I have been meaning to write an update post but to be completely honest nothing has really happened on that front. It's been a pretty boring camp. I mean Joel Carreno was sent to the Minor League camp not so far back and that has some implications.
Team Matt made a ballsy play in taking Carreno as one of his bullpen members. That seems like quite the long shot now that he's being stretched out to start in either New Hampshire or Vegas.
There have been a few grumblings that McGowan won't be ready and Cecil is on the block but nothing solid has really materialized.
Other than that, there really is nothing to update for the Challenge participants as of yet.
Quick update on this years edition of the 25 Man Roster Challenge. This just in: Dr James Andrews is a hack. Jesse Litsch is officially out for Opening Day after being shut down for six weeks.
The following six teams are already fucked.
Team Human Rain Delay
Team Social Ramble
That's a tough break. Losers.
In other related news, we have decided to up the stakes. Included with the coveted Randy Knorr signed photo will be this. Behold!
That right there is none other than Mighty Joe Inglett AND former Rule 5 pick Randy Wells, who turned out to be a pretty darn decent SP for the Cubbies.
Provided the winner this year agrees, we are thinking that the Knorr photo could be a temporary win, kinda like a trophy, and be up for grabs in future roster challenges. In essence, you win two prizes if you are victorious but have to defend the Knorr photo the following year or lose it. All shipping related costs will be covered by us. (provided we don't get any ballots from a war torn country)
What are the contestants saying on this?