Arizona Phil 1 hour 29 min ago (view)
I doubt that whatever changes are made in the new CBA regarding compensation draft picks for losing a Qualified Player will be implemented in the 2022 draft. They might, however, remove the penalty of losing a draft pick after signing a qualified player, and that could easily be implemented in the 2022 draft. That would seem to be a demand the MLBPA would make that the MLB owners could accept.
Arizona Phil 1 hour 29 min ago (view)
W-RAT: Going over the CBT threshhold in 2020 but not in 2021 will not affect which draft pick a club receives if it loses a player who receives a Qualifying Offer post-2021 World Series and that player subsequently signs a major league contract with another MLB club prior to the 2022 MLB Rule 4 Draft (MLB First-Year Player Draft).
crunch 2 hours 3 min ago (view)
w.franco getting called up by TB. he's amazing. check him out. agressive at the plate and on the bases (and gets away with it)...rather decent in the field. javy baez meets ronald acuna type stuff...
tim815 4 hours 28 min ago (view)
With the CBA expiring in the off-season, nobody has any idea what will happen in 2022, if there's an MLB season in 2022.
crunch 5 hours 28 min ago (view)
kinda crazy cubs even matter in 2021 this late in june...also, that the cards are barely playing .500 ball.
cubs were supposed to be "competitive" going into the season, but we were hearing a lot more about who's going to be traded mid-season than how competitive they were/are expected to be.
also, the dbacks are down by 8 runs on their way to their 17th loss in a row. they've only won 20 games this year. AZ games are my go-to late night (east coast over here) preferred viewing and it's been some terrible baseball to watch.
Wrigley Rat 5 hours 31 min ago (view)
Sorry if this is explained somewhere and I missed it, but who knows the exact compensation the Cubs would get if they made qualifying offers to Rizzo, Bryant, and Baez after the season, all three turned them down and they each signed with different teams? I read that the Cubs exceeded the Luxury Tax in 2020, so apparently that changes the draft pick value. Thanks in advance!
Cubster 5 hours 54 min ago (view)
Rockies tie game w 6-spot vs Brewers
crunch 6 hours 40 min ago (view)
schwarber has 5HR in the last 2 days (3 games) and 9 homers in his last 10 games.
also, t.chatwood picked up a spot save for TOR today.
crunch 8 hours 12 min ago (view)
let's never do chris myers in the booth for a full game again, much less a full series.
Arizona Phil 9 hours 3 min ago (view)
The Cubs have purchased the contract of INF Edwin Figuera (ex-STL) from York (Atlantic League) and LHSP Dalton Stambaugh (ex-BAL - was Orioles 2019 30th round draft pick - Morehead State) from Evansville (Frontier League), and they have been assigned to ACL Cubs.
The Cubs have been minng the independent leagues big-time.
Arizona Phil 9 hours 5 min ago (view)
To give up on a guy who throws 101 when you don't have to do it is kind of dumb. Granted Stock is 31 and still has command issues, but there is obviously nothing wrong with his arm. Why not just hang onto him into next season and see what happens over the off season and then in Spring Training?
The Cubs could have transferred David Bote or (especially) Justin Steele to the 60-day IL. Steele has already been on the 10-day IL for 30 days, and he will need a rehab assignment -- which for pitchers can be up to 30 days -- before he is reinstated.
Dolorous Jon Lester 11 hours 53 min ago (view)
Cubs DFA Stock. Bummer to cut a guy who throws 100. They didnt really give him a chance either.
But don't worry, Kyle Ryan is back, we're saved!
Dolorous Jon Lester 11 hours 54 min ago (view)
Higgins is hurt, Romine is hurt, Amaya is hurt, Wolters has been even worse offensively than Lobaton at AAA.
Hagsag 16 hours 46 min ago (view)
Explain how Lobaton is on this team?
Jackstraw 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have looked pretty April for the last week.
George Altman 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
I'm pretty sure I've seen enough of Arrieta and Davies to last me the rest of the summer.