Edwin Jackson rumor interruption.

Hi.
Just a little Edwin Jackson interruption here.


This sketchbook watercolor is from 2003.
From the day the Cubs lost to the Sox 6-7 at Wrigley.
Matt Clement was on the mound for 3.1 innings and gave up 11 hits and 7 freaking runs.
The other guy was 24 year old Mark Buerhle who would go 6.1 innings and continue tossing 230.1 innings that year.
Did you know he's never not thrown for less than 200 innings for 12 years straight?
He won that day and ruined mine.
I listened to it on the radio, doing stuff in the back yard, when my daughter came out with a poem.
That part really happened.
Of course I didn't really say, "So what."
I just think that way for laughs.
In a couple weeks it'll be the 10th year I've been doing these drawings.

But I'm still all in on The Plan there, Theo.
You grow these kids and I'll get more paper.

Okay, back to Edwin Jackson...

 

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  • jacos 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • Happ was the #9 pick last year, and he moved from OF to 2B in the same offseason that Castro was traded.

    Gleyber also in the picture at second.

    VirginiaPhil 4 hours 46 min ago view
  • jacos 5 hours 5 min ago view
  • Co-sign

    Ryno 5 hours 6 min ago view
  • Transmission 5 hours 15 min ago view
  • O&B: I think D. J. Wilson is a legit MLB prospect.

    He is a hyperactive dynamo on the field, a protypical lead-off hitter who is looking to get on base any way he can, a triple machine (if there is such a thing) when he does make solid contact, a daring baserunner who goes berserk once he is on base, and a CF who plays a "no fear" crash & burn style of defense.

    Guys like that sometimes get injured more-often than the average player, but if he can stay healthy and continue to progress, I believe he will be an MLB CF, or at worst a 4th OF. 

    Arizona Phil 5 hours 27 min ago view
  • The hot start was nice, but it won't always come easy. It's nice to see them have to work for it every once in a while.

    Ryno 7 hours 34 min ago view
  • Hey, AZ, are you as high on DJ Wilson as your pal John Arguello is?

    Old and Blue 7 hours 51 min ago view
  • Phil, I just wanted to say thank you for diligently tracking the Cubs prospects in extended spring training and sharing your knowledge with us. It's remarkable how you're able to keep box scores for multiple games at once. I, and I'm sure others here, appreciate the data and insight you provide for us.

    K Dub 10 hours 45 min ago view
  • Thanks PHIL.

    Boy, that is a nifty K:BB ratio Hudson has going at almost 4:1!

    I hope he continues improving.

    The E-Man 16 hours 42 min ago view
  • And of course the Bucs won again playing AZ (not PHIL). They dont seem to have a problem yet with the bottom feeders.

    They picked up 3 games this last week.

    I'm looking forward to them coming to the Chi.

    The E-Man 17 hours 10 min ago view
  • Don't mess with the SI jinx. Since the Javy/Cubs cover came out, he is 2-for-20 with no walks.

    billybucks 17 hours 21 min ago view
  • BRADSBEARD: If all three are assigned to Eugene, the Cubs can play Galindo, Paredes, and Paniagua at the same time by moving Paredes between SS-3B-DH, Galindo between 3B-1B-DH, and Paniagua between 1B-LF-DH. 

    The Cubs like to have their players (including their minor leaguers) learn to play more than one position even if they eventually are projected to settle at one spot, and I suspect that will be reflected at Eugene, with just about everybody who will be assigned there able to play at least two positions. 

    Arizona Phil 17 hours 41 min ago view
  • Thanks - at least the scorer was consistent

    Eric S 17 hours 55 min ago view
  • I don't think the error call was completely out of the blue but the ball took a very bad hop and would have taken a very good play to get it. Same with one of the Stella throws where I think it could have easily been ruled a hit. Neither were cut and dry calls though imo.

    johann 18 hours 24 min ago view
  • chased a high fastball...

    I think his BABIP during his run has been around .950

    Rob G. 18 hours 40 min ago view