Cubs Spring Training Roster Moves

Cubs Down to 31 Healthy Bodies

I lost track there for a bit, but it seems the Cubs have moved 10 bodies since my last update:  D. McDonald, Javier Baez, T. Wada, N. Ramirez, B. Parker, B. Schlitter, C. Yong-Lim, C. Valaika, C. Wells and J. Sanchez. Wada was subsequently re-signed to a minor league deal today.

Cubs Relieve Locker Room Crowd with 18 Cuts

The Cubs dropped their spring training roster down to 40 today by optioning and assigning 18 players to the minors.

To the list...

RHP: Robert Coello, Thomas Diamond, Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis, Kyle Smit, Chris Carpenter, Trey McNutt, Jay Jackson

LHP: Scott Rice

C: Steve Clevenger, Chris Robinson

INF: Bryan LaHair, Marquez Smith, Josh Vitters

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  • OKAY! COOL!

    crunch 4 min 21 sec ago view
  • there was more than one way to get there

    Nope.

    Rob G. 9 min 3 sec ago view
  • supposedly jed "who?" hoyer, too

    crunch 12 min 6 sec ago view
  • same...i just happen to not like sitting through shit sandwich meals for multiple years. baseball is kinda boring when you're punting on 1st down for a slew of years in a row.

    i fully understand why it was done, but i didn't enjoy it. there was more than one way to get competitive and this was the chosen way.

    crunch 13 min 5 sec ago view
  • fwiw, apparently McLeod signed extension as well after he didn't get Twins gig.

    Rob G. 13 min 15 sec ago view
  • I am once again reminded why I am happy that Theo is running the organization.

    Rob Richardson 18 min 54 sec ago view
  • if not they can just intentionally tank the team for 3-4 years and rebuild.

    what?

    WHAT?!?

    hahaha...sigh.

    crunch 21 min 27 sec ago view
  • Hopefully after the Cubs complete their sevenpeat :)

    Rob Richardson 32 min 51 sec ago view
  • They're the best in the business and have been for 12 years running now. The only question is when they'll get bored of it.

    Rob G. 36 min 8 sec ago view
  • I was right here. I don't require my GM's to be perfect, but I would like them to understand what wins baseball games (IMO controlling the strike zone and creating/avoiding outs), and knowing where the organization is in the success cycle.

    Theo and company have made and will make plenty of mistakes, but they seem to understand those two items pretty well.

    Rob Richardson 39 min 27 sec ago view
  • Now we're all Theo-believers, where were you when he signed Edwin Jackson? Or how about trading away DJ Lemehaiu? And not signing Samardzija to an extension? Or not pursuing Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols? Or signing Lester? Or trading away Cashner, Dempster, Feldman, etc?...I think I'm losing the narrative here.

    So his deal runs through 2021? Which pretty much coincides when all these guys are due to hit free agency.

    Rob G. 49 min 35 sec ago view
  • Great news.

    "Terms of the deal were not disclosed."

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17662846/chicag...

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • Theo inks five year extension

    PC tonite at PNC

    jacos 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • Not as a major factor, but could be a tie-breaker. But, yeah, on performance and experience, it's Coghlan.

    billybucks 2 hours 26 min ago view
  • Arrieta’s 2.85 ERA would be good enough to lead 26 other teams. He's 3rd on #Cubs behind Hendricks (1.99) and Lester (2.28)

    Rob G. 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • jacos 3 hours 30 min ago view