Ramon Ortiz

The Scrap Heap is Our Roster Depth?

We still must not have any pitching prospects that are ready to be promoted. Jay Jackson, who's dog did you kick or what the hell happened to you in 2011? As recently as last January, Fangraphs had JJax ranked as the Cubs #5 prospect.

Cubs Insider reports:

The Cubs have agreed to terms with RHP Manny Corpas and RHP Andy Sonnanstine on non-guaranteed split contracts for the 2012 season.

We've had some time to discuss the many corpses that are being wheeled into the catacombs of Wrigley Field of late. The newest name added to that group is Andy Sonnanstine.

Rotoworld says:

Sonnanstine 28, was non-tendered by the Rays in December after posting an ugly 5.55 ERA and 12/12 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings at the major-league level this past season. The soft tossing right hander will serve as insurance for the bullpen and starting rotation.

I'll dig deeper, after the jump...

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  • crunch 59 min 21 sec ago view
  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 4 hours 51 min ago view
  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 17 hours 6 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 22 hours 23 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 22 hours 24 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 22 hours 36 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 22 hours 37 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 22 hours 37 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 22 hours 45 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 22 hours 59 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 23 hours 31 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 23 hours 35 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 23 hours 47 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 1 day 6 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 1 day 26 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 1 day 28 min ago view