Cubs Missed Roster Moves

Red Sox and Yankees Latest to C***block Cubs

The Cubs went from hording minor league pitchers to hording minor league shortstops when they hired Tim Wilken as scouting director. One target was Cuban defector Jose Iglesias, who defected back in July of 2008 when the team was in Edmonton and then signed with the Boston Red Sox in September of 2009 for 4/8.25M. He played some in the Arizona Fall League and his defense is considered "special", but at just 20 years old he still has some time to grow into his bat.

Rumor has it though that the Cubs were actually the top bidders, but Iglesias chose the Red Sox because they were his favorite team growing up. Curse you childhood allegiances!!!

For what it's worth, BP has him as 3-star prospect and #6 in the Red Sox stocked system.

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  • yeah.

    i was a bit more confused why the guy who gave up a HR to votto last night was facing him with 2 men on.

    crunch 6 min 58 sec ago view
  • Javy 0-6. At least he's consistent.

    The E-Man 8 min 9 sec ago view
  • Sweet play.

    What's with the Travis Wood stuff? Is it because he pitched the last 2 games?

    Rob G. 9 min 4 sec ago view
  • peralta (and maddon) owes zobrist a coke.

    crunch 11 min 27 sec ago view
  • #cantpredictball

    Rob G. 18 min 53 sec ago view
  • The Reds bullpen -- statistically one of the worst in the history of baseball -- has no-hit the Cubs for 7 innings. That just sucks.

    billybucks 20 min 32 sec ago view
  • Nice inning from Carl Edwards Jr - two straight quality appearances for a pen that could use it.

    Eric S 46 min 23 sec ago view
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Heyward; Baez, J 2; Bryant.

    The E-Man 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • Arrieta pitches like crap and gets a W, Lester pitches brilliantly and doesn't. Baseball!

    Man, have we been giving up a lot of 2-out runs lately. C'mon Hector -- Eugenio Suarez??? Sheesh.

    billybucks 1 hour 22 min ago view
  • 0-2 HBP = Cubbery

    Eric S 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • FFS!!!

    Shit throw by Szczur...

    Rob G. 1 hour 29 min ago view
  • Nice to have a ROB G. bustin' a move with the posts.

    The E-Man 1 hour 48 min ago view
  • Tony Gold Glove!!!

    Rob G. 1 hour 51 min ago view
  • To have Billy Hamilton break your shut-out with an HR is like Iceland winnng in soccer.

    The E-Man 1 hour 58 min ago view
  • Hamilton - good grief. Does he have Lester's number or what!

    Eric S 1 hour 59 min ago view
  • and there it is...

    time to sweat it out now.

    Rob G. 2 hours 1 min ago view