2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster
2013 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (4/14)
* Bats or throws left
# Bats both
* Hunter Ackerman
* Kyler Burke (ACTIVE REHAB)
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Hunter Cervenka (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Carlos Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Matt Iannazzo
Michael Jensen (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Jeff Lorick (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Matt Loosen (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Andrew McKirahan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Angel Mejias
* Anthony Prieto
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Carlos Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (ACTIVE REHAB)
Daury Torrez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Carlos Escobar (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo
# Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jesse Hodges (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Junior Lake (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
* Jacob Rogers
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB))
Brad Zapenas (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Albert Almora (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
# Roberto Caro
# Rashad Crawford
* Shawon Dunston Jr
# Kevin Encarnacion
* Trevor Gretzky
* Garrett Schlecht
Cubs 3B Christian Villanueva (who is out of minor league options) is hitting 358/464/500 for Obregon in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP), and is leading the LMP in OBP, is second in BAvg and walks, is seventh in SLG, and is tied for 8th in HR. He also has struck out only 16 times in 175 PA.
CTSteve, thanks for spelling Zimmermann correctly. We don't need another first baseman.
The media has linked Cueto and the Cubs approximately zero times this winter. I'm thinking there's just not a lot of interest there on the Cubs' part. It seems unlikely.
If the Cubs miss on Price, Grienke, and Zimmerman, they will aim for a mid-rotation starter via free agency or trade. However, I think this scenario also significantly boosts the odds that they extend Arrieta.
The Tigers are going after Zimmermann and the Red Sox will be throwing money at Price. Bringing Cueto back to the NL with the Cubs is looking like a serious possibility. Thoughts?
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe in the financial impact to the Red Sox for not signing Jon Lester early in the free agent process:
It will be interesting to ultimately add up the cost of letting Jon Lester go.
The Red Sox botched up their negotiations with Lester in during spring training of 2014, making an initial offer of $70 million that was roughly $40 million short of what it should have been. Talks broke down and Lester was traded in July.
Wait...you're flip-flopping again?!
Is this legal? What is the rule here on opining definitively and then changing your mind?
I am not only surprised at your declaration, but Cutler's better 2015 showing. I don't get it - he went through Martz, Turner, Trestman, Kromer, and now Gase...and he is still here! And. he'll be here mext year too.
Happ signs w Jays
Morsi saying Price won't be a Jay
needs more d.beeler and e.jokisch
As an Illinois tax payer I appreciate what they r doing
+ Bankruptcy Court
2 spots left on the 40-man...wonder if they're going to play around in the rule-5 market...
A special after day after Thanksgiving thanks to AZ for his insanely detailed posts on all things roster. I don't know how you keep track of all that stuff - I suspect a chip implant, but whatever it is, it's cool.
...the wrong half.
there's nothing like crapping out of the playoffs with a strong/young cheap team after pinching pennies for years then having theo talk about having to be creative with money to make things work for 2016...but hey, baseball isn't baseball without a farmer's market and beer garden plaza with ice rinks.
they can do both...then again, if you want to look at it from a business point of view, they don't have to do both because the team is expected to be competitive and the merch+tickets+eyes-on-team are going to be at a peak unless they fail badly.