Brandon Morrow Chicago Cubs

Age: 37 (July 26, 1984) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-35
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SD R 2016 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 8 0 0 6 1.80 1.60 1.60 0.0 0.0 .497 n/a
SD A+ 2016 0 1 0 0 2 2 11.2 15 1 3 8 6.94 1.54 1.54 2.3 6.2 .360 n/a
SD AA 2016 1 1 0 0 2 2 10.1 18 3 4 4 7.84 2.13 2.37 3.5 3.5 .374 n/a
SD AAA 2016 0 0 2 0 12 2 21.0 29 2 9 21 6.43 1.81 1.74 3.9 9.0 .414 n/a
SD NL 2016 1 0 0 0 18 0 16.0 19 2 3 8 1.69 1.38 1.47 1.7 4.5 .314 44/26/30 2 2
LAD AAA 2017 0 5 6 0 20 0 20.0 25 5 5 22 7.20 1.50 1.75 2.2 9.9 .368 n/a
LAD NL 2017 6 0 2 10 45 0 43.2 31 0 9 50 2.06 0.92 0.81 1.9 10.3 .298 45/24/31 14 11
CHC NL 2018 0 0 22 0 35 0 30.1 24 2 9 31 1.48 1.09 1.04 2.7 9.2 .287 52/23/25 18 10
CHC NL 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
CHC NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 13yrs 48 39 30 10 289 108 793.1 721 78 334 802 4.02 1.33 1.27 3.8 9.1 .309 n/a
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Rotowire reports his right elbow was 'scoped on Nov. 6. Is expected to be close to good to go on Opening Day.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 7 '18
I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Brandon Morrow with a price of $6. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

Save No. 19 as the Cubs sweep the series against the Tigers and move to 5-0 on the home stand.

Game's has been over for five minutes. Fans are still singing "Go Cubs go!"

What's the deal? Is there going to be a fireworks display?

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4 '18

June 20, 2018

Chicago Cubs – Brandon Morrow has been placed on the disabled list with lower back tightness. The Cubs haven’t announced who will close in his place, but our best bet is Steve Cishek. Justin Wilson, who blew the save last night, or Pedro Strop, could also be considered.

Updated hierarchy: Cishek | Strop | Wilson.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 20 '18

Chicago Cubs – It took nine games, but Brandon Morrow finally recorded his first out as a Cub (and also made his first appearance prior to the 17th inning).  Morrow struck out a pair en route to his first save of the season.  There was some concern from Cubs’ fans after Morrow had only thrown two pitches this season, but he looked great on Saturday, hitting 97 mph with his fastball.

Hierarchy remains: Morrow | Cishek | Edwards.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8 '18

Doug, it should be mentioned, is following the Steve Moyer playbook. Just like more major league teams than we care to mention.

In real baseball, you can get away with it because of the TV money. In the XFL because there is no money.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15 '18

I think LynchMob is right, no one is stuck there. The March picks are way valuable in the XFL, not only because you can keep them forever - Steve Moyer fought hard for this rule as indeed he fought hard for the XFL name, God bless him - but also because so many valuable current players haven't been drafted yet. We have our auction in early November with, by law I believe, nothing in front of us but the BaseballHQ depth chart, with a line through the kept players. Dozens of players worth a buck and much more (like Morrow) are still available. Any of 15 teams team could win the XFL within a year or two. And as Peter says, if you hit the skids early you trade for next year.

I've never seen a team with prospects big and deep like Doug's. I'd like to see the team that beats Acuna, Eloy Jimenez, Tatis, Bo Bichette, Forrest Whitley, Sixto Sanchez, Kyle Wright, Hunter Greene, Kiebert Ruiz, Taylor Trammell, Mike Soroka, and Nick Senzel. 

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Mar 15 '18

[Sorry if this is a double post -- thought I posted via my phone, but don't see it now.] I remember in one of the RLBA books they described it as the "Okrent Zone", making just enough moves/strategies to come in sixth.

Of course, there is something of a solution in giving the first team out of the money the first pick in the reserve draft, down to the last place team, and then the money winners in reverse order, so the winner has the last pick.

mike fenger mike
Mar 15 '18

There is no money, really. There is winning and there is everything else. That imposes an extreme dynamic. I would say we were incredibly assertive going for it last year, despite terrible luck, and we didn't get there. And we fortunately still have a chance of going for it this year.

But the teams that don't will sooner rather than later be trying to strip us front-runners of future value in exchange for their present value. And eventually they'll wear us down.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 15 '18

Oh, there is a "middle ground", right?  It's the limbo between finishing in the money and low enough to get good draft picks ... it's where you end up if you don't really know how to do anything but "go for it this year" and not assertive enough to actually get there.

Ah, you're saying that in your league, no one is stuck there!  That is one of the attributes of "a good league" ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 14 '18