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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  • erich081 3 hours 18 min ago (view)

    Brach in during a one run game where the ball seems to be flying out of the park? I too like to live dangerously.

     

  • Eric S 3 hours 34 min ago (view)

    Robel’s 454 foot splashdown - 6th longest homer by a Cub this season

    https://twitter.com/cubs/status/1153486434659119104?s=21

     

  • Arizona Phil 4 hours 59 min ago (view)

    RHP Aneuris Rosario (2014 IFA - Dominican Republic) has been reinstated from the Disqualified List. Now 24, Rosario spent four seasons in the DSL (2014-17) and was the one-time closer for DSL Cubs #1. He hasn't pitched since 2017.  

     

  • Charlie 5 hours 19 min ago (view)

    Last hurrah as a starter before the Cubs trade for an outfielder who gets on base?

     

  • crunch 6 hours 18 min ago (view)

    i wonder why almora's started almost every game the past week+, especially since he's sucked at it...and he even got to hit leadoff for a game or 2.

     

  • Charlie 6 hours 46 min ago (view)

    Oof. Almora and Maldonado as starters is going to be rough on the offense. Better hope for at least a Garcia triple.

     

  • crunch 7 hours 32 min ago (view)

    schwarber / baez / bryant / rizzo / garcia(2nd) / heyward / almora / maldo / a.mills

    ham gets a AAA rehab start tomorrow.  also, i could do with less almora.

     

  • QuietMan 13 hours 48 min ago (view)

    Edwards optioned to Iowa per Jesse Rogers,

     

  • George Altman 14 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Yeah.....yeah. I think I'm good too. Put him and Strop in the Shawn Greene deal.

     

  • Mike Wellman 16 hours 11 min ago (view)

    I feel like I've already waited & seen enough of CEJ...

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 16 hours 33 min ago (view)

    Not as much as it makes his stomach tighten!

    i dont think we should trade him. We would get nothing of value back. But I don’t think he should be a bullpen piece on a playoff contender either. He should be in Iowa. Reassess where he’s at for September and next year. If they don’t like what they see, non-tender.

     

  • Charlie 17 hours 5 min ago (view)

    Cheap may not be the right word, but has put up reasonable value per dollar compared to other relievers prior to this ear.

    He accrued 2.9 bWAR 2017-2018. Strop put up 3.2 bWAR during the same period. Edwards is making $1.5M this year. Strop is making $6.25M. He'll get a bump again this offseason even if he doesn't rebound in the second half, of course. I just don't see a need to trade him unless the Cubs are being offered value in return.

    That said, it does make my stomach knot up a bit when I see they are bringing him into a close game.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 42 min ago (view)

    Carl Edwards Jr will be out of minor league options next season (2020), and he will (once again) be arbitration-eligible post-2019 (he was "Super Two" arb eligible post-2018) and he will be a FA post-2022. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    cubs lose, cards win, brews win.

    boo.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    I think this is his last option year. And he’s not as cheap as you’d think, he’s a super two qualified player this year.

     

  • Charlie 1 day 8 hours ago (view)

    Edwards is frustrating at times. Some of that frustration comes from thinking he could be much better than he currently is. But prior to this year (in which he has pitched very few innings), he's overall been an OK relief pitcher in the majors. I'm happy to wait and see on him for quite a while. Still has an option and is cheap, right?