Cubs Organizational Report Week 22
|Chicago Cubs||66-71||(Div)21.5/4th |
|West Tenn Diamond Jaxx*||39-31|
TRANSACTIONS MLB C Geovany Soto promotoed from Iowa(AAA) on 09/05/05 LHP John Koronka promoted from Iowa(AAA) on 09/05/05 OF Todd Hollandsworth traded to the Atlanta Braves on 08/29/05 for RHP Todd Blackford and RHP Angelo Burrows RHP Kerry Wood placed on 15 day DL on 08/30/05 RHP Jermaine Van Buren contract purchased from Iowa(AAA) and added to 40 man roster on 08/30/05 OF Matt Murton promoted from Iowa(AAA) on 08/30/05 AAA/Iowa RHP Adalberto Mendez promoted from Peoria (A) on 08/30/05 OF Dave Kelton activated from DL on 09/01/05 LHP Nate Teut signed on 09/02/05 AA/West Tennessee RHP Anderson Tavarez promoted from Daytona (High A) on 08/30/05 RHP Randy Wells promoted from Daytona (High A) on 08/31/05 Advanced A/Daytona RHP Sean Gallagher promoted from Peoria (A) on 08/31/05 LHP Jordan Gerk cleared to play International Ball on 08/30/05 RHP Angelo Burrows assigned to team after trade with Braves on 08/30/05 A/Peoria RHP Todd Blackford assigned to team after trade with Braves on 08/30/05 Low A/Boise RHP Matt Avery left team to return to U. of Virginia on 08/30/05 LHP Mark Pawelek promoted from Arizona (RL) on 08/30/05 RHP Scott Taylor promoted from Airzona (RL) on 08/30/05 Rookie Leauge/Arizona NONE TO REPORT
INJURY UPDATES (BOLD indicates an update to a pre-existing injury) MLB RF Jeromy Burnitz left game on 08/31/05 after fouling pitch of his leg; Returned to lineup on 09/02/05 1B Derrek Lee left game on 08/31/05 after fouling pitch off his ankle; X-rays were negative; Returned to lineup on 09/03/05 RHP Kerry Wood placed on 15 day DL on 08/30/05; Underwent succesful surgery on 08/31/05 to reinforce labrum, clean out the rotator cuff and debridement of the bursa of his right shoulder; 4 month rehab is expected. 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 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 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; Was rehabbing in Arizona before season ended 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) .272/.377/.430 2B Richard Lewis (AAA) .217/.277/.300 (AA) .246/.373/.333 C Geovany Soto (AAA) .253/.357/.342 SS/CF *Buck Coats (AA) .282/.340/.390 3B Casey McGehee (AA) .297/.354/.422 OF Luis Montanez (AA) .268/.325/.379 (A) .287/.336/.410 2B *Eric Patterson (AA) .200/.324/.267 (A) .333/.405/.535 40/51 SB opportunities OF Felix Pie(AA) .304/.349/.554 13/22 SB opportunities 1B/OF Brandon Sing (AA) .276/.404/.538 2B Ryan Theriot (AA) .304/.365/.391 OF *Jeff Culpepper (High A) .343/.418/.435 (Low A) .304/.422/.391 1B Brian Dopirak (High A) .235/.289/.381 C Jake Fox (High A) .281/.357/.456 3B *Scott Moore (High A) .281/.358/.485 C Tony Richie (High A) .280/.317/.397 OF Ryan Harvey (A) .257/.302/.484 C *Mark Reed (Low A) .250/.310/.370 (A) .135/.167/.192 Pitchers: RHP Bobby Brownlie(AAA) 6-7 4.74 ERA/42 BB/73 K/11 HR/104.1 IP LHP John Koronka (AAA) 9-11 4.24 ERA/48 BB/96 K/12 HR/136.0 IP LHP Rich Hill (AAA) 6-1 3.60 ERA/14 BB/92 K/11 HR/65.0 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) 3-8 1 Save 5.51 ERA/42 BB/73 K/17 HR/98.0 IP LHP Carmen Pignatiello (AAA) 1-5 5.51 ERA/20 BB/43 K/6 HR/47.1 IP (AA) 5-4 2.68 ERA/28 BB/77 K LHP Russ Rohlicek (AAA) 3-1 3 Saves/4.33 ERA/45 BB/54 K/5 HR/62.1 IP RHP David Aardsma (AA) 4-1 2 Saves/3.91 ERA/32 BB/43 K/3 HR/50.2 IP (Norwich) 6-2 2.93 ERA/13 BB/30 K RHP Carlos Marmol (AA)3-4 3.65 ERA/40 BB/70 K/10 HR/81.1 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) 14-3 2.89 ERA/46 BB/173 K/13 HR/161.2 IP LHP Reynel Pinto (AA)10-3 2.78 ERA/58 BB/123 K/3 HR/129.2 IP (AAA) 1-2 9.93 ERA/24 BB/24 K RHP Jae-kuk Ryu (AA) 11-8 3.34 ERA/49 BB/133 K/12 HR/169.2 IP RHP Randy Wells (AA) 0-1 3.86 ERA/7 BB/4 K/0 HR/9.1 IP (High A) 9-2 2.91 ERA/22 BB/97 BB/5 HR/92. 2 IP RHP Sean Gallagher (High A) 0-0 1.80 ERA/0 BB/7 K/1 HR/ 5.0 IP (A) 14-5 2.71 ERA/55 BB/139 K/10 HR/146.0 IP RHP Juan Mateo 10-5 3.21 ERA/27 BB/123 K/9 HR/109.1 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) 1-0 4.76 ERA/4 BB/8 K/0 HR/5.2 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 Mike Billek (A) 2-0 4.06 ERA/10 BB/25 K/4 HR/37.2 IP (Low A) 0-1 2.65 ERA/6 BB/20 K/0 HR/17.0 IP RHP Angel Guzman (A) 0-1 4.26 ERA/0 BB/7 K/1 HR/6.1 IP (RL) 0-0 0.00 ERA/1 BB/12 K/0 HR/8.0 IP RHP Michael Hyle (A) 1-0 15.63 ERA/3 BB/0 K/5 HR/6.1 IP (Low A) 3-5 3.09 ERA/20 BB/37 K/0 HR/43.2 IP RHP Grant Johnson (A) 3-8 3.82 ERA/26 BB/52 K/7 HR/73.0 IP LHP Darin Downs (Low A) 5-4 3.36 ERA/22 BB/63 K/5 HR/61.2 IP LHP Luke Hagerty (Low A) 0-1 31.05 ERA/30 BB/4 K/0 HR/6.2 IP LHP Mark Pawelek (Low A)0-0 0.00 ERA/1 BB/4 K/0 HR/ 3/3.0 IP (RL) 0-3 2.48 ERA/20 BB/52 K/0 HR/40.0 IP LHP Donald Veal (Low A) 1-2 3.00 ERA/13 BB/24 K/2 HR/24.0 IP (RL) 0-1 8.10 ERA/4 BB/9 K/2 HR/6.2 IP OTHERS NOTABLES: OF Ben Grieve (AAA) .266/.371/.481 OF *Sam Fuld (A) .300/.377/.433 OF *John Defendis (Low A) .327/.387/.406 OF Davy Gregg (Low A) /284/.341/.325 35/47 SB opportunities GREG MADDUX INNINGS WATCH 396.1 IP over the last 2 years; Needs to pitch 3.2 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 just over an inning 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 (26) RBI - Ryan Harvey (100) AVG - Eric Patterson (.325) OBP - Eric Patterson (.401) SLG - Brandon Sing (.538) SB - Chris Walker (60) Pitching IP - Jae-kuk Ryu (169.2) ERA - Sean Gallagher (2.68) WINS - Sean Gallagher & Ricky Nolasco (14) SAVES -Andy Shipman (15) K - Rich Hill (194)
Didn't see the game, but it sounded like the Cubs gave away 2 runs with poor fielding. Bummer.
Well, it's been a fun diet of Reds, Brewers and Braves, but now the Cubs have to play real teams in May (Pirates, Nationals, SF, Cards and Dodgers) -- hope we are all still smiling when we wake up on Memorial Day.
He does seem out of synch. His body seems to start forward, then his arms sort of try to catch up -- if that's his normal swing, he will never hit for power. It's an all-arms slasher swing, but the timing seems off.
He is currently slugging .256 -- I realize the weather has been bad, but that's epically bad. Currently 92nd out of 94 qualified NL batters. Yikes.
Weird home stand -- 3-1, with 2 rainouts, vs. two teams that will lose 100 games. Feels oddly disappointing.
Miserable baseball weather all week -- hopefully better weather will get the bats going. Not just walking, but actually hitting.
That strike call on LaSterlla was terrible
I was hearing some talk that John Mallee is trying to change Heyward's swing. Wonder if that is lending itself to the slow start.
at least it wasn't a "nobody showed up" stomping.
anytime you wanna jumpstart your season would be nice, heyward.
Now looming VERY large. Game tied.
That Braves TOOTBLAN trying to stretch a double into a triple is looming very large.
Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.
Maybe he can even fall asleep/passout at a red light. #cardinalway
hopefully he has enough time to pound 6-10 beers before the drive back home.
: / )
Yeah, there's that....
CTSteve -- have they decided to skip tomorrow's game...? (I keed)
Not a bad thing -- Bryant and Miggy are hurt, and Ross could use a day off.