Gameday Open Thread/Giants @ Cubs

The same two clubs meet again with Jonathan Sanchez and a split-squad Giants team taking on Carlos Zambrano.


for no reason....weird bug. Unfortunately don't have time ti fix it now.

Soriano LF Theriot SS Fuku RF Lee 1B Fontenot 2B Pie CF Cintron 3B Blanco C Zambrano P Top four could be what we see on Opening Day?

Fontenot hits a homer... hit him fifth the next day! I love Spring Training.

If you want to follow the action, here is the MLB Gameday link:

Good to see the big guy is already in mid-season form. Roberts 4-3 Velez reaches on E1 Velez SB Velez to 3rd on WP 1B FO2 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 left. Hey, at least it's unearned.

2 hits.. pardon... 1 left

it seems a bit slow..

Velez was hear in Connecticut last year and he can FLY!!! He was rated the fastest guy in the Eastern League last year.

Is there no audio today? That makes me a sad panda.

now pitching, rich hill

3-1 Cubs Aram may Dh tomorrow according to WSCR>

I fully expected to see a "Boy, the Cubs really dirtied Sanchez in the first inning" comment. And now there is one.

Fuku, 2 walks, 2 runs scored now 4-2

Great stuff Cubster...

Fuku=OB Machine.

so no one is chatting? what am i going to do without my crunch pitch-by-pitch account...

Campaigning to start a "web opening congratulatory beer fund" for RobG and the crew, but no PayPal button.

It used to be called Rob's "Hookers and Liquor fund".

still a little hard to get used to this format...and almost impossible to see who's chatting. all my eyes see are topics and the word "reply" scanning everything. my brain is still used to quickly scanning down a line of comments and I'm getting lost on who's actually posting things. damn retraining my brain to read stuff quickly.

Les Walrond, come on down...your ERA is now 54.00 Giants 8-5 in the 8th

Bonds grand jury testimony unsealed. According to ESPN he failed "several drug tests" for and tested positive for steroids since 2000. Bye- Bye Bud.

I can't figure out why the name Martinez-Esteve bothers me so much, but I'll be sure to let you all know when I do. Popup window is much better than these comments.

Well, it's 8-5 Giants now. We were winning, but then it was time for the Les Walrond Experience. 4 runa in 2/3 of an inning. Eyre gave up an un-earned run. Mr. Zero also gave up a run in his inning of work.

Wish I had this commenting thing figured out over here. Then I probably wouldn't 3/44. Although, I did that at the old site, too. Probably just my own ignorance.

Zeus with a scoreless 9th

15 walks in 2 games whats up with that also k-fuk definately looks like a on base machine

k-fuk, 1 AB, 2 Runs, 0 Hits Love it.

"15 walks in 2 games whats up with that" It's called Giants Syndrome.


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  • jdrnym 4 hours 12 min ago (view)

    Hey AZPhil, when a player is released with money/years still remaining on his contract, does his next team *have* to give him the prorated major league minimum or can they offer more (meaning the original club owes less) to "outbid" other teams that may have had interest? I'm assuming that's what happened with Brad Brach, where the Mets signed him for 2020 at $850,000.


  • crunch 4 hours 55 min ago (view)

    jeremy jeffress agrees.


  • Rob Richardson 8 hours 37 min ago (view)

    It's high time if you ask me.


  • crunch 8 hours 53 min ago (view)

    as awesome as bryant is, it would probably be good for the cubs to find him a new home before his play at 3rd turns him into a corner OF'r...which seems inevitable sooner than later.

    i'm still impressed how much his D improved since he was drafted, but he's already losing a step at the position early in his career.


  • crunch 8 hours 59 min ago (view)

    minor league ballplayers will no longer have to worry about getting suspended for testing positive for's off the prohibited substances list.

    about time.


  • Arizona Phil 19 hours 12 min ago (view)

    3B Alec Bohm and RHSP Spencer Howard would likely be the Cubs asking price and the Phils probably say no, but if they don't say no, that could be a deal. 


  • crunch 22 hours 34 min ago (view)

    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine
    Cubs have had talks with Phils on Bryant. Nothing there at the moment. Service time grievance still an issue.


  • bradsbeard 23 hours 10 min ago (view)

    Humerous 30 minutes this morning when both Mark Gonzalez and Gordon Wittenmyer tweeted out that the Cubs would be receiving Conor Lillis-White as the PTBNL in the Tommy La Stella trade as if it were just now happening. 


  • crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)

    marvin miller and ted simmons are part of the next HOF class.

    long time coming for miller.


  • crunch 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    things that are important to good on-field play like buying up all the property around wrigley field, from rooftops to acerage, isn't going to monetize itself.

    i know some people would love to have a top tier pitcher, but i'm looking forward to more control of rooftop advertising and an open air beer garden near the team owned hotel and resturant complexes.

    i know some people want a solid leadoff man, but i'm looking forward to seeing 10-20 concerts on off-days destroying the playing field so that extra revenue can help a polician in Nebraska or Iowa get some ad buys.


  • Hagsag 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Their friend Donald will come through for them.


  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    remember when the billionaire owners got a huge double digit tax cut?

    maybe the city should do them a favor and give them more tax savings help to let them buy and build another 2-3 revenue projects outside of the park.  that might help these struggling heroes find some extra loot.

    i know this rant isn't fair, but my "dan winkler got a MLB contract fever" is dying down a bit.


  • crunch 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    f'real.  i don't even know why they're going to bother playing games.  i'm over here printing Cubs 2020 World Series Champs banners while others are sleeping on reality.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    Just saw a fun report that the Cubs are telling even budget type free agents they can't currently negotiate until they clear some payroll. So that's a fun start to the winter meetings.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 5 hours ago (view)

    I'm with you 100% on that. Minor league retreads are fine and all but we don't need to be paying premiums for middle relief.


  • JustSayin' 2 days 6 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have 15-20 extra pitchers in their minor league system due to unbalanced drafting over the last few years.  I am ready to see them err on the side of giving the internal guys too many chances as compared to signing AAA players who had short stints in the big leagues which didn't go too well.  We don't know it the Cubs organization is just that bad at developing pitching, or has too many guys trying to prove themselves in a fixed number of minor league innings.  Bad scouting/development or self-inflicted bottleneck?