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  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 7 hours 18 min ago
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 7 hours 26 min ago
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 7 hours 42 min ago
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 7 hours 44 min ago
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 8 hours 30 min ago
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 9 hours 9 min ago
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 10 hours 12 min ago
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 10 hours 16 min ago
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 10 hours 30 min ago
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 10 hours 47 min ago
  • ~fart~

    jacos 10 hours 48 min ago
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 10 hours 48 min ago
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 10 hours 49 min ago
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 11 hours 6 min ago
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 11 hours 9 min ago
  • travel day + rain in Pittsburgh. Why risk injury?

    Rob G. 11 hours 12 min ago
  • tim federowicz has been freed to play with his AAA teammates.

    crunch 11 hours 23 min ago
  • The lineup tonight....what the hell. Unless all the players are completely exhausted, this seems like overkill to me. They have 4 days off after Sunday.

    billybucks 11 hours 27 min ago
  • Tommy Nance seems like quite an Indy league find

    Koyies Bansaw 11 hours 33 min ago
  • watching heyward attempt to hit a fastball is alarming. he's doing bad things with stuff he should be nailing...weak popups, grounders, late swing fouls...

    it's going to be next to impossible to do worse than this season, but hopefully he can at least hit a fastball with authority next year.

    crunch 12 hours 15 min ago
  • He's an incredible defender, base-runner and takes great AB's. A .265 BABIP is highly likely to improve next year. That being said, his power numbers are down too which is certainly concerning so I'd certainly hedge my bets with him next year, but it would be surprising if this is his new normal.

    Rob G. 12 hours 33 min ago
  • I have no deep level of expertise or analysis here, but I still like Jason Heyward. I truly wish his bat was better, but I love the defense and the feel-good nature of his signing. I might be naive, but I think his offense will improve. I'm glad he's here, and I hope he doesn't make me regret saying that!

    Brick 12 hours 46 min ago
  • Pay the man his money...(MVP Talk)

    http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/09/29/who-should-win-the-mvp-awards-who-will/

    Kris Bryant is going to own the Cubs himself in 6 years :)

    Without doing any actual research because this is the Internets, I have a feeling Bryant will break every arbitration record there ever was unless TheJedi can literally use the Force to convince him and Boras to sign a multi-year deal.

     

    Rob G. 13 hours 43 min ago
  • Hammel was supposed to pitch Friday, Cubs said it'll be a bullpen day instead.

    Rob G. 13 hours 49 min ago
  • Tis either a valid excuse for Hammel's recent struggles or a PR game when they try to trade him this offseason. Or possibly both

    #Cubs say Jason Hammel has been pitching through elbow tightness and could have started if the team was still playing meaningful games.

    Rob G. 13 hours 51 min ago
  • Finally made it to Pittsburgh, 6 hour drive can't wait to see the game ....WTF?!?!?

    https://twitter.com/cubs/status/781576204704808960

    jacos 13 hours 55 min ago
  • Being young does have its advantages. Not that it helps Addison Russell last season.

    Rob Richardson 14 hours 6 min ago
  • Keith Law chat

    "Nick: Speaking of players you were wrong about, do you still like the Jason Heyward contract?
    Klaw: Yes, actually."

    I gives player a year to get acquainted w whole Cub thing,next year will be more telling.Love the d though.

    jacos 14 hours 11 min ago
  • Saw Tito's comment in the last thread. Thought it was a joke.

    QuietMan 14 hours 39 min ago
  • Bubble wrap the Cubs

    jacos 14 hours 48 min ago
  • that's not important.

    the important thing is the cubs seem to have a new defensive whizz at 2nd base according to the stats...sample size warning and all that...but i have faith in him.

    imagine him having to do this 20 times a season. 6.2 innings played, 20 assists, DEFENSE GOLD!

    crunch 14 hours 54 min ago
  • That little switcheroo with Zobrist and Rizzo cost me 2 points in the predictions game--damn it.

    CTSteve 15 hours 1 min ago
  • We'll always have 1985. Nothing else, but we'll always have that.

    billybucks 15 hours 42 min ago
  • Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy likely to miss rest of regular season

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17669363/washin...

    Rob Richardson 16 hours 4 min ago
  • RVIMPENY: It's raining today so the Cubs will probably play intrasquad game(s) tomorrow and/or Saturday, but it's pretty much a day-to-day proposition, and a lot of times it's decided at the last minute.

    Best bet is to check in at Riverview in the morning and ask somebody what's going on that day.

    Arizona Phil 16 hours 55 min ago
  • Thanks Phil, I had the Salt River chart, but based on that, it looks like they hardly play and was not on the Surprise on 9/28...I assume they do not really want fans there anyway? Do you know if they play today, Friday or Sat? Sorry to be a pain, but I am only here until Sunday.

    rvimpeny 17 hours 8 min ago
  • John Arguello at Cubs Den with observations & photos from Tuesday's Cubs instructs intrasquad game:

    link

    Arizona Phil 17 hours 17 min ago
  • jacos 18 hours 10 min ago
  • Bear fans are so impatient! They signed that great All-American QB out of Columbia--Luckman--just a little while ago, didn't they? Now it's the Eagles' turn. After all, it's been almost ten years since McNabb.

    VirginiaPhil 18 hours 18 min ago
  • Arizona Phil 18 hours 37 min ago
  • " . . . when he signed Edwin Jackson?"

    He makes a lot of moves, people remember the ones that pan out. Kind of like MJ's approach to shooting. When it all shakes out, you get a formidable 25-man roster.

    VirginiaPhil 18 hours 45 min ago
  • For the rookie hazing "dress up" day, the Mariners made him dress like the Farley Chippendales dancer.

    Tito 18 hours 58 min ago
  • Steven Matz to undergo “imminent” elbow surgery.

    http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/09/27/steven-matz-to...

    Rob Richardson 19 hours 1 min ago
  • Just scroll by.

    Tito 19 hours 11 min ago
  • Pitchers are golfers

    Getting tired of the caddy catcher excuse

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs...

    jacos 20 hours 46 min ago
  • Dan Vogelbach is working on his firstbase defense in Seattle. Seems to say the Cubs didn't teach him properly.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/mlb/seattle-m...

    QuietMan 1 day 2 hours ago
  • Oh my! Cards down 2-1 to Reds in the bottom of the 9th -- get a leadoff triple -- and don't score!

    billybucks 1 day 6 hours ago
  • Gameday has stopped at the top of the 8th inning. Google tells me it ended up 8-4 Pirates but I can't get further detail. Guess I'll have to wait until the Cubs' website updates...

    JoePepitone 1 day 7 hours ago
  • Attaboy!

    billybucks 1 day 7 hours ago
  • Phil, thanks for posting. Where do find the schedule? I have a condo in Surprise, yet I drove to Mesa and Tempe looking for a game today! Thanks!

    rvimpeny 1 day 7 hours ago

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