UPDATE: Cubs.com with the corresponding roster moves - Soriano to the DL, Patterson called up, Wade Miller placed on waivers to give him his unconditional release and Brian Dopirak designated for assignment which opens up a 40-man roster spot for Patterson. The Cubs have 10 days to trade, release or pass Dopirak through waivers. If no one puts a claim in on Dopirak he can be outrighted to the minors.
Archive - Aug 2007
...to say the least.
With the signing of 12th round pick RHP Ryan Acosta (son of the late Cubs pitching coach Oscar Acosta), the Cubs have now signed 30 of their 50 selections in June's Rule 4 Draft, including 12 of their first 13, 16 of their first 18, and 21 of their first 24. The Cubs were able to convince Acosta to forgo his scholarship at the University of Georgia, where he was one the Dawgs top 2007 baseball recruits. Although he was a "two-way player" (SS/RHP) in high school, the Cubs drafted Acosta as a pitcher.
The Cubs finish off their latest homestand tonight, their two opponents happen to be of playoff caliber. They also happen to have gone 3-3 so far in those seven games and have a chance to take the Mets series tonight with Jason Marquis on the mound against Tom Glavine. Carrying this analogy a little further, a win tonight would give them a 4-3 mark on the homestand which would be like winning a playoff series. At least that's how I think about it.