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 and 11 players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
15-DAY DL: 3
Edwin Jackson, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
60-DAY DL: 1
James McDonald, P
Dallas Beeler, P
Junior Lake, OF
Mile Olt, INF
Blake Parker, P
* Zac Rosscup, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Brian Schlitter, P
Dan Straily, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
2015 Draft Pick Race
Updated through 8/31/14 - 25 games left for Cubs.
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.
As you'll see, it's also the game where Dibble throws at Dascenzo's legs out of frustration(1:48 mark); a moment Dibble admitted was on purpose since(at least I heard him say it on XM radio). I'm sure MLB will be forcing it off youtube at any moment, so be sure to check it out quickly. There's a variety of ways of downloading youtube videos to your computer if you want it for your archives, something I wish I did with the Soriano incident at WWE last year.
The actual figures submitted are $3.4M by Theriot's camp and $2.6M by the Cubs, and those unfamiliar with the baseball arbitration process might think that either side has to prove their figure worthy. But as one astute reader noticed, $3M is the halfway point between the two figures and essentially Theriot's camp has to convince the panel that he's worth $3M or more and the Cubs have to convince them that Theriot is worth less than $3M. If Theriot's camp is successful, he'll get the $3.4M, if the Cubs are successful, he'll get $2.6M.
The folks at Baseball Prospectus are running their annual Internet Baseball Awards which I find far more interesting and relevant than the ridiculous BBWAA vote. Today is the last day to vote though, so head on over.
It's the anime battle equivalent of a baseball game. Prior to each pitch, the pitcher has to announce the custom name for the breaking ball and give a detailed history of its origins and how he throws it.
"Here comes the cleanup hitter. Bob, he's their star player. His power level is over 9000."
Innings after 27, btw, are no longer called "extra innings". From there on they are "Super Saiyan" innings.
they were playing in a kenko/rubber ball league...they don't have a future anyway.
it's the JV to the varsity...the flag girl to the cheerleader...etc etc...especially on the high-school level.
that said, i'd like to see more US kids playing kenko ball at younger ages (little league and before) because it strongly skews the game into a defensive game with a lot of fielders handling outs over popouts to the OF or Ks.
the ball generally isn't thrown as hard and it comes off the bat weakly unless it's squared up and/or hit very hard.
This is completely irrational but I pretty much despised Bo Porter after he single handedly walked over and challenged the Cubs' dugout during that fracas with the Nationals a couple years back. Might be just me but he seemed fairly incendiary. I know he has a good reputation.