15-DAY DL and 10 players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Zac Rosscup
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
15-DAY DL: 4
* Felix Doubront, P
Edwin Jackson, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
60-DAY DL: 1
James McDonald, P
Dallas Beeler, P
Junior Lake, OF
Mile Olt, INF
Blake Parker, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Brian Schlitter, P
Dan Straily, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
Updated through 8/28/14 - 29 games left for Cubs.
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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And then rub his nose in it.
Good use of keyword 'naked'. I was done here, went looking for my daily fill of russian spies, and somehow ended up back at TCR. Thought my computer was broken...
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Thanks. Last time I checked the toteboard, we were up to 589.
I feel like Jerry Lewis at the Labor Day Telethon.
Soto to miss a couple days after fouling ball off his instep.
Means two nights of Mario Mendoza with a chest protector, i.e., Koyie Hill.
Outstanding. Thanks for the follows.
Today, I consider myself...the luckiest man...on the face of the earth.
Now you should commission a painting of yourself as a centaur.
Doing a mermaid version of ARod.
The Marlins Chris Coghlan tears meniscus in pie in face incident.
What the hell is Twitter?
It's a popular brand of fruit-flavored candy in the United States and Canada (often called a licorice candy).
Dude, you're old.
it's a bar in the bahamas that lets 16 year old kids drink.
It's a game with colored circles on a plastic mat that generally leads to intercourse.
The chances of intercourse are doubled if played in the bar by the same name that crunch frequents.
But only if Soriano doesn't bat leadoff.
soriano would be handing out bone cookies and blood juice at my church...no leading people to seats for him.
And the manager of the bar has no effect on these chances...
unless the manager takes your glass away or you run out of money the manager of the bar pretty much has no effect anyway.
we also don't pay him $4m bucks at my bar to take your glass away you piece of shit.
Miles has a big post up on Zambrano's ESPN interview and how he pissed everyone off again:
Maybe I'm not reading it correctly, but Z seems to be getting ripped, in part, for not talking in Iowa but then it says he was told not to talk at that time. (I read that elsewhere, too, either in the Trib or Sun-Times.)
So then he talks and is now getting ripped for that and for bypassing the media relations department that told him not to talk?
imo, i'm seeing a lot of chicago media acting like NY media...aka, OMFG CAN YOU BELIEVE DIZ GUY, GUY? HE NEEDS TO _________ (insert overblown manly statement of authority)! WHAT A PIECE OF WORK!
NY Post must be seeking new writers.
F that, Z is the new Bradley as far as I'm concerned.
Crazy is the new black.
Tito -- I'm having the same confusion as you. I just watched the interview Z did on ESPN and I didn't see anything in it that would piss people off.
I like Bruce Miles, but I don't know what he's talking about when he says that Zambrano's interview with Muskat was damage control for his interview with ESPN. I'm just not seeing it.
I think the problem is that the team told him not to talk to the media until he apologized to the team, and then without their permission Z went on ESPN.
I think Bruce is upset because Z seemingly used the team's order as an excuse to ignore the Chicago media, many of whom traveled to Iowa to cover Z's rehab, but was perfectly happy to ignore the team's edict when ESPN called.
Seems a lot of pettiness all around to me. But also seems like Z should have just done what the team told him.
They should re-name Wrigley Field "Pettiness Junction".
Then get some hot chicks to skinny dip in CF.
In case there was any doubt, Carlos Zambrano is available.
this team's clubhouse leadership has been fucking pathetic for too long.
we shouldn't have to trade 1-2 players a season because they "can't hang."
it just doesn't end. it's always something.
I agree, which points the finger at the front office for always pointing the finger at a different player or players every year as the reason we can't win.
They're just making things worse for everyone by ripping Z for apologizing. I'm really sick of how this entire thing has been handled. Z was an idiot, but the Cubs front office and the media have been bigger idiots.
To start with, putting an $18 million dollar starting pitcher in the bullpen after 4 starts was about the dumbest possible thing Hendry and Lou could do this season. Then Hendry completely mis-manages the Z blowup, banishing their highest paid pitcher to Siberia for a month in the middle of the season, when the team keeps claiming their trying to get back in the pennant race. Now they're mad he apologized at the wrong time, to the wrong person. This is just another reason Hendry should be fired.
This daily drama crap has got to go. We're not the dysfunctional White Sox.
Bruce Levine says Colorado, San Diego, and Detroit continue to show interest in Theriot with the Rockies being the most interested.http://es.pn/auw3xN
And in an unsurprising development, according to Witternmyer in Tuesday's S-T, Aramis Ramirez "expects to exercise his $14.6 million player option for next season." http://bit.ly/bmhe0R
Lot of money for what you get.
Well next season, as long as he stays healthy, I would expect ARam to have a monster year as he plays for a new contract. The trick is finding a way to keep him healthy (then hopefully dealing him at the trade deadline).
I love the guy but his injury problems scare the hell out of me to offer him a long term contract.
it's nice he can still field his position and throw well, too.
nice to have him at 3rd rather than expecting him to move to 1st or something.
It's back to 599. Odd.
It goes up and down as people unfollow us. Perhaps they were offended by the lameness of a particular tweet or they're just jerky White Sox or Cardinals fans trying to ruin the best day of TCR's Twitter life.
Take the wife to a chick flick tonite and I miss the second coming
Dale Sveum: "Shit. Shit shit shit. SHIT."
The pitcher's immediate reaction to Soler's 2nd HR is somehow indescribably funny to me ... He didn't know how to react and just kinda puffed out his chest and walked toward home plate. Priceless.
Little guy has some pop! First ML HR batting right-handed.
this team is going to be frightening next year
alcantara joins in on the fun with a HR.
Rizzo must be like - um - get me back on the field.
Cubs fans we might be having a fun decade or so of baseball starting to peek around the corner.
Apparently baseball isn't as difficult as some people make it out to be.
Definitely an encouraging AB for Baez - seemed to have dialed it down just a little bit there ... and still ropes a double.
That reminded me of that old cartoon where the ball is screaming as it flies out of the yard. Good god.
looked like a Mcgwire bomb there
that one was destroyed. both homers tonight were no-doubt HR's in any park.
3-3...with a walk, too.
I'm more impressed that he managed to work the count from 0-2 to 2-2 before lining into the gap
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