Cubs Organizational Report Week 7-8(2005)

Team Records Updated through 5/29/05; Individual Stats Updated through 5/29/05
Organizational Records
TeamW-LGB/Pos.Last 10W/L (2003)W/L (2004)
Chicago Cubs24-247.5/2nd6-427-2125-23
Iowa Cubs 22-284.5/3rd6-4&nbsp&nbsp
West Tenn Jaxx34-160.0/1st5-5&nbsp &nbsp
Daytona Cubs25-232.5/3rd4-6&nbsp&nbsp
Peoria Chiefs25-254.0/3rd7-3&nbsp&nbsp
Boise HawksSeason begins in June N/A N/A &nbsp&nbsp
AZL CubsSeason begins in JuneN/A N/A &nbsp&nbsp

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MLB TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES
P - Jon Leicester promoted on 05/29/05 P - Jerome Williams & David Aardsma traded to Cubs on 05/28/05 P - Latroy Hawkins traded to San Francisco Giants on 05/28/05 P - Roberto Novoa promoted on 05/28/05 P - Mark Prior placed on 15 day DL with a right non-displaced fracture of the lateral epicondyl (elbow) on 05/28/05 P - Mike Remlinger placed on DL retroactive to 05/21/05 with a left hand fifth finger non-displaced distal phalanx fracture. (Stupid recliners...) INF - Todd Walker activated from 15 day DL on 05/25/05 P - Sergio Mitre promoted on 05/24/05 OF - Ben Grieve optioned to AAA on 05/24/05 P - Joe Borowski promoted on 05/20/05 INF - Mike Fontenot demoted to AAA on 05/20/05 INF - Ronny Cedeno demoted to AAA on 05/17/05 INF - Enrqiue Wilson signed as a free agent on 05/17/05 P - Kerry Wood diagnosed with supraspinatus muscle strain in his right shoulder; Placed on DL on 05/02/05; Plans to throw off mound this week. P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05 SS ñ Nomar Garciaparra out with left groin avulsion of the adductor longus muscle; placed on 15 day DL 04/21/05; Began physical therapy in Arizona last week; Still not ready for baseball related activitites P - Scott Williamson placed on 60 day DL 3/31/05; Recovering from October 2004 Tommy John surgery; Currently rehabbing at Extended Spring Training;Return expected mid-season. AAA (IOWA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Jon Leicester promoted to MLB on 05/28/05 P - Roberto Novoa promoted to MLB on 05/28/05 P - Joe Dawley signed by Iowa Cubs on 05/28/05 INF - Richard Lewis sent to Daytona on 05/27/05 INF - Cody Ransom signed on 05/27/05 OF - Dwaine Bacon demoted to AA on 05/26/05 OF - Ben Grieve optioned to Iowa on 05/26/05 P - Ryan O'Malley promoted to Iowa from West Tenn (AA) on 05/25/05 P - Sergio Mitre promoted to MLB on 05/23/05 INF- Shane Halter released on 05/22/05 P - Darren Oliver retired on 05/21/05 P - Joe Borowski promoted to MLB on 05/20/05 INF - Mike Fontenot demoted on 05/20/05 INF - Ronny Cedeno demoted to AAA on 05/17/05 INF - Mike Moriarty traded to Baltimore Orioles for future considerations on 05/16/05 AAA (IOWA) Notables Ronny Cedeno .376/.426/.600 Russ Rohlicek 2-0 2 Saves, 1.78 ERA/15 BB/26 K Jermaine Van Buren 1-1 5 Saves; 2.18 ERA/11 BB/28 K Dave Kelton .299/.347/.463 Mike Fontenot .284/.395/.539 Bobby Brownlie 2-4 5.88 ERA/24 BB/30 K Will Cunnane 0-1 6.04 ERA/13 BB/27 K Geovany Soto .275/.380/.353 Micah Hoffpauir .293/.350/.372 Raul Valdez 3-1 3.38 ERA/7 BB/20 K AA (W. TENN) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Jon Connolly returned from DL on 05/35/05 OF - Dwaine Bacon demoted to AA on 05/26/05 P - Ryan O'Malley promoted to Iowa from West Tenn (AA) on 05/25/05 INF - Jemel Spearman has not played since 04/26/05 because of wrist injury P- Angel Guzman out with stiff forearm; Should begin throwing in 2 weeks; Likely not to pitch in a game until July P ñ Rocky Cherry left game on 4/21/05 after 1/3 of an inning. Tommy John surgery performed on 05/05/05 AA (W. TENN) Notables Matt Murton .382/.453/.543 Felix Pie .319/.376/.599 13/20 SB opportunities Adam Greenberg .281/.395/.410 Ryan Theriot .306/.386/.413 Brandon Sing .307/.433/.627 Buck Coats .322/.398/.443 Ricky Nolasco 6-0 2.08 ERA/18 BB/62 K Carmen Pignatiello 4-3 2.85 ERA/20 BB/55 K Richard Hill 4-3 3.28 ERA/21 BB/90 K Andrew Shipman 1-2 1.90 ERA/13 BB/27 K Talley Haines 3-0 7 Saves; 1.20 ERA/1 BB/13 K Yorkin Ferreras 2-3 2 Saves; 5.23 ERA/3 BB/18 K Jae-Kuk Ryu 4-2 3.50 ERA/19 BB/40 K Reynel Pinto 0-0 2.28 ERA/9 BB/25 K A ADVANCED (DAYTONA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES INF - Richard Lewis demoted from Iowa on 05/27/05 C - Jake Fox returned to action on 05/25/05 after missing 12 games due to a sprained knee ligament. P - Billy Petrick placed on DL retroactive to 05/24/04 SS - Carlos Rojas placed on DL on 05/26/05 SS - Enrique Cruz(son of Jose Cruz) assigned to Daytona after trade with Yankees P - Aaron Krawiec sent to Extended Spring Training on 05/13/05 C - Paul O'Toole demoted to Daytona from West Tenn. on 05/13/05 P - Brad Stiles placed on DL on 4/27/05; reason unknown A Advanced (DAYTONA) Notables Sean Marshall 4-2 1.73 ERA/17 BB/48 K Randy Wells 4-1 1 Save; 1.69 ERA/7 BB/34 K Thomas Atlee 1-3 7 Saves; 2.87 ERA/6 BB/11 K Juan Mateo 3-1 2 Saves; 1.98 ERA/7 BB/37 K Kyle Boyer .190/.254/.314 Brian Dopirak .240/.285/.372 Kevin Collins .233/.330/.393 Weston OíBrien 2-1 5.40 ERA/16 BB/28 K Anderson Tavares 1-5 6.19 ERA/14 BB/37 K J.R. Mathes 3-2 3.46 ERA/14 BB/47 K Carlos Marmol 5-2 3.09 ERA/29 BB/50 K Scott Moore .269/.355/.520 Chris Walker .278/.344/.389 21/27 SB opportunities A (PEORIA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES INF - Aaron Sisk signed as free agent on 05/17/05 OF - Ryan Harvey returned from DL on 05/19/05 P - Will Fenton sent to Extended Spring Training on 05/18/05 INF - Jose Rios sent to Extended Spring Training on 05/18/05 P - Luis Brito released from organization on 05/18/05 INF Ryan Norwood placed on DL 04/07/05 with severe ankle sprain; Out 6-8 weeks A(PEORIA) Notables Eric Patterson .391/.478/.591 Sean Gallagher 5-1 0.75 ERA/14 BB/68 K Matt Weber 3-5 2.80 ERA/6 BB/41 K Luis Montanez .316/.374/.492 Alberto Garcia .313/.366/.373 Alfredo Polanco 2-0 2.45 ERA/10 BB/29 K Ed Campusano 2-2 1 Save; 2.73 ERA/13 BB/22 K Alan Rick .170/.265/.240 Sam Fuld .217/.329/.300 Bo Flowers .276/.338/.410 Ryan Harvey .268/.323/.439 Lee Gwaltney 3-1 3.32 ERA/12 BB/38 K Jerry Blevins 0-2 9 Saves; 4.63 ERA/12 BB/31 K A SHORT SEASON(BOISE) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report ROOKIE LEAGUE (AZL Cubs) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report OTHER NOTABLE INJURIES P - Grant Johnson - hamstring, Fine-tuning his mechanics and should be pitching this week in Peoria. P - Chadd Blasko - shoulder surgery; Probably out until 2006 P - Jason Wylie - shoulder surgery; No update on his return P - Matt Clanton - shoulder surgery; Had 2nd shoulder surgery during off-season, probably out all season P - Luke Hagerty at extended spring training in Arizona with strained finger; 2-3 weeks away from pitching P - Dave Crouthers has retired from baseball at age 25 MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Brandon Sing (11) RBI - Scott Moore (32) AVG - Eric Patterson (.391) OBP - Eric Patterson (.478) SLG - Brandon Sing (.627) SB - Chris Walker (21) Pitching IP - Matthew Weber (61) ERA -Sean Gallagher (0.75) WINS - Ricky Nolasco (6) SAVES - Jerry Blevins (9) K - Rich Hill (90) * The AB and IP cutoff for rate stats is rather arbitrary

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  • jdrnym 7 hours 22 min ago (view)

    All makes sense, but I think there is one important point of clarification in there -- are you using "practice squad" and "Club Player Pool" interchangeably? If so, I understood the first sentence of your third-to-last paragraph above to mean that Mills/Sadler/Underwood could be outrighted and still be in the Pool, therefore retaining their eligibility to re-selected to the major league active roster later in the season.

     

  • Arizona Phil 9 hours 49 min ago (view)

    jdrnym: Zack Short is still on Optional Assignment to the minors (as are Alzolay, M. Amaya, R. Garcia, Maples, T. Miller, Norwood, Rea, M. Rodriguez, and Steele), but he can be recalled at any time without restriction (no "ten-day rule") because he was optioned to the minors prior to the transaction freeze in March. 

     

  • crunch 14 hours 11 min ago (view)

    the toles update is worse than his troubled past.  toles has been diagnosed bipolar + schizophrenia and has been in/out of institutions over the past couple years.  he can't seem to stick to any program long enough to get good treatment.

    hope he turns whatever corner he needs to in order to get enough treatment to decide what kind of future he'd like to have.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 17 hours 2 min ago (view)

    Those two are definitely on more precarious ground once the roster is trimmed to 26, I would say.

     

  • jdrnym 17 hours 4 min ago (view)

    Right, just went through the roster quick. Underwood, Sadler, same deal.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 21 min ago (view)

    Can't answer the Short thing. But I'd agree with your assessment of Mills if he weren't basically a lock to make the roster.

     

  • jdrnym 19 hours 28 min ago (view)

    Is Zack Short's official designation still "on optional assignment" even though he's not on the Pool? If so, he can't just be recalled even though he's on the 40-man roster, right?

    And someone like Alec Mills who's on the Pool and out of options... he's virtually locked onto the active roster because he can't get taken off (via an outright) and remain eligible to be re-added. Seems like the kind of player you'd prefer to leave off the initial Pool.

     

  • crunch 19 hours 52 min ago (view)

    though he went to the hospital for treatment he was never admitted, so he's yet another person who got dragged hard by Covid, but who's case isn't showing up in the hospital admission, ICU bed, or death numbers most of us are looking at.

    there's a whole slew of people who have had to shut down their lives for 2-4-6-etc weeks to get over this that are falling outside of the numbers we're tracking most closely.

     

  • Cubster 20 hours 21 min ago (view)

    "In yet another reminder of how insidious this particular disease can be, Hottovy says he had acted quite cautiously in public before coming down with it. Fortunately, he was able to self-isolate and avoid transmitting it to his family."

     

  • crunch 21 hours 33 min ago (view)

    it'll be interesting to see how things go down when people have to start playing games in AZ.  they're damn close to being "early NYC level" screwed with a lack of planning and action.

    with the early plan of playing games in AZ/FL, they could have been huge economic winners with 15+ teams playing all their games in AZ (and spring training 2.0).  now it's looking like some teams may not even want to fly into AZ for a few dozen "away" games.

     

  • crunch 21 hours 48 min ago (view)

    cubs pitching coach tommy hottovy was diagnosed with covid-19 earlier this spring, but he is currently assumed fully recovered.

    he had a 100+ degree temperature for 6 days, lost 18 pounds, and it took 30 days for him to test negative.

    he's 38 years old, btw.

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    Bravo Crunch!

     

  • crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    at least the cubs got elston back for pretty much nothing.  also, ha.

     

  • Rob Richardson 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    How many coachs, managers, and other "tier 1" individuals around the league are in higher risk groups? 

     

  • Rob Richardson 2 days 2 hours ago (view)

    Well said Crunch.

     

  • Cubster 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    1956 Cub Hoax...

    Hit .215, 5 HR. Age 28 season

    https://www.ebay.com/i/153938295586?chn=ps