Cubs 86 15 Minor Leaguers
The Cubs have released 15 minor leaguers:
Augusto Acevedo, INF
Jonathan Alvarez, RHRP
Jorge Arellano, RHRP
Efren Aular, C
Miller Chacon, C
Darling Grullon, RHRP
Ferrol Heredia, LHSP
Andy Hernandez, RHSP
Fernando Kelli, OF
Johan Lopez, LHRP
Kevin Moreno, OF
Jorge Ramirez, LHRP
Marco Valenzuela, OF
Juan Vasquez, C
Orlando Zapata, INF
F. Heredia, Kelli, and J. Vasquez were eligible for selection in the AAA Phase of this month's Rule 5 Draft (they were on the AA Tennessee reserve list) but were not selected.
Chacon, A. Hernandez, J. Lopez, and Valenzuela would have been eligible for selection in the 2021 Rule 5 Draft.
There was a time when Fernando Kelli was considered to be the fastest player in the Cubs system (he stole 133 bases in 244 minor league games), but he just could not hit enough to advance beyond short-season ball.
Kevin Moreno's favorite player was Kris Bryant (he even imitated Bryant's set-up at the plate) and his father's favorite team was the Cubs, and Kevin was unusual in that he was a resident of Cuba (not a defector) who did not play amateur ball or in the Federacion Cubana de Beisbol prior to signing with the Cubs (he signed after a private work-out with a Cubs Area Scout near his home in Havana). After signing, he traveled to Colombia and obtained a work visa from the U. S. embassy in Bogata, before eventually moving to Mexico.
crunch 15 hours 18 min ago (view)
* all figures stated are in a range of +/- 10m
yeah, that was me not typing info correctly. my bad.
Arizona Phil 17 hours 54 min ago (view)
Bryant got $19.5M
crunch 20 hours 4 min ago (view)
bryant 9.5m, contreras 6.65m, baez 11.65m, z.davies 8.63m
looks like happ is going to arbitration.
Arizona Phil 1 day 17 hours ago (view)
RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.
E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.
He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021.
K Dub 1 day 20 hours ago (view)
crunch 1 day 21 hours ago (view)
danny hultzen retires and joins the cubs as a "pitching development assistant"
shame the comeback story didn't last longer...but hey, at least he got to taste the bigs after his body failed him for so many years.
crunch 2 days 30 min ago (view)
theo joining the commish's front office operation as a "consultant reguarding on field matters"...basically weighing in on the possible impact of rules changes.
Arizona Phil 2 days 3 hours ago (view)
K Dub 2 days 3 hours ago (view)
Yeah, to my calculation that suspension should be over by now unless he got caught again...
Wrigley Rat 2 days 7 hours ago (view)
(Not Phil) - Last I saw, he was on the restricted list.
K Dub 2 days 8 hours ago (view)
PHIL: Did the Cubs release Saul Vazquez?
Sonicwind75 6 days 1 hour ago (view)
The 2021 guaranteed amount is $7 + $3 million mutual option buyout. 10>8. Most media reports summarizes it as a $10 million deal.
CubbyBlue 6 days 2 hours ago (view)
Thanks Eric. After I put it up I thought.. damn I'm old. I wonder if people even remember back that far. I still think about that day. Uggh. Sorry.
Charlie 6 days 2 hours ago (view)
I'm always confused by this. They also could have tendered him and then boosted his value by trading him with a million or two in cash considerations. Obviously, that's a million or two more expensive than simply non-tendering--but couldn't you at least get an interesting prospect in return from one of these teams? They obviosuly thought it was worth their return to toss in a few million in the Darvish trade.
tim815 6 days 4 hours ago (view)
The 2021 amount is 7.
The buyout is 3.
crunch 6 days 17 hours ago (view)
chase strumpf is quickly emerging as a "trendy" organizational hot prospect, even among non-cubs fans. amaya is having a decent winter league showing so far...taking a lot of walks, too.