Game 62 Thread - Garza vs. Porcello
The Cubs go for their 5th straight win at Wrigley and Garza tries to impress the Tigers into trading for him.
Mather was a last minute replacement for Stewart, whose wrist is bothering him again.
cubbies.4ever 7 hours 50 min ago (view)
Still haven't seen/heard if Cubs signed 19th rd Daniel Avitia, the last of the unsigned or declined.
crunch 8 hours 2 min ago (view)
imagine he'll go into indie ball somewhere and hope he doesn't end up like matt harrington.
Sonicwind75 8 hours 27 min ago (view)
So is Kumar going "pro" by taking a KBO contract next season or something like that or does he just work out for a year? Not sure what the rules are for a player in his situation.
Dolorous Jon Lester 11 hours 20 min ago (view)
Good. Suck it Mets
crunch 12 hours 26 min ago (view)
mets fail to sign k.rocker.
at the time it was considered a hell of a pick when he fell so far (11th pick). he was considered a top-5 pick for most of the year, #1 for a chunk of it. his medicals (elbow) gave the mets pause offering him slot value. his agent, boras, says he's healthy.
he will not return to vandy and will go "pro"...he returns to the draft next year and the mets get a compensation 11th pick in round 1 next season.
crunch 13 hours 5 min ago (view)
rizzo, baez, and bryant all homered in their 1st game with their new team.
Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 38 min ago (view)
Winning very much to a backseat to profits. I would imagine it always kinda was that way, but it became very obvious after the title. I think when ownership saw Darvish struggle year one, that was that, no more free agent spending. And never adjusted after it became clear Darvish was back starting midway through year two.
Charlie 13 hours 50 min ago (view)
Ownership absolutely decided sometime after 2016 that fans owed them and not the other way atound.
Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 57 min ago (view)
To be fair they also did a good job bringing in talent to the system that they were able to use to make trades. And a few solid signings such as Lester and Zobrist.
I think part of it was the hunger mostly vanished after the title and things needed to be switched up to kick people in the ass a tad. Add a level of being hamstrung by Heyward deal, no one coming up to replace the lost farm system talent or aging players, no one but Rizzo and Hendricks signing extensions, and here we are
crunch 14 hours 5 sec ago (view)
HUGE standing O for bryant. they're loving it.
Cubster 14 hours 24 min ago (view)
The Chicago Ortegas
crunch 14 hours 24 min ago (view)
who though we'd have "the ortega game" today? alright, then.
Cubster 14 hours 49 min ago (view)
Rizzo leading off for Yanks today
crunch 14 hours 50 min ago (view)
the cubs had years of 1st round picks gained by tanking do well and they got very lucky with the arrietta/strop trade. strop is especially underappreciated in that trade. theo obviously wanted rizzo badly, and made the right call there. hendricks was a complex back/forth trade because of player injuries, but at the end of the day the cubs wanted hendricks and they made the right call there, too.
aside from that, it looks a lot like it's been for decades.
Cubster 15 hours 38 min ago (view)
Every championship season is sacred (except 2021).
Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 42 min ago (view)
He's looking kinda gassed. I think we've got to be coming up on his innings limit