Mike Stanton

Three-Finger Hill Makes the Team

The Cubs trimmed their roster by two more today, releasing Gabor Bako and LHP Mike Stanton. Congrats to Koyie Hill and his bionic hand. The roster now stands at 28 and the position players and bench are set for Opening Day. The spring roster with just a week left in camp.

CATCHERS - Soto, Hill

Cubs Bats Blast Rockies 9-8

Alfonso Soriano drove in two runs and reached base four times on two singles and two wallks, Milton Bradley had three hits including a double and a solo home run, and Geovany Soto drove in two runs with a double and a sacrifice fly, leading the Cubs to a hard-fought 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies this afternoon in front of a record Ho Ho Kam Park crowd of 13,298.

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  • The Cubs are stronger defensively than most of the teams they play. In order to capitalize on that, they have to a) put the ball in play and b) run the bases aggressively.

    That said, Cabrera has a strong, accurate arm, as witnessed by his 97 outfield assists over 12 seasons--mostly left field but also a lot of center. Bryant is rarely thrown out, but I guess you have to know who's throwing the ball.

    VirginiaPhil 15 min 47 sec ago view
  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 9 hours 24 min ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 9 hours 39 min ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 9 hours 54 min ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 9 hours 55 min ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 9 hours 55 min ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 10 hours 9 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 10 hours 10 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 10 hours 13 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 10 hours 15 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 10 hours 17 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 11 hours 26 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 11 hours 30 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 13 hours 2 min ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 13 hours 40 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 13 hours 41 min ago view