Last updated 12-17-2013
39 players (plus one contract pending)
* bats or throws left
# bats both
* Brooks Raley
* Zac Rosscup
* Chris Rusin
* James Russell
* Travis Wood
* Wesley Wright
* George Kottaras
# Arismendy Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
* Luis Valbuena
* Logan Watkins
* Brett Jackson
* Nate Schierholtz
* Ryan Sweeney
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when someone says "sabermetrics obviously works because of victories in a short series"...well,
Well no one was fucking saying that...the James quote was a fun exclamation point
that's some shifty advice.
"The Brewers are showing interest in Michael Young for their first base opening, sources tell FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal."
cubs not finishing last place in the division keeps getting a little more likely.
there's more than 1 element in play...such as an extremely big payroll...
I love this game...
Cubs 2009 payroll - $135M (3rd)
Cubs 2010 payroll - $146M (3rd)
Cubs 2011 payroll - $125M (6th)
Red Sox 2012 payroll - $173M (3rd)
Angels 2012 payroll - $154M (4th)
Phillies 2013 payroll - $165M (3rd)
fwiw, winter league stats cheat sheet for the cubs...including some "already over" leagues like AFL.
2013 - $150m (4th in MLB)
2007 - $143m (2nd in MLB)
2004 - $125m (2nd in MLB)
opening day payrolls...pre-trade additions of talent.
/drops mic, downs a shot and walks out of room
Rotoworld says Cubs have some interest in Kurt Suzuki
R. Doumit goes to Braves for LHP Sean Gilmartin...exciting.
So what's left for the Cubs?
Trade Samardzija..or not
Sign Tanaka...or not
Probably sign another low-end/cheap starter
Maybe one more bullpen arm
Go into season with outfield of Sweeney, Schierholtz, Lake, Ruggiano and Roberts/Kalish, etc? Oy.
Rockies finished up their Christmas shopping today
Drew Stubbs from Indians for Josh Outman
Jonathan Herrera to Red Sox for Franklin Morales and Chris Martin
C. McGehee to Marlins on a 1 year deal
Padres get Benoit; Angels get Ibanez