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Yency Almonte
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
* Shota Imanaga
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Hector Neris 
Daniel Palencia
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

NRI PITCHERS: 11 
Colten Brewer 
Chris Clarke 
Carl Edwards Jr 
* Edwin Escobar 
* Richard Lovelady 
Sam McWilliams 
* Thomas Pannone 
Ethan Roberts 
Cam Sanders 
Riley Thompson 
* Brad Wieck 

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

NRI CATCHERS: 4  
Jorge Alfaro 
Pablo Aliendo
Joe Hudson 
* Bryce Windham

INFIELDERS: 9
* Michael Busch 
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

NRI INFIELDERS: 3 
David Bote 
Matt Shaw 
Chase Strumpf 

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman 

NRI OUTFIELDERS: 1 
* Owen Caissie  
 



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Mike Quade Just Ran Circles Around Tony LaRussa.

More after the jump...

Well, he did if you just watched the Cardinal's effort.

Even Pat Hughes last night said he'd never seen such a lethargic Cardinal team play the Cubs.

Not good for Tony LaRussa.

Pretty awesome for Mike Quade.

So the Cubs sweep the Cardinals in St. Louis for the first time since 1988? (Did I hear that right?) 
Young Tyler Colvin drives the stake in the heart with the 3 run homer (his 20th!) off of Cardinal Ace Chris Carpenter. 

Carlos Zambrano wins yet another game, and he's so excited he decides to talk about retiring! 

AWESOME CARLOS!

Can you please do that kind of reflection when you're home this winter so we'll all have something to talk about rather than how the Bears could possibly be 1 and 7?

And Mike Quade as the new Cubs manager.

He's seriously doing some kind of job, and surely his performance has to give Jim Hendry pause.

Yes, Hendy's gonna travel around and do all the interviews, but... how to put this?

When you're fishing you always take the boat to the other side of the lake because you're positive that's where that Big Bass is.

But sometimes, he's right off the pier.


You can view Tim Souers work on a daily basis at Cubby Blue.

Comments

Soriano in a new Cubs.com article, blaming his below-average BA on not being a first-place team... If he hit better, they might be a little higher in the standings... I know that he is not the sole, or even the biggest reason that the Cubs have failed this year. Doesn't good hitting typically help a team to be good? I'm pretty sure that teams that are in first place at the beginning of the year don't stay there just because they're in first place, so all their hitters will tend to hit better...

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In reply to by Rob G.

So why wasn't he on the Cubs radar? They took a 136 mill chance on Soriano but couldn't take a 50 grand risk on Hamilton???? Actually it probably would have been a $25000 chance because he would probably have been reclaimed for that amount had the Cubs decided not to keep him. We're talking chicken feed by MLB standards here.

j.heyman on MLB network being pretty nonchalant about sandberg most likely being the next cubs manager. no lip service given to any other candidate by him while mentioning sandy 3 times in the convo at various points.

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/09/ricketts-manager-must-unde…
Ricketts also said the team has to have a manager who's "still engaged in being a coach" and is willing to teach fundamentals. "We're going to have a younger team going forward," Ricketts said. Ricketts also said he's looking for someone who will be committed to the organization for a long time, possibly ruling out older candidates who may be looking for their last managerial job before they retire. "I think that we're going to bring in someone who has in their mind that this is their job and their position forever," Rickett said.
and says new manager must understand Cubs history
"We have to have a manager who really understands what it is to be the Cubs manager, the pressure, the scrutiny you get and be able to handle those periods in June when you lose three games in a row and people start talking about Year 103 of the curse. We have to someone who understands what they're getting into," Ricketts said.

joe "what, this isn't a 120+ million team anymore?" torre almost out in LA (probably by his choosing)... The Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers will have Don Mattingly replace Joe Torre as their manager at the conclusion of the season.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers will have Don Mattingly replace Joe Torre as their manager at the conclusion of the season. --- Isn't Mattingly going to replace Girardi as Yankee skipper?

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In reply to by crunch

Crunch -- It will be interesting. My wife's family is friends with Girardi's family (Dad & brothers) and what I've heard (third hand) is that Girardi is legitimately interested in the Cubs job. However, that doesn't mean that he'll turn his back on the Yankees money to take it (assuming it's offered). Now that word has leaked out that Torre is out in LA, might the Yanks be interested in bringing him back? It was my understanding that the Steinbrenner kids didn't want Torre to leave, but George wanted to play hard ball with him on his contract. If the Yanks botch the post season under Girardi, might the Yanks want to bring Torre back? My personal feeling is that Girardi will re-up with the Yankees, but you never know.

phew...living with castro's growing pains is hard. good thing this season don't matter. aside from his credited error (26) he just turned a double play into a fielder's choice in the 8th. fun stuff...

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In reply to by The Real Neal

my current theory is castro has no business in the bigs with that glove, but since the 2010 cubs gave up before the weather got too hot it doesn't matter anyway. he's got 26 errors, but we've all seen him do some dumb stuff that would probably tack another 10-ish onto his total if not for official scoring...not to mention his "the entire field is mine" thing he does cutting off CF/LF from making plays that become singles because 100mph of castro is making a line for a ball he can't catch. that said, the kid is so f'n young he's learning on the job and it's not like a trip to AAA will suddenly have him fluidly handling his position. guy this young and this raw is going to be like this, but he's got all the tools to be so much better. he probably will be, too.

The Cubs will be holding their annual Organizational Meetings next month in Mesa, and I suspect one of the outcomes of the conclave will be a decision to target both a LH power-hitting 1B and an established RHP 8th inning set-up man who can close on days Marmol isn't available. While free-agents Adam Dunn and Aubrey Huff (or Adam LaRoche, who could be traded by AZ in lieu of getting bought-out) might be at the top of the Cubs list for the 1B gig, one relief pitcher who might come onto the Cubs radar once the season is over is Pirates set-up guy Joel Hanrahan. Hanrahan was throwing a mid-90's four-seam fastball and a mid-80's power-slider last night versus the D'backs, and he has had a consistently good year working out of the Bucs bullpen. He had some closer experience in Washington and pitching for Team USA in the WBC earlier in his career, but not enough to where he would be likely to whine or complain if he isn't used as a closer. Hanrahan will be eligible for arbitration for the first time after this season, and thus will instantly become a salary albatross to the Pirates, plus the Bucs have a couple of other RHP in their bullpen right now (Evan Meek and Chris Resop) who can fill any hole caused by moving Hanrahan in a trade. Meanwhile, the Pirates have a gaping hole behind the plate, where they have the worst CS % among all catching staffs in MLB. 23-year old Welington Castillo (255/317/498 at Iowa in 2010) is a 40% CS guy who has the power to hit 20 HR and slug .500 in MLB (albeit with a low BA and OBP), and would be a perfect long-term backstop fix for Pittsburgh, a young, raw catcher who can grow with the team. The Cubs also have a deep inventory of ready or near-ready young pitchers, both relievers and starters, lefties and righties, so that losing Hanrahan could be offset by the Pirates acquiring a young starter (like Casey Coleman) and/or a young reliever (like Blake Parker, Jeff Stevens, or Marcos Mateo) from the Cubs as part of the deal.

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In reply to by Charlie

Submitted by Charlie on Sat, 09/18/2010 - 8:51am. Do you think a deal for Hanrahan would involve the Cubs sending Castillo and a young pitcher to the Pirates and receiving only Hanrahan in return? That seems like overpaying to me, but I have to admit I don't really know how to evaluate the value of a player to the organization (I just tend to not care much about relief pitchers). ============================================== CHARLIE: I think Hendry tried something in 2010 that he had not done before, and that was try to build a bullpen from within the organization instead of signing established FA middle relievers (like Remlinger, Howry, Eyre, et al) to multi-year contracts as had been his practice in the past. Hendry could opt to go back to his old habits and sign an established FA RHRP (somebody like Jason Frasor, Jesse Crain, or Grant Balfour) to a 3Y $11M contract this off-season, but the middle-ground would be to acquire an established arbitration-eligible set-up guy/Plan "B" closer (like Hanrahan) who the Cubs can go with year-to-year (maybe $2M in 2011) without spending twice that per year on a multi-year FA contract, especially since the Cubs have plenty of depth at the top end of the farm system to be able to make a trade like that. And over-paying with young talent has never been a problem for Hendry, as long as the club gets the guy they want, and the players they are trading are expendable. As Hendry & crew like to say, "We're not playing fantasy baseball." As for whether the Cubs would settle for just Hanrahan, I guess if the Cubs wanted a second player (like maybe Ryan Doumit), I would think the Pirates would be fine with that, especially if the Bucs are getting a young front-line catcher back from the Cubs (thus making Doumit expendable). With the Cubs, Doumit would be just a back-up C-1B-LF-RF-SWPH, and that might be a payroll problem since he's making $5.1M in 2011, plus a combined $15.5M in non-guaranteed club options in 2012-13. And the Pirates are also probably looking to move 3B Andy LaRoche (who, like Hanrahan, will be eligible for salary arbitration for the first time post-2010), in case the Cubs want to round up multiple candidates to consider as the eventual replacement for Aramis Ranmirez in 2012, except LaRoche is out of minor league options, such that the Cubs would probably have to carry him on their 25-man roster all next season just to have him available to be a candidate to replace Ramirez in 2012. (LaRoche will probably be non-tendered by the Pirates on 12/12 if the Bucs can't find a taker before that). So I would think the Cubs would be willing to offer W. Castillo, Coleman, and either Parker, Stevens, or Mateo (for example) for Hanrahan (only), even though it might be an over-pay, because they would be getting exactly the guy they want back in the deal without having to give up any of their best pitching prospects (Archer, McNutt, J. Jackson, Carpenter, or Rusin) in return.

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In reply to by Arizona Phil

Thanks Phil! For some reason I was thinking you meant one of our more valued pitching prospects. I also wonder if a Wellington Castillo and Jeff Samardzija for Hanrahan and Doumit deal might make sense. That would help to even out some of the money, but the Cubs would have be looking at Samninja as someone they want to dump, the Pirates would have to want him, and Jeff would have to wave his NTC. Andy Laroche seems like an upgrade over Jeff Baker to me, but I may still be thinking of him as the highly ranked Dodgers prospect he was a few years ago. If the Cubs decide to go with a LH platoon guy at first (a Hoffpauir type), Laroche could be the right-handed side of that platoon, while also serving as backup to 3B and 2B in an emergency. That doesn't necessarily mean the Cubs should want to trade for him, if he might become available after being non-tendered. I might be overvaluing Castillo, too. He's got tools, but I guess it wouldn't be realistic to call him a safe bet.

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In reply to by Charlie

Submitted by Charlie on Sat, 09/18/2010 - 6:08pm. Phil, sorry to ask endless questions, but I wonder if you would mind sharing any thoughts you have on Marwin Gonzalez? (I'd basically forgotten he existed until I started looking at AA playoff box scores.) Thanks! ================================================== CHARLIE: Marwin Gonzalez arrived at Fitch Park as an 18-year old 3B in 2007, but he has gradually morphed into a utility guy. He suffered a broken hand one year at Fitch Park EXST (either 2007 or 2008) that impeded his progress a bit. He began the 2010 season as the primary utility infielder at Daytona before getting promoted to AA Tennessee, where he has played mostly SS. (There was a gap in the Cubs pipeline at SS between Junior Lake at Daytona and Darwin Barney at Iowa after Starlin Castro was promoted from Tennessee to Chicago in May). But Gonzo's future is as a supersub IF-OF utility player. Gonzalez runs OK but isn't overly fast, he is just a so-so hitter but with occasional XBH power, and he is a switch-hitter who possesses the versatility needed to play several different positions (1B-2B-3B-SS-LF-CF). It's great that he has been able to progress to AA at age 21, but I'm not sure he will ever hit enough to play in MLB. He got as far as he did this year only because there was an organizational need for a player of his type at Tennessee after Castro was called-up to Chicago, and Gonzalez just happened to be in the right place at the right time. (In other words, he is not another Starlin Castro). The most-comparable MLB player (in terms of type) to Gonzo is probably somebody like Geoff Blum.

Here's my two cents on Castro: The Cubs need to move him to centerfield. They need to play Darwin Barney at short-he may be less athletic but he's got a much higher baseball IQ. Move Castro to center, Barney to short.

Chris Hatcher with a walk-off game-winning HR in the bottom of the 9th off Luke Sommer to give Jacksonville (Marlins AA affiliate) a 1-0 victory over Tennessee and the 2010 Southern League Championship. Craig Muschko threw seven inings of one-hit shutout ball for the Smokies, but the offense took the night off.

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In reply to by The Real Neal

Submitted by The Real Neal on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 7:14am. Assuming the status quo stays as it is - would Quade and Sandberg both be part of those meetings regardless? ================================================ REAL NEAL: As long as they are still employed by the Cubs at that point, they would be. But of course being The Manager means you actually get some (sometimes considerable) input into the make-up of the next-year's team and (presumably) the general direction the club will be headed into the future. From what I've been told, Lou Piniella apparently had significant influence on the make-up of the team throughout his career with the Cubs (beginning immediately right after he was hired), as did Dusty Baker. Conversely, a Mike Quade or a Ryne Sandberg might have a lot less influence and input (like, for example, "Here's the team... now you manage it..."). The way it sounds, I suspect we won't be seeing a new Cubs manager who will have a whole lot of control (or shall we say "influence") over Player Personnel matters quite the way Piniella and Baker did, or especially like Leo Durocher did back in the 1960's when he was Cubs manager and de facto Player Personnel Director. That's why Ricketts (and Hendry) are probably going to want more of an "organizational"-type manager, somebody who will be satisfied playing the hand he's dealt (which will involve playing and developing the young guys who come up through the system over the next couple or three years), and won't complain if the Cubs don't sign a premier free-agent. That should give Sandberg an advantage, especially if Ricketts is looking for a manager who can also be sold to the fans as "The Face of the Franchise." But while Ricketts is said to want Sandberg, I don't think Hendry is sold on Sandberg as a manager (ergo Hendry's apparent interest in Fredi Gonzalez, Joe Girardi, Eric Wedge, et al). If the fix is in and Sandberg essentially has the job, I suspect one aspect of the managerial interviews could be to find out if Brenly, Melvin, or Wedge would be interested in being Sandberg's bench coach. Brenly actually might be a good complement to Sandberg, because Ryno knows the Cubs farm system very well, while Brenly probably knows the National League (and the current tendencies of the N. L.'s managers) as well as anybody in baseball. As for Mike Quade, I think his performance as interim manager of the Cubs puts him squarely in line for an MLB manager's job somewhere in 2011 (maybe Milwaukee?), but probably not with the Cubs.

Xavier Nady collected a $125K performance bonus last night as he reached 300 PA. If he starts seven more games he gets $100K more, and if he can accrue another 48 PA before the end of the season he gets another $250K.

AZ Phil- Any idea when the players for instructs will report? I'm looking forward to your coverage on it and getting your opinions of the overseas players who will be making their initial debuts. Also, did you ever find out what was going on with Dong-yub Kim? I was looking through some of the archives from last years instructs and realized we really hadn't heard anything from him this summer and you mentioned that he might have been hurt. Thanks as always.

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In reply to by W Flag

Submitted by W Flag on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 10:34pm. AZ Phil- Any idea when the players for instructs will report? I'm looking forward to your coverage on it and getting your opinions of the overseas players who will be making their initial debuts. Also, did you ever find out what was going on with Dong-yub Kim? I was looking through some of the archives from last years instructs and realized we really hadn't heard anything from him this summer and you mentioned that he might have been hurt. Thanks as always. ========================================= W FLAG: Players reported to Fitch Park last Wednesday and I believe the first game is this coming Thursday. Dong-Yub Kim had some type of season-ending surgery (I think it might have been TJS) in March and he hasn't played since, although I suppose he might surface in Instructs if he's cleared to play, at least as a DH.

With season-ending injuries to Geovany Soto and Tyler Colvin,. I would expect the Cubs to call-up Robinson Chirinos and possibly Brandon Guyer from Tennessee, since the Smokies season ended on Saturday and both players are still in game shape. (Iowa OF James Adduci is already on the 40-man roster and ordinarily would have been the most-likely candidate to get recalled to replace an injured player... and he still might be, but the I-Cubs last game was on Labor Day and so Adduci hasn't played for two weeks). Chirinos and Guyer were both virtual locks to get added to the Cubs 40-man roster post-2010 anyway, so it would just be a matter of adding them to the 40 a few weeks earlier than planned. Also, RHP Esmailin Caridad's 30-day minor league rehab assignment expired on Saturday, so he will likely get reactivated today or tomorrow. Caridad has been on the DL since May with a right forearm/elbow strain, but he has been pitching regularly out of the Tennessee bullpen (ten games, including three SL playoff games) over the past month (3.86 ERA and 1.69 WHIP, allowing 14 hits in 11.2 IP, with 3/12 BB/K). Although his overall numbers at AA weren't great, he pitched much better in September than he did in August, and he was reportedly throwing in the mid-90's as recently as last Wednesday. The Cubs can make room for at least two players on the 40-man roster simply by placing Colvin and Soto on the 60-day DL, and if they need a third slot they can either place Carlos Silva (sore elbow) on the 60-day DL, or if he is going to return to action sometime over the last two weeks, the Cubs could outright somebody who was going to get outrighted in October anyway (probably Jeff Gray). A player on the 60-day DL must be reactivated no later than the 16th day after the conclusion of the World Series (which coincides with the end of the 15-day Free-Agency Filing Period), even if he has been on the 60-day DL less than 60 days. In fact, a player could be placed on the 60-day DL the last day of the regular season and then get reactivated the next day (but that only would apply to clubs not active in the post-season). That's why it's technically called the "Emergency Disabled List" (or "EDL"), because a player might not actually be on the EDL for 60 days if the MLB regular season (or post-season, if the player's club is active in the post-season) ends prior to the player spending 60 days on the DL.

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In reply to by Dr. aaron b

Submitted by Dr. aaron b on Mon, 09/20/2010 - 8:46am. Good stuff Phil, Any chance the Cubs can find a taker for Carlos Silva this off-season? Any chance without the Cubs paying more than the 5.5 Million the Mariners sent over? ============================================= DR AARON B: I think the Cubs might be able to find a taker for Carlos Silva, but only if he proves himself healthy in Spring Training. And even then the Cubs probably would have to pick-up at least some of what they owe Silva ($6M in 2011 salary and the $2M 2012 buy-out) or take back a similar salary. So I wouldn't expect any movement on the Silva front until maybe the end of Spring Training. Most-likely scenario is Silva begins the 2011 season on the Disabled List (exact injury and/or illness TBD).

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  • crunch (view)

    cease has a 8m deal and 2 years of club control.  he wouldn't be cheap.

    dunno if the rumored talent given up is worth it, but if the wsox want a return on cease there's no time like now considering the very low 2024 price tag.

    the cheap price incentive for a full year vs. mid-season addition seems like a wash in potential return.

    wicks could immediately slot in as a starter on most teams.  also, the cubs already have a couple of solid lefty starters slotted in for at least the next 4 years.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    Mully and Haugh Chicago Radio says that folks within Cubs front office now believe a Belli ddeal will get done. Also, White Sox wanted to see Wicks, Mervis and Vazquez today for a possible Cease deal. 

    That can't be real. But, the Sox have been overpricing Cease.

  • Arizona Phil (view)

    Most of you have probably seen the game, but for anyone who might have missed it here are the Cubs pitcher reports from Friday's Cubs - White Sox game at Sloan Park... 

    JORDAN WICKS
    FB: 91-93 
    CT: 88-90 
    SL: 80-81 
    CH: 78-83 
    COMMENT: Threw 1.2 IP (40 pitches - 23 strikes - six swing & miss) and mixed-up his pitches well... FB velo went down a tick in his second inning of work... looked a bit fatigued in second inning... allowed two hits and no walks and struck out one... gave up an oppo-field line drive solo HR to a AA RH hitter on a 92 MPH FB... should have easily finished off second inning but made careless error on weak tap in front of mound on his 24th pitch of the inning with catcher running and then made another error trying to grip the ball to make a throw to 1st (only one error was charged of course)... he just looked gassed as he walked off the field...  

    HUNTER BIGGE
    FB: 95-98 
    CH: 87-88 
    SL: 81 
    COMMENT: Faced one batter (strikeout looking) to finish second inning... 8 pitches (5 strikes - no swing & miss)... showed high velo FB but couldn't command secondaries... has had shoulder issues off & on in minors... throws with infielder-type short-arm motion "out of his ear" (he was a two-way player -- 3B/RHP -- in college)...
       
    CALEB KILIAN:
    FB: 96-99
    CH: 84-86
    SL: 81-82 
    COMMENT: Threw two very efficient innings... dominant outing... needed only 24 pitches (16 strikes - six swing & miss)... 6 up / 6 down (K-swing on 98 FB, 4-3 GO on 98 FB, 5-3 GO on SL, 6-3 GO on 97 FB,  K-swing on 99 FB, and F-8 on SL)... held high FB velo in both innings (he was consistently sitting on 98 in both innings and he hit 99 once in each inning) and looked like he could have gone longer...  

    RICHARD LOVELADY
    FB: 89-92
    SL: 81-84 
    COMMENT: Your run of the mill generic FB/SL lefty reliever... had an easy 13-pitch (8 strikes) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both swinging) on low 90's FB and a weak pop fly to CF...  

    JOSE CUAS
    FB: 92-94 
    SL: 81-83 
    COMMENT: Threw a scoreless inning (20 pitches - 15 strikes - four swing & miss, two on FB and two on SL)... although he did strike out two -- both swinging -- and threw 75% strikes, he had some difficulty putting hitters away (eight foul balls among his 20 pitches)... allowed an infield single that probably would have been a 6-3 GO if an MLB player was playing SS (Jefferson Rojas did not play the ball aggressively and he was a half-step too late with his "casual" throw to 1st base)... 

    THOMAS PANNONE
    FB: 84-85 
    CH: 82 
    CV: 70-73 
    COMMENT: Soft-tossing lefty who throws a LOT of mid-80's cutters and a very slow CV... 13-pitch (10 strike) 1-2-3 inning with one K (looking) on a cutter... got three swing & miss, all on cutters...  

    BAILEY HORN
    FB: 92-95 
    SL: 85 
    CV: 78-79 
    COMMENT: Threw an 11-pitch (8 strikes - two swing & miss) 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts (both looking)... broke three bats and induced some weak contact foul balls and a pathetic "mushy" pop fly(?) infield out that wasn't exactly a line drive and wasn't exactly a pop up either...    

    PORTER HODGE
    FB: 94-95 
    CT: 90-92 
    SL: 82-85 
    COMMENT: Threw a 21-pitch scoreless inning to finish off the game... surrendered a walk and a single but also induced a game-ending 6-4-3 DP... one strikeout (swinging) and that was his only swing & miss... he looked a bit uncomfortable on the mound (he seemed kind of hyper while warming up in the pen, too) and had major command issues with FB (threw only 8 strikes out of his 17 FB and went to ball three count on three of the four hitters he faced)... he would appear to be nowhere near ready for MLB and maybe not ready for AAA (yet) either...  

  • crunch (view)

    "is there anything new on cody bellinger since we started the interview?" - boog

    "sorry, i think we're going into a (commercial) break." - carter hawkins

    ...and laughs

  • crunch (view)

    only 2 "pitchcom broke, yo" delays in the game so far...

  • crunch (view)

    kilian out here throwing 98mph in february.

  • Childersb3 (view)

    While we're all speaking about Morel's 3B defense being good enough, his swing has gotten better.

    You could see it a little last fall. He didn't drop his hands behind his body as much (barred arm). But in videos from his Winter ball and this Feb in AZ you can tell he's keeping his hands tighter to his body. He's just stronger and able to have a tighter swing now. He'll be even quicker to the ball this way.

    Fun times.  

  • Cubster (view)

    Cubs vs Sox.

    Dodgers hold my beer. 6 run first including Morel 2 run HR.

  • crunch (view)

    PCA has blue hair...with a buzz cut...odd combo.  he's 2 dozen face tattoos away from being a mumble rapper.

  • crunch (view)

    these uniforms are hot garbage.  everything Fanatics touches turns to...well, hot garbage.