* Brooks Raley
* Zac Rosscup
* Chris Rusin
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* George Kottaras
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
* Brett Jackson
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
A round of applause for Arizona Phil and his Cubs ST coverage!
I thought I knew a little about baseball til I started reading your posts here at TCR, Arizona Phil. The depth of your knowledge and your frank, watchful eye have kept us all deeply in the loop of our favorite team. Thanks.
And now...2012! Whatever the hell it turns out to be.
Submitted by CubbyBlue on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 8:34am
I reserve the right to complain all season if Mateo turns into a setup man and the Cubs drop loads of money on relief pitchers whose elbows explode and they become untradeable. I will complain every day all season long.
Also, I had forgotten the Cubs still had Marcos Mateo.
So, all of the fretting about Jae-Hoon Ha getting drafted was all for nothing; perhaps not as highly valued by other organizations as some thought. And Loosen and Hatley didn't get taken either, despite them being on all of the preview lists. And Carlos Pimentel wasn't taken either.
So they lost Mateo, which will be annoying if he turns out well and the Cubs overspend to get bullpen help, but history of the Rule 5 suggests that likelihood is low.