ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION IN DECEMBER 2014 RULE 5 DRAFT Gilberto Abreu, RHP Gioskar Amaya, INF John Andreoli, OF Delbis Arcila, OF Jose Arias, RHP Jeffrey Baez, OF Frank Batista, RHP Zach Cates, RHP Hunter Cervenka, LHP Pin-Chieh Chen, OF Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Willson Contreras, C Wes Darvill, INF Taylor Davis, C Zeke DeVoss, OF Alberto Diaz, LHP C. J. Edwards, RHP Kevin Encarnacion, OF P. J. Francescon, RHP Victor Garcia, LHP Dustin Geiger, INF Anthony Giansanti, OF Jae-Hoon Ha, OF Marco Hernandez, INF Michael Jensen, RHP Eric Jokisch, LHP Austin Kirk, LHP Matt Loosen, RHP Rafael Lopez, C Jeff Lorick, LHP Barret Loux, RHP Dillon Maples, RHP Andrew McKirahan, LHP Trey McNutt, RHP Alberto Mineo, C Yoanner Negrin, RHP Carlos Penalver, INF Felix Pena, RHP Ivan Pineyro, RHP Austin Reed, RHP Victor Salazar, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Rock Shoulders, 1B Rubi Silva, OF Brian Smith, LHP Elliot Soto, INF Antonio Valerio, C Yao-Lin Wang, RHP Ben Wells, RHP Tony Zych, RHP
2014 Draft Signings
Cubs have $8,352,200 in draft pool money (and if they don't mind paying a a 75% tax on $417,600, they can go up to $8,769,810).
Players in bold have allegedly signed. Anyone after the 10th round signed for over $100K counts against their draft money as well.
If the player has yet to sign or there's no media report on the bonus, the third column is the recommened slot money.
Currently the Cubs have paid $8,754,000 out and have $15,810 of their draft pool money left before having to worry about losing draft picks.
...there's a catch. He's owed $15.75 million in 2010, and the Blue Jays
want some of the Cubs' top prospects. No. 1, the team can't take on
Halladay's salary. The Blue Jays apparently have a wish list and Milton
Bradley is not on it. A player like highly regarded shortstop Starlin
Castro most likely is, and the Cubs don't want to part with him,
especially since they might only have Halladay for one year.
A good time to show your committment to winning Ricketts family - we're all counting on you.
His ERA last year was 4.98. He ranked 42nd out of 43 NL qualifiers. He was also 42nd of of 43 in WHIP.
This year his ERA is 5.64, which is a distant 50th out of 50. He is also dead last by a sizable margin in WHIP.
That's not unlucky -- that's consistency over a year and a half.
Good Prospect Watching in-person for the E-Man this week.
O&B, to answer "Mendy's" handling of off speed stuff, he did not seemed fooled much when I was in attendance at Friday's game. The kid seems like a gamer. But 1st time through the league so we'll all see soon how he responds.
Soler 3/5 with two homers for the Smokies today. Starting to wonder just how good he might be if he can stay healthy for the rest of the season (mentally, I've all but written him off for not being on the field much).
JD said that they've been running the curve ball at him consistently, and obviously he's (so far) doing quite well regardless. His first game he looked horrible on a couple - but might just have been day 1 jitters.
Thanks for the explanation. I don't care too much how he does this year. Assuming the Cubs keep him, it would be nice to have have a turn around year next year, since he should be able to eat innings. If he could eat innings and just step it up a notch he wouldn't be bad rotation filler, even though obviously not worth the money.
Cubs score 6 runs Saturday and 7 runs Sunday and are not competitive in either game. EJax is 50th out of 50th (and a lot worse than #49) in NL starting pitcher ERA -- TWood is, I believe, 48th. Brutal to have them pitch back-to-back. Get ready for a fun second half!