Gameday Open Thread/Cubs @ Padres and Day Old News

The Cubs travel to Peoria to play the San Diego Padres. Ryan Dempster and Jake Peavy will start. Here is the

SS Ryan Theriot, 2B Aaron Miles, CF Reed Johnson, 1B Jake Fox, 3B
Fontenot, RF Doug Deeds, LF Richie Robnett, C Paul Bako, P Ryan

Carlos Marmol has changed his mind and Zambrano is still sitting out though.

Curt Schilling , he would like it to be for either the Tampa Bay Rays or the Chicago Cubs. A Of course, I'm not sure if anyone has seen if he can still pitch.

Sam Fuld was

Thanks to the readers for the links.


Theriot single, Miles GIDP, Johnson grounds out

Theriot and Fox errors leading to runs for SD. Our defense may be suspect this year...Theriot/Fontenot are not that great up the middle, Bradley fields the DH position well, not sure how strong he'll be in RF.

Bruce Miles is reporting that the Cubs get Peavey if they win this game, and they don't if they lose.

Golly, that Kevin Towers drives a hard bargain. I assume this is Wittenmyer being funny... 1-2-3 second for Peavy. Padres said to be demanding Soto and Zambrano in 5 for 1 deal. Trying to confirm. and Another 1-2-3 for Peavy. Padres tell Cubs they can't afford him and to have a nice century. and Piniella is all for Schilling... then makes some ridiculous comment about Koskie and comparing him to Josh Hamilton Harden faced some hitters on Saturday

phew...along with the 400ab miles statements and other crap it's nice to be able to get "news" like this without 100 posts picking apart the stupidity of a 60 year old fat man being out of touch with koskie's ability, bradley's injury handling, or having no control of his clubhouse because he can't field a volunteer team in vegas.

Ha... Piniella was clearly drunk.

Cripes, it's not even that old and I already fucking hate Twitter.

it's really weird to hear steve stone call WSox games on TV. CSN and MLB Network, btw...and it's over soon.

sean casey immitating the batting styles of classic houston astros players #1.

Rich Hill was supposed to start today for the Orioles but was scratched due to "elbow and forearm stiffness." The article in the Baltimore Sun mentions "back and shoulder issues" last season. Back, shoulder, elbow, forearm--what else is there?

Knees and toes, my friend. Knees and toes.

Ding! But the Peavy-to-the-Cubs rumor won't die a natural death because the Padres still can't afford to keep his $63 million contract. Another rumor making the rounds is that Peavy's boss, San Diego Chief Executive Officer Sandy Alderson, may be in line for a similar role with the Cubs once Tom Ricketts takes control of the team. The Padres are in the process of being sold. Alderson declined to comment when asked if he'd be interested in running the Cubs if Ricketts buys the team. A baseball guy as president that has an affinity for stats...imagine that. Maybe Depodesta would come with him.

You're such a tease.

I don't like you anymore. You're a cruel individual.

The only thing positive about this game was that it was baseball and I got to watch it live. 90 degrees and sunny. Is anyone else having problems with tcr on an iPhone? As I was trying to check az phil's 40 man roster from the stadium, my iPhone kept crashing. Too many scrubs to keep up with. Jake Fox is lost at 1b. SD's guy that pitched the 9th was throwing some serious heat(Morales?). Fontenot wore # 81 and played 3b. Doug Deeds sucks too, but has a decent arm. SD's 1(Blankes?)is built like a tank, think NFL TE. Going again on Monday.

it's snowing here...screw u...i mean have fun. seriously, ST...awesome. have fun.

Total Consciousness, I've got that going for me, which is nice.. --- Notes: Padres RHP Mark Prior said he felt good Sunday, a day after his most recent bullpen session. Trying to rebound from shoulder surgery in June, Prior said he threw 55-60 pitches, "so obviously that's a good sign for endurance. It's coming. I think yesterday was probably one of the first days where I felt, 'OK, things are starting to kind of round into form a little bit,' so that was nice." Prior threw about six curveballs. "I'm feeling comfortable enough to throw that because obviously it takes some arm speed to throw the curveball," said Prior, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since Aug. 10, 2006, with the Cubs. Black said it was a good sign that Prior is throwing breaking balls. "That'd be great if he could come back and be able to jump into our rotation," Black said

It would be a moral crime for Mark Prior to ever throw a single pitch to a Cubs batter in the regular or post season for the rest of his life.

I don't really like Mark Prior's politics, but I'm glad he's no longer a Cub. Heh.

Not sure if this is related to anything but....... Randy Bush hates black people!!!

Pedroia MLB'09 ad...good stuff more viral videos at their website as well...

I have mine pre-ordered! I hope I receive it tomorrow, but it will probably be Wed or Thur.

F'ing MLB 09 only on PS2/3. 2K9 is getting bad reviews and I have the 360. Oh and MLB Front Office Manager blows, do not ever contemplate even renting it.

If you don't have a PS2 you ought to be able to get one really cheap by now.

I own a PS2, but if I could have 2K9 for the 360 or MLB for the PS2 I don't know which I'd rather have. I just wold prefer the graphics and all that jazz for the 360, and they usually cut the good features on the Ps2 version.

Is 2K9 getting bad reviews? Saw the guy over at HJE thought it was pretty darn good. I don't tend to read any of the gaming sites reviews because I just don't take games as seriously as they do. I'm probably going to get it either way, I guess. Baseball game I hate is better than no baseball game.

I have read mix reviews about 2K9 but everything positive about The Show.

The last season of Triple Play was the best ever. Now baseball games have gone to shit, which is too bad. I guess EA is making an assload of $$ on Madden to not care about the baseball license. They certainly haven't cared about NCAA for a few years since they fail to update stadiums at the very least.

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  • Cubster 5 hours 10 min ago (view)

    per Tribune: Kimbrel's OK, just working on his changeup (formerly his fastball).


  • Arizona Phil 17 hours 30 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).  


  • crunch 20 hours 57 min ago (view)

    rizzo takes another day off (lower back).  ross says the club is "exercising caution."

    klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.


  • Ryno 21 hours 34 min ago (view)

    Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"?  Isn't it just a sinker?


  • Ryno 21 hours 42 min ago (view)

    In other words:  This lineup sucks.


  • Arizona Phil 21 hours 59 min ago (view)

    Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).  

    Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23. 


  • Eric S 22 hours 4 min ago (view)

    There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.

     July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually. 


  • Cubster 22 hours 10 min ago (view)

    On the bright side regarding Kimbrel. It doesn't have the lasting bad side as the Mets arrangement with Bobby Bonilla. Unless they want to re-negotiate Kimbrel's terms.


  • Eric S 23 hours 36 min ago (view)


    Watching the last night's highlight clip was not encouraging either as discussed here:


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...


  • Eric S 1 day 13 hours ago (view)

    Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson. 

    Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again.  Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season


  • BobbyD 1 day 14 hours ago (view)

    Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius? 


  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet.  let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.


  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    "Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday.  Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "



  • crunch 1 day 16 hours ago (view)

    anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.

    he sat out today with lower back tightness.


  • BobbyD 1 day 18 hours ago (view)

    Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like.