A Thanksgiving Tradition

Not as old or celebrated as the Macy's parade, but more entertaining, it's.... it's.... Thanksgiving-Themed Baseball Names! Re-hashbrowning what we came up with, last year, here's your All-Turkey Team. The only eligiblity requirements for the team are that the player: A. has a food-related name B. at some point played for the Cubs C. has a food-related name that is so delicious, and plays a position where the Cubs don't have a home-grown alternative, thus requiring an imaginary trade so that we can complete our roster. C - Pickles Dillhoefer 1B - Catfish Metkovich 2B - Rabbit Warstler SS - Rabbit Maranville 3B - Pie Traynor (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates) LF - Peanuts Lowrey CF - Felix Pie RF - Goose Goslin (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Washington Senators) SP - Steve Trout SP - Noodles Hahn (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Cincinnati Reds) SP - Doug Bird RP - Goose Gossage RP - Sweetbreads Bailey RP - Ducky Swan (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Federal League's Kansas City Packers) RP - Rocky Cherry Backup OF Candy Maldonado Ginger Beaumont Turkey Stearns (Acquired in fantasy-trade from the Kansas City Monarchs) Backup MI Bobby Sturgeon Backup Catchers Damon Berryhill Peaches Graham Porky Pawelek Del Rice Manager - Herman Franks Third Base Coach - Cookie Rojas And this is all before factoring in additional fantasy trades for Tim Salmon and Jim Rice, or creative liberties like manager Jim French Frey, Hank Sauer Kraut, or Jeff Pico de Gallo. Several of these names were produced from the comments in the last couple of Thanksgiving threads, anything new to add? (oh and hi. I'm not dead, yet.)

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Jeff Pico de Gallo (C) Carlos @ Parachat.

How about: Giovany "Riz" Soto Scott "Chocolate Ecl" Eyre Neal "Apri" Cotts Michael "Liver" Wuertz

mmmmm... Porky Pawelek

Carlos Marmolade

Enos Country Slaughter...

Rice-a-Ronny Cedeno A Ramen Ramirez Matt Murton Chops?

"Doughnuts" Hendry ha ha ha

The coach, the man who combines all the delicious items into a winning lineup card of a meal: Dusty Baker. Just remember not to have too many plates on the table, it might clog up the meal.

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  • Sonicwind75 37 min 18 sec ago (view)

    Off all the awards and accolades Rizzo earned during his time in Chicago; perhaps the most important is being named the Roberto Clemente Award winner in 2017.

     

  • crunch 50 min 52 sec ago (view)

    technically correct is the best kind of correct.

    also, rizzo's charity work (himself and the time he gives, not just his money) is top notch stuff.

     

  • tim815 3 hours 55 min ago (view)

    Anything to be noted about Temblador, Venezuela's Pedro Ramirez, who is shredding as the pipelines youngest player?

     

  • bradsbeard 5 hours 33 min ago (view)

    Arizona Phil, some folks (mostly me!) were wondering if you had any thoughts/info on Luis Devers, who seems to be having a nice ACL season despite being a bit old for the level. Got touched for a HR last night but hadn't given up multiple runs in a start before then and has struck out a healthy number of batters while limiting walks. Many thanks in advance!

     

  • Hagsag 10 hours 32 min ago (view)

    Rizzo wasn't a cancer, he HAD cancer!

     

  • Arizona Phil 14 hours 2 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released AAA Iowa C-INF Tony Wolters so that he can sign a minor league deal with a contending club (if the opportunity presents itself).

    Because he was outrighted earlier this season he was not eligible to be traded after 7/30, even though he was on a minor league reserve list and (generally speaking) a player on a minor league reserve list can be traded up until one week prior to the scheduled conclusion of the MLB regular season. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 14 hours 35 min ago (view)

    So #11 (Ziehl), #12 (Banks), and #19 (Avitia) were the only three 2021 Cubs draft picks who did not sign. 

     

  • crunch 18 hours 12 min ago (view)

    https://www.mlb.com/news/jed-hoyer-clarifies-comments-on-traded-cubs

    similar story, similar quotes, different site/author

     

  • QuietMan 18 hours 34 min ago (view)

    Cubs: Jed Hoyer clarifies comments about extension talks with former core players - Marquee Sports Network

    Sorry I'm having trouble posting the link.

    @TonyAndracki23 with the story.

     

     

  • Wrigley Rat 19 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Second contract player Michael Arias, a former infielder-turned-pitcher, made his Cubs system debut today in relief. 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB for DSL Cubs Blue.

     

  • Charlie 1 day 53 sec ago (view)

    A GM or owner saying a player "didn't want to sign" or "didn't want to negotiate" should always be read as "we didn't want to pay them."

    That said, a GM or owner can always show more finesse by saying, "I hope we can have productive talks this offseason" or something along those lines. Seems like Jed is trying to burn those bridges.

     

  • crunch 1 day 13 min ago (view)

    while not known as a clubhouse cancer, there's more than a few stories about his "leadership qualities" lacking or otherwise being a bit of a jerk at points in time.  they're mostly rumor, and none of the rumors are awful...

    reminded a bit of this justin wilson/rizzo exchange back in 2018...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqCelMPe_74

     

  • videographer 1 day 47 min ago (view)

    /With all the player movement in the last week, I wonder if the Cubs are now 85% compliant for vaccinated players.  We know Sogard and Rizzo were not vaccinated and I can assume the players taking their place of the 40 man roster are vaccinated.  It will be an interesting story going forward when all trade noise settles down.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Agreed on every point. I think Jed is trying to create "his" team, a fully separate entity than Theo. Probably targeting 2023 or 2024 to return to actual contention.

    He absolutely shouldn't have aired that out. He ends up looking like the bad guy. This is a good way to burn those bridges. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    jed shouldn't have aired things out so blatently, even if true.

    "I don't know why guys didn't want to sign. I don't know why guys didn't want to even counteroffer, oftentimes. Every one of these guys would say they wanted to stay in Chicago, 'we wanted to be a Cub,' but then we would sit down and do negotiations, that wasn't how they acted."

    ...dude, no.  keep that to yourself.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    After the feel-good videos and goodbyes, Jed decided to say the players didn't seem to want to negotiate and place blame at their feet. Rizzo responded today, basically saying "wtf man, shut up, that's a lie."

    I haven't really blamed Jed for much of this as I feel mgmt forced his hand but this... definitely a misstep Jed. And it also makes me wonder, the next core, if they don't want to sign below market extensions, are we gonna see a similar tear down?