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  • sweet..returned from break with the issue resolved (for now)

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • we're on day/game 2 of some mic on the cubs broadcast playing a constant buzzing noise somewhat lightly in the background.

    c'mon guys...fix your stuff.  it sounds like a field of cicadas.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • welcome to wrigley field t.skaggs.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • Caratini surgery is Monday.

    Almora had the same injury when he was in the minors and was back in 4-5 weeks. The surgery excises the broken fragment as it’s too small to heal with any fixation such as a screw, plus the results are good with no long term residual with excision. The fragment that breaks is called the hook of the hamate.

    Cubster 1 week 4 days ago
  • amora/bryant/rizzo/baez/contreras/bote/zag(RF)/schwarber/ham

    t.davis called up.  caratini left hamate fracture confirmed.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • The 40 is full, and that isn't going away soon.

    tim815 1 week 4 days ago
  • Rewatched the PA where VC hurt his hand... you can see him shake out his left hand after the first pitch. You can also see him start the PA w/ the left hand on the knob of the bat. After the first pitch he chokes up considerably... and still hits the warning track. Tough points for VC!

    First.Pitch.120 1 week 4 days ago
  • Next stop, Geovany Soto-town!

    Charlie 1 week 4 days ago
  • I was barely following this one and couldn't figure out why pitching was dominating the game so much. Thoughts after watching the highlights: In addition to the good stuff for Q, both starters had the benefit of an extra 3 inches at the bottom of the strikezone. Wow.

    Charlie 1 week 4 days ago
  • blah.

    that's something that would make him miss close to or a bit more than a month.

    wonder if pj higgins will get his shot...t.davis and f.arcia are crap options and higgins has versitility beyond playing C.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • Gordan Wittenmeyer wrote that Tseng has been released.

    Hagsag 1 week 4 days ago
  • The Cubs have released RHSP Jen-Ho Tseng (Designated for Assignment last Saturday). The Cubs could not place Tseng on Outright Assignment Waivers because he is on the Iowa 7-day DL, so they had to either trade him or release him. And they could re-sign him (to a minor league contract) if he clears Outright Release Waivers on Saturday, presuming both Tseng and the Cubs have a mutual interest in Tseng remaining with the Cubs at the minor league level (at least through the 2019 season). NOTE: If he is released and then re-signs with the Cubs, Tseng must sign a minor league contract, and he cannot be added back to the Cubs MLB 40-man roster (and 25-man roster) for at least 30 days. 

    If Tseng is not claimed off Release Waivers and does not re-sign with the Cubs, he gets his 2019 minor league split salary (about $90,000) as terminatton pay. That's because the termination pay for a player signed to a "split contract" (one salary if the player is on an MLB Active List or MLB injured list, and a different and much lower salary if the player is on Optional Assignment to the minors) is the minor league salary, as long as he is released while on Optional Assignment to the minors (as was the case with Tseng). The one caveat is that a club cannot option a player to the minors and then release him just to avoid termination pay paid at the Major League rate. 

    Also remember that while - AN INJURED PLAYER CAN BE RELEASED AT ANY TIME - (and an injured player can also be non-tendered on 12/2), most injured players can be placed on Outright Assignment Waivers (and be outrighted to the minors) only during a limited period of time extending from the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season until the off-season roster filing deadline on 11/20. The one exception is an injured player on an MLB 40-man roster who did not accrue any MLB Service Time during the previous season. As long as the player is not a Rule 6 Selected Player or Draft-Excluded Player or MLB Rule 55 player and as long as the player has accrued less than three years of MLB Service Time in his career, a player who accrued no MLB Service Time the previous season can be outrighted to the minors (even if he is injured) beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up until 15 days prior to MLB Opening Day. 

    Arizona Phil 1 week 4 days ago
  • Victor Caratini injured left hand on first swing of his last AB. After X-ray, fear is it’s a hamate fracture. Will have CT scan Friday to get more information. Per Jordan Bastian.

    QuietMan 1 week 4 days ago
  • Not having to score 10+ runs, and also spinning a shutout, feels like their first bone fide win of the year. And its only April 11th!

    Eric S 1 week 4 days ago
  • strop picks up the 1st cub save of the season...woo.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • wow, the rain came back with a vengence during the commercial break before the 9th.  from nothing to downpour...

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • Schwarbs may need a rest day tomorrow, now 7 Ks in his last 8 at bats. Happ-esque

    Eric S 1 week 4 days ago
  • thanks, nearly missed it.  this time of night i generally switch over to the ARZ feed.  i loved hearing mark grace in the booth and now i enjoy hearing bob brenly again.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • Game scheduled to resume 10 pm central 

    Eric S 1 week 4 days ago
  • d.vogelbomb has 6hr and 4 doubles with his 12 hits on the season...day-yam.

    crunch 1 week 4 days ago
  • I always associate Sanderson with the ‘84 Cubs, forgot he had a significant (23 starts) role with the ‘89 Cubs too (his last season with the Cubs). Played in the majors from age 21 thru age 39, no easy feat. RIP

    Eric S 1 week 4 days ago
  • Q...filthy changeup with slider-like drop tonight.

    7ip 4h 1bb 11k, 0r/er, 99 pitches

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • aww...rain delay (because of lightning in the area).

    cubs lead by 2 after 7 and though there's not much rain this one may not resume.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • Caratini continues to hit - getting Willson more rest not looking like much of an issue so far. 

    Also: nice hitting by the new guy Descalso - glad to see Q in line for a much deserved win IF the bullpen doesn’t f things up. A big ask I know

    Eric S 1 week 5 days ago
  • he wasn't hiding it that well.  mark loretta is the stand-in manager...ha.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • Wish granted

    Eric S 1 week 5 days ago
  • Bam Bam now six consecutive strike outs carrying over from last night’s 0-4, 4 K outing

    You won’t hear it from the broadcast booth though

    Eric S 1 week 5 days ago
  • Good deal - glad for him he can stay connected with the game

    Eric S 1 week 5 days ago
  • maddon has been riding the top step of the dugout all night looking like he's searching for an opening to get tossed from this game.  i don't think he's smiled once tonight.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • oh blah...scott sanderson died, 62.  he's been sick and bed ridden for quite a while because of compounding illnesses.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • m.montgomery threw a 26 pitch bullpen today.

    he's eligable to come back monday, but they may wait until after the mon-wed @MIA away series to bring him back.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • chris singleton picked up a hometown job as the community outreach director of the Charleston RiverDogs (NYY single-A sally league)

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • zobrist/bryant/rizzo/baez/schwarber/heyward(CF)/descalso/caratini/Q

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • You didn't error.  The Cubs announced the change about two hours ago.  Trying to beat the rain.  And the Pirates hopefully.

    QuietMan 1 week 5 days ago
  • Thanks for the heads up!

    Charlie 1 week 5 days ago
  • Game time moved up to 6:35 CT.

    QuietMan 1 week 5 days ago
  • Possible fracture.

    Never sounds good.

    tim815 1 week 5 days ago
  • If it’s the finger, that’s better than the wrist at least. 

    bradsbeard 1 week 5 days ago
  • Zack Short to the DL.

    Hit by pitch in the finger two days ago.

    tim815 1 week 5 days ago
  • tiny tim goes 1ip 1h 1bb 0k, 0r/er

    he looked better than his pitching line showed.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • chatwood pitching in relief tonight.  if he's gonna start in lester's slot he may be only expected to throw 2-3 innings on a shared pen effort.

    1ip 1h 1bb 1k, 0r/er

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • the worst part is neither of those guys should have been on base, but some infield pinball deflections put both guys on...and then they scored...one on a pickoff move gone wrong error by k.ryan.

    crunch 1 week 5 days ago
  • Second game in a row that Yu’s been removed with two men on base - with all four inherited runs scoring. Hell of a bullpen - ugh

    Yu at least didn’t suck but couldn’t go six innings yet again.  Such a low bar at this point. 

    Eric S 1 week 6 days ago
  • this 6th inning is butt.

    crunch 1 week 6 days ago
  • heyward had 8 homers last year...he has 4 so far this year.

    crunch 1 week 6 days ago
  • montgomery threw off flat ground today and "felt good"...if he still feels good tomorrow he's due to throw a bullpen.

    he's eligable to come off the IL on monday.

    crunch 1 week 6 days ago
  • Rob Z. had a nice outing for the OKC Dodgers last night...

    Mike Wellman 1 week 6 days ago
  • Jesse Rogers reporting LHP Tim Collins getting called up.

    QuietMan 1 week 6 days ago
  • Thanks for the update Phil.

    Hagsag 1 week 6 days ago
  • The Cubs have released minor league LHP Jonathan Bruzual, RHP Fernando Calderon, C Daniel Diaz, INF Henrry Pedra, and OF Jose Alonso Gaitan.  

    Arizona Phil 1 week 6 days ago

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