Sunday Funnies: Lester orders the usual.

So nice to see Jon Lester looking like the guy we all thought he was when he came here, and lately he's doing it consistently.


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from Mark Gonzalez Sunday Trib article...
Cubs manager Joe Maddon hasn’t ruled out starting rookie catcher Kyle Schwarber on Sunday in the series finale against the Braves but admitted he’s reluctant to try him in the outfield — for now. “For you to see him in the outfield, he’ll need a little bit of work out there first,” Maddon said of Schwarber, 22, who hasn’t played the outfield this season after playing 36 games in left field in the minors in 2014...If there’s a left-center fielder, that might be OK...
Rotation roundup: Jason Hammel pronounced his left knee healthy enough to start Tuesday at Cincinnati, although he said he will wear a brace for a few starts for protection. Triple-A Iowa’s Dallas Beeler is lined up to start one of the doubleheader games against the Reds on Wednesday. Minor-league watch: Infielder Javier Baez is recovering from a fractured left ring finger in Arizona. Left-hander Zac Rosscup (left shoulder) is close to leaving Arizona to continue his rehab after throwing a scoreless inning Wednesday.

I volunteer to hit fungo flies to him.

Twilight Zone or Outer Limits?
Either way, I like the n o r m a l  one.

Twilight Zone. Season 2. Will the Real Martian Pease Stand Up. Still, the concept of diner is universal it seems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHomWdiXch0

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  • crunch 6 hours 54 min ago (view)

    don't worry, i'm sure even though he was spared from cuts there's some hardship he's being tortured with that he has to unfairly overcome.  #coreystrong #onthecross #yolo #swag #kony2012

     

  • crunch 6 hours 56 min ago (view)

    there's no way a system like that or something similar to that would work.

    "oh hi." - green bay packers

    *shoves out of way*

    like i said, there's no way that would work.

     

  • Hagsag 9 hours 51 min ago (view)

    Corey Black still has a job.

     

  • Charlie 9 hours 59 min ago (view)

    I am ready for MLB owners to give it a f***ing rest. I don't have any outrage to spare on them.

    If they can't afford this crisis, maybe they can surrender franchise rights to the players, grounds crew, concession employees, etc., and MLB teams can be employee owned.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 14 hours 13 min ago (view)

    Couldn't have said it better myself, unfortunately.

     

  • JustSayin' 22 hours 41 min ago (view)

    These players weren't cut/released; laid off is more like it. Fifty-two minor leaguers let go before any real games played, in two waves. The draft will be five rounds this year, not forty.  This is industrial downsizing, anticipating no traditional season this year and capitulation to MLB demands for a much smaller minor league system in 2021.  Next year or 2022 could also see a labor stoppage in the big leagues, over what promises to be a very tough CBA negotiation.  The game will not be what it used to be after this.

     

  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    i don't blame the ownership/font office for doing what they did with bryant.  it was just kinda bad timing that bryant was the client that boras was finally "i'm sick of this" over.  the cubs were warned that boras was going to make a stand and it dragged on so long there has to be some kind of toll on the boras/cubs relationship.

     

  • bigsky33 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    Hi Phil, yes, hoping for an extended AZ Fall League.  Do you think there will be more cuts?  De La Cruz was the only big sureprise to me. I thought he had some upside. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    It'll be more over when Kris leaves. Or whenever the same thing happens to another of his clients.

    He isn't wrong though...

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    Presuming there is no traditional minor league season in 2020, expect an expanded Arizona Fall League (with potentially a new "Florida Fall League" as well) for the best prospects and expanded post-season instructs for other minor leaguers (all TBA). 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    My understanding is that the other two Cubs minor leaguers who are to be released are the two post-2019 Article XX-B MLB free-agents who signed 2020 minor league contracts, Brandon Morrow and Jason Kipnis. The Cubs will then supposedly re-sign them to new minor league contracts without the $100K retention bonus and 6/1 opt-out. 

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    CRUNCH: Agreed. Not counting the "4-A" guys, Oscar de la Cruz is the one legit MLB prospect on the list.  

     

  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    aww...de la cruz had some decent looking spring outings (though late inning spring work isn't exactly challenging).  the years of injuries insanely slowed his progression.  totally wouldn't mind seeing him return in 2021 if the team would still be on his radar after getting cut at a time like this.

     

  • crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    that whole "kris bryant thing" is over...but it's never going to be over as long as this ownership group and boras is around.

    boras could have focused this on 29 other teams, especially the more vocal ones because the cubs have been mostly silent.  the cubs aren't the only team out there paying off "creatively financed" loans, either.

    he chose the cubs.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Not looking forward to seeing that list. Hate to see it when a guy you've invested any sort of energy in is given up on.

     

  • Cubster 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Chi Tribune today. Boras picks, and focused on the Ricketts. 

    Headline writer, fun job: Agent won’t let Cubs get away Scott-free Matt York/AP and Paul Sullivan.

    Boras told his players “the game can not be played without you” and asked them to share the concept with teammates and opposing players when “MLB requests further concessions or deferral of salaries” during negotiations.