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by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA's Top Prospects by League
Replies: 0
Views: 82

BA's Top Prospects by League

PCL is out: 18. Victor Caratini, C/1B, Iowa (Cubs) Age: 24 B-T: B-R Ht.: 6-1 Wt.: 215 Drafted: Miami Dade JC, 2013 (2/Braves) The Cubs acquired Caratini in 2014 when they shipped Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to the Braves. The switch-hitter found his power stroke in 2017 with a career-high 10 ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 799
Views: 45509

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

https://muskat.mlblogs.com/cubs-instructional-league-underway-cd7e33e21519 Instructs roster includes Brendon Little, Cory Abbott and Eddy Martinez. Also: Other 2017 Draft picks include: Pitchers RHP Jeremiah Estrada — 6th round pick RHP Ben Hecht — 12th round pick RHP Rollie Lacy — 11th round pick L...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Why Was z Montgomery Taken out So Soon?
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: Why Was z Montgomery Taken out So Soon?

Garapp wrote:I left my tv room a few minutes and saw they took out Montgomery despite a low pitch count and 1 hit.

I assume he's hurt but I didn't catch his injury.


Because he has a lower pitch count limit than full-time starters.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 727
Views: 39658

Re: Baez impresses Baez

17 Seconds wrote:how is bartolo colon even fun? he's just fat and grotesque. he's also an atrocious person.


Fans like him because most fans are also grotesque and fat.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: 2017 AFL

Not sure if this is just more rehab on the pectoral injury he had this past season or a new injury:

by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: 2017 AFL

Welp. Oscar's last start lasted only 1 inning. Can't be good..

by CaliforniaRaisin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Despite Schwarber's Low BA do You Bring Him Back Next Year?
Replies: 46
Views: 1340

Re: Despite Schwarber's Low BA do You Bring Him Back Next Year?

Brian wrote:Is he still the Cubs all time postseason home run leader? I can't find Cubs all-time postseason stats anywhere.


He's tied with Bryant, Fowler and Rizzo.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 278
Views: 18215

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

A theory floated is that the team that lands Otani could circumvent the financial limitations in place by assuring the player that they won’t tender him a contract after the first or second season, allowing Otani to become a free agent -- with a prenegotiated deal to follow with the team that cut h...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 799
Views: 45509

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs
Replies: 114
Views: 4659

Re: Jagoff About Willson Contreras Here, You Lazy Jerkoffs

UMFan83 wrote:Contreras was suspended 2 games and fined for yesterday's actions. He's appealing for now.





I'm wearing a damn wristband until Jordan Baker is suspended.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 3380
Views: 159522

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Kris Bryant is quietly creeping up the NL fWAR leaderboard, now 5th in the NL coming into today at 6.0 fWAR, behind Rendon (6.3), Blackmon (6.2), Stanton (6.1) and Votto (6.1). 3rd in the NL after that game. Hot on Rendon's and Votto's heels. He's going to finish the year as the most valuable playe...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 1830
Views: 96682

Re: The Cardinals

A couple of other McCarver gems: "Lackey was run from a game last year or the year after that." The year after last year...is this year isn't it? And during a discussion of Joe Maddon: Tim McCarver: The father of actor Jack Palance used to be Joe Maddon's plumber. Go figure that out! Dan ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Des Moines shuttle
Replies: 127
Views: 7556

Re: The Des Moines shuttle

Duke, you missed Strop in LF.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 120

International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

The Cubs weren't linked to any of these 10 IFAs to watch for next year: http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... ?amphtml=1

There are a few 2017 guys who haven't signed yet who might still be on the market in 2018.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: 2017 Post-Season Prospect Rankings

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:They're still gonna stick with Young in the top 20 after his .622 OPS in AAA at 24. This is not a list to remotely take seriously.


Pierce Johnson has no business on there too.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: The Cubs stink
Replies: 75
Views: 2852

Re: The Cubs stink

Frank Thomas was the horsefeathers.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 799
Views: 45509

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Willson has a younger brother, William, playing rookie-ball in the Braves' system, and he looks like he might be a decent prospect. http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=661388 Apparently William just had a big breakout season a la Willson in 2015: https://twitter.com/jjcoop36/status/90842...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 278
Views: 18215

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Adam: It has been speculated that Otani’s free agency will be a situation “where money almost literally isn’t a factor,” due to the new signing rules. But the difference between $300k and $10mil is still a lot of money, even for Otani, right? Keith Law: Of course it is. Two thoughts on Otani: One, ...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 799
Views: 45509

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Post Count Padder wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:No surprise here - Jen-Ho Tseng was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Victor Caratini was named Minor League Player of the Year.

Yup, both deserving. This is Tseng's second one, right?


Yep. His last one was in 2014.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-2-17
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-2-17

Since this is a pretty active thread I'm just gonna post this here even though he's in another system How the hell did Acuna have a 100k price tag? He clearly didn't look like a big time prospect yet at 16. I mean, Starlin Castro only got $45k. In fact, the Royals nearly signed Acuña for less: http...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 799
Views: 45509

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

No surprise here - Jen-Ho Tseng was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Victor Caratini was named Minor League Player of the Year.
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 278
Views: 18215

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

i've read a couple of posts on this page now alluding to something like this...is there some report i missed where this is being talked about under the table even though it's against the rules or whatever? Not only is it against the rules, MLB has been proactive in letting teams know what the poten...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 278
Views: 18215

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

I have no doubt the FO is figuring out every angle to get this done. But get it horsefeathering done Theo, whether it's a promise to rip up his measly contract within a year and give him a $100-200 million new contract, access to a secret TD Ameritrade account set up by Ricketts with millions in it...
by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani
Replies: 278
Views: 18215

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani





by CaliforniaRaisin
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-12-17
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 9-12-17

Eugene lost 2-1 and the minor league season is over.

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