Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Roundup: Two Cubs Starters Making Different Kinds of Cub History (& More)

  • Today Cub prospects Brett Jackson, Aaron Shafer and Rafeal Dolis were named to the Florida State League All-Star team today. The guys will represent the Daytona Cubs in the game on June 12 at 6:35 CT.
  • Shafer has an ERA of 1.04 out of the bullpen, Jackson is hitting .300 to lead the D-Cubs, and Dolis has a 2.34 ERA and 3 wins as a starter.
  • This past offseason, Ryan Dempster deferred some of his money to help the Cubs in signing Xavier Nady. Bruce Levine reports that Demp contacted the Cubs and asked what he could do to help the club. Ryan differed a total of $3M and will make it back over the next few seasons.
  • Lou Piniella has finally decided that it's time to get Tyler Colvin some more playing time.
  • Jeff Baker is okay after the ocular migraine that occurred during Thursday game according to Carrie Muskat.
  • Carlos Zambrano is also fine. He came into pitch today, just one day removed from a stint in the hospital.
  • Randy Wells had the worst start by a Cub in almost to decades today. He allowed 5 runs in the first and left before he retired a single batter. Wells tossed only 16 pitchers.
  • The Cubs bullpen had to work 9 innings today so they may be in need of some help tomorrow. Piniella said that Wells will be available out of the pen. The question is, after today's start, do we want him in the game tomorrow?
  • Ken Rosenthal is in town to cover the Cubs/Cardinals series for FOX. Lou Piniella says that he has no intention of going out to dinner with his former co-worker who wrote that he needs to be fired last month.
  • Tomorrow Carlos Silva has a chance to become the first Chicago Cub to start the season 7-0 since Jim Weaver in 1934.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted!

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