39 players on RESERVE LIST (one slot is open), plus three players on 60-DAY DL
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Eric Jokisch
* Zac Rosscup
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Rafael Lopez
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
* Ryan Kalish
60-DAY DL: 3
James McDonald, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
2015 Draft Pick Order
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in 2015 draft as well their their regular pick. The teams with the 10 worst records (top 11 picks) have their first round pick protected if they signed a qualified free agent this offseason.
Nate Spears and Brad Snyder smacked home runs, but it wasn't enough, as the Sacramento River Cats (the Oakland A's AAA affiliate) scratched out a 10-5 victory over the Iowa Cubs this afternnon at the Papago Park Sports Complex in Phoenix.
Tentative rosters for the 2008 Arizona Fall League (AFL) were announced yesterday (they are incomplete and also subject to change), and six of the seven Cubs prospects who will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox this fall have been named:
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BP's Monday morning 10 pack, reviews ten prospects including Cubs...
Gleyber Torres, SS, Cubs (Short-season Boise)
In 2013 the Cubs were aggressive in the international free agent market as they completely blew out their pool money to acquire their targets. Torres and Eloy Jimenez were the two headliners from that class, with Torres commanding a $1.7 million bonus. He is a shortstop at present but, at 17, he’s still a raw product at the position. I think he has the athleticism to remain there but he will need to take to further coaching and instruction to stick.
Shields v Lester is an awesome way to kick off the playoffs!
Everyone knows that tonight's game is for rights to advance to the ALDS, but also know that the losing starter is going to have to wait until Day 2 of the Cubs' 2015 season to pitch, giving Opening Day rights to tonight's winner.
well lots of people are stupid, who the fuck cares what they think?
Rich people know how to stay rich, I'm sure Crane wants the money in his pocket instead of someone's else's, it's what rich people do. They got screwed over on a TV deal, I'm guessing that's the big sticking point and where the 100s of millions is coming from.
Astros had nearly the same plan as the Cubs and our year ahead, they're doing just fine.
Turner has nice stuff but eventually potential has to become something more than that. I can't imagine they'll be standing pat on the rotation. I wouldn't be shocked to see a move for Lester as much as I loathe the idea of free agent TOR contracts. It'll be interesting, also to see what they do with Jackson. I don't think they're quite ready to eat the contract. Reading between the lines, it sounds like they're going to see what he does in the off season to try to address his woes. I myself do not hold out any hope on that front, but I'm not the one whose wallet is getting emptied.
Well, yeah, I didn't mean it as predictive, of course, but that article is odd in that it sets up a dichotomy between past performance and predictive measures. Predictive measures ARE based in part on past statistics. Each team focuses on a set of statistics they feel are most predictive of future success, and they have arrived at their model almost certainly by estimating a range of sophisticated models on the statistics of past players to see what stats in one stage in a career are most highly correlated with the stats they value in a later stage of a career.
I meant to say it would be fun to see how closely this roster matches the 2015 All Star roster. He's not making any predictions here, but we do use WAR as a predictive statistic, so you would think many of these names should be the same.
This is exactly why we won't see any blockbusters that cost us multiple top prospects for quite some time. None of these guys are guaranteed successes and the whole rebuild was about stocking the system and having layers and waves of promising talent. There's no way they undo any of that to acquire a Stanton or TOR pitcher. Free agency yes. But after basically tanking for 3 years you don't gamble on the health/talent of a single pitcher or outfielder if it thins out all the hard earned depth.