Last updated 8-31-2014
39 players on RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus one player on 60-DAY DL
25 players on ACTIVE LIST, plus three players on 15-DAY DL and 11 players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
15-DAY DL: 3
Edwin Jackson, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
60-DAY DL: 1
James McDonald, P
Dallas Beeler, P
Junior Lake, OF
Mile Olt, INF
Blake Parker, P
* Zac Rosscup, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Brian Schlitter, P
Dan Straily, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
Updated through 8/31/14 - 25 games left for Cubs.
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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Eh... ..it was an 0-2 count... Castillo set the target up and in, and Villanueva missed higher, and inside.
I barely saw any of the game and saw Holliday get beaned once and then the next time I happened to be taking a look he got some serious chin music. I'm glad to see pitchers push guys off the plate but I wish they'd not go quite so high. It seems more common around the league lately, although it could also be my imagination. Fangraphs probably has a chart for it somewhere.
Straily got pounded, 7K's in 5 inn but 8 hits/3BB and 7 runs (6 earned).
Still the Iowa leftovers won the game.
I hate Holliday's face.
Shave and a haircut ...
(That was painful).
Villaneuva would have been a deadline waiver deal but Jedstein wanted a secret weapon to keep a top 10 draft pick and with Edwin on the DL they could not afford to make the move.
fun fact: 47% of m.holliday's career HRs are vs the cubs.
Holliday is going to be terrible when he leaves Colorado...
Also I'll be glad when Matt Holliday retires.
/ respec' (Ali G voice)
Grimm's gonna need a rest after this one ...
JD seems to agree...a little too suspiciously with the timing, too. /conspiracy /tinfoil
Val-bueno does it again - 15th HR on the year, Cubs up 5-0 in 3rd inning.
8 is the record I believe, Mattingly and Griffey?
(looking it up)
and Dale Long
the idea of lineup protection has been debunked so many times it's not worth finding the links. The players don't even believe it (look up Joey Votto thoughts). Or check Miguel Cabrera's numbers before and after Prince Fielder. About the only time a pitcher will attack a hitter in a different way is if a really fast runner is on first base, then you'll likely see a few more fastballs. And of course most of those guys don't get on enough, but by all means if you can get an Ellsbury or a Henderson in their prime, Cubs should go for it.
In random news: Jose Bautista has homered in 5 consecutive games - active streak including one today.
I thought Sveum put an end to that?