40 players are on 40-MAN ROSTER (roster is full)
Four players are on 60-DAY DL (do not count against 40-man roster)
Three players are on 15-DAY DL
12 players have been optioned to the minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
# Dioner Navarro
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Julio Borbon
* David DeJesus
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
15-DAY DL (3):
* David DeJesus, OF
Rafael Dolis, P
Zach Putnam, P
60-DAY DL (4):
Scott Baker, P
* Steve Clevenger, C-IF
Kyuji Fujikawa, P
Arodys Vizcaino, P
Alberto Cabrera, P
* Brett Jackson, OF
Junior Lake, IF-OF
Trey McNutt, P
* Brooks Raley, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Dave Sappelt, OF
Jorge Soler, OF
Matt Szczur, OF
Christian Villanueva, 3B
Josh Vitters, 3B-1B
* Logan Watkins, INF
2013 Draft Signings
Cubs have $10,556,500 in draft pool money (and if they don't mind paying a a 75% tax on $527,825, they can go up to $11,084,325).
Players in bold have allegedly signed. Anyone after the 10th round signed for over $100K counts against their draft money.
If the player has yet to sign or there's no media report on the bonus, the third column is the recommened slot money.
I feel completely cut-off from what's happening in the U.S., but thanks to the Internet I can sort of follow the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and it's absolutely heartwrenching.
Private relief organizations are struggling to provide the most basic necessities (food, water and shelter) to the residents of Louisiana and Mississippi whose lives have been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
If you would like to help by donating your money or your time, here is a list of relief organizations to contact:
American Red Cross", 800-435-7669
Operation Blessing International, 800-436-6348
America's Second Harvest, 800-344-8070 -- Food Bank
Catholic Charities USA, 703-549-1390
Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210 -- The Mennonites were especially helpful in my area after the Cedar Fire
Salvation Army, 800-725-2769
If you have the ability to open your home to hurricane evacuees, contact MoveOn.org's Hurricanhousing.org.
archer has had issues with control to the tune of barely being able to go 5 innings without throwing more than 100 pitches...AAA and especially majors where he's had a couple of 4ip outings. this season in the minors he's only gone over 5ip twice...both 6ip.
Disagree. This team is merely below average, with the chance to be awful after the sell-off in July. As for prospects, I don't expect a lot for Feldman even if they do trade him, which is why I think he's a better extension candidate than trade candidate.
This is opposed to Garza, who is likely to be a better pitcher over the next 3 years than Feldman, but is also far more likely to fetch an impact prospect. Garza is also going to get way more than 3/30 this winter, assuming he doesn't break again before that.
The talk about Garza got me thinking about the trade for him.
The Cubs gave up Sam Fuld, Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, and Brandon Guyer for Zach Rosscup, Matt Garza, and Fernando Perez.
Fuld had some flashes of brilliance for the Rays early in 2011 and ended up with 18 doubles and 20 stolen bases, but only put up a line of .240/.313/.360 and has regressed the last two seasons. Right now he is 31 years old and hitting .180 in a back-up outfield role. He was no loss.
I am developing the strong opinion that Feldman is a better extension candidate than trade candidate. I'd like to see the Cubs do a 3-year deal with him, unless the prospect package offered is amazing. He's relatively young for a free agent (30), his FIP has been steady the last two years, he's a plus bat, and I really like his approach. I know a guy is easier to watch when he's outperforming his peripheral stats, but even if Feldman's ERA regresses to 4, he's still a guy I wouldn't mind seeing in the rotation, especially given the lack of viable options in the high minors.