Cubs to Non-Tender Two

According to Wittenmyer, the Cubs will non-tender 2 of their 5 arbitration eligible players.

The tweet seems to indicate Ian Stewart is one of those two, which leaves M. Garza, J. Samardzija, J. Russell or L. Valbuena as the other. It would seem obvious that Valbuena would be that other, as he's hardly a great loss if they can't resign him for less. I imagine the Cubs would be happy to sign Stewart back for less, but he may very well want to test the market.

 

Hardball Talk is running a list of non-tenders so far, a list of players the Cubs may look into signing, so keep checking back there.

The only other news of note is that Jessie Rogers will take over the ESPN Chicago Cubs beat from Doug Padilla next season, who is moving over to the White Sox. Rogers was covering the Blackhawks beat, which means he had a lot of free time lately.

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  • Yeah, I have fond memories of old #28. He was a good field, no hit CF when he came up with the Mets, but later on in Chicago he had learned how to work the count and then demolish 3-2 fastballs. (Wish Javy Baez had the concept.) I remember, in '69 or '70, someone (maybe Durocher) saying that Hickman and Joe Torre were about the two best righty hitters in the league.

    VirginiaPhil 2 min 22 sec ago view
  • Ryno 10 min 24 sec ago view
  • The Tim Federowicz DFA expires today (Monday 6/27) .

    Arizona Phil 39 min 47 sec ago view
  • Unfortunately, Peralta is indeed an extreme flyball pitcher. Even when he was at his best (2011-14) he surrendered a lot of HR.

    He has had significantly better success versus LH hitters than versus RH hitters, thanks to a plus-splitter. So he will probably be used like a LHRP (even though he is a RHP).  

    Arizona Phil 40 min 59 sec ago view
  • "is the wind blowing out or in?"

    "in."

    "get peralta up."

    crunch 1 hour 17 min ago view
  • Joel Peralta was one of Maddon's bullpen guys in Tampa Bay.

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • Well there is no "You go, we go" without Fowler. The last week has showed how important he is to the Cubs.

    I imagine the Cubs getting back on track once we get some DL players back, but hopefully sooner rather than later.

    chitownmvp01 1 hour 46 min ago view
  • Well, there you have it. Bullpen fixed. Time to move onto the World Series.

    Eric S 2 hours 2 min ago view
  • I hope it is Jack Leathersich.

    James Watkins 2 hours 2 min ago view
  • Hearing its Peralta....Joel Peralta? Ugh.

    Dusty Baylor 2 hours 10 min ago view
  • ERIC S: The way it was done (with no immediate corresponding roster move) makes it look disciplinary. 

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 24 min ago view
  • I guess Joe and Jedstein did not much care for Concepcion's bases clearing double yesterday - he's on his way back to Iowa per twitterverse. No corresponding call up announced yet.

    Eric S 2 hours 39 min ago view
  • Other than the NL East (Dusty!), not much cookin' on division races. I am fine with that.

    billybucks 4 hours 16 min ago view
  • I love winning! It's, like, better than losing?

    billybucks 16 hours 24 min ago view
  • LOLLYGAGGERS!

    Dusty Baylor 17 hours 47 min ago view
  • You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!

    Jackstraw 20 hours 32 min ago view