Nate Spears and Brad Snyder smacked home runs, but it wasn't enough, as the Sacramento River Cats (the Oakland A's AAA affiliate) scratched out a 10-5 victory over the Iowa Cubs this afternnon at the Papago Park Sports Complex in Phoenix.
Tentative rosters for the 2008 Arizona Fall League (AFL) were announced yesterday (they are incomplete and also subject to change), and six of the seven Cubs prospects who will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox this fall have been named:
Maybe the $6.7 million signing bonus should have been your first clue it is a business. I try not to begrudge any player trying to maximize their earnings but please don't publicly gripe or feign ignorance about the consequences of trying to earn your extra millions.
Screw Bryant- Any Boras client whining about the business of baseball is the height of irony. The Cubs have proved (failed Samardzija extension) that they aren't interested in getting raped by agents looking to fleece the organization. Good. Keep playing hardball.