Archive - Feb 5, 2008

LAST UPDATED: 8-18-2014

Chicago Cubs Organizational Depth Chart  
Pos. CUBS IOWA TENNESSEE DAYTONA KANE COUNTY
C Welington Castillo/John Baker Rafael Lopez/Eli Whiteside Charlie Cutler/Taylor Davis Kyle Schwarber/Willson Contreras/Ben Carhart Victor Caratini/Cael Brockmeyer/Mark Zagunis
1B Anthony Rizzo Mike Olt Dustin Geiger/Lars Anderson Dan Vogelbach/Rock Shoulders Jacob Rogers
2B Javy Baez Logan Watkins Stephen Bruno Gioskar Amaya Chesny Young/Danny Lockhart
3B Luis Valbuena Kris Bryant/Jonathon Mota Christian Villanueva Jordan Hankins Jeimer Candelario
SS Starlin Castro/Chris Valaika Elliot Soto Addison Russell Marco Hernandez/Wes Darvill Carlos Penalver
LF Chris Coghlan Josh Vitters/Manny Ramirez Pin-Chieh Chen/Anthony Giansanti Bijan Rademacher Shawon Dunston Jr
CF Arismendy Alcantara/Matt Szczur Junior Lake Albert Almora Jake Hannemann Trey Martin
RF Justin Ruggiano/Ryan Sweeney Jorge Soler/Ryan Kalish Jae-Hoon Ha Billy McKinney Jeffrey Baez/Yasiel Balaguert
REHAB: +++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++
 
Starting Pitchers
1 Jake Arrieta (R)
2 Travis Wood (L)
3 Edwin Jackson (R)
4 Kyle Hendricks (R)
5 Tsuyoshi Wada (L)
IOWA Dan Straily (R), Chris Rusin (L), Dallas Beeler (R), Eric Jokisch (L), and Carlos Pimentel (R) - REHAB: Felix Doubront (L)
TENN C. J. Edwards (R), Pierce Johnson (R), Corey Black (R), Ivan Pineyro (R), and Felix Pena (R)
DAYT Rob Zastryzny (L), Tayler Scott (R), Juan Carlos Paniagua (R), Jose Rosario (R), and Eduardo Figueroa (R)
KANE Paul Blackburn (R), Daury Torrez (R), Jen-Ho Tseng (R), Jonathan Martinez (R), Ben Wells (R), and Duane Underwood (R)
 
Relief Pitchers
1 Hector Rondon (R)
2 Pedro Strop (R)
3 Neil Ramirez (R)
4 Wesley Wright (L)
5 Kyuji Fujikawa (R)
6 Justin Grimm (R)
7 Carlos Villanueva (R)
8 Jacob Turner (R)
IOWA Blake Parker (R), Armando Rivero (R), Arodys Vizcaino (R), Zac Rosscup (L), Marcus Hatley (R), Marcos Mateo (R), Alberto Cabrera (R), and Yoanner Negrin (R)
TENN Frank Batista (R), P. J. Francescon (R), Blake Cooper (R), Hunter Cervenka (L), Zach Cates (R), Andrew McKirahan (L), Lendy Castillo (R), Jeff Lorick (L), and Matt Loosen (R)
DAYT Zack Godley (R), Michael Jensen (R), Austin Kirk (L), Steve Perakslis (R), Starling Peralta (R), Gerardo Concepcion (L), Justin Amlung (R), and Yao-Lin Wang (R)
KANE Michael Wagner (R), David Garner (R), Jasvir Rakkar (R), Michael Heesch (L), Francisco Carrillo (R), Zak Hermans (R), and Tyler Ihrig (L)
 
BOISE
SP Trevor Clifton (R), Erick Leal (R), Trevor Graham (R), Josh Conway (R), Dillon Maples (R), and James Norwood (R)
RP Trey Lang (R), Brad Markey (R), Sam Wilson (L), James Farris (R), Ryan Williams (R), Tommy Thorpe (L), Jeremy Null (R), Yomar Morel (R), Alberto Diaz (L), Daniel Lewis (R), Ryan McNeil (R), and Jake Stinnett (R) - REHAB: Corbin Hoffner (R)
C Justin Marra/Mark Malave
1B Danny Canela
2B David Bote/Alex Tomasovich
3B Jesse Hodges
SS Bryant Flete/Jason Vosler
LF Kevin Brown
CF Rashad Crawford/Charles White
RF Charcer Burks
 
AZL CUBS
SP Jesus Castillo (R), Alex Santana (R), Jose Paulino (L), Luis Hernandez (R), Adbert Alzolay (R), Justin Steele (L), and Carson Sands (L)
RP Pedro Araujo (R), Jeferson Mejia (R), Hector Perez (R), Andin Diaz (L), Trey Hedges (R), Austyn Willis (R), Tanner Griggs (R), Jordan Minch (L), Greyfer Eregua (R), John Michael Knighton (R), and Scott Frazier (R) - REHAB: Marcelo Carreno (R) and James Pugliese (R)
C Tyler Pearson/Erick Castillo/Tyler Alamo/Alberto Mineo
1B Roney Alcala/Joey Martarano
2B Andrew Ely/Ho-Young Son
3B Varonex Cuevas/Adonis Paula
SS Gleyber Torres
LF Ricardo Marcano
CF Kevonte Mitchell/Calvin Graves
RF Eloy Jimenez/Shamil Ubiera
 
DSL CUBS
SP Oscar de la Cruz (R), Jose Morel (R), Andri Rondon (R), Erling Moreno (R), Santiago Rodriguez (R), and and Moises Ramirez (R)
RP Aneuris Rosario (R), Pedro Silverio (R), Luiz Escanio (R), Assael Aquino (R), Chris Pieters (L), Deibi Torres (R), Dilson Vasquez (R), Jeffry Hernandez (R), Junior Marte (R), and Jesus Perez (L)
C Johan Matos/Antonio Valerio/Carlos Ramirez/Erick Gonzalez/Richard Nunez/Martin Hodwalker
1B Jose Paniagua/Jhonny Pena
2B Franklin Tineo
3B Miguel Ruiz
SS Carlos Jimenez/Frandy de la Rosa
LF Robert Garcia/Luis Acosta
CF Roberto Caro
RF Jenner Emeterio/Luis Ubiera
 
VSL CUBS
SP Enrique de los Rio (R), Yapson Gomez (L), Carlos Rodriguez (L), Harrinson Bermudez (R), and Gabriel Lima (R)
RP Jesus Arias (R), Julio Sanchez (R), Eugenio Palma (L), Jose Leidenz (R), Juan Rengifo (R), Alex Pacheco (L), Mauro Vides (R), Salvador Jerez (R), Ivan Medina (R), Angel Mejias (L), Yeiker Lovera (R), Ramon Valera (R), and Alfredo Colorado (R)
C Jhonny Pereda/Roberto Vahlis/Leonardo Gonzalez
1B Miguel Rico/Fidel Matos
2B Henry Pedra/Jesus Gonzalez/Danny Gutierrez
3B Wladimir Galindo
SS Andruw Monasterio/Humberto Garcia
LF Luis Hidalgo/Moises Colasante
CF Jose Gonzalez
RF Luis Ayala
 
INACTIVE LISTS
CUBS RHP James McDonald (shoulder) is on 60-day DL (retro to 3/21), LHP Felix Doubront (left calf strain) is on 15-Day DL (retro to 7/31) and is on a MINOR LEAGUE REHAB ASSIGNMENT at IOWA, and RHP Brian Schlitter (right shoulder) is on 15-day DL (retro to 8/9)
IOWA RHP Barret Loux (2014 TJS) and RHP Trey McNutt (shoulder) are on 60-day DL, and RHP Dae-Eun Rhee and INF Edgar Gonzalez (calf) are on 7-day DL
TENN LHP Jeffry Antigua, RHP Tony Zych, C Luis Flores, OF John Andreoli, and OF Rubi Silva are on 7-day DL
DAYT C Nate Maldonado (player-coach) is INACTIVE, RHP Marcelo Carreno (2013 shoulder surgery) is on 7-day DL and is on an INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT at AZL CUBS, RHP Tyler Skulina is on 7-day DL, LHP Anthony Prieto (2014 TJS) and RHP Austin Reed (elbow) are on 60-day DL, and LHP Nathan Dorris and C Lance Rymel are on 7-day DL
KANE RHP Brad Renner (2014 TJS) and OF Kevin Encarnacion (injuries suffered in off-season car crash) are on 60-day DL, RHP Corbin Hoffner is on 7-day DL and is on an INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT at BOISE, RHP James Pugliese is on 7-day DL and is on an INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT at AZL CUBS, C Will Remillard (back) is on 7-day DL, and IF-OF Tim Saunders is on TEMPORARILY INACTIVE LIST
BOIS RHP Josh Davis is INACTIVE
AZLC LHP Frailyn Figueroa and RHP Jose Zapata (injuries suffered in off-season car crash) are on 60-day DL, and RHP Jordan Brink, RHP Dylan Cease (2014 TJS), and RHP Trey Masek are on 7-day DL
DSLC RHP Gilberto Abreu and RHP Wagner Disla are INACTIVE, RHP Luis Guillen is on SUSPENDED LIST, and LHP Wander Cabrera, INF Yeiler Peguero, and INF Tony Rico have been SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE
VSLC LHP Manuel Fuentes, LHP Victor Garcia, RHP Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP Cesar Romero, and 1B Delbis Arcila are INACTIVE, and RHP Emilio Ferrebus and INF Francisco Garay have been SIGNED FOR FUTURE SERVICE

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MLB.com has a free head to head fantasy game that opened up today and I thought some of you might want to play along. It seems simple enough and you can even win $10,000. Since I'm already tied to a few other leagues that waste enough of my time, I thought this one would be easy to maintain as the scoring is pretty simple, you only have to set-up lineups once a week and to be eligible for prizes, you can't have trading. So if you're interested in a low-key fantasy league with your fellow TCR'ers, this is the one.

I created a private league and the live draft is Tuesday, March 4th at 2:00 PM CST. If anyone is interested in joining, shoot me an email and I'll give you the league name and password to join. It's a 12 team league, but if there's an enormous outpouring of interest, we can just open up a few more leagues.

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Also, reader Carlos has taken it upon himself to start a little contest of guess where Kyle Lohse will sign? Just choose a team and the terms of the contract and drop them in the previous post.

There's been a lot of talk lately about the potential sale of Wrigley Field to the state of Illinois. Many seem to be wondering why Sam Zell would risk devaluing the Cubs by selling its most valuable asset. The answer is simple...and obvious; more money.

While searching for the answer last night, I stumbled across the writers at Field of Schemes, who, in my humble opinion, are doing the Lord's work. It's been my long-held opinion that public subsidized stadiums are nothing more than corporate blackmail. The owners ask the state or local government to pay for their stadium. In return, the team won't move...how nice of them. The Field Of Schemes authors have a book whose subtitle explains it best: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit. Bingo! The octogenarian's in Florida have it right though, don't pay. In most cases, the teams need the city and its population more than the city needs the team (except Green Bay which I'm certain would be swallowed up by the Earth if the Packers left).

But how does this all relate to the Wrigley Field situation, you ask? The Chicago Reader explains what some of the reasoning might be behind Zell's plan (link found via Field of Schemes):

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