Cubs Organizational Report Week 21
|Chicago Cubs||62-68||(Div)20.5/4th |
|West Tenn Diamond Jaxx*||34-28||1.5/2nd||5-5|
TRANSACTIONS MLB 3B Scott Mclain contract purchased from AAA Iowa on 08/27/05 and added to 40 man roster OF Matt Lawton traded to the New York Yankees for RHP Justin Berg on 08/27/05 3B Aramis Ramirez placed on 15 day DL; retroactive to 08/25/05 SS Ronny Cedeno promoted from AAA Iowa on 08/26/05 AAA/Iowa RHP Walt Nolen promoted from A ball Peoria on 08/24/05 RHP Federico Baez promoted from AA on 08/24/05 RHP Talley Haines placed on restricted list (Playing for Team USA in World Cup in Netherlands) OF Dave Kelton placed on DL on 08/19/05 AA/West Tennessee RHP Lee Gwaltney promoted from High A Daytona on 08/24/05 2B Eric Patterson promoted from A Peoria on 08/27/05 Advanced A/Daytona RHP Matt Weber promoted from A Peoria on 08/29/05 RHP Nate Sevier released from organization on 08/29/05 A/Peoria RHP Justin Berg added to roster after trade with Yankees on 08/27/05 RHP Angel Guzman added from Rookie League on 08/27/05 OF Steve Harris added from Rookie League on 08/27/05 RHP Michael Hyle promoted from Low A Boise on 08/24/05 RHP Jeffrey Teasley promoted from Low A Boise on 08/24/05 Low A/Boise NONE TO REPORT Rookie Leauge/Arizona NONE TO REPORT
INJURY UPDATES (BOLD indicates an update to a pre-existing injury) MLB 3B Aramis Ramirez left game with moderate to severe strain of left quadricep muscle on 08/24/05; Placed on DL on 08/26/05 P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05; Has "nerve issues" in his right elbow; Still undetermined whether he'll attempt another comeback AAA/Iowa LHP Phil Norton placed on DL on 08/19/05; Labrum problem and probably done for the season. OF Dave Kelton placed on DL on 08/19/05 with bum hamstring. AA/West Tennessee LHP Sean Marshall placed on DL on 07/24/04 with bicep tendonitis; Will not pitch rest of season but has already begun rehab program OF - Felix Pie sprained ankle on 06/16/05; Placed on 7 day DL on 06/21/05; Done for the season and will play Winter Ball in the Dominican Republic LHP - Jon Connolly placed on DL on 07/16/05 with "recurring" shoulder injury; Will be out all season INF - Jemel Spearman out sine 04/26/05 because of wrist injury; Had surgery at some point and it should cost him the season P ñ Rocky Cherry left game on 4/21/05 after 1/3 of an inning. Tommy John surgery performed on 05/05/05 Advanced A/Daytona LHP Chris Shaver left game on 08/24/05 with blister LHP Clay Rapada placed on DL on 08/18/05; Appendix surgery OF Kevin Collins placed on DL on 08/02/05 with bone spurs in his foot; Retroactive to 07/29/05; Will miss rest of season with tendon injury in foot. RHP Billy Petrick placed on DL on 06/24/05 with shoulder woes; Had season ending shoulder surgery A/Peoria C Jonathan Douillard placed on DL on 08/20/05 with knee injury 1b Alberto Garcia out for season with fractured fibula; Occurred on June 15th while sliding back into first base LHP Ed Campusano placed on DL with elbow problem; Looks like he avoided surgery though Low A/Boise NONE TO REPORT Rookie Leauge/Arizona RHP Jason Wylie has been out cause of complication to a knee injury suffered while moving his couch Other Notable Injuries OF - Nic Jackson had more surgery to clean out his shoulder; Probably out until 2006 P - Chadd Blasko - shoulder surgery; Probably out until 2006 P - Matt Clanton - shoulder surgery; Had 2nd shoulder surgery during off-season, probably out all season PROSPECT WATCH LIST (BOLD indicates injury, * bats lefty, # switch-hitter) Hitters: 2B/3B *Mike Fontenot (AAA) .263/.372/.410 2B Richard Lewis (AAA) .208/.267/.280 (AA) .246/.373/.333 OF Matt Murton (AAA) .345/.424.483 (MLB) .339/.415/.464 (AA) .342/.403/.498 C Geovany Soto (AAA) .257/.361/.346 SS/CF *Buck Coats (AA) .278/.337/.393 3B Casey McGehee (AA) ..297/.352/.421 OF Luis Montanez (AA) .290/.342/.413 (A) .287/.336/.410 2B *Eric Patterson (AA) .000/.333/.000 (A) .333/.405/.535 40/51 SB opportunities OF Felix Pie(AA) .304/.349/.554 13/22 SB opportunities 1B/OF Brandon Sing (AA) .278/.399/.540 2B Ryan Theriot (AA) .304/.359/.396 OF *Jeff Culpepper (High A) .309/.398/.415 (Low A) .304/.422/.391 1B Brian Dopirak (High A) .238/.290/.380 C Jake Fox (High A) .278/.352/.448 3B *Scott Moore (High A) .276/.355/.484 C Tony Richie (High A) .291/.328/.413 OF Ryan Harvey (A) ..259/.305/.493 C *Mark Reed (Low A) .251/.304/.380 (A) .135/.167/.192 Pitchers: RHP Bobby Brownlie(AAA) 6-6 4.70 ERA/39 BB/64 K/9 HR/97.2 IP LHP John Koronka (AAA) 8-10 4.30 ERA/44 BB/86 K/9 HR/121.1 IP LHP Rich Hill (AAA) 6-1 3.66 ERA/14 BB/90 K/11 HR/60.0 IP (MLB) 0-2 8.57 ERA/13 BB/21 K/3 HR/21.0 IP (AA) 4-3 3.28 ERA/21 BB/90 K/9 HR/57.2 IP (A) 1-0 1.13 ERA/0 BB/12 K/0 HR/8.0 IP RHP Jon Leicester (AAA) 2-7 1 Save 5.38 ERA/39 BB/60 K/14 HR/85.1 IP RHP Sergio Mitre (AAA) 5-5 4.32 ERA/21 BB/49 K/5 HR/66.2 IP (MLB) 2-5 5.66 ERA/20 BB/33 K/10 HR/55.2 IP LHP Carmen Pignatiello (AAA) 1-5 3.56 ERA/18 BB/40 K/4 HR/43.0 IP (AA) 5-4 2.68 ERA/28 BB/77 K LHP Russ Rohlicek (AAA) 3-1 3 Saves/4.74 ERA/44 BB/51 K/5 HR/59.0 IP RHP Jermaine Van Buren (AAA) 2-3 24 Saves/2.01 ERA/22 BB/63 K/5 HR/53.2 IP RHP David Aardsma (AA) 4-1 2 Saves/2.98 ERA/25 BB/40 K/1 HR/45.1 IP (Norwich) 6-2 2.93 ERA/13 BB/30 K RHP Carlos Marmol (AA)3-4 3.74 ERA/34 BB/53 K/10 HR/67.1 IP (High A) 6-2 2.99 ERA/37 BB/71 K LHP Sean Marshall (AA) 0-1 2.52 ERA/5 BB/24 K/1 HR/25.0 IP (High A) 4-4 2.74 ERA/26 BB/61 K RHP Ricky Nolasco (AA) 12-3 3.15 ERA/40 BB/160 K/13 HR/148.2 IP LHP Reynel Pinto (AA)10-3 2.44 ERA/55 BB/122 K/3 HR/125.2 IP (AAA) 1-2 9.93 ERA/24 BB/24 K RHP Jae-kuk Ryu (AA) 9-8 3.35 ERA/46 BB/119 K/11 HR/155.2 IP RHP Billy Petrick (High A) 1-4 5.59 ERA/19 BB/25 K/0 HR/37.0 IP RHP Michael Phelps (High A) 0-0 18.00 ERA/3 BB/2 K/0 HR/1.0 IP (A) 0-1 1.59 ERA/3 BB/17 K/0 HR/17.0 IP (RL) 0-0 0.00 ERA/0 BB/2 K/0 HR/ 0.2 IP RHP Randy Wells (High A) 9-2 2.91 ERA/22 BB/97 BB/5 HR/92. 2 IP RHP Mike Billek (A) 2-0 4.23 ERA/9 BB/14 K/4 HR/27.2 IP (Low A) 0-1 2.65 ERA/6 BB/20 K/0 HR/17.0 IP RHP Sean Gallagher (A) 14-5 2.71 ERA/55 BB/139 K/10 HR/146.0 IP RHP Angel Guzman (RL) 0-0 0.00 ERA/1 BB/12 K/0 HR/8.0 IP RHP Michael Hyle (A) 0-0 36.00 ERA/0 BB/0 K/1 HR/1.0 IP (Low A) 3-5 3.09 ERA/20 BB/37 K/0 HR/43.2 IP RHP Grant Johnson (A) 3-7 3.84 ERA/24 BB/48 K/7 HR/68.0 IP LHP Darin Downs (Low A) 4-4 3.59 ERA/18 BB/54 K/5 HR/52.2 IP LHP Luke Hagerty (Low A) 0-1 29.84 ERA/27 BB/4 K/0 HR/6.1 IP LHP Donald Veal (Low A) 1-2 3.32 ERA/10 BB/20 K/2 HR/19.0 IP (RL) 0-1 8.10 ERA/4 BB/9 K/2 HR/6.2 IP LHP Mark Pawelek (RL) 0-3 2.48 ERA/20 BB/52 K/0 HR/40.0 IP OTHERS NOTABLES: OF Ben Grieve (AAA) .256/.370/.481 OF *Sam Fuld (A) .300/.375/.424 OF *John Defendis (Low A) .341/.396/.379 GREG MADDUX INNINGS WATCH 391.1 IP over the last 2 years; Needs to pitch 8.2 IP over the rest of the season for his $9 million 2006 option to vest; Assuming he starts 33 games (like last year), needs to average less than 2 innings per start over the rest of the season. 2005 ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE PARTICIAPANTS RHP David Aardsma RHP Angel Guzman SS/OF Buck Coats OF Matt Murton 2B Eric Patterson 1B/OF Brandon Sing MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Brandon Sing (25) RBI - Ryan Harvey (97) AVG - Eric Patterson (.333) OBP - Eric Patterson (.406) SLG - Brandon Sing (.540) SB - Chris Walker (54) Pitching IP - Jae-kuk Ryu (155.2) ERA - Sean Gallagher (2.71) WINS - Sean Gallagher (14) SAVES -Jermaine Van Buren (24) K - Rich Hill (192)
Not sure I agree with this logic. The Cubs are one of the best teams in baseball, they have spent heavily on the team over the past couple of seasons, have more hitting prospects than they have places for them to play (and more on the way), a clear weakness in the bullpen, and have a 1.5 year window with Arrieta (to say nothing of the likely declines of Lester and Lackey).
Unless you think (maybe even if you do think) Schwarber is the next coming of Babe Ruth, I would certainly consider trading him if it brought back a couple of the best relief pitchers in baseball.
Miggy was going to sit anyway with Lester starting.
In related news, do any of the Cubs pitchers want to throw to Contreras?
Only Russell and Miggy failed to reach base yesterday. Both sit today.
Trading Schwarber actually makes a lot of sense because his actual position is currently being taken by Anthony Rizzo, unless they vote in the DH this offseason.
Trading him for a reliever is never going to happen though. I don't think you can trade Schwarber unless you get a CF'er for a few years (presume Fowler finds his multi-year deal next offseson) or a couple of high end young starters...or an established starter...a good one like Chris Sale.
I don't see what the Yanks have that the Cubs need.
peter gammons on MLB network pushing the yanks/schwarber angle...says insiders from the yanks say brian cashman highly covets him.
unless that conversation starts with a.miller (2/18m left on contract) i dunno how you even start that conversation given the "not trash, but no stars" state of the yanks minor league system.
they got corner OF'r aaron judge, C gary sanchez, RHP james kaprielian's questionable elbow, RHP domingo acevedo...all interesting, none expected to impact the game like schwarber's power potential.
Zo, Heyward, KB, Riz, Contreras (LF), Baez (SS), Szczur (CF), Ross, Lester
damn. low sample size blah blah whatever, but that slash got sneaky good. 10 hits, 4 walks, 2hr, 1 double through 39 PA...nice
Buddy Ryan takes his place alongside George Allen as the great Bear head coaches who never were.
Well, at least he can still hit: Jake slashing .294/.368/.868. Forget hitting 8th -- he should hit 6th.
Curious to see today's lineup vs. a LHP: Ross needs to catch Lester, Joe likes Javy at 3B when Lester pitches. Heyward with back-to-back good games at the plate, and is actually hitting a little better against LHP (.247/.341) than RHP (.232/.321), although neither is much to write home about. But, tomorrow is an early day game, so some regulars will probably sit either today or tomorrow.
Maybe Willson in LF, KB in RF and Almora in CF? If so, Albert Jr., assume every ball is yours.
"Pitching prospects not looking so hot"
That reminds me that Lucas Giolito will start for the Nats tonight.
Well, there you go. Federowicz is one of the best at balls in the dirt.
Reds pitching meeting tomorrow:
"Hey coach...maybe we should walk Bryant?"
"No...keep challenging him with fastballs! What kind of man are you?! The Cubs walked Harper, and look what happened there! They got teased for it, by one of the Nat players! Is that what you want?"
How can I get that feature? I think it woudl be a win-win for all involved.
Ian Happ is hitting.733 after 5 games at Tennessee. He went into tonight's game hitting .667 -- and went 3-for-3 to raise his average.
2-for-3, including a bomb, for LaStella at Iowa. Pierce Johnson very bad -- 2IP, 5ER. Pitching prospects not looking so hot -- Underwood has been awful.
Did Jiminez get hurt? I noticed he came out early yesterday.