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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 three players on 15-DAY DL, one player one BEREAVEMENT LIST, 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
* Ryan Sweeney
15-DAY DL: 3
* Felix Doubront, P
Brian Schlitter, P
BEREAVEMENT LIST: 1
Starlin Castro, INF
60-DAY DL: 1
James McDonald, P
Dallas Beeler, P
Junior Lake, OF
Mile Olt, INF
Blake Parker, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Jorge Soler, OF
Dan Straily, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
Updated through 8/21/14 - about 37 games left
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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I can't believe it has gotten to the point where I feel compelled to say this, but...
(just in case anyone hasn't yet figured out that the entire thing was a scam. Nice work, everyone...)
But so long Chad.
Hope we didn't distress ya, Joe. :)
I was a tad nervous. I don't want to have to read TWO blogs. That's just too much work.
Nope, still just us.
I DO wish that we had gotten cell phones and I-pods and all that other
cool stuff. The Good Doctor was making me envious.
cell phones and I-pods and all that other cool stuff.
...apparently, it was trying to get the Guitar Hero perk for Trans that was the deal breaker
It's too bad, too. I've only played once, and would have loved to have my own....
Damn, we're smooth.
(But mostly Cubnut, Rob and Ruz. They did virtually all of the heavy lifting. I just got to play myself - an angry crank with an over-inflated sense of dis-enfranchisement and isolation.)
you're still an ass. :)
Takes one to know one!
So does Heinie Massman
Speaking of Heinie Massman, where the hell was AZPhil during all this?
Umm... I think AZ Phil may actually have a life.
AZ Phil doesn't have time for our tomfoolery...
...so no jism?
But how are we going to fund improvements to the site now??????
Rob will be posting embedded videos of him dancing and singing Karaoke to "Let's Go Crazy", then asking for donations.
That would be counterproductive cos then you'd have to start paying us to come here.
Boooooooo --- saying "this isn't a joke" in the set-up is seriously bad form.
But, as an off-day actviity -- worth the effort.
Strong performances by the entire ensemble cast.
sorry about that...not up on my April Fool's Day etiquette!
in case anyone missed the writers pagehttp://www.thecubreporter.com/our-writers
Well that was fun.
What better way to spend day two of the season, an off day, after losing the opener:
Now is Chad going to live up to his word? Or was he in on it too?
I'm curious about that one, myself...
Maybe he's already over there, waiting for you.
THE perfect conclusion to this day would be to discover that BCB
readers bought in to all of this, and were saying "Why the heck are
they getting advertising and cell phones and stuff, and we're getting
Trans? What sort of trade is THAT?"
100% certain Chad was playing along...he's not a fan of the BCB.
I hate that fucking board. You couldn't pay me to be a regular there.
I knew it all was a joke, i thought I'd have some fun too. And I wanted to see if people would applaud my departure or mourn me. I got neither, really.
Heh. Nicely played, Chad!
I think everyone was just trying to figure what the fuck was actually going on.
At first I was a little confused but when Trans lost his shit and went berserk at Ruz, I knew it was a gag.
Too convoluted for me.
Not me. I was certain that Trans was playing it straight. He's just that arrogant and self-involved in real life. I can get away with saying that because he and I go all the way back to summer camp together. You think he's pompous now? You should have seen him at Camp Tawonga. He boycotted the canteen for a week because they started selling Pepsi. He's an asshat but I love him.
I am assuming Kerry's performance was all part of the scam? Maybe his calendar was off because of the leap year and the earlier daylight savings time.
i don't give a horse's patoot if it's april fool's or not. i just want my farking free phone.
You guys are brutal.
You have ruined my day of listening to the radio of reports of aliens landing in New Jersey.
And Wrigley Field? Anyone see that POS movie the Comebacks? The crappy football cliche' coached by Lambeau Fields?
Laughing is fun. I feel like a haiku!
Could make an April Fools joke
Seem fake, real, then fake
I am addicted
To writing silly haikus
Someone please help me
You think Haikus are fun? You should try your hand at the six word memoir.
One of my favorites is "Put whole self in. Shook about."
Put hand in pants, shook about.
It was good joke, but how is all this un-professionalism going to look your new sponsor? I can't imagine Motorola is going to like it's new sponsorship to begin like this.
And for the love of Jesus Presented by AT&T, can't you take down that logo now?
Shocking!!! Shocking I tell ya!!
I feel like I was given a day-long shocker by TCR. Thanks guys.
God, I feel bad for Joe. We owe him a drink.
Yes you do. You shouldn't fuck around with peace-makers.
But actually, I was THANKING you for the shocker. Who said that it was a bad thing?
Ok good. Last thing I want is for fellow pacifists to put me on a hit-list.... how embarassing!
Word, but what great irony! I don't have a hit-list, though I do have a piercing-sarcasm-list. You don't want to be on it.
I just traded my Samsung for a new Motorola phone at lunch to support you guys..and I come back to see this?
What do I do now?
I can't imagine Motorola is going to like it's new sponsorship to begin like this.
Moto-rola is probably too busy splitting up into two parts, separating the cell phone bus. from everything else and running like hell from investor/troublemaker Carl Ichan. As long as they can keep their ads up on that green screen behind home plate at Wrigley...all will be OK.
Oddly, I see a bizarro parallel between the above wrt Sam Zell and MLB.
Nice work all around. The whole thing was good but the whole Trans' tirade was a stroke of genius. It too me a little while to figure out that was part of the act. When both Rob and Ruz responded within ten minutes though, I knew. That and the bit about potato salad.
But hey, I haven't had that much fun with the lame April Fool's Day in a long time. Kudos.
I started to suspect when I read crunch's post, but when Trans wrote "cripes", I knew it was a sham!! Noone writes "cripes" unless they are joking!
Aww cripes, I really must be the only person left who uses that word. I blame Mamma Trans.
I'm really tickled by your use of "cripes."
Just be thankful Mamma didn't teach you to whoopsiedaisy
I thought Trans threatening to go to BCB was the true giveaway...I mean no one could get that pissed to do something like that. :)
Bah. For all you know they have been trying to poach me. Where's my raise?
you are a valuable commodity to TCR (presented by Motorola), so I will offer a 300% raise on your current salary.
Do the math...
Who wouldn't be gellin' like a felon to be tellin' their tales with Al Yellon? I mean, really...
I'll reset the site tonight btw...to reveal our actual new sponsor, Sam Zell!!!!
Video analyzing K-Fuk's homerun cut from yesterday's game. Looks like he doesn't have a single hole in that swing.
No, no, Trans. You are NOT the only one whouses that word. I think we have talked about this before, but I think it one of the most underrated words in the english language for comic value. I have been teaching my kids to say it. There are few things as funny to me as hearing my 3-year-old son say "Aw, cripes!".
Good call, I'd forgotten that. The army of cripes-users grows larger...
And Carlos, you got me, too. In fact, I didn't even know what a rick roll was, until I got rick roll'd.
You ass, Carlos! You got me!
I figured it was an AFD joke the whole day, up until I saw Trans' explosion. At that point I started to wonder if it was legit...
Dammit Carlos. You suck.
WAIT A MINUTE!!
Does this mean you are NOT gonna optimize for mobile use??!!
"the water," etc.
I've been thinking that it was all the pitchers taken in the June drafts the last three years. Pitchers seem to take their time climbing the ladder, especially when they're never first rounders.
As for Barney, he obviously made no sense on a team with Baez, Russell and Castro, but other teams have different needs. I can see Barney making the postseason roster just for his late-inning glove.
Baez Bash #6
Wow what a really bad article, but I guess this is why I get my baseball news from blogs.
Arrieta pitching, so there's a no-hitter happening...perfect through 3.
If they would have sent him down last week like I said, he would have learned when he returned.
Kris Bryant 1000 homer career in minor leagues
Print media is dead example# 7283 from Rick Telander
... no one has been surprised by [Baez's] early results. “If he hits 50 HR’s and has a 30+% K% in a season, it wouldn’t surprise me at all,” one scout said. “I think he’s the most fun hitter to watch in possibly all of baseball.”
as well as major league pitchers at the moment...
Alcantara well liked by the scouts
Pretty sure those are golden sombreroez for Baez.
Shame no Castro this week, with the top pitching going could've gave O's a series
it's like he's almost not a completely terrible player
the guy they got for him had a good outing yesterday for Kane County; 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 K, 0 BB
the water down there must be good for pitchers, almost everyone is having quite the season.
Speaking of former Cubs, I just noticed that Barney has been playing a little with the Dodgers lately, including a complete game at shortstop on 8/17.
Here's an oddity: former Cub jack-of-all-trades Blake Lalli playing shortstop for Reno against the I-Cubs last night.
Castillo signs with Red Sox 6/72M
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