Daily Facepalm 4.6.13

In Facepalm by berselius

Cubs lose The Cubs dropped the first game of their series against the Braves. Scott Feldman gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings, and is lucky he didn't give up more than that. He allowed 4 hits, walked four, hit a batter, had two wild pitches, and topped it off with a fielding error. Behind him, Alberto Gonzalez attemped to tag out …

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Cubs players who are out of options

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

There are 6 Cubs players who are out of options meaning they cannot be optioned to the minor leagues. They would have to be placed on waivers instead. Those players are: Michael Bowden, Welington Castillo, Rafael Dolis, Jeff Samardzija, Luis Valbuena and Travis Wood. There are no concerns that Jeff Samardzija would need to be optioned to the minors, but …

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Fortnightly Facepalm: 6.3.12 Draft, Soler, Baez, Garza, Dempster

In Facepalm by dmick89

I guess there's something going on tomorrow? The MLB draft is tomorrow. The Cubs worked out possible first round picks Carlos Correa (SS) and Max Fried (P) earlier this week, and several draft evaluators are prognisticating that the Cubs will take high school OF Albert Almora. It's nice not having to worry about the Cubs picking another Tyler Colvin or …

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Projecting the 2012 Cubs: Michael Bowden

In Projections by dmick89

Yesterday the Cubs traded Marlon Byrd to the Red Sox for Michael Bowden and a player to be named later. Bowden was drafted in the 1st round (47th overall) in 2005. He was the last of the 5 draft picks the Red Sox had in the 1st round that year. In 2006 Bowden established himself as one of the best …

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Marlon Byrd traded to Red Sox for Michael Bowden

In News And Rumors, Transactions by dmick89

probable that the Cubs will trade Marlon Byrd to the Red Sox. It's likely the Cubs pick up the bulk of Byrd's remaining contract ($6 millionish) to increase the package they get in return. It's unlikely the Cubs will acquire much talent in this trade. A decet relief pitching prospect is probably about as good as it will get. More …