Game 105 Thread / Phillies @ Cubs (2 of 4)

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This lineup makes me sick.

This lineup makes me sick. Dissing the lineup stopped working last week.

This lineup is awesome, then.

Soriano Theriot Lee Ramirez Floyd DeRosa Jones Kendall Marquis

Dobbs Iguchi Rollins Howard Rowand Burrell Coste Roberson Eaton

our pitcher sucks.

This is going to be one of 22-17 Cubs/Phillies games, both pitchers suck and i imagine given the hudmity the winds is blowing out. Odd lineup for Philly having Dobbs lead off. Id would have gone Rowand and put Burrell 5th and Dobbs 6th.

victorino and bourn to the DL

Someone point JJ at the ball, please.

Someone point JJ at the ball, please. He lost the ball in the sky/lights... it happens to the best of them.

So much for Burrell nothing for power... :(

nothing = not hitting. its been one of those nights.

What was the injury delay in the bottom of the 7th? Gameday didn't provide any details.

and Jones strikes out on three pitches with the bags loaded and one out. must have lost the ball in the lights happens to the best of them

Phillies pitcher was hit in the leg by a Ramirez hit that went to the first baseman who made the out.

Thanks MC. Glad to hear it wasn't Aramis who was involved.

and Jones strikes out on three pitches with the bags loaded and one out. Funny... didn't hear you say anything about JJ's 2-run double...

Well, technically it was a 1-run double and the second run scored on a error. Maybe it was only a single too, not sure.

Yea... it was a double with one RBI and the second run scored on the error. But still - it is ridiculous that people on here will attack JJ for a strikeout and completely ignore his double. Or attack him for losing a ball in the lights/sky and completely ignore several other good defensive skills.

Ah, at least JJ seems to be getting some confidence back. I don't groan when I see him in the lineup anymore. What's really ridiculous is this Mets-Brewers game. Going into the 12th now tied at 2-2. I know I won't be able to go to bed until it's over, one way or the other.

and it's over Jeff Geokins with a 2 run blast to keep the Brewers in first. When do we play them again? Cubs need to TCB themselves, it seems.

Can we give it up for Jason Marquis. He got the job done and probably would have only given up 2 runs if not for Jock's understandable? forgivable? misplay. And great work Will Ohman, Carlos Marmol and Bobby Howry.

I'll give it up for Marquis.....nice job, he's been more than we could have hoped for this year.

I don't have to give it up for Marquis, since I defended him after his last, horrible, start. If he can keep the groundballs flowing, he will be fine. And if he's fine, it's hard to believe the Cubs won't take the division, and may even chase down the Mets for HF advantage in the NL playoffs. That is if no one gets hurt. Of course there was some Dustyism going on as Murton sat on the bench last night. I could have done without that. It makes Piniella look stupid, there's no other word for it. Remember when everyone thought that Murton would platoon with Floyd - but get starts against right handers? Pinheadiella cannot even get Murton back to back starts against left handers.

Of course there was some Dustyism going on as Murton sat on the bench last night. They were facing a rhp, so it would make sense to have Floyd in there. Do you expect Murton to play every day?

whoops, thought that was Moyer last night. I will hold off on the official Dusty comparison until tonights (why?) lineup is announced.

whoops, thought that was Moyer last night. Yea... I made the same mistake yesterday. I would expect Murton to start tonight with Pagan on center.

#22 chadster- my reverse curse in number 6 apparently worked. hooray marquis! am now trying to prepare a similar incantation for the s&p 500. * * * * * * * 1 run vs hamels monday. 7 runs vs a variety tuesday. will the real cubs please stand up? * * * * * * * jones is neither the problem nor the solution. i'd rather see pie; it just aint gonna happen.

1 run vs hamels monday. 7 runs vs a variety tuesday. will the real cubs please stand up? I don't think it has much to do with the "real cubs." It has to do with the fact that Hamels is one of the best left handed pitchers in the game.

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  • CubsCentral08 21 hours 32 min ago (view)

    List is up to 12 now

    Adan Sanchez, C/3B, Panama
    Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic
    Jefferson Rojas, SS, Dominican Republic
    Josefrailyn Alcantata, OF, Dominican Republic
    Carlos Altuve, C, Venezuela
    Josias Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic
    Moises Febrillet, SS, Dominican Republic
    Albertina Belliard, OF, Dominican Republic
    Yidel Diaz, C, Dominican Republic
    Freylin Silverio, RHP, Dominican Republic
    Sandy Sanchez, SS, Dominican Republic
    Darlin de Leon, SS, Dominican Republic

     

  • Wrigley Rat 22 hours 40 min ago (view)

    In addition to those signed today, it's worth noting that seven players were signed to future-service contracts during the last international free agent signing period, and are expected to make their system-debut this coming season (most likely in the Dominican Republic). Those players are:

    • RHP - Luis Angel Reyes
    • LHP - Kevin Valdez
    • RHP - Jensi Ramirez
    • RHP - Yafrerlyn Vasquez
    • RHP - Eligio Paredes
    • RHP - Jair Jimenez
    • OF - Edward Vargas

     

     

  • Wrigley Rat 22 hours 40 min ago (view)

    The Cubs added four more International Free Agents so far today:

    • Josias Ramirez, OF, Dominican Republic
    • Moises Febrillet, SS, Dominican Republic
    • Albertina Belliard, OF, Dominican Republic
    • Yidel Diaz, C, Dominican Republic

     

     

  • Wrigley Rat 22 hours 42 min ago (view)

    Sneak peak into the International Free Agent Signings that officially start tomorrow (Saturday):

    Chicago Cubs ($5,179,700 total bonus pool) - 5 Signings (so far):

    • Adan Sanchez, C/3B, Panama ($1,500,000 bonus)
    • Alexis Hernandez, SS, Dominican Republic ($1,300,000 bonus)
    • Jefferson Rojas, SS, Dominican Republic ($1,000,000 bonus)
    • Josefrailyn Alcantata, OF, Dominican Republic
    • Carlos Altuve, C, Venezuela

     

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    wsox snagging cuban oscar colas...23 year old high end power prospect that could slot into the majors quickly.

    they're building a hell of a batting core on the south side of town.

     

  • Cubster 4 days 6 hours ago (view)

    Jon Lester retires. Definitely one of the key people in their Theo era run. 

     

  • crunch 4 days 19 hours ago (view)

    meeting on thursday.  hopefully this stuff can get done before going too deep into february.

     

  • crunch 6 days 19 hours ago (view)

    yanks low-A naming rachel balkovec as manager.  first female manager in the minors.

    she was also the first female strength/conditioning coach and hitting coach in rookie leagues for the yanks.

     

  • crunch 1 week 1 day ago (view)

    "Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports that Major League Baseball is preparing new economic proposals to present to the MLBPA, "likely this month.""

     

  • tim815 1 week 3 days ago (view)

    As best as I understand, there are the 4 full-season levels with only one affiliate per organization at each level, and the compound league. Toss in the DSL, and that's it. If a team wants and can accommodate a second (or third) Compound League team, that's a decision for "later than January".

     

  • Wrigley Rat 1 week 5 days ago (view)

    AZ Phil or others - Are major league teams allowed to announce new minor league affiliates for 2022 during this lockout? I ask because there was some discussion about possibly adding a short season league team for next year. Are clubs even allowed to have a 5th non-rookie league team? With all the players jammed up at the A level, it seems like it would be smart to add an additional team for them and this year's incoming draft picks. Of course, they could always just keep two Arizona teams going and it would probably be just fine. Just wondering - thanks and Happy New Year!

     

  • crunch 1 week 5 days ago (view)

    cameron maybin is retiring, which saves the cubs from once again obtaining or attempting to obtain cameron maybin.

    2022 looking good so far.

     

  • Cubster 2 weeks 1 day ago (view)

    Welcome to 2022. 
    First news of the year: The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have reached a deal with Tyler Chatwalk! Hope they have a bigger strike zone there.

     

  • Cubster 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)

    Thanks Phil. Great reply as always. Have a happy and healthy New Year (everyone, but especially AZ Phil)!

     

  • Arizona Phil 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)

    Kyle Seager is a post-2021 Article XX-B free-agent who is not under the control of an MLB club, so his announcing his retirement is no different than announcing he and his family are going out to dinner tomorrow night or taking a trip to Hawaii next month.  

    The only time a player "files for retirement" and is placed on a club's Voluntary Retired List is if he is signed, or unsigned but under the control of a club. 

     

  • crunch 2 weeks 2 days ago (view)

    retirement in MLB is an official paperwork process so it might be a frozen issue for filing.  technically there is still work being done like business worked on but not completed before the lockout, as well as other business both sides agree isn't an issue.  dunno if they're processing retirement paperwork.

    seager hit 35 homers last year and could, at the very least, platoon with someone while still earning decent loot.

    that said, he's in his mid-30s and made 100m at his job.  plus, covid-era baseball just isn't fun even if you toss the health issues aside.