Last updated 7-9-2014
25 players (plus 12 players are on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT, one player is on PATERNITY LEAVE, one player is on 15-DAY DL, and two players are on 60-DAY DL
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Chris Coghlan
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
PATERNITY LEAVE: 1
Darwin Barney, INF
15-DAY DL: 1
# Emilio Bonifacio, IF-OF
60-DAY DL: 2
Kyuji Fujikawa, P
James McDonald, P
* Brett Jackson, OF
* Ryan Kalish, OF
* Zac Rosscup, P
* Chris Rusin
Jorge Soler, OF
Dan Straily, P
Matt Szczur, OF
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Arodys Vizcaino, P
* Tsuyoshi Wada, P
* Logan Watkins, INF
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.
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d.beeler throwing 85-87mph cheese.
future Cub tweet:
CBS story says to DL with right elbow inflammation fwiw...
Cubbery is giving the Cubs good health this year just to snatch it away when the team aims to be competitive again. Pure, unadulterated optimism. Seriously though, in a year when so many players are getting injured around the league, the Cubs have been relatively unscathed by the injury bug.
Tanaka, MRI right pitching shoulder.
Has Battleship Cubbery made a 180 degree course change?
the good: Kane and Toews sign 8-year extensions
the bad (sort of): Anthony going back to Knicks, maybe Bulls can pull of Kevin Love trade if they want any chance
Nolan Ryan's pen name might be Dave Cameron
Whoah!!! That's heavy duty...
Tanaka headed for MRI, unknown what part of arm yet.
...baseball gods be cruel
AJ Pierzynski DFAed: http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/11195760/...
Alcantara's starting tonight.
Coghlan LF, Alcantara 2B, Rizzo 1B, Castro SS, Valbuena 3B, Ruggiano CF, Sweeney RF, Castillo C, Beeler P
what a peach.
I have a theory that people must have a certain number of things in their "no big deal" bucket, a certain number in their "kind of a big deal" bucket, and a certain number of things in their "big friggin deal" bucket. And no matter what's going on, regardless of how big of a deal everything is, they will fill these buckets with their preferred percentages of complaints.
I'd just like to non-judgmentally draw attention to you're grammar there...
I had some concern about the Kris Bryant ejection last night, wondering just what exactly happened, is he a hot head, etc. The report from the Iowa broadcasters today:
The reason Kris Bryant was ejected last night is after his strikeout, on his way back to the dugout, Kris calmly says "that's on you, blue". I think most times comments like this don't get a response.