Gameday Open Thread / Rangers @ Cubs
Ryan Dempster takes the mound today to celebrate his appointment to the starting rotation. The Rangers counter with lefty Kason Gabbard.
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tim815 3 hours 49 min ago (view)
None are official. The Cubs haven't officially turned in paperwork on anyone.
crunch 5 hours 16 min ago (view)
back in november the ricketts also formed a corporation to purchase or create an online sports gambling portal.
they're out there spending money. yup.
Cubster 6 hours 11 min ago (view)
God knows, the pitching staff needs more Garlick
tim815 7 hours 26 min ago (view)
The Cubs should claim Kyle Garlick.
Hagsag 7 hours 36 min ago (view)
Joe Ricketts, sell the Cubs.
tim815 7 hours 54 min ago (view)
Finally, someone to give the Green and Libertarian Parties equal footing.
Dolorous Jon Lester 8 hours 30 min ago (view)
I wonder if the investment cost the exact amount we saved by trading Darvish...
Calling oneself Straight Arrow is like someone having to say "you can trust me completely." Pretty clear the opposite is true.
Dolorous Jon Lester 8 hours 32 min ago (view)
Reclamation projects with minimal risk are good in general, but having this guy be currently projected for a rotation spot is laughable.
I would have much preferred to see them sign Foltynewicz in this capacity. Folty was bad last year and the year before but at least its only been two years since he was successful, and he has two years of team control remaining. Miller last put together a good season in 2015.
Cubster 10 hours 43 min ago (view)
Monday Tribune: Conservative Joe Ricketts to launch Omaha-based "unbiased" online news service (called Straight Arrow news).
Yeah, right. Making son Pete look like a liberal.
Laura when hearing the name hysterically laughed out loud.
Sinclair media investing?
crunch 19 hours 14 min ago (view)
875K if he makes the team with 600K in performance bonuses possible.
Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 28 min ago (view)
Shelby Miller...? Really?
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
i like the cubs odds on this one.
Arizona Phil 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
Ian Happ arbitration figures are $4.1M (player) and $3.25M (club) with hearing date TBD.
crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)
* all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m
yeah, that was me not typing info correctly. my bad.
Arizona Phil 2 days 20 hours ago (view)
Bryant got $19.5M