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    Jacob Turner added to 25 man roster, Ramirez actived off DL, Chris Rusin to AAA

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    Ramirez back from DL. Rusin to Iowa. Turner on roster and one move to come.
    Last edited by 1908_Cubs; 08-10-2014 at 11:37 AM.
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    Totally forgot about Rusin, that was such an obvious choice. Duh...

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    Exciting
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    I wonder who else is gone...

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    I really do hope it's E-Jackson. Just DFA him.
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    Cubs Talk ‏@CSNCubs 36m

    Both Neil and Turner will be available today. #Cubs most likely using Turner out of the 'pen. At least initially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1908_Cubs View Post
    Cubs Talk ‏@CSNCubs 36m

    Both Neil and Turner will be available today. #Cubs most likely using Turner out of the 'pen. At least initially.
    Ugh just let him start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1908_Cubs View Post
    Cubs Talk ‏@CSNCubs 36m

    Both Neil and Turner will be available today. #Cubs most likely using Turner out of the 'pen. At least initially.
    Yeah, Len had mentioned yesterday in passing that he'd likely start out in the Pen.

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    Maybe Valaika gets sent back down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABE32 View Post
    Maybe Valaika gets sent back down.
    He's in the lineup today apparently.

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    They probably want him to be able to get some extra time with Bosio in before he starts.

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    Basically all he has is a slider and a heater so I think it makes perfect sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    Basically all he has is a slider and a heater so I think it makes perfect sense
    He has a good change, actually.

    I'm aware what, DC said as well, however:

    Dave, Turnerís CH against lefties looks troubling this year. I agree that he needs to have a strong CH to be successful as a starting pitcher. Against Turner this year, LH hitters have a .300 ISO off of his CH in 94 pitches in 2014 and a .136 ISO off of his CH in 90 pitches in 2013. This looks bad. I, however, am curious on whether or not .ISO off of this pitch is reflective of the pitchís effectiveness (i.e., is his CH as bad as it appears to be from surface level stats?)

    We know, thanks to Eno and Jeff, that 40% of pitchers from 2011-2013 have swinging strike rates of less than 11.9%. This year, Turnerís CH has produced a swinging strike rate of 11.3%. And in addition, his CH has produced 58.3% grounders, which is 25% higher than the average pitcher who throws a CH. Based on this criteria, his CH isnít as bad as you make it out to be when claiming he needs a ďdramatic improvement.Ē

    Back to the .300 ISO from LH hitters when throwing a CHÖ
    The reason that the .ISO is so high off of this pitch is not because of a lack of stuff, but because of a few grooved pitches. Most of the time, Turner has shown the ability to locate, which has resulted in a great GB% and a respectable swstrike%. This is the resulting .ISO illustrated by his zone profile.

    http://s29.postimg.org/jz44s26on/Scr...2_36_26_PM.png

    The XBH on the lower right portion of the plate was a result of a GB. Not surprisingly, ISO is highest right down the middle.

    Iím not convinced his CH is bad. Iím not convinced he needs to improve the pitch dramatically. He has four pitches that should result in positive results (i.e., 4seam, sinker, change, slider).
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    Just saying, to finish out the season, I think he'll be best served to pitch in relief. I fully expect him to be in the rotation next year and beyond though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimbrH2001 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ABE32 View Post
    Maybe Valaika gets sent back down.
    He's in the lineup today apparently.
    Schlitter to the dl
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