Archive - Apr 27, 2014

How's the Future Looking?

The major league team is going through the motions of a 100-loss season and is frankly, boring as hell right now. There's plenty to keep our eyes on if we need a baseball fix, will Castro and Rizzo rebound/improve, is Olt a legitimate starter or just a platoon-mate, can Barney, Schierholtz and Hammel do enough to get some trade value in return and what exactly will Samardzija's trade value be in June/July? But the answers to those questions aren't coming for awhile and neither are the future questions in Baez, Bryant and the rest of the minor leaguers, but I find the hope in their bats and arms far more interesting than the reality of the Chicago High Draft Picks currently playing in Milwaukee.

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  • I noticed that too. He's getting to everything, but when he gets right under it on a high flyball he looks uncomfortable

    cubbies.4ever 1 hour 14 min ago view
  • Did you expect anything different?

    billybucks 1 hour 45 min ago view
  • Wow, did they blow this game. Stupid plays by the kids in the 7th -- Almora throwing to 3rd instead of 2nd to keep the DP in order (when a DP probably wins the game) and Baez throwing to 3rd (to a backpedalling KB) instead of getting the easy 2nd out at first - cost them the game. Also, Contreras almost throws the ball into RF on a nonexistent pick-off play. And Maddon, for using Peralta in the first place. Did they do a bunch of shots in the dugout before the 7th? Unbelievably bad baseball. I thought Almora had a high baseball IQ?

    billybucks 2 hours 7 min ago view
  • men on 2nd/3rd, 0 out...and nothing.

    cubs lose :(

    crunch 2 hours 39 min ago view
  • UH OH! RALLY TIME!

    crunch 2 hours 49 min ago view
  • Getting tired of this Heywood weak sauce

    jacos 3 hours 26 sec ago view
  • Yep, can't say I disagree with that. His first batter and resulting walk was just brutal. Reminded me of a bit of Jacque Jones spiking his throws into the ground from RF.

    Eric S 3 hours 9 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best.

    fixed that for ya.

    crunch 3 hours 15 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best. Hind sight is easy but Peralta had nothing.

    Eric S 3 hours 24 min ago view
  • make that just peralta...

    crunch 3 hours 24 min ago view
  • a.soriano new OF fielding coach?

    crunch 4 hours 28 min ago view
  • Why is Almora jumping up on catches?

    jacos 4 hours 30 min ago view
  • "Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through at least Friday."

    should be an interesting roster shuffle once these guys trickle back in. i imagine patton or peralta are on the hot seat for la stella's return.

    crunch 4 hours 49 min ago view
  • 6 pitches, 2 run lead.

    neat.

    crunch 5 hours 58 min ago view
  • So am I. Point remains.

    Old and Blue 15 hours 48 min ago view
  • Not certain why the site has been slowed. Worked much of Wednesday on it and will continue today. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will probably take it offline for a while, but it will be up before the game against the Mets.

    WebAdmin 23 hours 55 min ago view