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News & Notes Roundup

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This morning will be short and sweet. I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s trivia. I found it quite interesting, myself. Today we hit on a couple news nuggets before a day game this afternoon.

  • Sunday Roster Moves – There have been a series of roster moves, which is to be expected this time of year with roster expansion. On Sunday, Eduardo Sanchez was designated for assignment and Alberto Cabrera was recalled from AAA. Sanchez has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Iowa. Luis Valbuena was activated from the DL and Ryan Sweeney was placed back on the 40 man roster in the spot vacated by Sachez after being activated from the 60-day DL. Overall, nothing really exiting on Sunday other than the return of the DL players.
  • Tuesday Roster Moves – Yesterday brought the first wave of roster call ups. Many will ask why teams don’t just recall 15 guys as of September 1st, when rosters expand. The answer is two fold. First, only players on the 40 man roster are able to be called up and some of them are injured. Second, by calling a player up, you begin the countdown to having to pay them via arbitration and/or free agency so there is not much of a point recalling a player who will not see a decent look during that month. That said, Brooks Raley, Justin Grimm and JC Boscan were all recalled. The Cubs also selected the contract of Zach Rosscup, which meant we wave goodbye to Dave Sappelt’s time on the 40 man (thank goodness).
  • MLB Postseason Info Announced – This just in: The post season will start in October and the Cubs won’t be a part of it. If you’re like me, that means you check out at the end of September and get your football on instead. If you watch the postseason instead, then here is a look at what you can expect.
  • Info On Neal Ramirez – I meant to post this the other day, but John Sickels (who we had an interview with the other day) posted some info on Neal Ramirez, who came over from Texas to complete the Matt Garza trade.
  • Jedi

    I really think you’re underrating Sappelt. He’s at least a fourth outfielder who can hurl insults at the ladyfolk between pitches.

  • Jedi

    I really think you’re underrating Sappelt. He’s at least a fourth outfielder who can hurl insults at the ladyfolk between pitches.

  • Doug S.

    Interesting that you check out of post season if no Cubs. I still enjoy watching baseball as long as Cards, Reds, Braves and Red Sox don’t go too far. A Braves, Red Sox WS would have me chanting J-E-T-S, which is really tough to do lately.

    • Jedi

      Your football team is the Jets; of course you hang around for baseball’s final pitch.

      • Doug S.

        Too true. They’re a tough team to watch or even like right now.

      • Doug S.

        Too true. They’re a tough team to watch or even like right now.

    • PLCB3

      Why Atlanta?

      • Chuck

        Because Atlanta sucks.

      • PLCB3

        I happen to like the city of Atlanta but all right then

      • Doug S.

        It’s more the Braves/their announcers/TBS,etc ad nauseum.

        As for the city, been there a few times on business. What does it have going on that I missed? Surely not the downtown.

      • PLCB3

        Coke Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Chick-Fil-A, Waffle House, Centennial Olympic Park, and soon to come the College Football HOF

      • Jedi

        No one could make this stuff up if they tried.

      • Jedi

        No one could make this stuff up if they tried.

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        I have been to Atlanta many times and aside from Centannial Olympic Park none of those sites would rate on my list.

      • PLCB3

        Well I like them. Being a Waffle House and Chick-Fil-A enthusiast, it was cool to tour the museums. I will be making another trip to Atlanta once the college football HOF moves there

      • Seymour Butts

        Chick fil a and waffle house have museums? Must be next door to the General Sherman Memorial Laundromat.

      • They are actually both located in the historic Jeff Foxworthy “You Might be a Redneck” business district.

      • Sherm

        Say what?

      • PLCB3

        Waffle House does. Chick-Fil-A gives a tour of the corporate headquarters. Waffle House is in a more messed up part of Atlanta. And ironically enough, the original Chick-Fil-A, is on SHERMAN street. Everything I ate there had a bit of a burn taste to it.

      • Seymour Butts

        There is a Sherman street in Atlanta? Does it go straight to the water?

      • PLCB3

        There is indeed a Sherman street in Atlanta. I don’t think it goes to the water, but the road does lead to Savannah, GA, where his march to the sea ended.

      • Seymour Butts

        There is a Sherman street in Atlanta? Does it go straight to the water?

      • Jerry in Wisconsin

        I have been to Atlanta many times and aside from Centannial Olympic Park none of those sites would rate on my list.

      • AC0000000

        Well I like them. Being a Waffle House and Chick-Fil-A enthusiast, it was cool to tour the museums. I will be making another trip to Atlanta once the college football HOF moves there

      • Seymour Butts

        Chick fil a and waffle house have museums? Must be next door to the General Sherman Memorial Laundromat.

      • They are actually both located in the historic Jeff Foxworthy “You Might be a Redneck” business district.

      • Sherm

        Say what?

      • Dirk Diggler

        Don’t forget Cheetah’s.

      • Stick with the soup sentiments.

      • PLCB3

        What are soup statements, soup sentiments, soup hyperlinks?

      • Jedi

        It’s when you take an insignificant line from an obscure movie, and then have to post a YouTube video to explain your point when what you’re basically saying is “mind your own business”…

      • Stick with the soup sentiments.

      • Jedi

        Not a soup question.

  • Doug S.

    Interesting that you check out of post season if no Cubs. I still enjoy watching baseball as long as Cards, Reds, Braves and Red Sox don’t go too far. A Braves, Red Sox WS would have me chanting J-E-T-S, which is really tough to do lately.

    • AC0000000

      Why Atlanta?

      • Chuck

        Because Atlanta sucks.

  • Not sure how teens or football teams fared today, but the Cubs did a pretty good job cleaning up Shark’s mess. The Cubs are tough to beat when our big three franchise guys are on point…hats off to Murph, D-Nav, and Gregg.

  • Not sure how teens or football teams fared today, but the Cubs did a pretty good job cleaning up Shark’s mess. The Cubs are tough to beat when our big three franchise guys are on point…hats off to Murph, D-Nav, and Gregg.