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

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MLB TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES
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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  • he should hit more of those. that would be an ideal outcome. /moneyballs

    crunch 3 min 33 sec ago view
  • Russell with 19 RBI in July so far. Grand Slams help.

    billybucks 45 min 7 sec ago view
  • ...and Familia with back-to-back blown saves. Blows a one-run lead vs. Rockies today, gets his 2nd consecutive loss.

    I am OK with the Mets missing the playoffs and suffering crushing losses at home --- just want them to beat St. Louis.

    He played with fire twice agains the Cubs -- unfortunately, the Cubs couldn't stop swinging.

    billybucks 49 min 4 sec ago view
  • How about Kyle Farnsworth? I know he was consistently upper 90s.

    videographer 2 hours 43 min ago view
  • If he puts up Soriano numbers I will be ecstatic

    jacos 4 hours 31 min ago view
  • I think Javy is learning--but he's learning to make contact, not learning to lay off pitches out of the zone. A quick glance at his plate discipline numbers on Fangraphs shows that his contact rate is up, especially his contact rate out of the zone, but his swing rate is up too, especially his swing rate out of the zone.

    Charlie 5 hours 5 min ago view
  • I definitely saw ballpark radar guns go up to 102 on Kerry Wood back when he was still a starter, but who knows how accurate they were.

    Charlie 5 hours 19 min ago view
  • They've mentioned Henry Rodriguez (2013), Chris Carpenter, and Andrew Cashner as Cubs who have gone 100+. They said Rodriguez was tops at 100.8. Who knows before 2008?

    QuietMan 6 hours 43 min ago view
  • Regarding Heyward--

    He'll play regardless of what he does, just like Soriano played for seven years before they finally ditched him.

    What can they do? All I can think of is they can keep hiring and firing hitting coaches until they find one who can get him to stop hitting balls with the handle of the bat.

    (All those broken bats added to his paycheck is just a bit much.)

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 43 min ago view
  • Lester will probably be all right.

    I think Arrieta might have added too much muscle preparing for that butt-naked ESPN photo shoot. Pitchers are supposed to be loose, not muscled up.

    Seriously.

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 50 min ago view
  • I have basically written off Heyward for this year -- if you are working on major swing changes in late July, you are going to struggle. Hopefully, he can be more productive at the plate next year. It will be interesting to see what they do with him if the Cardinals keep winning and close the gap. Heyward is dead last in the NL in slugging and in the bottom 5 in OPS -- yet still has a positive WAR. Hunh.

    billybucks 6 hours 53 min ago view
  • Has anybody in a Cub uniform ever thrown a ball 103 before?

    VirginiaPhil 6 hours 57 min ago view
  • He certainly looks better, no doubt, and is a different player than what we saw when he first came up. Full credit to him for changing his approach and saving his career.

    But he has zero walks in 35AB since the break, and 10 in 251 AB all year. He does seem to be able to hit some pitches out of the zone, but, a guy with his pop should be drawing more walks. However, it's easy to forget he is still only 23, and probably trying to make an impact to prove he should be an everyday player.

    billybucks 7 hours 6 min ago view
  • The usual suspects, Molina and Wong. Gyorko drew a walk with two outs, none on. I recall us (particularly Szczur and Bryant) swinging at everything Familia threw.

    VirginiaPhil 7 hours 8 min ago view
  • Yup. Thanks Q

    The E-Man 7 hours 14 min ago view
  • QuietMan 7 hours 22 min ago view