Cubs Depth Chart Test
|C||Welingto Castillo/Steve Clevenger/Anthony Recker||Juan Apodaca/Brian Esposito||Michael Brenly/Chad Noble||Micah Gibbs/Rafael Lopez/Taylor Davis||Chadd Krist/Sergio Burruel/Yaniel Cabezas|
|1B||Anthony Rizzo/Bryan LaHair||Greg Rohan/Jeff Frazier||Justin Bour||Rebel Ridling||Jacob Rogers|
|2B||Darwin Barney/Adrian Cardenas||Nate Samson/Diory Hernandez||Logan Watkins||Ronald Torreyes||Zeke DeVoss/Kenny Socorro|
|SS||Starlin Castro||Matt Tolbert/Jonathon Mota||Junior Lake||Javier Baez/Vladimir Frias||Tim Saunders/Wes Darvill|
|3B||Josh Vitters/Luis Valbuena||Blake DeWitt||Matt Cerda/Dustin Harrington||Christian Villanueva||Dustin Geiger|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano/Tony Campana||Ty Wright||Rubi Silva||John Andreoli||John Andreoli|
|CF||Brett Jackson/Dave Sappelt||Alfredo Amezaga||Matt Szczur/Jae-Hoon Ha||Nelson Perez||Pin-Chieh Chen|
|RF||David DeJesus/Joe Mather||Jim Adduci||Michael Burgess||Eliecer Bonne/Anthony Giansanti||Jorge Soler|
|1||Jeff Samardzija (R)|
|2||Travis Wood (L)|
|3||Justin Germano (R)|
|4||Chris Volstad (R)|
|IOWA||Brooks Raley (L), Casey Coleman (R), Nick Struck (R), Dallas Beeler (R), and Yoannis Negrin (R)|
|TENN||Chris Rusin (L), Dae-Eun Rhee (R), Eric Jokisch (L), Austin Kirk (L), and Casey Harman (L)|
|DAYT||Matt Loosen (R), P. J. Francescon (R), Frank del Valle (L), Kyle Hendricks (R), and Kyler Burke (L)|
|PEOR||Ben Wells (R), Starling Peralta (R), Yao-Lin Wang (R), Jeffry Antigua (L), and Willengton Cruz (L)|
|1||Carlos Marmol (R)|
|2||Shawn Camp (R)|
|3||James Russell (L)|
|4||Manuel Corpas (R)|
|5||Michael Bowden (R)|
|6||Jeff Beliveau (L)|
|7||Blake Parker (R)|
|8-9||Alberto Cabrera (R), Lendy Castillo (R), and Miguel Socolovich (R)|
|Iowa||Jairo Asencio (R), Marcus Hatley (R), Jay Jackson (R), Ryan Rowland-Smith (L), Ty'Relle Harris (R), Casey Weathers (R), Esmailin Caridad (R), Horacio Ramirez (L), Seth McClung (R), Roidrigo Lopez (R), and Randy Wells (R)|
|TENN||Rafael Dolis (R), Jaye Chapman (R), Frank Batista (R), Zac Rosscup (L), Kevin Roderick (R), Tony Zych (R), Brian Schlitter (R), and Trey McNutt (R)|
|DAYT||A. J. Morris (R), Jeff Lorick (L), Scott Weismann (R), Hunter Cervenka (L), Ryan Searle (R), Matt Spencer (L), Eduardo Figueroa (R), and Matt Iannazzo (L)|
|PEOR||Larry Suarez (R), Bryce Shafer (R), Justin Berg (R), Sheldon McDonald (L), Austin Reed (R), Pete Levitt (R), Steve Perakslis (R), and Luis Liria (R)|
|P||SP: Justin Amlung (R), Jose Arias (R), Ian Dickson (R), Pierce Johnson (R), and Taylor Scott (R) - RP: Hunter Ackerman (L), Tyler Bremer (R), Rafael Diplan (R), Nathan Dorris (L), Michael Heesch (L), Su-Min Jung (R), Eddie Orozco (R), Felix Pena (R), James Pugliese (R), Hayden Simpson (R), and Brian Smith (L)|
|C||Wilson Contreras, Carlos Escobar, Justin Marra, and Lance Rymel|
|INF||Gioskar Amaya (2B), Steve Bruno (2B), Jeimer Candelario (3B), Marco Hernandez (SS), Rock Shoulders (1B), and Dan Vogelbach (1B)|
|OF||Albert Almora (CF), Xavier Batista (LF), Izaac Garsez (RF), and Trey Martin (CF)|
|P||SP: Paul Blackburn (R), Corbin Hoffner (R), Dillon Maples (R), Ryan McNeil (R), and Duane Underwood (R) - RP: Daniel Adrian (R), Ethan Elias (R), Ryan Hartman (R), Alvido Jimenez (R), Jin-Young Kim (R), Trey Lang (R), Arturo Maltos-Garcia (R), Chad Martin (R), Carlos Martinez (R), Loiger Padron (R), Juan Carlos Paniagua (R), Anthony Prieto (L), Jasvir Rakkar (R), and Tony York (R)|
|C||Alberto Mineo, Wilfredo Petit, and Neftali Rosario|
|INF||David Bote (3B), Ben Carhart (3B), Trevor Gretzky (1B), Danny Lockhart (2B), and Carlos Penalver (SS)|
|OF||Jeffrey Baez (RF), Yasiel Balaguert (RF), Shawon Dunston Jr (CF), and Garrett Schlecht (LF)|
|P||SP: Angel Mejias (L), Jose Paulino (L), Hector Perez (R), Carlos Rodriguez (L), and Luis Villalba (L) - RP: Gilberto Abreu (R), Jonathan Bautista (R), Harrison Bermudez (R), Enger Cabreja (R), Francisco Carrillo (R), Javier Castro (R), Michael de la Cruz (R), Manuel Fuentes (L), Luis Guillen (R), Jeffry Hernandez (R), Richard Leyba (L), Eric Martinez (R), Hendry Mercado (R), and Carlos Severino (R)|
|C||Steven de la Cruz, Leonardo Gonzalez, and Carlos Ramirez|
|INF||Roney Alcala (1B), Varonex Cuevas (2B), Jenner Emeterio (SS), Antonio Gonzalez (2B), John Ortega (2B), Adonis Paula (3B), Miguel Rico (3B), and Francisco Sanchez (SS)|
|OF||Arnaldo Calero (LF), Roberto Caro (CF), Jose Casilla (LF), Enderson Mercedes (RF), and Jose Paniagua (RF)|
|P||SP: Pedro Araujo (R), Greyfer Eregua (R), Amalio Reyes (R), Alexander Santana (R), and Daury Torrez (R) - RP: Jesus Baldayaque (R), Alfredo Belizaire (L), Pedro Brazoban (R), Augusto Colina (L), Alberto Diaz (L), Jorge Diaz (R), Frailyn Figueroa (L), Alexander Frias (R), Victor Garcia (L), Enyel Gonzalez (R), Yomar Morel (R), Jesus Pereyra (R), Chris Pieters (L), and Victor Salazar (R)|
|C||Erick Castillo, Jhonny Pena, Antonio Valerio, and Eufran Vargas|
|INF||Luis Acosta (SS), Delbis Arcila (1B), Bryant Flete (2B), Mark Malave (3B), Dalfis Ortiz (2B), Felix Perez (1B), and Jeffry Puente (1B)|
|OF||Edwin Contreras (RF), Kevin Encarnacion (CF), Ricardo Marcano (LF), and Shamiel Ubiera (RF)|
|CUBS||RHP Matt Garza (elbow - retro to 7/28), RHP Marcos Mateo (June 2012 TJS - 4/4), RHP Arodys Vizcaino (March 2012 TJS - 7/31) and 3B Ian Stewart (wrist surgery - retro to 6/13) are on 60-day DL|
|IOWA||Wilson Contreras, Carlos Escobar, Justin Marra, and Lance Rymel|
|TENN||RHP Jake Brigham, RHP David Cales (2011 shoulder surgery rehab), C Nate Maldonado (player-coach), INF Elliot Soto, and IF-OF David Macias (player-coach at AZL Cubs) are on 7-day DL|
|DAYT||INF Arismendy Alcantara (leg), and INF Carlos Figueroa (player-coach) are on 7-day DL, and RHP Brett Wallach and OF Evan Crawford (shoulder surgery) are on 60-day DL|
|PEOR||RHP Zach Cates, LHP Gerardo Concepcion (illness), RHP Michael Jensen (blister), RHP Jose Rosario (sore arm), RHP Joe Zeller (blister), C Alvaro Sosa (player-coach at AZL Cubs), 1B Paul Hoilman (dislocated finger), and OF Taiwan Easterling are on 7-day DL, and LHP Andrew McKirahan (elbow surgery), INF Brad Zapenas (shoulder surgery), and OF Reggie Golden (knee surgery) are on 60-day DL|
|BOIS||RHP Mike Hamann, RHP David Henrie, LHP Kyle Shepard, and OF Dong-Yub Kim (concussion) are on 7-day DL, and OF Rashad Crawford is on 60-day DL|
|AZL||RHP Josh Conway (2012 TJS rehab), RHP Pedro Medina (2010 TJS rehab), RHP Amaury Paulino, RHP Melvin Rosa (2010 TJS rehab), and RHP Austin Urban (back surgery rehab) are on 60-day DL, and C Johann DeJesus is on RESTRICTED LIST|
|DSL||RHP Manuel Asencio, RHP Rafael Diaz, LHP Warner Eusebio, RHP Jose Morel, RHP Julio Sanchez, RHP Yilver Sanchez, and RHP Francisco Turbi, C Engel Santana, 3B Carlos Montero, 2B Jose Montesino, and OF Frammi Cabrera are INACTIVE at the Cubs Dominican Academy, and RHP Juancito de la Cruz, LHP Andin Diaz, RHP Antonio Encarnacion, and RHP Enyelberth Pena are on RESTRICTED LIST|
"oh yeah, and get the fuck off my lawn. :D"
Ok, now that was funny. :)
KB 0-5 with 8 LOB. Really? He is torturing me with 99 RBI. He is also a very different hitter at home vs. road. I suspect most young hitters are.
Greinke still in for the 8th. 3 up, 3 down. After 8. 108 pitches, ERA still at 1.66 according to mlb boxscore and he's in line for a 19th win.
Greinke 95 pitches through 7. Gives up one run (solo HR to Hedges). ERA at 1.66. Doubt that they will let him give up 5 runs in the 8th.
Dodgers ahead 2-1.
96 wins with one game to go. Who woulda thunk it.
Cubs 96 wins have clinched a better record than any AL team and the NL West/East division winners too.
cubs win, pirates lose...
the curse is now yours.
cog a HR away from the cycle after a single in the 6th.
Hendricks: 15 up, 15 down.
he strongly separates his post-playing career from his playing career, though he loves to visit the barrier of player and fan. many ex-players don't put up this barrier.
he's not interested in going back to the clubhouse or pretty much anything field/game related, but he'll grab a ticket and observe with the fans and visit ex players on "neutral" ground. he's written 3 pieces for the new yorker and other pieces elsewhere. i remember one photo/bio piece he did, but don't remember where i read it (years ago).
I find your comments rather obtuse. He recognized he didn't want to pursue baseball anymore and went back to school to learn how to become a better writer - opening up a new chapter in his life.
I don't know where you find a "sad disconnection" because he is writing about his experiences? He pursued a ball career for a long time so no doubt there is some meloncholy in his tone, but I just don't know what the fuck you are talking about.
he has an almost sad disconnection from the game based on his writings. even though he's "been there" (no matter how much of a minor role) he doesn't seem to feel like he belongs or deserves to belong in the boy's club.
he seems to go to great lengths to enjoy the game from an arm's length while occasionally getting close enough for a high-5 from those who affirm him that he belongs.
I read that guy's article about why he quit baseball and it was really well done too. In terms of Rizzo, I have seen multiple references to how this is Rizzo's team just as much as Madden's and it makes that pick up that much better that we have someone that is not only a great player but a leader and all around great guy (been reading about all the charity work he does too). There is really nothing not to like about Rizzo.
Nice article on Rizzo
Written by ex teammate
JD concurred with Ariettas second at bat
Hey AZ, Chesny Young made raised some eyebrows with his minor league season. What do you think of him?