Last updated 9-16-2014
40 players on RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three players on 60-DAY DL
36 players on ACTIVE LIST, plus four players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Eric Jokisch
* Zac Rosscup
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Rafael Lopez
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
* Ryan Kalish
60-DAY DL: 3
James McDonald, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
Dallas Beeler, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Updated through 9/16/14 - 11 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. The teams with the 10 worst records have their first round pick protected if they signed a qualified free agent this offseason.
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Olt healthy as fuck. Just crushed a ball to 3B and raced down 1st base line. Great play by 3Bman.
Olt. He'll never be a Valaika. Hasn't got what it takes.
Maybe Renteria signed a pact with the devil that he has to play all players who were born in 1985 and first three letters of their names are V-A-L.
Most breakout seasons happen after age 29 from journeymen don't ya know.
I'm cringing through most of his atbats. I really don't think this is helping him. So hard to watch.
He watches the low fastball strikes and waves at the sliders. Completely out of his mind lost. Do you think mngmt is trying to humble him? I don't, but it's possible.
And Javy starts off by K-ing on a wild pitch.
Last night, 2-2 count, and I said to Javy on TV -- "everyone knows it's going to be a slider low and away -- don't swing!". Slider, low and away. Swing and a miss. Another K. His baseball IQ is really beginning to concern me. It obvious he's not going to see a fastball with 2 strikes (possibly with a full count) -- yet he swings and swings and swings...
I don't think so. We'd have heard about it. There's something else up - Valaika has batted ahead of him in all games they've played together as well. There's either a major personality conflict going on behind the scenes or Olt is just accepting his fate gracefully. But there's a completely consistent pattern by Renteria of playing him as little as possible. He doesn't think he's any good. Period.
I cannot f'ing believe I am watching Valaika. He's a non-prospect 4A scrub who was brought up when he was to be a warm body. And Renteria ... whatever.
I wonder if he aggravated his hammy. There's gotta be some kind of rationalization out there somewhere for not playing him.
She is a friend if Laura Rickett
Quite possibly worst rendition of Natinal Anthem I ever heard
Coming from deep Sw suburbs was not feasible this time
How can you set such a bad example for your son, everyone knows you should take public transportation.
My son is 13
He can drive
Enjoy the game jacos. No absinthe until you are home tho!!
And Olt on bench again.
Thinking it's something personal between him and Cpt Happy .
Going to my first game of season tonite got Baez, Rizzo, Soler and baby Maddux but no Oltimate Warrior.
I will survive.
LOL. It is not about compassion or "ballplayers" (whatever that means). Baseball is a business and if you don't understand that you definitely shouldn't be a GM.
Since being called back up Olt is batting .259 with OBP of .394 -- K 30% 3 doubles.