Last updated 9-16-2014
40 players on RESERVE LIST (roster is full), plus three players on 60-DAY DL
36 players on ACTIVE LIST, plus four players on OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT to minors
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Felix Doubront
* Eric Jokisch
* Zac Rosscup
* Tsuyoshi Wada
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* John Baker
* Rafael Lopez
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Chris Coghlan
* Ryan Kalish
60-DAY DL: 3
James McDonald, P
Justin Ruggiano, OF
* Ryan Sweeney, OF
Dallas Beeler, P
* Chris Rusin, P
Christian Villanueva, INF
Josh Vitters, OF
Updated through 9/17/14 - 10 games left for Cubs.
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick. The teams with the 10 worst records have their first round pick protected if they signed a qualified free agent this offseason.
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Seriously though. Nobody else thinks this season, however entertaining at times isn't a clown show?
His platform is pretty simple. Speak softly, and carry a big stick, and only successfully get anything done with it about 20% of the time.
What's his catcher's ERA?
He has 3 years left on his contract that take him through his age 33 season. Old rule of thumb was to not have a catcher past age 32, I'm sure they can eat his that last year if Schwarber is ready to go. The self-titled Cubs Insider threw out his name as a guy Cubs might be interested in yesterday, so I brought it up.
All I am asking for is a chance. Let's just hear his platform! Pleaaaaassssseeee!!!
Mike Olt for President 2016!
I was gonna write that too. If those two pan out. Dang daddy.
Catchers are like running backs when it comes to playing life, and Montero is 31.
He coached his buddy, too, right? Gallo?
If bryant ends up being what it looks like he'll be someone is going to hire his dad for big $$.
Speaking of Bryant, his dad says that they are seeing what the pitchers are trying to do to him to get him out, and that they are going to have a laser focus on addressing that during the off season. Scary stuff if you throw baseballs for a living.
Mike Olt for Miguel Montero
Thanks for the thread, Rob. Now, those who are tired of this discussion can just skip it. I will commit to not raising the issue in another thread because I'm honestly getting sick of it myself and I'm one of the main complainers.
I think for me, the question has never really been about comparing Olt with Valbuena. With Valbuena, we know what we have. I like Valbuena, too, he's a very nice piece to the team and I hope there's room for him somewhere next year. He works the count, and I like that. He's a nice player. I like Logan Watkins better, but I like Valbuena.
It's not hard to be much better than .139 rob!!! :)
It's not like the Cubs to devalue one of their players. I'm going with conspiracy- I would bet that there is a conflict within the org based on the way Renteria stumbles when talking about Olt.
I wish there was time capsule betting because I think Olt will have better stats over the next 5 years than Valbuena and I would put money on it, and I think that Renteria doesn't like Olt and that that will come out.
Time capsule betting!!
"much better" is a bit much...
it's 11 G and his K's are down a bit, but so has gone his power.