A Few Notes on Bootcheck, Smith

On December 18, the Phillies announced through their transactions page that they signed Tony Gwynn, Dave Sappelt, Lou Marson, and Sean O’Sullivan to minor league deals. On that day, they also quietly signed RHP Chris Bootcheck and re-signed LHP Greg Smith to little fanfare. The news was first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America over an otherwise quiet holiday. Let’s take...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies sign Gwynn Jr., Marson and others

A couple of interesting names are among the latest batch of players signed to minor-league contracts by the Phillies and invited to major-league spring training camp. Catcher Lou Marson, who was drafted by the Phillies in 2004 and traded to Cleveland in a package for Cliff Lee in 2009, has rejoined the organization on a minor-league deal. The team has also signed outfielder Tony...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Some Smart Minor League Signings

Amaro has acknowledged that his resources might be tapped out and any improvements will likely come in the form of the minor league contract variety.  The thought makes me sick to my stomach looking at the current projected roster, but at least he made some smart minor league signings today.Seaon O'Sullivan adds depth to the pitching staff as he could start or relieve.  The...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Sign O’Sullivan, Sappelt, Gwynn, Marson

[Tony Gwynn Jr., one of the many signings by the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason. Photo credit: Wikipedia.org] The Philadelphia Phillies have signed signed right-hander Sean O’Sullivan, outfielders Dave Sappelt and Tony Gwynn Jr. and catcher Lou Marson to minor league deals with invitations to Spring Training. Sean O’Sullivan, 26 years old, had a 3.96 ERA in seven...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Four to Minor League Deals with Invites

Marson returns to the Phillies on a minor league deal. The Phillies have announced via their transaction page that catcher Lou Marson, outfielders Tony Gwynn and Dave Sappelt, and right-handed pitcher Sean O’Sullivan have been signed to minor league deals with invitations to Spring Training. Marson, 27, was once a top Phillies prospect and was ranked as the #66th overall prospect...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dreamcast 24.2 – Prospecting with Cubs Den

MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav https://soundcloud.com/lathandplaster Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: worldseriesdreaming@gmail.com iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 Guest Twitter: @CubsDen INTRO HI John Arguello of Cubs Den. Kris Bryant Cubs draft strategy PAY ME – holding out for mo money Social media realities as it...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs-Rockies Preview

Finally healthy and rested following the All-Star break, the Colorado Rockies hope to take advantage of a soft schedule to open the second half. The Rockies look to make a climb in the standings during a 10-game homestand against three of the league's worst teams, starting with the first of three against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. After closing out the first half with...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs-Rockies Preview

Finally healthy and rested following the All-Star break, the Colorado Rockies hope to take advantage of a soft schedule to open the second half. The Rockies look to make a climb in the standings during a 10-game homestand against three of the league's worst teams, starting with the first of three against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. After closing out the first half with...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, White Sox 2

Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings, Alfonso Soriano homered and scored four runs, and the Chicago Cubs pulled away late to beat the White Sox 8-2 on Monday night. Dave Sappelt had a career-high four hits, while Soriano had three. Luis Valbuena drove in three runs, hitting the tiebreaking two-run double and scoring during a five-run eighth. Garza (5-1), meanwhile, came through...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall on road to recovery

CINCINNATI Sean Marshalls absence in the Cincinnati Reds bullpen is like the missing man formation in a fighter squadron it is starkly evident that something is not right. With Marshall missing, the domino effect has never been more prevalent because the Reds have scrambled and scratched and searched to fill his void a left-handed setup guy and a situational left-hander.Marshall...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Recall Pitcher Rafael Dolis, Option Dave Sappelt

The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis from their Triple-A Iowa affiliate. To make room for him, the Cubs have optioned outfielder Dave Sappelt to the same minor league team. Dolis will be a middle-reliever for the parent club where as Sappelt will provide organizational depth at the outfield position for Chicago. The post Chicago Cubs Recall Pitcher Rafael...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs add OF Sweeney, RHP Dolis from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs have added outfielder Ryan Sweeney and reliever Rafael Dolis from Triple-A before their game against the Texas Rangers. To make room for them Monday, Chicago designated reliever Kameron Loe for assignment and optioned outfielder Dave Sappelt to its affiliate in Iowa. The 28-year-old Sweeney has spent time in the majors with the White Sox, Red Sox and Athletics. In 23 games...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Sweeney, Dolis head to Wrigley

The Chicago Cubs called up OF Ryan Sweeney, pictured, and RHP Rafael Dolis on Monday. The sent Dave Sappelt to AAA Iowa and Cameron Loe was designated for assignment.
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds rally in 9th, but fall 4-2 in 10 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth before Darwin Barney bailed him out with a homer in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after blowing a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bonus Venting

The Cubs lost in epic fashion tonight.  It was spectacular and glorious.  In some ways it was predictable, but they were facing a very good Reds offense and did not have their best defense in place.  This is as good a time as any to vent, even though it’s still April. Things we know to be true… The Reds are good. The Cubs are bad. Dave Sappelt probably shouldn’t be allowed...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wandy on the mound, Gaby still at first base

I know that this is a bit of a leftover from the really bad times of being a Pirate fan, but whenever the Pirates start out the season 0-1 there's a voice in the back of my head that says, "If the Pirates can't win this game, they might never get to .500 again!" I don't really think that's true this year (nojinxnojinxnojinx), but the voice is still there...
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 5, Padres 2

Edwin Jackson allowed one run and three hits in six innings, and the Chicago Cubs rested most of their regulars on Monday in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres. In his longest outing of spring training, Jackson struck out three and walked one. Padres starter Clayton Richard allowed Javier Baez's RBI groundout in the fourth and Dave Sappelt's three-run homer in the fifth...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Villanueva & Sappelt Go Deep at HoHoKam

Christian Villanueva and Dave Sappelt drilled solo home runs to lead the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies this afternoon in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHKam Park in Mesa, AZ. Tags: Spring Training RecapChristian VillanuevaDave SappeltEdwin JacksonRead more about Villanueva & Sappelt Go Deep at HoHoKam
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Is there a catcher controversy?

“Tom (Downers Grove) People are downplaying the importance of Navarro coming here and backing up Castillo. Am I the only one who thinks Navarro was a great pick up and could play his way into starting? Bruce Levine (1:35 PM) No, you’re not–I’m convinced of the same possible result. During his media session on Monday, Cubs’ starter Matt Garza went on and on about Navarro’s...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Social media and Dave Sappelt

Social media is great; it has definitely changed the world. It is a great tool to connect with others, promote your business or stay up to date with your favorite athletes, but it can also get you in trouble. That’s what happened last night, on Twitter, with Cubs OF Dave Sappelt. In case you don’t have a Twitter account, or were out in the icy mess that occurred in Chicago trying...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

New Chicago Cubs outfielder tweets sexist, expletive remarks

New Chicago Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt, you are know Dave Chappelle. Your attempts at humor are about as effective as Alfonso Soriano’s fielding. Your rendition/attempt at Sinbad’s “women be shopping!” bit fell painfully flat. And you made remarks that would you an A+ at the Joe Cowley school of gender relations. You knew never took a class in women’s studies in college...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Week That Was...

So the Cubs are going to sign Scott Hairston, but since the deal isn't official we don't really have comments from TheJedi on his exact purpose. Chances are though, he'll platoon with DeJesus and Schierholtz and be the thunder off the bench late in games. And if they happen to trade Alfonso Soriano at some point, he might just be the starting left fielder. The 33-year...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Continue Shopping Spree

The Cubs added another short term contract tonight, signing outfield Nate Schierholtz on a one year deal for $2.25M that includes $500K in incentives. As Arizona Phil pointed out, they actually retain the rights to Schierholtz for two seasons as he's only at a little over 4 years of service time. Along with the signings of Scott Feldman and Scott Baker, the Cubs have added over...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies 6, Cubs 0

Drew Pomeranz tossed five scoreless innings for his first win in more than two months and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on a rainy Wednesday night. The game was delayed by rain in the seventh inning for 1 hour, 24 minutes. Charlie Blackmon homered and Chris Nelson had two hits and two RBIs in the Rockies' third straight win. Dave Sappelt had two hits for Chicago...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies 10, Cubs 5(7)

DJ LeMahieu had three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle, Wilin Rosario went deep and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 10-5 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night. Matt McBride homered and Chris Nelson had three hits for the Rockies, who won a matchup of two 94-loss teams. Carlos Torres (5-3) got the win after allowing one run in two innings of relief....
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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