Last updated 8-21-2014
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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k.hendricks intentionally walked...dude wut.
-edit- yahoo gameday error...K...that makes more sense.
Just crazy - definitely a young man's swing. A lot of veterans would start running into ankle issues pretty quick.
His back foot does some weird s*** too.
Crazy how Baez rolls onto side of his left ankle on most swings.
Why are the KC Cougars 40 over? It isn't their hitting. Once again, I'm getting depth anxiety and not knowing who I should be keeping track of. Must be some good pitching over there.
Bring him up so we can find out.
EJax is in a league of his own ... he transcends even Cubbery. I didn't think that was possible.
So, he's a bust, right?
when you can be replaced by a guy with a 5.77/1.60 ERA/WHIP in late-August and it makes sense...that's cubbery in action.
Good points. I'm actually a Baez über optimist. Mueller is going to do wicked stuff with those wrists, if only because he will wish he had had them. You don't want to "correct" a swing at this level, generally, but they will have to because, like housing prices a few years ago, that's just not sustainable. It's a hard thing for the coaches. They could have one of the best power hitters in baseball on their hands, or a total bomb. It's going to be very interesting, and their depth makes it not matter so much.
Billy McKinney is now 20 yrs old.
Will be interesting to see if Baez is part of off season trade rumors, then you will know for sure what brain trust thinks of Baez.
Yes! I'm really excited about letting these new young arms get going. To he honest I kind of wish they'd do something with Wood and go with:
For the rest of the year. But they won't do that to Wood I don't think, especially because he's one of our best hitters! ;)
We want a Sheffield comp, but I think Baez will more likely comp to Uggla when Uggla was decent.
Rotoworld says the Jacob Turner will start in Cincy on Wed. replacing EJax in the rotation.
"Most fun hitter to watch"--that's a great comment. The revival of attendance numbers at Wrigley has begun, thanks to Baez. Hendricks only plays every fifth day, but Baez is out there boosting the outdoor air conditioning every day.
The other day, I watched the Mets broadcast because I thought Darling might have something interesting to say about Hendricks. He didn't--but at one point after a Baez swing and miss, Darling said that with that big swing, he would have trouble catching up with a fastball.