Game 74 Thread - Wells vs. Gee
It was nice of the Cubs to start Wells to temper any real expectations we may have had for tonight's game.
As everyone knows by now, Anthony Rizzo has been called up and is immediately inserted into the #3 spot in the lineup. The last highly anticipated Cubs debut was May 7th, 2010 versus the Reds in Cincinnati and Starlin didn't do much other than go 2/5 with a HR, a triple and 6 RBI's in a 14-7 Cubs win.
The Cubs may be 23 games under .500, but they have managed a non-cringe inducing 15-19 record at home. So they have that going for them. At least for one night, it'll be worth paying attention to the team. I'll probably stop by parachat tonight, at least for the Rizzo at-bats.
tim815 2 hours 40 min ago (view)
On what days of the calendar do players get to decide if they're going to opt out of their contracts?
Australian football games are being played before empty stadiums. I doubt that's a conducive environment to opting out.
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 48 min ago (view)
SheffieldCornelia 6 hours 54 min ago (view)
Hey all, just checking in to say that yesterday was a really sad but appreciative day in my household. It is still completely mystifying that the Cubs couldn't find a way to extend Rizzo and Javy especially, and there's still some hope here that one or both guys can come back next year along with a Contreras extension. While they were here, Rizzo, Javy and KB especially gave us so much as players and made the last half decade really special for Cubs fans. Thanks guys.
(Also, please let some of these prospects become the next Hendricks or Arrieta and not the next Mike Olt.)
Hagsag 7 hours 38 min ago (view)
Pay Willy now please!
crunch 10 hours 29 min ago (view)
mlb.com has already updated their "top 30" team prospect rankings post-trade deadline. https://www.mlb.com/prospects/cubs/
pete crow-armstrong #6 (mets)
alexander canario #7 (giants)
alexander vizcaino #8 (yanks)
kevin alcantara #11 (yanks)
caleb kilian #16 (giants)
greg deichmann #20 (A's)
i like caleb kilian more than the mlb.com ranking of #16. if he manages to finish the season strong he should have no problem working his way into the top-10.
Arizona Phil 12 hours 35 min ago (view)
Anderson Espinoza will get a 4th minor league option in 2023 and Alexander Canario will get a 4th minor league option in 2024 (if needed).
Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 56 min ago (view)
He looked really good. Rucker didn't look bad either
crunch 16 hours 7 min ago (view)
m.rodriguez throws 1ip 0h 0bb 2k, 11 pitches
hell of a debut.
crunch 16 hours 56 min ago (view)
already hit his 1st yankee homer, btw.
crunch 16 hours 58 min ago (view)
hey yo. hopefully the offseason and going into 2022 will be worth whatever the hell this is that happened today.
Jace 17 hours 9 min ago (view)
QuietMan 17 hours 49 min ago (view)
Maybe after he's done pitching for Team USA at The Olympics.
Sonicwind75 18 hours 15 sec ago (view)
Maybe Cubs can counter by bringing Edwin Jackson back.
crunch 18 hours 17 min ago (view)
dbacks see the cubs making a serious tanking move and they have 5 players go on the COVID list.
hell of a counter-play dbacks...good job.
crunch 18 hours 42 min ago (view)
your new 2021 chicago cubs...day 1
ortega / contreras / happ / wisdom / bote / heyward / duffy / alcantara / arrieta
crunch 18 hours 45 min ago (view)
woo! go not-cubs!
break out a list of 17 year old highschool kids and college sophmores to mull over for the next 10 months!