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GAME 40 PREVIEW CHICAGO WHITE SOX (30-12) at CHICAGO CUBS (18-21) Wrigley Field, 12.15pm CT, TV: FOX (blackout restrictions)
SP Carlos Zambrano SP Jose Contreras
LF *Scott Podsednik 2B Jerry Hairston
2B *Willie Harris SS #Neifi Perez
CF Aaron Rowand 1B Derrek Lee
1B Paul Konerko RF *Jeromy Burnitz
C *AJ Pierzynski 3B Aramis Ramirez
RF *Carl Everett CF *Corey Patterson
SS Juan Uribe LF Jason Dubois
3B Joe Crede C Henry Blanco
Pitcher's spot Pitcher's spot

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  • Dolorous Jon Lester 3 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Lame. He was intriguing 

     

  • crunch 6 hours 7 min ago (view)

    cubs release matt dermody...he's heading to japan.

     

  • Cubster 12 hours 32 min ago (view)

    The Jared Porter story gets worse and does involve the Cubs...

    "The Jared Porter situation is equally a Cubs and a Mets problem. The Mets need a new GM. The Cubs need to reevaluate themselves as an organization.

     

  • Cubster 15 hours 21 min ago (view)

    and they are including amusement tax, healthcare costs (Doc Adams doesn't come cheap!), social security and political donations to the City and the Governor of Nebraska. 

     

  • bradsbeard 15 hours 47 min ago (view)

    It all depends what you count as "payroll." If you include the $11M in Lester and Descalso's buyouts plus the $3M sent in the Darvish trade you get to somewhere like $145M. If you include the $15M in estimated share of player benefits, you get to $160M. I think that last year, including player benefits, they were slated to be up around $205M for MLB payroll before the pandemic. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    not sure, but i think it's around 130-135m right now even with bryant/baez/contreras still on board...including the 3m to set darvish free and other random $$ expenses on the roster.

    tack on another 3-4m for happ when that gets settled....plus other odds/ends that have a chance to make the roster (s.miller, a.morgan, j.holder, etc) and other pre-arbitration guys...

    cubs still need someone to back up contreras (if he sticks around, which i wouldn't be surprised to see him stick around)...not sure if taylor gushue is gonna be that guy and m.amaya is too young.

     

  • George Altman 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Seriously, what's the 2021 payroll number? Currently at approximately $165M and after they trade Bryant, Baez, & Contreras  - $130M. Is that it, $135-140M.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Q to the angels...supposedly 1/8m

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    pete ricketts (the governor of Nebraska ricketts) is a key part of an anti-gambling Nebraska group called "Gambling With The Good Life" that actively lobbied their open legislature...including a speech by pete...to keep gambling illegal in Nebraska.

    he last spoke for the group to the state government in-session 3 months ago.

    ...it's also worth mentioning all of this is separate from the Draft Kings/Wrigley Field deal that flew under the radar toward the end of the season that will put a sportsbook directly in wrigley field, itself.

     

  • Charlie 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Of all the things, why does this most make me want to punch

     

  • Cubster 1 day 17 hours ago (view)

    I thought the Cubs had lost a rising star in Porter, seems the just got lucky with him leaving the organization. 

     

  • crunch 2 days 56 min ago (view)

    jared porter...damn dude...mets gm, ex cubs director of scouting...

     

  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    cubs freeing up that chatwood + lester loot sure did help...wait...sigh.

     

  • Cubster 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    Plus Chatwood signing w Bluejays is done.

     

  • crunch 2 days 6 hours ago (view)

    ...and done.  1 year deal with a mutual option.

     

  • Cubster 2 days 7 hours ago (view)

    Dolorous in discussions with the Washington Schwarbs.