Durham Headed to Brewers; Wood Headed to DL?
Milwaukee acquired second baseman Ray Durham from the Giants on Sunday in exchange for Class A outfielder Darren Ford and Triple-A pitcher Steve Hammond. The two teams waited to officially announce the deal until after they had played one another Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park, per the request of Durham, who didn't want to make his Milwaukee debut versus his former mates.
"Personally it was out of respect for the guys in this locker room,"
Durham said, saying his goodbyes in the Giants' clubhouse. "It really
was a stipulation I asked for."
The 36-year-old Durham, hitting .293 AVG / .385 OBP / .414 SLG / 799 OPS could complement and/or replace 25-year-old Rickie Weeks, who is hitting just .218 in 79 games for the Brewers this season with an OPS+ of 82.
Closer to home, Paul Sullivan makes it sound like the Cubs are inching closer to putting Kerry Wood on the DL for the 12th time in his career, owing to ongoing problems with that blister on his right index finger. Sullivan quotes Lou Piniella as saying:
"We're coming to the point where we're going to have to come to a conclusion about what to do."
If the Cubs were to backdate the DL decision to July 12th, Wood would be eligible to get back on the field next Sunday, when the Cubs wrap up their four-game series against the Marlins at Wrigley Field. According to Sullivan, Carlos Marmol will get to wear the closer's hat so long as Wood is unable to pitch. Marmol pitched a perfect ninth to close out the Cubs' 9-0 shutout of Houston on Sunday.
Rob Richardson 57 min 54 sec ago (view)
At this point are there any players on this team that you would make a qualifying offer to much less a long term extension.
Charlie 1 hour 23 min ago (view)
With a title like, "It's probably time to be worried about Javier Baez," I think TCR readers might be ahead of the game.
crunch 2 hours 30 min ago (view)
off-day tomorrow. ATL gets to come into town next to strike out 20 cubs and give up 2-4 hits.
we're trying to get at least 2 guys hitting .250 or move over here in cubs nation. i'm pretty sure this is still chili davis's fault.
Dolorous Jon Lester 3 hours 31 min ago (view)
Arizona vintage Shelby today
crunch 3 hours 34 min ago (view)
shelby miller is dildos.
Arizona Phil 4 hours 31 min ago (view)
Shelby Miller's minor league contract opt out was probably 4/15.
Sonicwind75 5 hours 20 min ago (view)
Good and/or depressing article about Javy over on Fangraphs.
Dolorous Jon Lester 5 hours 37 min ago (view)
Shelby Miller selected, Alzolay optioned. Adam returns, Wieck optioned. Romine returns, Wolters DFA
crunch 21 hours 7 min ago (view)
wow, a cubs moment to root for. that's been a while.
crunch 21 hours 12 min ago (view)
pedro strop returns!
slider looks great, but (as designed) he rarely throws it in the zone...fishing for swings/misses and bad contact. he's got great command of it nibbling low and both sides of the plate.
fastball coming in 92-94mph without much movement. you could tell in the arias AB how much he didn't want to throw him a fastball (continuing to throw the slider on a 3-1 for a foul, and walking him with a slider on the next pitch).
1ip 1h 1bb 1k, 0 r/er
crunch 23 hours 33 min ago (view)
...and matt duffy placed on the covid list (no positive, possible contact)
crunch 23 hours 44 min ago (view)
hendricks scratched because he's "not feeling well."
a.mills steps in.
Charlie 1 day 37 min ago (view)
Back door firing all the players through COVID protocols? Better clear some shelf space for that manager of the year trophy.
crunch 1 day 38 min ago (view)
Patrick Mooney @PJ_Mooney
Cubs manager David Ross says none of the team’s players on the COVID-19-related injured list have tested positive: “We’re going to err on the side of caution.”
crunch 1 day 38 min ago (view)
-deleted, wrong thread-
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
they could motivate the team with a full sized cutout of a nude tom ricketts they reveal a little bit at a time when they win.