Last updated 4-16-2014
25 players (plus 13 players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT, two players on 15-DAY DL, and one player on 60-DAY DL)
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
# Emilio Bonifacio
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Ryan Kalish
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
15-DAY DL (2):
Jake Arrieta, P
Kyuji Fujikawa, P
60-DAY DL (1):
James McDonald, P
# Arismendy Alcantara, INF
Dallas Beeler, P
* Brett Jackson, OF
Neil Ramirez, P
* Zac Rosscup, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Brian Schlitter, P
Jorge Soler, OF
Matt Szczur, OF
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, IF-OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
* Logan Watkins, INF
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he may have not gotten a double play on it, but he flubbed it rather badly with the play right in front of him and an easy out at 2nd. it was an error he shouldn't have made even if he was rushing a bit.
a bit better than him actually wanting to sign a long term deal with the team unless they pay him out the ass or become competitive really quickly.
so far he's handled pitching well (even if not as an ace) and having the pen/bats let him down quite respectfully. given the youthful swagger he came in with after he was drafted...he "grew up" to be one hell of a respectful and professional ballplayer quite quickly.
I know Castro committed an error today - and I didn't see it but I'm sure it was dumb, but I don't like it when "closers" walk batters.
pineda vs pine tar in a game vs BOS part 2 going on...he's got it all over his neck this time.
ump checking the ball. ump checking his neck.
Please don't include me in said group.
for all the praise baez occasionally gets as a SS, both his numbers and what he showed in spring action this year are a bit to be desired.
he's got 3 errors in 10 games in AAA so far this year...he does have 21 assists and 6 DP turned, though.
He is another guy that I am sick of seeing in key spots. He pitched too many innings last year and this year not done well when called upon. This team is made up of way too many "last guys on the bench".
If you are going to have that - at least let them eliminate the sloppy play constantly.
Odds on Ninja actually winning another game in a Cubs uniform?
this is what you all get for complimenting Castro on his defense
I am sorry - YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT PLAY! You cannot give 4/5 outs and expect to win in key situations. Yes, he walked a couple guys, but there were two outs that Castro just fucking blew.
Castro still is a work in progress as a Major League shortstop. I am hoping that Baez can take over his spot - but he seems to be a work in progress as well.
...and ARZ takes the lead on a triple and ruggs injures his leg...doesn't look good.
ARZ leads by 2...5 run, 3 reliever 9th...with a major injury along with it. neat.
THe LOOGY who doesnt get lefties out.
strikeout goldschmidt...strop pulled (31 pitches)...russell in...
russell gives up a single...tie game...omg...cubbery...dat cubbery...
russell out, grimm in...
no win for ninja...again...a multi-season occurrence at this point.
strikeout...single up the middle HITS THE BAG AT 2ND AND DEFLECTS OFF IT...2 runs in...men on the corners.
that's just bad luck...straight up bad luck.
my god...bases loaded 0 out...
sure, a castro error helped do this...but p.strop walking 2 guys also helped do this.
Olt was trucking around the bases the other day, Cey was never that fast on a bike.