Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

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Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby Post Count Padder » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:53 pm

In a relatively surprising development out of Chicago, the Cubs will option Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times (via Twitter). Mike Montgomery, meanwhile, has been put on the injured list, per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers (via Twitter), who also announced the Edwards Jr. move on ESPN 1000 this morning. The Cubs have not yet announced the moves.


Allen Webster is likely to take Edwards’ roster spot, per The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma (via Twitter). No official word has come down from Cubs camp as of yet.
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:58 pm

That’s not surprising at all. The only thing surprising is that it didn’t happen before yesterday’s game. He has sucked in every appearance, struggles to throw strikes, appears to have shot confidence, and was just forced to change his delivery overnight. No matter what you think of Carl long term, there is a [expletive] of benefit to letting him get his horsefeathers together in Iowa and coming back when he’s not going to be a threat to hurt the cubs every time he pitches
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby Post Count Padder » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:40 pm

Webster and Kyle Ryan up, Tseng DFA'd
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Re: RE: Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:50 pm

UMFan83 wrote:That’s not surprising at all. The only thing surprising is that it didn’t happen before yesterday’s game. He has sucked in every appearance, struggles to throw strikes, appears to have shot confidence, and was just forced to change his delivery overnight. No matter what you think of Carl long term, there is a [expletive] of benefit to letting him get his horsefeathers together in Iowa and coming back when he’s not going to be a threat to hurt the cubs every time he pitches
It's not that surprising given that our team doesn't know what they're horsefeathering doing with pitchers
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:22 pm

This certainly sounds confident

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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby d_money » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:02 pm

UMFan83 wrote:This certainly sounds confident


The lack of confidence by Webster is not following what’s in the Cubs Way manifesto.
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 am

UMFan83 wrote:This certainly sounds confident



Well, they did hit it at someone, Al. Unfortunately, it was right at a guy in the Cubs’ bullpen.
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby Post Count Padder » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Tseng released. I'm sure he'll end up somewhere on a bad team in need of innings. Had long hoped he'd be Hendricks-lite.
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby weis21 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:16 am

I often write in all caps when I’m serious. I’ve long touted Tseng as the next savior. Definitely wasn’t a stupid joke that the middling career minor leaguer had pitched a few solid innings.

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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:47 am

Never forget that Bleacher Nation ranked Tseng as the 5th prospect in the system at its peak.
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:14 am

i didn't even know pierce johnson was gone. was he the last flowbro?
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby Post Count Padder » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 pm

The Rangers and the Cubs making more deals:

The Rangers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng to a minor league contract. The former Cubs righty, who was designated for assignment released recently, will head to extended Spring Training begin a throwing program, per Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake.
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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby EricG » Mon May 06, 2019 9:30 pm

CEJ up Maples down.

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Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby champaignchris » Mon May 06, 2019 9:55 pm

EricG wrote:CEJ up Maples down.

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Marlins are scoring 2.76 runs a game. If there's a team to help Carl get his feet back under him, it's the Marlins.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:00 pm

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EricG wrote:CEJ up Maples down.

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Marlins are scoring 2.76 runs a game. If there's a team to help Carl get his feet back under him, it's the Marlins.
If the Marlins are looking for a pitcher to help them gain confidence, its Carl.
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Re: RE: Re: Bullpen shakeup, Carl's Jr optioned to Iowa

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 am

EricG wrote:CEJ up Maples down.

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I know that it is an overaction for a 13th pitcher, but I don't like this. Maples had walked some guys, but has been unhittable. It is pretty clear Maddon doesn't trust him at all.
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