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  • given what the pen has been doing, most likely.

    crunch 2 weeks 2 days ago
  • Maybe PHIL can help? 

    The E-Man 2 weeks 2 days ago
  • this pen...help.  send help.

    crunch 2 weeks 2 days ago
  • the packers vs bears matchup the past 2 nights has been crazy

    crunch 2 weeks 2 days ago
  • Hopefully this Kris Bryant fellow will eventually get some confidence like JHey and make a name for himself in the big leagues

    Eric S 2 weeks 2 days ago
  • Wow - JHey!!! 2nd dinger of the night

    i always said that if the Cubs were gonna pullout of this nosedive, it was going to have to be on the back of Heyward ...

    Eric S 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • 2HR game for heyward.

    fire.

    8 last season...3 in 2 games this year by april 6th.  first 2HR game as a cub.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • This just in...

    New guys just as bad as old guys. HR off Webster.

    erich081 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • welcome to the cubs a.webster and k.ryan.  nice 3er you guys combined to obtain over 1 inning.  you're in mid-season cubs pen form guys.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • this game got good.

    also, ham got his game together.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • 1 hour ag1 hour ago More

    : three catchers interference infractions in the last three games.

    They hadn't had three in a single season since 1979. 

    It's April 6th.

    QuietMan 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • caratini gets his 1st HR!  2 run cubs lead.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Tied 2-2 after the 4th. This has the tension of a playoff game.

    Charlie 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • in other news...drew smyly has a 7.11era/2.37whip through 2 starts for TEX

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • your concern was warranted.

    51 pitches through 2ip for ham...tie game.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Something good happened! I am concerned.

    Charlie 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • heyWORD!

    2 games, 2HR...this one gives the cubs a 1 run lead.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • 3rd catcher's interference on the season...caratini's 1st...

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • 3 pitches...it only took 3 pitches to start to suck...

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • cubs haven't lost 7 in a row since 2014, btw...hope to not tie that tonight.

    descalso(2nd)/bryant/rizzo/baez/schwarber/almora/heyward/caratini/ham

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • If the Cubs are able to secure Outright Assignment Waivers on Jen-Ho Tseng and outright him to the minors, he does - NOT - have the right to elect free-agency - AND - he will remain under club control through the 2020 season (although he will be eligible for selection in the December 2019 Rule 5 Draft). 

    Tseng signed with the Cubs as an IFA out of Taiwan in July 2013 ($1.625M signing bonus) but he was "Signed for Future Service," which means his minor league service time clock didn't start until the 2014 season, and so the Cubs gained an extra year of club control that will carry through the 2020 season. 

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • hopefully the allen webster era will be good enough to not involve a desire to send him down.  absolutely filthy spring for the dude.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • The Cubs have recalled LHRP Kyle Ryan from Iowa (he replaces Montgomery) and selected the contract of RHRP Allen Webster (he replaces Edwards), and RHSP Jen-Ho Tseng has been Designated for Assignment (which opens up a slot on the 40 for Webster).

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • RHP Florencio Serrano Jr signed with the Texas Rangers about ten days ago. 

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • florencio serrano jr, maybe

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Phil, would the Cubs be able to re-sign the pitcher from Mexico they had signed but whose contract was voided? His name is escaping me at the moment.

    Dolorous Jon Lester 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • If the Cubs use the $750K in ISBP space they acquired from the Orioles in the Araujo trade to sign one or more of the remaining Mexican IFAs (most of whom sign a "future services contract" with a Mexican League club when they are 15 or 16), the Cubs would have to pay an additional 35% of the signing bonus to the Mexican League club as a "release fee," but the 35% release fee paid to the Mexican League club on top of the signing bonus paid to the player does - NOT - count against the MLB club's ISBP. So (for example) if the Cubs were to sign Mexican IFA catcher Fernando Villalobos for $750K, they would have to pay an additional $265K to the the Mexican League club that controls Villalobos, but the $265 paid to the Mexican League club as a "release fee" would not count against the Cubs 2018-19 ISBP. 

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • miggy montero (who has a wholesome as hell twitter account and seems to still love the cubs) cannot help the cubs current situation...

    https://i.imgur.com/GOlp2li.png

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • The Cubs have optioned RHRP Carl Edwards Jr to Iowa and have placed LHRP Mike Montgomery (left shoulder inflammation) onto the 10-day Injured List. Their replacements have not yet been announced. 

    Since players on the Cubs MLB 40-man roster who were optioned to the minors prior to MLB Opening Day (like Collins, Maples, Norwood, K. Ryan, Wick, etc) cannot be recalled any earlier than the 11th day of the MLB regular season (which is tomorrow -- Sunday April 7th) unless the player is replacing a player who has ben placed onto an MLB inactive list (like the 10-day IL), only one of Saturday night's bullpen reinforcements (the one who replaces Montgomery) can be a pitcher who was already on the MLB 40-man roster.

    And so the replacement for Edwards - MUST - be a pitcher who is not on the Cubs MLB 40-man roster (like Allen Webster or Dakota Mekkes), and of course a player will have to be removed from the 40 in order to create a slot for Webster or Mekkes. Possibilities for that move include transferring Morrow, Barnette, or Cedeno to the 60-day IL (which would mean that pitcher cannot be reinstated from the IL until the last week of May), or a DFA of a player on Optional Asignment. 

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Hey Phil, can Melendez and Valenzuela pitch in reliief? Sign them and bring them to Chicago now!

    Hagsag 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • heyward hit a nice HR tonight...also hit a deep one just foul earlier in the night.

    that's a nice change from the weak popouts and almost everything else on the ground up the middle.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • at least the bats are ready to play major league baseball.

    now we need 4 starters and most of a bullpen to join them.

    crunch 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Last 4 World Series winners are a combined 7-20 this year.   At least we are in good company.

    blockhead25 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • This has the makings of a stress free viewing summer.

    Home opener will be a bit anti climatic if we are 7 games out of first.

    blockhead25 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • descalso out here hitting 2nd deck homers...damn

    crunch 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • Q is out on the mound taking monster bites of a s**t sandwich wondering when someone else is gonna get a chance to feast

    pen hasn't even gotten up.

    crunch 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • What is happenning?

    When does Maddon get himself tossed?

    Charlie 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • On par with the offseason

    Eric S 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • this season is starting to suck a little bit.

    crunch 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • I’d like to thank the entire Cubs organization for getting the worst/crippling portion of the season out of the way on the early side. And doing it with gusto!

    Eric S 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • Heyward up, runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out. He fouls out and I consider it a good outcome versus a 4 6 3 dp.

    Sonicwind75 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • MIL hitting in the bottom 1st, 2 runs, 32 pitches thrown, 2 errors...

    great game so far.  go cubs.

    crunch 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • zobrist(RF)/bryant/rizzo/baez/schwarber/contreras/descalso(2nd)/heyward(CF)/Q

    looks like we're giving the pitcher-8th thing a rest for a game or 20 or who knows

    crunch 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • "Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that the White Sox had preliminary talks with pitching prospect Dylan Cease's camp during spring training about a contract extension."

    damn...they locked up eloy and tried to get cease.

    crunch 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • theres always next year... maybe...

    Ryno 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • It's like running Cody Parkey out there for eight years.

    I have lawyers looking for an escape clause in my fan contract.

    VirginiaPhil 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • Three rehab pitchers threw "live" BP this week on Field #5:

    Jose Miguel Gonzalez (Monday) 
    Tommy Nance (Tuesday) 
    Jake Stinnett (Wednesday) 

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • RAISIN: There were six pitchers (Casey, R. Thompson, Sanders, Carrera, E. Ramos, and Y. Cruz) assigned to the South Bend roster at the end of Minor League Camp who were fully-stretched-out as SP (and that's not even including Brailyn Marquez, who is not fully stretched-out yet), so it came down to either E. Ramos or Y. Cruz going to South Bend, and the Cubs decided to keep the youngest and least-experienced one (Y. Cruz) back at Extended Spring Training and send E. Ramos to SB (at least for the time-being). But Y. Cruz is one of the Cubs Top 10 pitching prospects, maybe even one of the Top 5.  

    Arizona Phil 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • Hi Phil,

    Were you surprised Cruz stayed in Arizona? It seemed like he was on track for South Bend. Hopefully he’ll get up there sometime soon.

    Raisin101 2 weeks 4 days ago

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