Jesse Estrada

The Riot Hits Pay Dirt, While Robnett Gets Released

Cubs SS Ryan Theriot officially qualified for post-2009 salary arbitration yesterday, and Aaron Heilman hit five years of MLB service time a week ago, meaning that although he has two minor league options left, he can't be sent to the minors without his permission.

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  • Weird. I respect Chapman's body of work, but I guess I don't value closers as much as Brennaman. Also, Schwarber can't be traded? For some reason I have it in my head you can't trade a guy on the DL.

    Ryno 33 min 57 sec ago view
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    Cubs catcher Tim Federowicz cleared waivers and is reporting back to Triple-A Iowa

    QuietMan 45 min 55 sec ago view
  • @thekapman Marty Brennaman on trading Schwarber for Aroldis Chapman: "I would carry Schwarber on my back to NYC if I was getting Aroldis Chapman back."

    Brian Peters @thekapman that is one DUMB mfer you're talking to, Kap.

    Rob G. 1 hour 40 min ago view
  • The lineup 6-8 is looking a bit shaky.

    billybucks 1 hour 49 min ago view
  • Yeah, I have fond memories of old #28. He was a good field, no hit CF when he came up with the Mets, but later on in Chicago he had learned how to work the count and then demolish 3-2 fastballs. (Wish Javy Baez had the concept.) I remember, in '69 or '70, someone (maybe Durocher) saying that Hickman and Joe Torre were about the two best righty hitters in the league.

    VirginiaPhil 1 hour 53 min ago view
  • Ryno 2 hours 1 min ago view
  • The Tim Federowicz DFA expires today (Monday 6/27) .

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 31 min ago view
  • Unfortunately, Peralta is indeed an extreme flyball pitcher. Even when he was at his best (2011-14) he surrendered a lot of HR.

    He has had significantly better success versus LH hitters than versus RH hitters, thanks to a plus-splitter. So he will probably be used like a LHRP (even though he is a RHP).  

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • "is the wind blowing out or in?"

    "in."

    "get peralta up."

    crunch 3 hours 8 min ago view
  • Joel Peralta was one of Maddon's bullpen guys in Tampa Bay.

    Arizona Phil 3 hours 14 min ago view
  • Well there is no "You go, we go" without Fowler. The last week has showed how important he is to the Cubs.

    I imagine the Cubs getting back on track once we get some DL players back, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

    chitownmvp01 3 hours 37 min ago view
  • Well, there you have it. Bullpen fixed. Time to move onto the World Series.

    Eric S 3 hours 54 min ago view
  • I hope it is Jack Leathersich.

    James Watkins 3 hours 54 min ago view
  • Hearing its Peralta....Joel Peralta? Ugh.

    Dusty Baylor 4 hours 1 min ago view
  • ERIC S: The way it was done (with no immediate corresponding roster move) makes it look disciplinary. 

    Arizona Phil 4 hours 16 min ago view
  • I guess Joe and Jedstein did not much care for Concepcion's bases clearing double yesterday - he's on his way back to Iowa per twitterverse. No corresponding call up announced yet.

    Eric S 4 hours 30 min ago view