Cubs Roster Construction

Outright or Outta Sight, Successor or Failure

Look for the Cubs to outright at least two players this week, possibly more. 

Now that the Cubs season is over, C Taylor Teagarden and OF Quintin Berry will very likely get outrighted to Iowa (neither is likely to get claimed off waivers). Then once outrighted, both players will very likely elect to be a free-agent (both are Article XX-D players), Teagarden because he has accrued at least three years of MLB Service Time, and Berry because he has been outrighted previously in his career).  

It's Just a Jump to The Left

The Cubs finished up their organizational meetings in Arizona and as expected, they'll attempt to find some left-handed bats.

''We're going to try to add some different wrinkles, offensively
especially,'' Piniella told the Sun-Times. ''We are going to add
left-handed hitting to this mix. From an offensive standpoint, that is
definitely the No. 1 priority. And if we can get a little more athletic
in the process, we're going to do that, too.''

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  • I noticed that too. He's getting to everything, but when he gets right under it on a high flyball he looks uncomfortable

    cubbies.4ever 3 hours 35 min ago view
  • Did you expect anything different?

    billybucks 4 hours 6 min ago view
  • Wow, did they blow this game. Stupid plays by the kids in the 7th -- Almora throwing to 3rd instead of 2nd to keep the DP in order (when a DP probably wins the game) and Baez throwing to 3rd (to a backpedalling KB) instead of getting the easy 2nd out at first - cost them the game. Also, Contreras almost throws the ball into RF on a nonexistent pick-off play. And Maddon, for using Peralta in the first place. Did they do a bunch of shots in the dugout before the 7th? Unbelievably bad baseball. I thought Almora had a high baseball IQ?

    billybucks 4 hours 28 min ago view
  • men on 2nd/3rd, 0 out...and nothing.

    cubs lose :(

    crunch 5 hours 54 sec ago view
  • UH OH! RALLY TIME!

    crunch 5 hours 10 min ago view
  • Getting tired of this Heywood weak sauce

    jacos 5 hours 21 min ago view
  • Yep, can't say I disagree with that. His first batter and resulting walk was just brutal. Reminded me of a bit of Jacque Jones spiking his throws into the ground from RF.

    Eric S 5 hours 30 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best.

    fixed that for ya.

    crunch 5 hours 36 min ago view
  • The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best. Hind sight is easy but Peralta had nothing.

    Eric S 5 hours 45 min ago view
  • make that just peralta...

    crunch 5 hours 45 min ago view
  • a.soriano new OF fielding coach?

    crunch 6 hours 49 min ago view
  • Why is Almora jumping up on catches?

    jacos 6 hours 51 min ago view
  • "Tommy La Stella (hamstring) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through at least Friday."

    should be an interesting roster shuffle once these guys trickle back in. i imagine patton or peralta are on the hot seat for la stella's return.

    crunch 7 hours 10 min ago view
  • 6 pitches, 2 run lead.

    neat.

    crunch 8 hours 19 min ago view
  • So am I. Point remains.

    Old and Blue 18 hours 9 min ago view
  • Not certain why the site has been slowed. Worked much of Wednesday on it and will continue today. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will probably take it offline for a while, but it will be up before the game against the Mets.

    WebAdmin 1 day 2 hours ago view