* Brooks Raley
* Zac Rosscup
* Chris Rusin
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* George Kottaras
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
* Brian Bogusevic
* Brett Jackson
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
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.
Once selected, the player can be optioned to the minors (presuming the player has minor league options left), but the player cannot be traded, released, non-tendered, outrighted to the minors, or placed on the 60-day DL until the conclusion of the next Rule 5 Draft (a year later).
This way, the player doesn't have to rot on an MLB 25-man roster just so the drafting team can fulfill Rule 5 roster requirements, but the drafting club has to commit a slot on its 40-man roster to the drafted player for one full year.
lulz...j.hart giving him props for drafting baez...hoyer looks uncomfortable, but isn't correcting him
"we got a lot of pitching, a lot of depth"
"we're not ready to make a splash" "hopefully we're there in a couple of years" ...couple of years? bullshit. this team should move to san jose so they can afford to invest in the team. chicago is too small of a market, evidently.
"he's the type of guy we want taking the mound in a first game of the series" - on ninja
i can't imagine the cubs would be in on it...unless for some reason the LAD want ninja...which makes as little sense as all the other SP they've been rumored to be looking at because they have a full house of pitching already (kershaw, greinke, ryu, beckett, haren).
"two unidentified NL teams" in on Kemp trade talks.
Prediction: Mets are one, obviously. I just can't imagine who the other one is if not the Cubs. The only other team that makes sense from need and financials is San Francisco, but I simply do not think that can happen.