2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Updated Stats (thru 5/18)

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training updated stats (thru 5/18)


NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games


There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial


EXST CUBS RECORD: 16-21-2

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POSITION PLAYERS
 


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG 

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)


CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
338/377/446 
69 PA (22 GAMES) 
22-65 - 5 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 3

* JACOB ROGERS (1B-3B-RF)
236/348/381
66 PA (22 GAMES)
13-55 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 1 (E-5)

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
269/359/327
64 PA (20 GAMES)
14-52 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 6 K, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
240/377/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 355/484/581
61 PA (20 GAMES) 
12-50 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 11 BB, 17 K, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
286/305/482
LAST TEN GAMES: 323/364/613 
59 PA (18 GAMES) 
16-56 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS) 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
213/356/277
LAST TEN GAMES: 320/469/444  
59 PA (22 GAMES) 
10-47 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 11 R, 11 BB, 14 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: 8 (seven E-5 and one E-3)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
347/418/612 
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/457/710 
55 PA (19 GAMES)
17-49 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 3 SB (1 CS)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
298/389/489 
54 PA (20 GAMES)
14-47 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 7 BB, 12 K, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR   

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
227/346/386
52 PA (22 GAMES)
10-44 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 16 K, 2 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
140/229/186 
48 PA (17 GAMES)
6-43 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP 

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B) 
333/383/429
47 PA (16 GAMES)
14-42 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: 1 (E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
244/311/366
45 PA (14 GAMES) 
10-41 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (E-5) 

SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF)
410/455/564 
LAST TEN GAMES: 517/516/724
44 PA (14 GAMES)
16-39 - 0 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS 

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
108/233/162 
43 PA (16 GAMES)
4-37 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH  

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
222/317/306
41 PA (17 GAMES)
8-36 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 19 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 5 (all E-6) 

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
194/366/290
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-31 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 8 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
324/410/471 
39 PA (14 GAMES)
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 2 (both E-4)

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
212/289/333 
38 PA (16 GAMES)
7-33 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

DAVID BOTE (2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344 
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
222/417/370 
36 PA (15 GAMES) 
6-27 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 11 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%)  

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
280/419/400 
31 PA (13 GAMES)
7-25 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 9-15 CS (60%), 1 PO

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
231/310/269 
29 PA (14 GAMES)
6-26 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K 
DEFENSE: 0-6 CS (0%)

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
120/250/120 
28 PA (12 GAMES)
4-25 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3-18 CS (17%), 1 PO, 3 PB, 4 ERRORS

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
333/370/375
27  PA (12 GAMES)
8-24 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-10 CS (20%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
300/391/600
23 PA (9 GAMES)
6-20 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 0-3 CS (0%), 2 ERRORS

ALBERT ALMORA (CF)
273/273/500
22 PA (5 GAMES)
6-22 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K 

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188 
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188 
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs

NEFTALI ROSARIO
(C)
067/143/067
16 PA (8 GAMES)
1-15 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
DEFENSE: 3-10 CS (30%), 2 PB

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)  
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5  

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES) 
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Tennessee 

# JOSE MORALES (DH)
600/600/600
3 PA (1 GAME)
2-3 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K


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PITCHERS 

* throws left  

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.14 ERA - 0.95 WHIP  
21.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 20 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 21/18 GO/FO 
9 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO
5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

PAUL BLACKBURN
4.87 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
20.1 IP, 25 H, 14 R (11 ER), 4 BB, 12 K, 4 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 2 PO, 61% strikes, 27/17 GO/FO
7 GAMES (7 GS)

TYLER BREMER
5.49 ERA - 1.37 WHIP 
19.2 IP, 24 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 19 K, 3 HR, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 65% strikes, 19/16 GO/FO
12 GAMES

TREY LANG
4.82 ERA - 1.66 WHIP 
18.2 IP, 21 H, 10 R (10 ER), 10 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 56% strikes, 23/14 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 1 

MIKE HAMANN
2.76 ERA - 1.29 WHIP 
16.1 IP, 16 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 70% strikes, 22/14 GO/FO
11 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
1.80 ERA - 1.40 WHIP

15.0 IP, 13 H, 3 R (3 ER), 8 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 58% strikes, 17/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)

ERICK LEAL
3.07 ERA - 1.30 WHIP 

14.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 66% strikes, 15/14 GO/FO
6 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JOSH CONWAY
3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP 
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO 
5 GAMES (5 GS) 
ERRORS: 1  

LOIGER PADRON  
6.17 ERA - 1.97 WHIP  
11.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R (8 ER), 8 BB, 10 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 51% strikes, 13/11 GO/FO 
8 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
9.00 ERA - 2.27  WHIP
11.0 IP, 23 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 11 K, 68% strikes, 7/14 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER
18.62 ERA - 3.52 WHIP 
9.2 IP, 23 H, 26 R (20 ER), 11 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 58% strikes, 12/10 GO/FO 
8 GAMES   

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP  
9.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 3 K, 56% strikes, 18/6 GO/FO  
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO 
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

ETHAN ELIAS
10.13 ERA -  2.38 WHIP
8.0 IP, 16 H, 9 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 65% strikes, 8/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES  

JASVIR RAKKAR
14.63 ERA - 2.88  WHIP
8.0 IP, 18 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 8 K, 2 WP, 66% strikes, 5/11 GO/FO
3 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP 
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP 

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO 
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

* MATT IANNAZZO
6.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP 
6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 67% strikes, 4/4 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

RYAN McNEIL
0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP  

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

ALEXANDER SANTANA
0.00 ERA - 0.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 64% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
7.71 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 65% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO 
3 GAMES

* ANTHIONY PRIETO
11.57 ERA - 2.36 WHIP

4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 61% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

LARRY SUAREZ
2.25 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 67% strikes, 3/6 GO/FO
3 GAMES

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME
NOTE: Has been moved up to AA Tennessee

DAURY TORREZ
6.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP
3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 71% strikes, 5/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona  

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME

JUAN FRANCISCO
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 45% strikes, 3/1 GO/FO
1 GAME

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 52% strikes, 1/2 GO/FO
1 GAME

Comments

Outstanding effort Phil. Thanks for the updates.

Anybody know the record for errors at Single-A? Javy Baez with 2 more yesterday - now with 19 for the season.....

Not sure if it is a record, but in 1993 at Greenboro Derek Jeter had 56 errors.

I remember a conversation at TCR years ago with reference to Starlin's propensity for errors, and it was brought up that Jeter once committed 59 in A ball. It was a mini-point of discussion because different sources were reporting the number as either 59 or 159, but it was determined to be 59. Edit: I guess it was 56, funny we both thought of the same thing.

IMO: Errors in the minors are just part of development. To some extent, a player already is what he is. The key is to show general improvement (especially in gloving and throwing) across the player's age 18-24 seasons, at which point most guys are probably "finished products" defensively and there is also evidence of the beginning of range decline.

Per the Baseball Cube (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp...), Derek played the part of two seasons in A ball. He had 56 erros in 128 games in 1993, and 9 errors in 11 games in 1992.

as an aside...the worst SS i've ever seen in my life is/was bj upton.

words cannot describe how awful he was...it blows my mind he actually made it to AAA playing the position...and that he wasn't moved earlier in his minor league or AAA career. even when he wasn't making plays that would count as errors he was playing really bad SS.

they gave him an enormous amount of leeway trying to get him to stick at the position.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/170...

It seems unlikely to me that Watkins will be able to keep up his walk totals in the majors, which kind of makes him a non-prospect.

That may be true. But is he any less of a prospect than Darwin Barney was?
Barney: .288/.337/.378 in the minors, 35/45 steals 1724 PA's
Watkins:.281/.372/.389, 88/124 steals, 2205 PA's

That is kind of damming with faint praise. :)

True, but if he's at least decent defensively, and could put up a .270/.350/.390
he'd be worth at least a utility spot.
Come on Soler, Almora and Baez!!!

grant balfour + live TV...what the hell was the MLB Network thinking?

he only let 1 swear fly (not bleeped)...that's about 3-4 times less than i expected.

RIP St Rita alum and great musician

http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/20/ray-manzarek-dead-th...

True.

just when you think the Cubs are starting to look like a major league team, they go and lose 2 of 3 at home to the Mets.

Scott Feldman though looking good as trade bait.

I see Feldman and DeJesus as the most tradeable assets, with Shierholtz somewhere behind them, and the asking price for Garza being more than teams want to give up by a pretty good margin. Garza would still be likely to bring back the best haul, though. I mean, even in a good year, what are you really willing to give up for a Feldman or DeJesus?

In addition to those you mention, I'm sure the Cubs will aggressively market Soriano and Marmol including salary relief. Clearly they will not command the prospects of those you mentioned, although Soriano might if he heats up again. Marmol can hopefully be disposed of for insert fringe prospect here.

As for Shierholtz and Feldman, attempts to extend would not surprise me. Shierholtz and Hairston are a pretty good platoon on paper, and Hairston has been the one to fail on the execution aspect of that plan, not Shierholtz. The closest thing to an OF prospect at either AA or AAA at this point has to be Jae-Hoon Ha, who is not a guy that you clear the depth chart for.

Great update Phil. It is appreciated. Great to see the hitting over the last ten games. Looks like some of these guys are coming around.

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  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 54 min 51 sec ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 58 min 58 sec ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 2 hours 31 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 3 hours 8 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 3 hours 9 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 3 hours 14 min ago view
  • Well he didn't leave a mark so its not that bad.

    Fuck that.

    Facts:

    He choked her.

    Her brother tackled him to separate him.

    He cooled off by shooting his gun in the garage.

    I don't have to like him on the team I follow.

    And you are others are free to not give a shit about his personal misgivings if you so choose as well.

     

     

    Rob G. 3 hours 32 min ago view
  • Sure, no marks and some inconsistencies in the witness's statements. But firing your gun into garage wall immediately after an argument and punching out your car window is still threatening and out of control behavior. There was certainly enough for MLB to think it warranted a 30-game suspension.

    Charlie 4 hours 44 min ago view
  • I'd prefer they be flexible with the closing situation depending on matchups. You're not really adding a lefty reliever if you use him strictly as a closer.

    Charlie 4 hours 44 min ago view
  • Stockpiling young talent isn't only for trading for someone like Chapman though. Even with an elite closer winning the World Series is basically a crap shoot so the key is to get to the playoffs as much as possible and not just mortgage everything on one year. Once you get there an elite bullpen certainly helps but the playoffs can be won by one hitter or starting pitcher getting hot (Murphy, Molina, Baumgardner) and a closer might not be able to stop that.

    johann 5 hours 8 min ago view
  • I'm also not crazy about press convictions. As the police report noted, there were no marks on the lady in question. There's a TMZ link (of course) to her police pictures, as well.

    I think the only way this trade goes real bad is if Cubbery intervenes and Chapman is suddenly bad for some reason.

    Old and Blue 5 hours 12 min ago view
  • I am right there with you closing in on 60.

    I don't care that much about "mortgaging" one player who is not only blocked by two guys, but is not ready to hit the majors for at least a couple years.

    There is no reason why this team, this year, can't have a real shot at something NONE of us have experienced.

    Further, I don't feel that even if they fall short that they have ruined their farm system.

    I have made my opinion clear here, with others, Warren was shit on the Cubs save one spot start.

    The E-Man 6 hours 41 min ago view
  • Trading for Warren, Warren sucking, getting Warren back for Chapman plus 3 prospects, sounds like Revenge of The Yankees on the former Boston executive. Old rivalries never die.

    I pray to the heavens above Chapman doesn't suck for some reason, or he'll be booed out of town faster than a Todd Hundley revival meeting.

    Old and Blue 6 hours 49 min ago view
  • I'm kind of nostalgic for the Schwarber-for-Miller rumors.

    Brick 7 hours 1 min ago view
  • This offseason, after some ridiculous playoff run and Chapman saving every game from here until the end of the postseason striking out 27/9innings, I welcome anyone to quote this thread and call me a dummy: I hate this trade, and my hate is 2 parts Chapman makes this team less likeable and 1 part that's a ridiculous overpay for 30 regular season innings and, at tops, 10 postseason innings. Already hoping they don't extend him.

    Charlie 7 hours 3 min ago view
  • btw...Thanks AZ Phil. I'm really enjoying your take on this trade.

    Cubster 7 hours 25 min ago view