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That Claire Jenkins grand slam last night for Alabama was insane.  Sicko mode.

wow...there sure are a lot of...umm...naked chicks who want to be my "friend" on my MeWe notifications.

also, Horny Schoolteacher seems to be part of the TCR chat crew.  neat.

They'll fit right in.

nice.

gallo...not exactly a fast guy...is taking nearly 1/2 of the distance of 1st/2nd lead.  that's brave.

lester works out of 2 on, 2 outs with a groundout SS to 1st (cuz gallo was already on 2nd when it was fielded).

baez on pace to hit 324+ HRs.  might have a MVP on our hands...

Didn‘t homer in his first at bat. Slacker

He's no Matt Davidson, yet. 

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  • Dolorous Jon Lester 32 sec ago (view)

    It'll be more over when Kris leaves. Or whenever the same thing happens to another of his clients.

    He isn't wrong though...

     

  • Arizona Phil 12 min 37 sec ago (view)

    Presuming there is no traditional minor league season in 2020, expect an expanded Arizona Fall League (with potentially a new "Florida Fall League" as well) for the best prospects and expanded post-season instructs for other minor leaguers (all TBA). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 24 min 5 sec ago (view)

    My understanding is that the other two Cubs minor leaguers who are to be released are the two post-2019 Article XX-B MLB free-agents who signed 2020 minor league contracts, Brandon Morrow and Jason Kipnis. The Cubs will then supposedly re-sign them to new minor league contracts without the $100K retention bonus and 6/1 opt-out. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 27 min 51 sec ago (view)

    CRUNCH: Agreed. Not counting the "4-A" guys, Oscar de la Cruz is the one legit MLB prospect on the list.  

     

  • crunch 32 min 42 sec ago (view)

    aww...de la cruz had some decent looking spring outings (though late inning spring work isn't exactly challenging).  the years of injuries insanely slowed his progression.  totally wouldn't mind seeing him return in 2021 if the team would still be on his radar after getting cut at a time like this.

     

  • crunch 1 hour 53 min ago (view)

    that whole "kris bryant thing" is over...but it's never going to be over as long as this ownership group and boras is around.

    boras could have focused this on 29 other teams, especially the more vocal ones because the cubs have been mostly silent.

    he chose the cubs.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 7 hours 19 min ago (view)

    Not looking forward to seeing that list. Hate to see it when a guy you've invested any sort of energy in is given up on.

     

  • Cubster 7 hours 30 min ago (view)

    Chi Tribune today. Boras picks, and focused on the Ricketts. 

    Headline writer, fun job: Agent won’t let Cubs get away Scott-free Matt York/AP and Paul Sullivan.

    Boras told his players “the game can not be played without you” and asked them to share the concept with teammates and opposing players when “MLB requests further concessions or deferral of salaries” during negotiations.

     

  • Cubster 7 hours 32 min ago (view)

    The billionaires vs the millionaires. The beauty of the game is not the business of the game. 

     

  • Cubster 8 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Bat-signal seen in the Mesa skyline...AZ Phil, time to don the mask and cape.

     

  • Cubster 8 hours 15 min ago (view)

    per mlbtr, supposedly the Cubs have released 30 minor leaguers although Stewart and Asuaje are the only two names so far.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 10 min ago (view)

    cubs release brock stewart (AAA Rule 5 pick) and carlos asuaje (middle IF'r)...both older AAA/MLB-replacement-part types.

     

  • crunch 23 hours 25 min ago (view)

    after dragging their feet, the cubs commit to paying their minor leaguers through june.

    i'm a bit dissapointed they're not going to pay the last 2 months.  yeah, they're not the worst owners (in fact, the "through june" thing is common), but they can do better for their baseball household.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    "in normal times..."

    It was the burst of times, it was the worst of times.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    "Setting aside how stupid it is for fans to blame players when owners are all so much more..."

    I blame Pete Ricketts

     

  • crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    i can't believe this kind of stuff is what we're talking about 2 months into the 2020 season...i can't believe a lot of stuff about 2020 outside of the game, too.