Richie Robnett

The Riot Hits Pay Dirt, While Robnett Gets Released

Cubs SS Ryan Theriot officially qualified for post-2009 salary arbitration yesterday, and Aaron Heilman hit five years of MLB service time a week ago, meaning that although he has two minor league options left, he can't be sent to the minors without his permission.

Cubs Sign German, Send Five to Minor League Camp

Apparently unhappy with what they've seen so far from Luis Rivas, the Cubs have signed 30-year old super-sub IF-OF Esteban German to a minor league contract, with an NRI to Spring Training. German was released by the Kansas City Royals last Friday.

Well, It Could Have Been Wuertz

Time to retire the "worst-Wuertz" puns as Jim Hendry moves another player without any options for 2009. As we heard yesterday, the Cubs do end up dealing Michael Wuertz to the Athletics for outfielder Richie Robnett and infielder Justin Sellers. Scouting reports and pertinent info on the newbies after the jump...

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  • I'll put pix on Twitter

    @sirguygrande

    jacos 40 min 15 sec ago view
  • Actually behind press box
    Yeah great tix

    jacos 50 min 16 sec ago view
  • Looks like Bryan Hudson is the new Randy Johnson: his height will always be part of his name.

    billybucks 55 min 13 sec ago view
  • Seriously?  Envious.  Enjoy the game! 

    Working through the evening, so no recappage, but hope people will come cheer on the Cubs in Parachat.

    Transmission 1 hour 5 min ago view
  • I'm sitting behind Cubs dugout near the end
    Wearing Cubs visor

    jacos 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • Brewers just claimed him

    johann 5 hours 34 min ago view
  • Before Wood,Strop, Rondon yesterday

    Elias: 99 yrs. since a bullpen threw at least 7 perfect innings. last time 6/23/17 by Boston. Ernie Shore retired last 26 after Babe Ruth ejected for arguing balls and strikes after walking lead off hitter. Runner was caught stealing.

    jacos 7 hours 28 min ago view
  • CUBBIES-4-EVER: It's not ten days including the day the player was Designated for Assignment, it's ten day from the day the player was Designated for Assignment. 

    So because Neil Ramirez was Designated for Assignment on 5/21, the deadline to either assign the player to another club (MLB or minor league) or release the player is 5/31 (today). 

    Arizona Phil 10 hours 43 min ago view
  • AZBOBBOP: No updates. 

    Arizona Phil 11 hours 24 min ago view
  • Phil, any updates on eight Oscar de la Cruz or Luis Hernandez?

    azbobbop 20 hours 57 min ago view
  • One miscommunication in outfield and the Cubs would have another no hitter

    jacos 22 hours 8 min ago view
  • Bruce Levine [email protected]

    Sex Fowler out with sore heel

    Pretty epic nickname

    johann 22 hours 40 min ago view
  • Mike Olt lives!

    The E-Man 23 hours 14 min ago view
  • Screw the closer.

    Old and Blue 1 day 1 hour ago view
  • He's had so few save opportunities that it might be difficult for him to get the All Star nod but Rondon has an absolutely ridiculous 1.05 ERA and 1.06 FIP after this game so far (and I think his worst outing was in the 10th inning non save situation) so I do absolutely think he is worth considering.

    johann 1 day 1 hour ago view
  • wood(4)/grimm/strop/rondon combine for 7ip 0h 0bb 8K

    nasty.

    crunch 1 day 1 hour ago view