39 players on RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus one player on 60-DAY DL
25 players on ACTIVE LIST, plus three players on 15-DAY DL and 11 players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
15-DAY DL: 3
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
* Zac Rosscup, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Brian Schlitter, P
Dan Straily, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
2015 Draft Pick Race
Updated through 8/31/14 - 25 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 now...2012! Whatever the hell it turns out to be.
Submitted by CubbyBlue on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 8:34am
It's the anime battle equivalent of a baseball game. Prior to each pitch, the pitcher has to announce the custom name for the breaking ball and give a detailed history of its origins and how he throws it.
"Here comes the cleanup hitter. Bob, he's their star player. His power level is over 9000."
Innings after 27, btw, are no longer called "extra innings". From there on they are "Super Saiyan" innings.
they were playing in a kenko/rubber ball league...they don't have a future anyway.
it's the JV to the varsity...the flag girl to the cheerleader...etc etc...especially on the high-school level.
that said, i'd like to see more US kids playing kenko ball at younger ages (little league and before) because it strongly skews the game into a defensive game with a lot of fielders handling outs over popouts to the OF or Ks.
the ball generally isn't thrown as hard and it comes off the bat weakly unless it's squared up and/or hit very hard.
This is completely irrational but I pretty much despised Bo Porter after he single handedly walked over and challenged the Cubs' dugout during that fracas with the Nationals a couple years back. Might be just me but he seemed fairly incendiary. I know he has a good reputation.