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by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo's Presser
Replies: 26
Views: 842

Re: Theo's Presser

PackLandVA wrote:While no one doubts his range and overall fielding, there were some serious issues with Russell's arm strength and accuracy this past season.


He had a shoulder problem last season and it was hinted it might linger all season.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/20: Mesa won 7-6 on a walk-off Jason Vosler 2-run double Box Score RF C. Burks 0/5, K 3B J. Vosler 1/5, 2B (2), 2 RBI, 2 K 1B I. Rice 2/4, RBI Here's video of Vosler's walk-off extra base hit (officially recorded as a double in the box score): https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/92151052480173...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1254

Re: Chris Bosio Fired

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:



If that's the case, there aren't too many organizations better than the Rays in developing pitchers. Admittedly, I'm not sure how much credit Hickey deserves for that.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Chris Bosio Fired
Replies: 65
Views: 1254

Chris Bosio Fired



Wow.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Theo's Presser
Replies: 26
Views: 842

Re: Theo's Presser

Would love to see some impact arms from within as either SP or RP - but if Tseng is it, well then. Any chance of someone developing at a quicker rate than expected? Like to a couple of the college arms from the ‘16 draft? I really, really like Alzolay and think he could start for the big league tea...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/19: Mesa won 6-4 Box Score

SS D. Bote 0/3, R, BB, HBP, SB (1), E (1, fielding)
1B I. Rice 0/2, R, 3 BB, K
3B J. Vosler 1/3, R, 2B (1), 2 RBI, BB, K
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/18: Mesa lost 6-5 Box Score

RF C. Burks 1/5, K
2B D. Bote 2/3, R, BB
1B J. Vosler 2/3, R, HR (1), 3 RBI, BB
RP A. Alzolay 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 3-3 GO-FO, 24-15 pitches-strikes
RP P. Araujo 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GO-FO, 12-7 pitches-strikes
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 16061

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Meant to post that. Thanks! Here's the link: http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/20 ... ks4lUod.97
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Christian Yelich
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Christian Yelich

A top of the lineup of Yelich, Bryant, Rizzo and Contreras would be so amazing.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: FA Bullpen Options

Another name to mention is Japanese closer Yoshihisa Hirano (34 next year), who apparently the Cardinals are interested in.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

First AFL Hot Sheet: http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/arizona-fall-league-hot-sheet-oct-16-2017/#7I7uilZu1beRQtuG.97 2. David Bote, 2B, Cubs Team: Mesa Age: 24 What he did: .500/.556/1.063 (8-for-16), 3 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO The Scoop: Bote delivered career-highs of 30 doubles, 14 home runs and...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/17: Mesa won 8-5 Box Score

RF C. Burks 1/4, 2B (1), 2 RBI, K
2B D. Bote 2/5, 2 R, HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 K
1B J. Vosler 0/4, BB, 2 K
DH I. Rice 3/4, 2 R, 2 2B (3)
RP J. Stinnett 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 3-0 GO-FO, 42-23 pitches-strikes
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

David Bote was named AFL Player of the Week for last week: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... story.html
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/16: Mesa lost 2-0 Box Score

1B J. Vosler 1/3, K
SP A. Mills 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 8-0 GO-FO, 49-37 pitches-strikes
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Rank the Bullpen Potential...
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Rank the Bullpen Potential...

I'm really interested in seeing how Clifton and Underwood Jr do when they're moved to the bullpen. I think there's a good reliever in there between those two. Also think de la Cruz is destined for the bullpen given his health issues but he could be a really good high leverage late inning reliever. F...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/14: Mesa lost 4-3 Box Score

2B D. Bote 1/4, R, HR (3), RBI, BB, 2 K - .500/.556/1.063/1.618 in 16 AB
C I. Rice 0/3, RBI, BB
RP A. Alzolay 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1-1 GO-FO, 23-17 pitches-strikes - 7/0 K/BB in 4 IP
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/13: Mesa won 4-2 Box Score

2B D. Bote 2/4, 2 R, HR (2), RBI, K
1B J. Vosler 0/4, 2 K
RP P. Araujo 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GO-FO, 9-8 pitches-strikes
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/12: Mesa lost 10-9 Box Score

DH J. Vosler 0/4, BB, 2 K
3B D. Bote 2/4, R, RBI, BB, 2 K
RP J. Stinnett 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GO-FO, 37-22 pitches-strikes
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/11: Mesa won 9-4 Box Score

1B J. Vosler 0/4, R, RBI, K
2B D. Bote 3/4, R, HR (1), 3 RBI
DH I. Rice 1/3, 2B (1), RBI, BB, K
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

10/10: Mesa lost 7-4 Box Score

SP A. Mills 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1-4 GO-FO, 53-36 pitches-strikes
RP A. Alzolay 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2-0 GO-FO, 26-19 pitches-strikes
RP P. Araujo 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 0-0 GO-FO, 17-10 pitches-strikes
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: soccer soccer soccer
Replies: 1800
Views: 53517

Re: soccer soccer soccer

horsefeathers.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

That’s becuase the Cubs removed de la Cruz from the Mesa roster, terming the reason to be more general soreness or tenderness than a specific problem with his arm or shoulder. "Just being conservative with him," said Jason McLeod, the senior vice president of scouting and player developme...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

Alec Mills getting the start for Mesa:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: 2017 AFL

Adbert Alzolay has been added to the Mesa AFL roster.

The AFL season starts today.

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