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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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  • Hi Arizona Phil,

    Has there been any news on Oscar de la Cruz' health?

    Raisin101 1 hour 26 min ago view
  • bruh...

    crunch 2 hours 41 min ago view
  • O&B: Cease was apparently working on his off-speed pitches in his first & thrd innings, because in his second inning of work he just blew the D'backs away with high-velocity gas (that's when he hit 99-100 and struck out the side). 

    Arizona Phil 3 hours ago view
  • Wow, Lyin' CTSteve? He was just BEGGING for my endorsement last year!  Lame!

    Transmission 3 hours 5 min ago view
  • 1. I did not say the thing I insisted that Trans write down and attribute to me, or it was taken out of context.

    2. Trans and his "roast" (aka, a Salisbury steak TV dinner by Swanson) are very low energy.

    3. Make TCR great again.

     

    CTSteve 3 hours 11 min ago view
  • Yeah, I'm fine if I don't hear another one, furlong time.

    Transmission 3 hours 13 min ago view
  • nice recap, horrible game...i hope to never hear another horse pun/joke for at least a decade.

    crunch 3 hours 25 min ago view
  • Recap posted.  ~sigh~

    Transmission 3 hours 43 min ago view
  • THAT WAS TURRIBLE.

    MY GAWD.

    crunch 4 hours 6 min ago view
  • Ok, fine. I'll do a recap.

    Transmission 7 hours 10 min ago view
  • Thanks for the post AZ. That's a huge attendance. Scouts must be excited about somebody.

    Would you say Cease's performance was a result of working on his change or was it just a bad outing? And isn't Ademan some ridiculous age, like 17 or something?What are your thoughts on him?

    Old and Blue 7 hours 18 min ago view
  • LOL and yes. No need to even be that formal, can just say "Trans, keep my name out of this abomination of a discussion."

    Transmission 9 hours 49 min ago view
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    Shane Victorino was released. Will have more details later. He was on Iowa #Cubs roster

    QuietMan 10 hours 34 min ago view
  • *tumbleweeds*

    wonder if he was released to retire or to try to latch on with someone else...

    crunch 10 hours 36 min ago view
  • Tommy Birch [email protected] 4m4 minutes ago

    Shane Victorino's locker at Principal Park is cleared out. #Cubs #MiLB

    QuietMan 10 hours 59 min ago view
  • So, let me just make sure I understand... I could say something like the following, for example:

    ryno: Off the record, I think that play was literally worse than Hitler.

    ?

    Ryno 11 hours 7 min ago view