Archive - Aug 12, 2014

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"...Only in their dreams can men be truly free."

There's not much in Cubs news or even anecdotes to pass on at this time. Rosenthal had a video report that Jon Lester's Boston teammates believe he'll sign with the Cubs, but that'll have as much weight as a feather this offseason. The Tigers may be down another pitcher in Justin Verlander, and I wonder if Edwin Jackson would be of any interest. The Cubs would probably have to pay a lot of salary and get little in return, but worth a phone call probably. As for the current team, Operation Draft Pick is moving along nicely...currently in the 4th spot (which will actually be the 5th spot in the draft because of the Astros extra pick). It's a tight race with 45 games to go and with Alcantara, Hendricks and Baez out there with something to prove, I expect them to drift farther back than closer to a #1 pick.

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  • On the other hand, Pries won his first start for Iowa, only giving up two HRs in the process. This trade has got some legs yet!

    Eric S 22 min 32 sec ago view
  • KB now with 0 RBI in his last 10 games and 1 in his last 15, despite having 19 hits in his last 15 games and raising his batting average from .278 to .286 over that span.

    Maybe have Zobrist hit 2 and KB hit 4?

    Also -- no HR in the last 15 games -- time for a bunch. Starting tomorrow.

    billybucks 38 min 15 sec ago view
  • Down a run. Fowler on first. Nobody out. KB singles to left, Fowler makes it to third, perfect throw from Cabrera nails KB trying to stretch for 2nd.

    So, instead of 1st & 3rd and no out, you have 3rd with one out. It was a perfect throw, but why take the chance with 3-4-5 hitters coming up?

    billybucks 52 min 35 sec ago view
  • Must be a Cub thing - our lefties can;t get lefties out.

    billybucks 53 min 16 sec ago view
  • Splitting hairs, but Jake's pitch was poor execution, while KB's play was a poor decision (and the 2nd time he got thrown out trying to stretch in the game). Poor execution happens. Poor decisions are preventable. Speaking of poor decisions -- Baez's steal of 3rd made absolutely no sense.

    billybucks 53 min 56 sec ago view
  • Didn't Jake cost them the game with a pitch to Frazier?

    The E-Man 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • Missed the play w/Bryant. What happened?

    The E-Man 1 hour 8 min ago view
  • Not a good decision by Bryant in the 9th. That may have cost them the game.

    billybucks 1 hour 12 min ago view
  • Can we un-do the Montgomery deal? Please?

    billybucks 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    crunch 1 hour 15 min ago view
  • Who is this Arrieta guy? Can I get the old one back please?

    The E-Man 2 hours 24 min ago view
  • Well, this is, once again, the whole season for the Sox.

    billybucks 2 hours 28 min ago view
  • ...and the Bryant RBI jinx continues in the 3rd....crap.

    billybucks 4 hours 51 sec ago view
  • bryant's in the dugout filling a police report BECAUSE HE JUST GOT ROBBED.

    f'n cabrerra...

    crunch 4 hours 38 min ago view
  • chapman showing up and available tomorrow night.

    i'm sure he'll be a bit hit. hope he doesn't choke. dude has a rifle for an arm. he'll add a bit of punch to the bullpen.

    crunch 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • the 'crosstown classic' sure has lost it's magic with interleague. the excitement level is barely noticable...maybe it's a bit more hype in the city, itself.

    crunch 4 hours 43 min ago view