Cubs Organizational Report Week 11
|Team||W-L||GB/Pos.||Last 10||Ex W/L||W/L (2003)||W/L (2004)|
|West Tenn Diamond Jaxx*||44-25||0.0/1st||5-5||43-26||33-36||37-32|
|Boise Hawks||June 22nd||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AZL Cubs||Late June||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
MLB TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Rich Hill promoted from AAA on 06/15/05 P - John Koronka demoted to AAA on 06/15/05 P - Dave Crouthers has retired from baseball at age 25; Cubs placed him on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release on 06/15/05 P - Mark Prior placed on 15 day DL with a right non-displaced fracture of the lateral epicondyl (elbow) on 05/28/05; Threw some simulated games over past week; May skip minor league rehab program and be ready to pitch this week or next P - Kerry Wood diagnosed with supraspinatus muscle strain in his right shoulder; Placed on DL on 05/02/05; Threw 48 & 69 pitch rehab outings last week for Iowa; At least one more before returning to majors P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05; Has "nerve issues" in his right elbow; Still undetermined whether he'll attempt another comeback SS ñ Nomar Garciaparra out with left groin avulsion of the adductor longus muscle; placed on 15 day DL 04/21/05; Transferred to 60 day DL on 05/29/05; Rehabbing in Arizona P - Scott Williamson placed on 60 day DL 3/31/05; Recovering from October 2004 Tommy John surgery; Currently rehabbing at Extended Spring Training; Return anticpated by end of July AAA (IOWA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Rich Hill promoted to MLB team on 06/15/05 P - John Koronka demoted to AAA on 06/15/05 P - Bobby Brownlie activated from DL (elbow tendonitis) on 06/18/05 AAA (IOWA) Notables Ronny Cedeno .350/.400/.503 Jermaine Van Buren 1-1 9 Saves; 1.88 ERA/12 BB/37 K Mike Fontenot .287/.395/.480 Jerome Williams 1-1 2.22 ERA/6 BB/17 K Jon Leicester 0-2 1 Save; 5.76 ERA/12 BB/20 K Phil Norton 2-4 6.27 ERA/18 BB/27 K Will Cunnane 1-1 6.32 ERA/17BB/33 K Dave Kelton .286/.331/.448 Geovany Soto .265/.382/.347 Scott McClain .247/.306/.490 Russ Rohlicek 2-1 3 Saves; 3.90 ERA/22 BB/32 K AA (W. TENN) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES INF - Jemel Spearman has not played since 04/26/05 because of wrist injury P- Angel Guzman out with stiff forearm; Supposedly began throwing this week; Likely not to pitch in a game until July P ñ Rocky Cherry left game on 4/21/05 after 1/3 of an inning. Tommy John surgery performed on 05/05/05 AA (W. TENN) Notables Matt Murton .357/.420/.496 15/20 SB opportunities Felix Pie .304/.349/.554 13/22 SB opportunities Dwaine Bacon .322/.400/.416 14/20 SB opportunities Ryan Theriot .316/.379/.421 15/18 SB opportunities Brandon Sing .274/.397/.543 Buck Coats .322/.391/.427 Casey McGehee .314/.368/.459 Richard Lewis .310/.431/.429 Ricky Nolasco 6-0 2.51 ERA/26 BB/84 K Carmen Pignatiello 5-4 2.68 ERA/28 BB/77 K Andrew Shipman 1-3 2.67 ERA/14 BB/31 K Talley Haines 4-2 13 Saves; 1.78 ERA/2 BB/20 K Reynel Pinto 3-0 1.48 ERA/22 BB/52 K David Aardsma 2-0 1.37 ERA/11 BB/15 K John Connolly 2-1 2.95 ERA/7 BB/16 K Yorkin Ferreras 2-4 2 Saves; 5.52 ERA/6 BB/31 K Jae-Kuk Ryu 5-3 3.66 ERA/28 BB/57 K Adam Greenberg .253/.369/.360 A ADVANCED (DAYTONA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES SS - Carlos Rojas placed on DL on 05/26/05 P - Brad Stiles placed on DL on 4/27/05; reason unknown FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE ALL-STARS P Carlos Marmol P Sean Marshall P Randy Wells OF Chris Walker DH/3B Scott Moore A Advanced (DAYTONA) Notables Scott Moore .304/.385/.587 Sean Marshall 4-4 2.74 ERA/26 BB/61 K J.R. Mathes 5-2 2.95 ERA/18 BB/53 K Carlos Marmol 6-2 2.99 ERA/37 BB/71 K Thomas Atlee 1-3 8 Saves; 2.61 ERA/8 BB/15 K Juan Mateo 4-1 2 Saves; 2.65 ERA/11 BB/42 K Brian Dopirak .249/.299/.382 Anderson Tavares 2-5 5.83 ERA/18 BB/48 K Jonathon Johnson .286/.333/.447 Kevin Collins .278/.363/.532 Jake Fox .279/.345/.404 Chris Walker .287/.348/.426 29/37 SB opportunities A (PEORIA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Matthew Webber left game on 06/05/05 after being hit by line drive on the pitching arm; Returned to action this week INF Ryan Norwood placed on DL 04/07/05 with severe ankle sprain; Out 6-8 weeks MIDWEST LEAGUE ALL-STARS 2B Eric Patterson 1B Alberto Garcia OF Ryan Harvey P Sean Gallagher P Chris Shaver P Matthew Weber A(PEORIA) Notables Eric Patterson .366/.444/.545 17/24 SB opportunities Luis Montanez .306/.375/.483 Aaron Sisk .331/.398/.610 Sean Gallagher 7-2 1.56 ERA/26 BB/82 K Ed Campusano 2-2 1 Save; 2.63 ERA/14 BB/23 K Alan Rick .169/.248/.246 Sam Fuld .243/.338/.339 Jerry Blevins 1-5 11 Saves; 6.47 ERA/16 BB/37 K Johnathon Hunton 0-2 6.35 ERA/16 BB/27 K Alberto Garcia .316/.366/.378 Oscar Bernard .289/.326/.333 Bo Flowers .276/.320/.389 Ryan Harvey .255/.316/.442 Matt Weber 3-7 3.16 ERA/12 BB/47 K Chris Shaver 3-6 4.30 ERA/36 BB/53 K A SHORT SEASON(BOISE) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report ROOKIE LEAGUE (AZL Cubs) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report OTHER NOTABLE INJURIES OF - Nic Jackson had more surgery to clean out his shoulder; Probably out until 2006 P - Chadd Blasko - shoulder surgery; Probably out until 2006 P - Jason Wylie - shoulder surgery; No update on his return P - Matt Clanton - shoulder surgery; Had 2nd shoulder surgery during off-season, probably out all season MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Scott Moore (15) RBI - Scott Moore (49) AVG - Eric Patterson (.366) OBP - Eric Patterson (.444) SLG - Scott Moore (.587) SB - Chris Walker (29) Pitching IP - Matt Weber (82.2) ERA -Sean Gallagher (1.56) WINS - Sean Gallagher (7) SAVES -Talley Haines (13) K - Ricky Nolasco (84) * The AB and IP cutoff for rate stats is rather arbitrary
Arizona Phil 1 hour 37 min ago (view)
The fact hat the Cubs have not run him through waivers by now tells me the Cubs know Duane Underwood Jr is a lock to get claimed and so they are hoping to find a club that would be willing to give the Cubs something more than the $50,000 waiver price in return for Dunderwood (either more $$$ and/or a player).
Arizona Phil 2 hours 19 min ago (view)
Today's pitchers, most of them the same guys who threw last Tuesday:
COMMENT: This just in: Mills heater now sitting at 91!!!!... had two easy innings and looked very good... threw only a handful of his "Bugs Bunny curves" but they are fun to watch because hitters don't know how to deal with it... ...
Arizona Phil 2 hours 53 min ago (view)
DJL: Jason Adam sustained a right elbow fracture a few years ago and missed two full seasons, and when he returned to action he started using a "short-arm" delivery.
crunch 2 hours 53 min ago (view)
baez "soft tissue injury"...no biggie...it's spring. he'll be back in a day or 2.
crunch 5 hours 2 min ago (view)
kimbrel...K, single, HBP, 3 more hits...inning called due to pitch count. 4 earned.
also, baez removed after being HBP on the hand.
First.Pitch.120 11 hours 15 min ago (view)
Cotton McKnight: In 23 years of broadcasting I thought I'd seen it all, folks. But it looks like Peter La Fleur has actually blindfolded himself.
Pepper Brooks: He will not be able to see very well, Cotton.
First.Pitch.120 11 hours 16 min ago (view)
Yes! Exactly... I'd love to be able to watch coverages in football or just key-in on a great WR to watch them work.
First.Pitch.120 11 hours 19 min ago (view)
Wow... this is the most engagement I have ever received on any topic on social media platform. Please stay tuned for my opinions on the Oxford Comma, the APA Style Manual for Academic Writing, and the auto-correct on my iPhone.
I am an awesome guy at parties....
bradsbeard 21 hours 43 min ago (view)
I watched some of the Puerto Rican Winter League games that Miguel Amaya played in this winter. At least one broadcast had a super wide shot for balls in play that let you see the OF and the baserunners at the same time. It was awesome.
Wrigley Rat 1 day 49 min ago (view)
3 dots on this evening's Cubs-Dodgers game - makes sense & they do color in the 3rd dot as they're going to commericals (Spectrum Sportsnet).
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
3 dot crew represent. i didn't have an opinion, but now i'm 100% on board.
Charlie 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
I agree on most of this, but I especially support three fillable dots for the outs--and fill in the third before cutting to a commercial!
Not doing homework on the players in a Spring Training broadcast is pretty forgiveable, but ESPN is really bad about it pretty much all year. It would be nice if they made a habit of picking up a local color commentator and sort of interviewing them throughout games.
George Altman 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
The single thing I want in a sports broadcast is to become smarter about the sport, to learn something from the broadcast crew.
Stone does that, Romo does that, Eddie O on hockey, and that's about it. I watch sporting events with the sound down very low or off. I forgot more about baseball than most broadcasters will ever know, and I'm always shocked when I see something in a football game that the crew doesn't, and I know about NOTHING about football.
First.Pitch.120 1 day 9 hours ago (view)
Also... what is with only having 2 dots as the outs counter? I know that you don't really need the 3rd dot, but I find it counter-intuitive. If the dots fill in, then only having 2 throws me off b/c it's natural to subitize "3" associated with outs. You quickly see 0/3, 1/3, 2/3. If the graphic does not have fill-in dots, then just put the #. eg - OUTS: 1 It's minimalism for the sake of minimalism, not graphic design for effective communication.
crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
tight shots + insane amount of screen real estate being taken up with graphics is a bit of a plague...especially the ones with a non-stop bottom news ticker.
First.Pitch.120 1 day 10 hours ago (view)
General comment on baseball broadcasting... I think that the color comentator (CC) needs to talk about 30% more & the PBP about 30% less. I would love a more stream of consciousness from the CC outlining what they would be looking for in a given situation. To that end, why not have 2 CC for national broadcasts - one a pitcher & one a position player. Would love for them to banter back & forth on micro strategy from their perspectives. I think this would turn the game's pauses between action into more of an asset.