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  • #46
    Originally posted by rockin500 View Post
    mopup duty. i think that will end up being ohman's job from now on.

    and i hope soriano isnt out any significant time.
    Keep us updated on what the radio is saying about Soriano.

    I think at this time if they called someone up it would likely be Pagan. But who knows.

    I just dont think they are going to push Pie to come up, just to be sent back down in 2 weeks.
    BELIEVE

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    • #47
      Originally posted by CubsHub View Post
      Keep us updated on what the radio is saying about Soriano.

      I think at this time if they called someone up it would likely be Pagan. But who knows.

      I just dont think they are going to push Pie to come up, just to be sent back down in 2 weeks.
      well, if hes day to day as the initial reports said, no need to worry about the DL.

      and no, if worse came to worst, i cant see Pie being the one called up as Jones would probably cover centerfield with the revolving guys in left and right.

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      • #48
        If Miller fails today, I'd rather he fail spectacularly. If he's not the guy for the fifth spot, then I want him out soon.
        To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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        • #49
          I'm not liking the move to Eyre....
          To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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          • #50
            is it asking too much for murton to pay the hell attention on the diamond? no excuse for him not coming home on that pitch that went to the backstop. and then of course, theriot has to GIDP (on a nice play)

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            • #51
              Batting Pie eighth behind Cedeno is illogical to me.
              To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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              • #52
                another excellent start by hill. 8 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs. his BAA so far is .113 Thats preposterous!

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                • #53
                  I only caught bits and pieces, but I saw some nasty curveballs from Hill today.
                  To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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                  • #54
                    Check out the MLB.com home page: MLB ERA Leader - Rich Hill - 0.41

                    Enough said.
                    A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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                    • #55
                      Rich Hill is awesome. That is all.

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                      • #56
                        man i can't the movement on some of his pitches, ridiculus! scary momemnt though when he "jammed' his ankle.
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                        • #57
                          Talk about one of the weirdest games I've ever seen. There were three very odd calls/situations. The first with DeRosa getting called safe then called out at 1B, the second was the Blanco head squeezing triple play that wasn't. And of course the one that's going to be the most talk, Cedeno sliding past 2B on a walk to Jones.

                          Ronny might have wrote his own ticket to Iowa after today.
                          What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
                          Line Drive: .356
                          HBP: .342
                          Non-Intentional Walk: .315
                          Intentional Walk: .176
                          Outfield Fly: .035
                          Groundball: -.101
                          Bunts: -.103
                          Infield Fly: -.243
                          Strikeout: -.287
                          It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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                          • #58
                            Has anyone else noticed that Jones is starting to heat up? He's now hitting in the .290 range. Still no power, but that's the case with most of the Cubs right now.

                            Hopefully, he'll get traded soon--not because I think he's a bad player, but so I can stop hearing about what a bad player he is. He's probably one of the most unfairly maligned Cubs players in memory. I liked CPat, but at least I could understand why people were frustrated with him. Jones on the other hand turned in a respectable 2006 season, and is back on track for another decent season.
                            To offset some of the pain of being a diehard Cubs fan, I've learned to also be a moderate Yankees fan.

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                            • #59
                              what an absolute disgusting loss. from derrek getting caught stealing to scott eyre pitching like garbage to the ineptitude of the bottom of the lineup, its gotten to the point where things need to get fixed.

                              ramirez was good with the bat again (and lee was good, despite his caught stealing).

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Scartissue View Post
                                Hopefully, he'll (Jones) get traded soon--not because I think he's a bad player, but so I can stop hearing about what a bad player he is. He's probably one of the most unfairly maligned Cubs players in memory. I liked CPat, but at least I could understand why people were frustrated with him. Jones on the other hand turned in a respectable 2006 season, and is back on track for another decent season.
                                That's a fair comparision, everyone hates Jacque but doesn't have a reason why. He's the same type player he was when we signed him, a true lefty who's real position is LF, who hits for power, and who walks little/strikesout high. When we signed him in 2005-06, we got a good deal for his contract at the time. In today's market, his money commitment per production is a bargain (9 million + 1 million bonus over the next 2 years). The only nixes I can think of for Jacque are his poor throws from RF but like a NL scout I was recently talking to said, "he should have have never been in RF." Or the other Chicago created story of Jones asking for a trade. For one I doubt he asked to be dealt. Secondly, even if the rumors are true and he was unhappy with his reception in Wrigley by the Cubs' faithful, he had a right to be. The fans of Chicago have treated him like crap since he stepped foot in blue striped uni's.
                                What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
                                Line Drive: .356
                                HBP: .342
                                Non-Intentional Walk: .315
                                Intentional Walk: .176
                                Outfield Fly: .035
                                Groundball: -.101
                                Bunts: -.103
                                Infield Fly: -.243
                                Strikeout: -.287
                                It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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