Recap of the Greatest Parachat Ever

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 Parachat Recap

Innings 1 - 9:

~stunned silence~


When someone gets official word on ARam, please post...Thx

can you be too scrappy?

The scars from last year haven't healed and now we have an 8-8 team, with blah performances from most everybody, except maybe Sori and the low-impact Riot.

Woody's replacement has been terrible, and Bradley seems destined to become Jacques Jones Jr. I like Demp a lot, and am happy he got a big contract, but last year was likely the best we will see from him.

Not feelin' the karma with this team. Cubbie blues.

best parachat recap ever.

I guess it's just the nature of Cubs fans to be freaking out over 8-8 starts.

There's probably 50 teams that started like that or worse that won the world series. Take a deep breath.

8-8 would be a serious matter; but it's still 8-7 before Saturday's game.

day-to-day, Lou says they'll have to bring in someone with the bench short, so expect Bradley or Aramis to get the DL.

worst parachat recap's a good thing you're heading to Dallas Trans.

Seriously though, best parachat outing ever in my handful of years 'round TCR. Thanks "gentlemen"

Milton Bradley's confidant gives us this Ramblin' Rose (Milton likes Nat King Cole) report:

Carlos Marmol apparently strained a muscle on the inside of his left knee when he tried to field Albert Pujols' line drive single in the eighth inning, and Aramis Ramirez strained his left calf when he hit a double in the second. Both will be re-examined on Saturday, and the Cubs will have a better idea as to how much time they could miss. Marmol scoffed at the idea of going on the DL; Ramirez said his leg was sore.

Ugh, this team was playing lackluster at best, these injuries to key people will not help that. If ARam and Marmol or on DL any serious length of time, we just brought everyone back into the division. This team is just not good enough to be hurt, playing blah and guarantee to make the playoffs.

Wittenmyer/Sun-Times speculates that Bradley will go to the DL with Bobby Scales getting called up from Iowa (or possibly Andres Blanco).

Ramirez and Marmol were to be examined again today.

''We'll see how it is [today], but right now it doesn't feel too good,'' said Ramirez, who hurt the calf in the second inning looking to advance to third after he doubled. He stayed in the game for three more innings.

''I feel OK, but we'll see,'' said Marmol, who said he didn't think he would require a DL stretch.

Wittenmyer has a 2nd article on Bradley. MB says he's about 65% of normal and worsened his groin strain from the Wed night game vs Reds on the Lilly error/throw past first base.

Let's face's Hatfields vs McCoys (Chicago media vs. MB)

''Basically, for me, I talk to people I like. I don't particularly like the media, and the media doesn't like me. So let's not pretend we're buddies or you're trying to do anything for me. If anything, you hurt me more than help. So I don't see any benefit of really talking to the media. That's just how I feel. That's how I've always felt.''

On aggravating the groin injury: He said he aggravated it in the third inning Wednesday chasing down the ball pitcher Ted Lilly errantly threw past first base after a bunt.

How severe is it in terms of a percentage? ''Before the other night playing, I probably would have said 80 to 85 percent. After playing the other night and re-aggravating it, I'd probably say 65 percent, maybe.''

Bradley reinjured his groin? SHOCKER!! Who would of thought that could have happened? This is 100% on Hendry and Lou. What a stupid fucking mistake. For what to get some half-hearted PH attempts. So now they set Bradley back a few weeks and in the mean time ARam and Marmol, their best hitter and relief pitcher gets injured. Hopefully they learn from their mistakes and if ARAm is going to be out like 7 days or so, just to DL him and make sure he is 100% when he comes back. We can't have it like Soriano was a couple years back playing gimpy the whole year. Not sure how much more Hendry can screw things up more since last year.

this really reminds me now of 2006 redux. the year Hendry fucked the Cubs.

on this years version, the worst move this idiot made waa trading de ro for nothing.

bradley notwithstanding, at least Dome is performing. but, to give away the best "6th man" in the game waa fucking Stupid!

spot on!

put Hendry under any budget restraints at all and he produces the 2006 Cubs*

*a very balanced LRLR club btw

It ain't balanced if they can't get on the field.

Great point navigator. I don't think it is a coincidence that the year the Cubs rebounded was the year Hendry had a ton of money to spend all of a sudden. See when you have a ton of money to spend you can make up for your mistakes (K-Fuk, etc.). I think people are finally seeing what I have seen of this fraud for years. Get his fat ass out of town ASAP if the Cubs want to really win a WS, and do it fast before this core gets broken up.

This is probably the dumbest thing you've said... and you've said a lot of dumb things.

"Get his fat ass out of town ASAP if the Cubs want to really win a WS, and do it fast before this core gets broken up."

Just out of curiosity, who is this 'core' you speak of, and which GM brought this 'core' to the Cubs?

Like someone said in an earlier thread, Hendry is the Doug Collins of MLB.

I think he can get the team close, but doesn't have the ability to get them over the edge and build a World Championship team and win a title.

Miles (S), Gathright(L), and Hoffpauir(L) all healthy.

Not that I want any of them actually on the field today.

I would guess the new owner will keep him around for one year. At least. Ricketts and Hendry have Creighton ties.

I'm loving the speculation of Bobby Scales being called up. He's not the next all star but dude has a sweet swing and he'll get nice hits I predict.

I got hosed on the prediction contest by that Vizcaino nonsense...

Mets sign Mike Lamb...there goes another backup option at 3B

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  • sale's skills and insane value makes it almost too hard to have a market for the guy...he's got 3/38m owed to him over 3 seasons (2 team options). he could easily pull in 30m/yr if he was on the market as a FA.

    he's throwing a bit differently this season, especially with more sliders and less changeups like earlier in his career, but all his stuff still looks great even if the HRs are a little elevated and the Ks are down.

    crunch 1 hour 33 min ago view
  • Torres, Happ, McKinney, Jimenez, and Candelario for Sale. Deal or no deal?

    "The White Sox are reportedly asking for “five top prospects” for Chris Sale, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports."

    John Beasley 1 hour 46 min ago view
  • Unless he develops 30+ HR power and keeps his walk rate close to his K rate at the MLB level, he's not going to turn into Prince Fielder. And even if he does turn into Prince Fielder, he's gonna have a short prime. His very limited athleticism is likely to also detract some value from his ability to reach base--I don't buy making an out as being preferable to base clogging, but you'd certainly prefer just about any base runner other than Vogelbach, David Ortiz, etc.

    Charlie 2 hours 17 min ago view
  • seeing as arod has played a total of 27.1 innings of D at 1st/3rd and somehow managed a -0.5 dWAR with his 1 error at 1st and an overall positive total zone rating...he might end up even more in the shitter via the characteristics/flaws/whatever of how some sites determine various WAR values. dWAR doesn't directly lead to a WAR value, but the 2 main entities pushing the most popular variations of WAR sometimes lead to some interesting discrepancies in value.

    crunch 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • I have a lot of faith in Baez that he's going to turn into a more consistent, solid player. It looks like it took him about a half season or so of futility at the plate to figure out he was not talented enough to get away with the crazy approach he had. I think his running game will eventually have a more measured aggression.

    Charlie 6 hours 26 min ago view
  • I hope the D and bullpen show up. Cubs haven't had much luck against Davies, and he's been going well lately. A little uncomfortable with the Cards only 6.5 back--feels like they're right on our tails compared to the 11 game lead I've grown accustomed to.

    Charlie 6 hours 31 min ago view
  • Cardinals, stop that. Right now.

    billybucks 7 hours 24 min ago view
  • In a year or two, a lot of fans are going to point at trading him as a mistake. He'll probably be slashing something like 280/400/480 for Seattle at the time. Of course, by WAR, he'll still be worth less than 3, since we're talking zero defensive value.

    John Beasley 8 hours 27 min ago view
  • vogelbomb debut for tacoma (AAA SEA)... 3-3, 1bb, 1 HR, 1 double...DH'd.

    while he mostly played 1st considerably more than DH for AAA CHC, DJ Peterson is probably going to see most of the time at 1st for AAA SEA.

    crunch 16 hours 54 min ago view
  • Carl Jr.! Very nice!

    Baez with another "WTF?" play trying a delayed steal with a runner on 3rd and one out.. Remarkable talent, needs to make better decisions.

    billybucks 17 hours 51 min ago view
  • m.montgomery up in the pen with a man on 2nd, 2 out, and rondon 20 pitches into the inning.

    ...and rondon ends it 22 pitches in with a popout to RF.

    crunch 18 hours 50 sec ago view
  • I gotta say with the crappy defense the Brewers have displayed outside of Fowler I'm pretty disappointed the offense hasn't shown more and Rizzo seems to be very swing happy lately. That said my god am I happy Madden has finally given Carl Edwards a chance after multiple times up with nothing. I don't think he could handle a starting role with his body frame but his stuff plays so well in a relief role and he seems to be able to handle high stress situations very well.

    johann 19 hours 4 min ago view
  • 2nd at bat. Fowler is good for the Cubs run differential.

    Cubster 20 hours 40 min ago view
  • welcome back fowler.

    crunch 21 hours 6 min ago view
  • More slow news...

    Did Davey Martinez have to bring the shotgun?

    Cubster 21 hours 29 min ago view
  • glad to see almora going to AAA to get work.

    .265/.291/.422 through 86PA...2hr, 7 doubles.

    i don't expect too much of an improvement when he's taking over CF next year, but the team doesn't really need him right now as much as they need him to get regular work (imo).

    crunch 23 hours 25 min ago view