Last updated 10-31-2014
35 players on RESERVE LIST (five slots are open), plus two players on 60-DAY DL
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Eric Jokisch
* Joe Ortiz
* Zac Rosscup
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Rafael Lopez
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
60-DAY DL: 2
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
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.
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Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales 42s43 seconds ago Chicago, IL
Theo statement: "Jed and I provided updates to Rick via telephone and today informed him that we will indeed make a change."
"We offered Rick a choice of other positions with the Cubs, but he is of course free to leave the org. and pursue opportunities elsewhere."
See ya, Rickster.
"Clifton and Sands will be in the starting rotation at Ft. Wayne next season"
I hope they get a start or two at Fort Wayne while they're playing for South Bend!
(It's hard to tell the teams without a scorecard.)
E-MAN: C. J. Edwards will continue to start in AAA and he could still eventually end up being a starter long-term, but I think it's likely that he projects initially as a late-inning reliever, along the lines of somebody like Neil Ramirez or Hector Rondon of the Cubs, or maybe Wade Davis of the Royals. That type of reliever. And then maybe as he matures Edwards could get slotted back into the starting rotation and be another Jake Arrieta, or he could stay in the bullpen and be very valuable there.
Will CJ project out as a reliever in your view? Any other kids you have seen out there project as a potential TOR starter, or is Pierce Johnson about it? Have you seen Carson Sands yet? I remember you telling us about Chris Archer a "long time ago" when I would ask. Of course we know now Trey McNutt is better. Glad Jim Hendry realized it.
That was very bad.
High time they got "mad".
Dude. Perfect. Long sustained golf clap.
(Picture big crowd at 18th hole lifetime achievement type ovation).
Bam!!!! Be sure to tip your waiter!!!
"Cubs Fire 'Happy', Get 'Mad'"
you maddon, bro?
Rob, can I formally request that you remove anybody from using this site who uses the term, Maddon's Men? Thanks.
Baseball is hard.
Yeah, Cardinals fans.
Ron Cey with a CAREER 53.5 WAR. Wow.
Then you showed Mad-Dog: 106 Career WAR.
Good thing we traded Maddux. He was not worth the money. [fucking idiots]
Nats exercised Denard Span's option. There was some discussion about Cubs interest in him if that option was declined. Move on, there is nothing here.
List of 121 players (including Cubs RHP Carlos Villanueva) who were declared MLB Article XX-B free agents this morning:
These players were automatically removed from their club's 40-man roster at 9 AM (Eastern) today. The club retains exclusive negotiating rights with the player through 11:59 PM (Eastern) Monday night, after which the player is free to sign with any club.
Yeah, I am with you on that, I had a guest post examining the Cubs drafts throughout history this past June:
It lists all players with 3.0+ career WAR by draft year.