Final Score: Dodgers 103,000; Cubs 25,000

At The Biz of Baseball, Maury Brown reports that a full post-season share for the 2008 WS Champion Phillies amounted to $351.504.48, and full shares for the AL champion Rays were good for $223,390.05 apiece.

The Cubs' share of the total players' pool came to a little over $1.5MM. The team awarded 50 full shares of $25,032.89, with 11.03 partial
shares and five cash awards also being distributed.

(Note: if the average Cub earned around $4.7MM last year, that $25,000 post-season share amounts to a bonus of .53% per man.)

By comparison, the Cubs' NLDS conquerors, the Dodgers, earned about $6.1MM of the players' pool, distributing 49 full shares worth $102,793.54 each, plus a few partial shares and 22 cash awards.



I wonder who got that .03 of a share... 

Going-away present for Yosh Kawano.

I have to assume that Yosh got a full share.  My sense is most teams do that for the main clubhouse guys.  My own bet is that it went to Heinie Massman.  Or AZ Phil.  Or Kellie Pickler.  Or 3/44.

3/44 could use a bonus...get itself a nice new font, maybe a little color.

Ahhh, Heinie Massman. Good times...

I know this isn't a Giants blog (really?), but I'm curious about their decision to let Vizquel walk away and pursue Renteria. In 2008, Vizquel posted an Age Over Replacement Player of +17. I know it'd be hard to expect him to duplicate that again in 2009, but for example, as a Tiger, Renteria only put up an AORP of +9. It seems like this team is starting to get away from what got them where they are today.

I see what you did there.

I don't think they're really looking for old players. What they like is players who are after their prime, which explains the interest in players like Renteria and Zito.

Don't second guess the GM. He's a little closer to the biz of pro baseball than you. Maybe he knows something you don't. Ass.

My Ricciardi impression. Sabean should start working on his.

Cubs no longer talking with Padres?

seems to be the opposite of the, we've found a third team and just waiting for new ownership to agree to it angle...

Being the NY Daily News, I don't buy it...

Pedroia gets a 6-yr extension from Red Sox....if Soto has another good season next year, Cubs better go that route, hell if he has a good half-season.

Braves are about to offer it apparently, same NY Daily News link from comment #10.

Doesn't Burnett currently have a partial no-trade clause? Since Atlanta won't hand those out, I wonder if Burnett will accept their offer.

Burnett had a partial NTC and an opt out clause? Yikes.

I was thinking the Braves might have some interest in Marquis, but the more FA's that come off the market, the more teams may be looking at Marquis.

Rotoworld: The Giants' pursuit of Bob Howry has accelerated since the Cubs' failure to offer him arbitration on Monday. Howry to the Giants has been talked about for weeks, and a deal could be close now. He could get the same kind of contract that Jeremy Affeldt did (two years, $8 million) and join Affeldt in a setup role in front of Brian Wilson.

I say $4 for Howry - Giants can have him.

CAn you believe the Giants are offering 2 yrs - 18mil to Renteria! First Zito and now washed up Renteria...Howry for $4mil is a joke...glad we didn't go into arbitrations with Howry...

cubs sign chad fox to minor league contract
does this mean we can have another postseason
roster move when he goes on d.l.?

2.75 m for howry
giants think he was overused this year
with proper handling they hope he can
be more productive

is this the same howry who claims he pitches better with a heavy workload?

Yeah, I thought he supposedly needed more work in April & May to get the velocity on his fastball up into the 93-94 mph range consistently by June and afterwards. The explanations seem to be changing to fit the inconvenient facts, although in fairness to Howry, the news item did say this was the Giants' belief, not HR Bob's. I like Bob. I just didn't like how he pitched last year. Batters consistently made all kinds of solid contact on him from June on -- shot after shot after shot. It was painful to watch.

Submitted by rokfish on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 3:23pm.

cubs sign chad fox to minor league contract

does this mean we can have another postseason roster move when he goes on d.l.?


ROKFISH: Chad Fox would have to be added to the Cubs 40-man roster before he can be placed on the 15-day or 60-day DL, but if a player is on his club's 15-day or 60-day DL on August 31st, he can be replaced on a post-season roster by any player (regardless of position) who was a member of the organization as of midnight on 8/31.

Also, any player who was on his club's 25-man roster on August 31st who is placed on the 15-day or 60-day DL after August 31st can be replaced on a post-season roster by any player who was in the organization as of mignight 8/31.

And any player who is injured during a post-season series (LDS, LCS, or WS) can be replaced DURING THE SERIES, but in order for this to happen, the move must be approved by the Commissioner, the replacement player must play the same position as the injured player and must have been in the organization as of midnight 8/31, and the injured player cannot return to his club's active roster for the duration of the post-season.

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    Go Cubs !

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