Steve Trachsel

Playing Ex-Cub Roulette

Jerry Crasnick has a story up at espn.com about the significant number of free agents still looking for work. "The game's rampant unemployment problem," he refers to it jokingly.

It's a long list--more than 90 players are still unattached according to ESPN's Free Agent Tracker--but 12 of the names on the list caught my eye:

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  • Joe: "We lost. They beat us. Now where's my '09 Guigal Bordeaux glass...?

    The E-Man 12 min 34 sec ago view
  • I forgot how rail thin skinny Carl Edwards Jr. Is - he threw some nasty stuff - hope that continues

    Eric S 18 min 17 sec ago view
  • HAHAHA! I love it here! Brilliant...

    The E-Man 21 min 6 sec ago view
  • "The pressure of going for the regular-season wins record is now gone."

    Brilliant. Maddon is a genius!

    Brick 25 min 43 sec ago view
  • "Drink copiously but responsibly."

    Done and done. Thanks for that.

    Brick 26 min 35 sec ago view
  • Oil Can Boyd now pitching for the Cubs

    Eric S 35 min 24 sec ago view
  • - The pressure of going for the regular-season wins record is now gone.
    - Joe will come up with more wacky dress-up ideas for the team to wear after they lose their next get-away game.
    - There is more clarity on Spencer Patton.
    - We play the Reds next. They aren't very good.
    - We'll have at least a 9 game lead after today.

    Other than that, not much -- nasty stretch. Two ugly losses in the last 4 games.
    Ugh -- give Lackey a 4-1 lead, you hope for better.

    billybucks 39 min 10 sec ago view
  • It's a long season. There will be stretches like this. It's Saturday night. Drink copiously but responsibly.

    Jackstraw 42 min 40 sec ago view
  • That valuable RBIGIDP.

    Brick 42 min 47 sec ago view
  • Someone talk me down here.

    Brick 56 min 33 sec ago view
  • I remember AZ PHIL talking about Bour's power during the Hendry era.

    The E-Man 1 hour 24 min ago view
  • Time to scrap the scouting report on Justin Bour and get a new one. Sheesh.

    billybucks 1 hour 26 min ago view
  • Contreras seems pretty adamant he'll play anywhere Madden wants him to so as long as he stays hot and with all the injuries it'll be pretty nice to have yet another bat Madden can move around.

    johann 4 hours 25 min ago view
  • Rizzo in, Zobrist out, Willson in LF, Montero back and Almora batting 9th ... let's score some runs

    Eric S 5 hours 52 min ago view
  • Time for Mr. Oh to get some save chances.

    Newport 6 hours 8 min ago view
  • Rosenthal does it again! Comes in with a 3-1 lead in the 9th -- double, BB, HR...ballgame.

    Very nice win last nice -- could have caved in after the bottom of the first. It would be OK if guys stopped getting hurt, and if SF would lose a few.

    billybucks 9 hours 7 min ago view