ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION IN DECEMBER 2014 RULE 5 DRAFT Gilberto Abreu, RHP Gioskar Amaya, INF John Andreoli, OF Delbis Arcila, OF Jose Arias, RHP Jeffrey Baez, OF Frank Batista, RHP Yaniel Cabezas, C Zach Cates, RHP Hunter Cervenka, LHP Pin-Chieh Chen, OF Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Willson Contreras, C Wes Darvill, INF Taylor Davis, C Frank del Valle, LHP Zeke DeVoss, OF Alberto Diaz, LHP Jose Dore, IF-OF C. J. Edwards, RHP Kevin Encarnacion, OF P. J. Francescon, RHP Victor Garcia, LHP Dustin Geiger, INF Anthony Giansanti, OF Reggie Golden, OF Jae-Hoon Ha, OF Kyle Hendricks, RHP Marco Hernandez, INF Michael Jensen, RHP Eric Jokisch, LHP Austin Kirk, LHP Matt Loosen, RHP Rafael Lopez, C Jeff Lorick, LHP Barret Loux, RHP Dillon Maples, RHP Andrew McKirahan, LHP Trey McNutt, RHP Alberto Mineo, C Yoanner Negrin, RHP Loiger Padron, RHP Carlos Penalver, INF Felix Pena, RHP Wilfredo Petit, C Ivan Pineyro, RHP James Pugliese, RHP Austin Reed, RHP Greg Rohan, IF-OF Victor Salazar, RHP Francisco Sanchez, INF Tayler Scott, RHP Rock Shoulders, 1B Rubi Silva, OF Brian Smith, LHP Elliot Soto, INF Nick Struck, RHP Antonio Valerio, C Yao-Lin Wang, RHP Ben Wells, RHP Oliver Zapata, OF Brad Zapenas, INF Tony Zych, RHP
...there's a catch. He's owed $15.75 million in 2010, and the Blue Jays
want some of the Cubs' top prospects. No. 1, the team can't take on
Halladay's salary. The Blue Jays apparently have a wish list and Milton
Bradley is not on it. A player like highly regarded shortstop Starlin
Castro most likely is, and the Cubs don't want to part with him,
especially since they might only have Halladay for one year.
A good time to show your committment to winning Ricketts family - we're all counting on you.
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Or, Chicago, where Packers and Lions go to up their salary. Peppers will be missed more than most think. Even when he wasn't getting sacks the last couple years, he was a big problem for defenses and he often compensated for defensive tackles who weren't as good at their position as he was at his. I think they had to let him move - just way too much money for the return. It was odd, too, how consistently his opponents were able to commit pretty flagrant holding penalties and get away with it - easy enough that I could see it on TV during routine plays.
I hope he's got one more year in him. Melton is trying to get out from under the consequences of hanging out at the bars at 1am in redneck country, so he may still be available, but cap space is a problem. I don't think he's hit his ceiling, though, so I wouldn't mind it if he came back. Bears are making some progress on the defensive front. Last year, any team with the ball marched up and down the field. Kinda took the fun out of watching the offense.
the problem is, can he shift to second when Castro gets back. They sure better start getting him some reps there. The more I read about him, the more interesting he gets. I read stuff by MLB coaches saying things like, "he doesn't just make adjustments after at bats, he makes adjustments during an at bat." Watching him the few times I've been able to, he seems pretty special. TheoCorp's alleged policy of a set number of at bats may need to get filed away. I don't think this kid is gonna get ruined by a few bad at bats in the majors.
“Charles is one of the NFL’s great players and a true leader on and off the field and we’re happy he will be staying in Chicago,” general manager Phil Emery said in a statement. “He remains the best in our game at forcing turnovers and always has brought a tough, physical presence to our secondary.”
rehabbing a torn triceps...
“I’m very optimistic about my recovery,” Tillman said. “It gives you something to shoot for in terms of motivation.”
check out rizzo's split vs lefties. .194/.270 avg/ob% career (edited post to correct avg)... .189/.282 last year...
if he can't at least get up to a respectable level it's going to be a concern. i'm not even hoping for a miracle out of him vs lefties...i would settle for a .250/.330-ish line out of him or something similar. as it is he's an automatic "get the lefty in" late inning manager decision and vs a lefty starter it's practically cruising unless the pitcher gives him something to put over the OF fence.
I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I bet it's not at all unusual for young left-handed sluggers to have trouble with MLB lefties for their first few years. Quality and crafty left-handed pitching is sparse in the minors. I would guess his performance against them may trend upward over the next few years, even if it never reaches that .250 average mark you're looking for.
k.medlen expected to have TJ...b.beachy's status has been updated today saying he might need TJ...
m.minor's shoulder is expected to keep him out til early/mid-April at the earliest, but that's a weird case.
ATL's youth pitchers have been notoriously "babied"...not going 100+ pitches often and rarely going 110+ for a few years now as a standard practice. ATL has been king of the 3-inning bullpen load for a while no matter if the starter could go another inning or not.