Cubs Organizational Report Week 7-8(2005)

Team Records Updated through 5/29/05; Individual Stats Updated through 5/29/05
Organizational Records
TeamW-LGB/Pos.Last 10W/L (2003)W/L (2004)
Chicago Cubs24-247.5/2nd6-427-2125-23
Iowa Cubs 22-284.5/3rd6-4&nbsp&nbsp
West Tenn Jaxx34-160.0/1st5-5&nbsp &nbsp
Daytona Cubs25-232.5/3rd4-6&nbsp&nbsp
Peoria Chiefs25-254.0/3rd7-3&nbsp&nbsp
Boise HawksSeason begins in June N/A N/A &nbsp&nbsp
AZL CubsSeason begins in JuneN/A N/A &nbsp&nbsp

P - Jon Leicester promoted on 05/29/05 P - Jerome Williams & David Aardsma traded to Cubs on 05/28/05 P - Latroy Hawkins traded to San Francisco Giants on 05/28/05 P - Roberto Novoa promoted on 05/28/05 P - Mark Prior placed on 15 day DL with a right non-displaced fracture of the lateral epicondyl (elbow) on 05/28/05 P - Mike Remlinger placed on DL retroactive to 05/21/05 with a left hand fifth finger non-displaced distal phalanx fracture. (Stupid recliners...) INF - Todd Walker activated from 15 day DL on 05/25/05 P - Sergio Mitre promoted on 05/24/05 OF - Ben Grieve optioned to AAA on 05/24/05 P - Joe Borowski promoted on 05/20/05 INF - Mike Fontenot demoted to AAA on 05/20/05 INF - Ronny Cedeno demoted to AAA on 05/17/05 INF - Enrqiue Wilson signed as a free agent on 05/17/05 P - Kerry Wood diagnosed with supraspinatus muscle strain in his right shoulder; Placed on DL on 05/02/05; Plans to throw off mound this week. P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05 SS ñ Nomar Garciaparra out with left groin avulsion of the adductor longus muscle; placed on 15 day DL 04/21/05; Began physical therapy in Arizona last week; Still not ready for baseball related activitites P - Scott Williamson placed on 60 day DL 3/31/05; Recovering from October 2004 Tommy John surgery; Currently rehabbing at Extended Spring Training;Return expected mid-season. AAA (IOWA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Jon Leicester promoted to MLB on 05/28/05 P - Roberto Novoa promoted to MLB on 05/28/05 P - Joe Dawley signed by Iowa Cubs on 05/28/05 INF - Richard Lewis sent to Daytona on 05/27/05 INF - Cody Ransom signed on 05/27/05 OF - Dwaine Bacon demoted to AA on 05/26/05 OF - Ben Grieve optioned to Iowa on 05/26/05 P - Ryan O'Malley promoted to Iowa from West Tenn (AA) on 05/25/05 P - Sergio Mitre promoted to MLB on 05/23/05 INF- Shane Halter released on 05/22/05 P - Darren Oliver retired on 05/21/05 P - Joe Borowski promoted to MLB on 05/20/05 INF - Mike Fontenot demoted on 05/20/05 INF - Ronny Cedeno demoted to AAA on 05/17/05 INF - Mike Moriarty traded to Baltimore Orioles for future considerations on 05/16/05 AAA (IOWA) Notables Ronny Cedeno .376/.426/.600 Russ Rohlicek 2-0 2 Saves, 1.78 ERA/15 BB/26 K Jermaine Van Buren 1-1 5 Saves; 2.18 ERA/11 BB/28 K Dave Kelton .299/.347/.463 Mike Fontenot .284/.395/.539 Bobby Brownlie 2-4 5.88 ERA/24 BB/30 K Will Cunnane 0-1 6.04 ERA/13 BB/27 K Geovany Soto .275/.380/.353 Micah Hoffpauir .293/.350/.372 Raul Valdez 3-1 3.38 ERA/7 BB/20 K AA (W. TENN) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Jon Connolly returned from DL on 05/35/05 OF - Dwaine Bacon demoted to AA on 05/26/05 P - Ryan O'Malley promoted to Iowa from West Tenn (AA) on 05/25/05 INF - Jemel Spearman has not played since 04/26/05 because of wrist injury P- Angel Guzman out with stiff forearm; Should begin throwing in 2 weeks; Likely not to pitch in a game until July P ñ Rocky Cherry left game on 4/21/05 after 1/3 of an inning. Tommy John surgery performed on 05/05/05 AA (W. TENN) Notables Matt Murton .382/.453/.543 Felix Pie .319/.376/.599 13/20 SB opportunities Adam Greenberg .281/.395/.410 Ryan Theriot .306/.386/.413 Brandon Sing .307/.433/.627 Buck Coats .322/.398/.443 Ricky Nolasco 6-0 2.08 ERA/18 BB/62 K Carmen Pignatiello 4-3 2.85 ERA/20 BB/55 K Richard Hill 4-3 3.28 ERA/21 BB/90 K Andrew Shipman 1-2 1.90 ERA/13 BB/27 K Talley Haines 3-0 7 Saves; 1.20 ERA/1 BB/13 K Yorkin Ferreras 2-3 2 Saves; 5.23 ERA/3 BB/18 K Jae-Kuk Ryu 4-2 3.50 ERA/19 BB/40 K Reynel Pinto 0-0 2.28 ERA/9 BB/25 K A ADVANCED (DAYTONA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES INF - Richard Lewis demoted from Iowa on 05/27/05 C - Jake Fox returned to action on 05/25/05 after missing 12 games due to a sprained knee ligament. P - Billy Petrick placed on DL retroactive to 05/24/04 SS - Carlos Rojas placed on DL on 05/26/05 SS - Enrique Cruz(son of Jose Cruz) assigned to Daytona after trade with Yankees P - Aaron Krawiec sent to Extended Spring Training on 05/13/05 C - Paul O'Toole demoted to Daytona from West Tenn. on 05/13/05 P - Brad Stiles placed on DL on 4/27/05; reason unknown A Advanced (DAYTONA) Notables Sean Marshall 4-2 1.73 ERA/17 BB/48 K Randy Wells 4-1 1 Save; 1.69 ERA/7 BB/34 K Thomas Atlee 1-3 7 Saves; 2.87 ERA/6 BB/11 K Juan Mateo 3-1 2 Saves; 1.98 ERA/7 BB/37 K Kyle Boyer .190/.254/.314 Brian Dopirak .240/.285/.372 Kevin Collins .233/.330/.393 Weston OíBrien 2-1 5.40 ERA/16 BB/28 K Anderson Tavares 1-5 6.19 ERA/14 BB/37 K J.R. Mathes 3-2 3.46 ERA/14 BB/47 K Carlos Marmol 5-2 3.09 ERA/29 BB/50 K Scott Moore .269/.355/.520 Chris Walker .278/.344/.389 21/27 SB opportunities A (PEORIA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES INF - Aaron Sisk signed as free agent on 05/17/05 OF - Ryan Harvey returned from DL on 05/19/05 P - Will Fenton sent to Extended Spring Training on 05/18/05 INF - Jose Rios sent to Extended Spring Training on 05/18/05 P - Luis Brito released from organization on 05/18/05 INF Ryan Norwood placed on DL 04/07/05 with severe ankle sprain; Out 6-8 weeks A(PEORIA) Notables Eric Patterson .391/.478/.591 Sean Gallagher 5-1 0.75 ERA/14 BB/68 K Matt Weber 3-5 2.80 ERA/6 BB/41 K Luis Montanez .316/.374/.492 Alberto Garcia .313/.366/.373 Alfredo Polanco 2-0 2.45 ERA/10 BB/29 K Ed Campusano 2-2 1 Save; 2.73 ERA/13 BB/22 K Alan Rick .170/.265/.240 Sam Fuld .217/.329/.300 Bo Flowers .276/.338/.410 Ryan Harvey .268/.323/.439 Lee Gwaltney 3-1 3.32 ERA/12 BB/38 K Jerry Blevins 0-2 9 Saves; 4.63 ERA/12 BB/31 K A SHORT SEASON(BOISE) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report ROOKIE LEAGUE (AZL Cubs) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report OTHER NOTABLE INJURIES P - Grant Johnson - hamstring, Fine-tuning his mechanics and should be pitching this week in Peoria. P - Chadd Blasko - shoulder surgery; Probably out until 2006 P - Jason Wylie - shoulder surgery; No update on his return P - Matt Clanton - shoulder surgery; Had 2nd shoulder surgery during off-season, probably out all season P - Luke Hagerty at extended spring training in Arizona with strained finger; 2-3 weeks away from pitching P - Dave Crouthers has retired from baseball at age 25 MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Brandon Sing (11) RBI - Scott Moore (32) AVG - Eric Patterson (.391) OBP - Eric Patterson (.478) SLG - Brandon Sing (.627) SB - Chris Walker (21) Pitching IP - Matthew Weber (61) ERA -Sean Gallagher (0.75) WINS - Ricky Nolasco (6) SAVES - Jerry Blevins (9) K - Rich Hill (90) * The AB and IP cutoff for rate stats is rather arbitrary

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  • To be fair to Emery and Trestman the foreshadowing of last year started happening well before them with the failure or mismanaging of multiple draft classes forcing the team to overspend in a free agency market that is even worse than baseball. Kyle Long seems like a good pick but they traded away another good one in Olson because of Martz's stupidity and inability to change his offense to fit the team talent.

  • HAGSAG: I think Domonic Brown does fit the criteria of a reclamation project, but unless he is willing to accept a minor league contract with an NRI to Spring Training, I don't think the Cubs would be interested given where the Cubs are right now. A couple of years ago? Yes. But probably not now.

    Brown would be better-off going to a club that is rebuilding and re-establish his value there, like Chris Coghlan did with the Cubs. And if he can re-establish his value, he could get traded to a contender at the trade deadline and take it from there.  

  • "they just fade away"

    (Except in the cases of no-fade lefties like Moyer, Orosco and Rich Hill.)

  • Amazing to me how quickly it fell apart under Trestman. Year 1, they were a Chris Conte brain fart away from making the playoffs. Year 2 -- coach, staff and GM all fired.

  • I am sure Jonathon Mota will be signed next.

  • AZ Phil, what is your thoughts on Domonic Brown as a reclamation project?

  • He also played LF in deference to Curtis Granderson.

    Meh... other moves to make...hope to see a move or two soon.

  • I haven't seen much Bears football this year - difficult to watch the games out here, but the game I saw the week before I was watching in shock as I saw them actually make tackles. And Cutler has looked really good, too.

    I guess people can quibble about play calling, but the team I saw is way more than 50% better coached (my only very minor disagreement with your comment).

    Under Trestman, the team didn't do anything right. This team played like a well coached team when I saw them play the Rams.

  • "What is sometimes overlooked about Vogelbach because of his "bad body" and because he has struggled so much defensively is that he is a hard worker, has a great attitude, loves to play the game, and is very well-liked by his teammates, and while that may not seem important, teams do actually value stuff like that. "

    As well they should. Replace a word here and there and you are describing any worker someone would hire.

  • Hak-Ju Lee signs a minor league contract with SF Giants.

    Some closure on the 6 degrees of Separation for Matt Garza/Chris Archer

  • Hahahahaha

  • -0.3 WAR in 7.1ip last year...

    -3 WAR projected over the course of a season.

    the cubs just added an all-star reliever's worth of work by losing b.schlitter.


  • Rockies sign Brian Schlitter to a minor league contract. Good luck in Coors Field. Enough said.

  • i'll take him over frandy since it's unlikely he'll progress as a SS (and 2nd isn't looking much better).

    i hope patton's delivery deception skills play well in the bigs over time. cubs need pitching options that are MLB-ready and dude fits the bill for a MLB/AAA mix...both needed.

  • I'm not saying he's great, but can we agree on the word "decent"? Became a pro at 23, called up at 26; nothing wrong with that trajectory, he hasn't been knocking around. Even in the majors his SO9 is 9.7. In the minors it's 12.2, so he's always missed bats, and without being a wild man: his walks are low. He cost the Cubs an unheralded A-ball middle infielder and a roster spot.

  • he's a righty (a 27 year old one that's going to be 28 before spring training starts) that throws low 90s with a low-80s slider. that's as ordinary as it gets for a righty reliever.