Cubs Organizational Report Week 11
|Team||W-L||GB/Pos.||Last 10||Ex W/L||W/L (2003)||W/L (2004)|
|West Tenn Diamond Jaxx*||44-25||0.0/1st||5-5||43-26||33-36||37-32|
|Boise Hawks||June 22nd||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|AZL Cubs||Late June||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
MLB TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Rich Hill promoted from AAA on 06/15/05 P - John Koronka demoted to AAA on 06/15/05 P - Dave Crouthers has retired from baseball at age 25; Cubs placed him on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release on 06/15/05 P - Mark Prior placed on 15 day DL with a right non-displaced fracture of the lateral epicondyl (elbow) on 05/28/05; Threw some simulated games over past week; May skip minor league rehab program and be ready to pitch this week or next P - Kerry Wood diagnosed with supraspinatus muscle strain in his right shoulder; Placed on DL on 05/02/05; Threw 48 & 69 pitch rehab outings last week for Iowa; At least one more before returning to majors P - Chad Fox transferred to 60 day DL on 05/17/05; Has "nerve issues" in his right elbow; Still undetermined whether he'll attempt another comeback SS ñ Nomar Garciaparra out with left groin avulsion of the adductor longus muscle; placed on 15 day DL 04/21/05; Transferred to 60 day DL on 05/29/05; Rehabbing in Arizona 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 anticpated by end of July AAA (IOWA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Rich Hill promoted to MLB team on 06/15/05 P - John Koronka demoted to AAA on 06/15/05 P - Bobby Brownlie activated from DL (elbow tendonitis) on 06/18/05 AAA (IOWA) Notables Ronny Cedeno .350/.400/.503 Jermaine Van Buren 1-1 9 Saves; 1.88 ERA/12 BB/37 K Mike Fontenot .287/.395/.480 Jerome Williams 1-1 2.22 ERA/6 BB/17 K Jon Leicester 0-2 1 Save; 5.76 ERA/12 BB/20 K Phil Norton 2-4 6.27 ERA/18 BB/27 K Will Cunnane 1-1 6.32 ERA/17BB/33 K Dave Kelton .286/.331/.448 Geovany Soto .265/.382/.347 Scott McClain .247/.306/.490 Russ Rohlicek 2-1 3 Saves; 3.90 ERA/22 BB/32 K AA (W. TENN) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES INF - Jemel Spearman has not played since 04/26/05 because of wrist injury P- Angel Guzman out with stiff forearm; Supposedly began throwing this week; 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 .357/.420/.496 15/20 SB opportunities Felix Pie .304/.349/.554 13/22 SB opportunities Dwaine Bacon .322/.400/.416 14/20 SB opportunities Ryan Theriot .316/.379/.421 15/18 SB opportunities Brandon Sing .274/.397/.543 Buck Coats .322/.391/.427 Casey McGehee .314/.368/.459 Richard Lewis .310/.431/.429 Ricky Nolasco 6-0 2.51 ERA/26 BB/84 K Carmen Pignatiello 5-4 2.68 ERA/28 BB/77 K Andrew Shipman 1-3 2.67 ERA/14 BB/31 K Talley Haines 4-2 13 Saves; 1.78 ERA/2 BB/20 K Reynel Pinto 3-0 1.48 ERA/22 BB/52 K David Aardsma 2-0 1.37 ERA/11 BB/15 K John Connolly 2-1 2.95 ERA/7 BB/16 K Yorkin Ferreras 2-4 2 Saves; 5.52 ERA/6 BB/31 K Jae-Kuk Ryu 5-3 3.66 ERA/28 BB/57 K Adam Greenberg .253/.369/.360 A ADVANCED (DAYTONA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES SS - Carlos Rojas placed on DL on 05/26/05 P - Brad Stiles placed on DL on 4/27/05; reason unknown FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE ALL-STARS P Carlos Marmol P Sean Marshall P Randy Wells OF Chris Walker DH/3B Scott Moore A Advanced (DAYTONA) Notables Scott Moore .304/.385/.587 Sean Marshall 4-4 2.74 ERA/26 BB/61 K J.R. Mathes 5-2 2.95 ERA/18 BB/53 K Carlos Marmol 6-2 2.99 ERA/37 BB/71 K Thomas Atlee 1-3 8 Saves; 2.61 ERA/8 BB/15 K Juan Mateo 4-1 2 Saves; 2.65 ERA/11 BB/42 K Brian Dopirak .249/.299/.382 Anderson Tavares 2-5 5.83 ERA/18 BB/48 K Jonathon Johnson .286/.333/.447 Kevin Collins .278/.363/.532 Jake Fox .279/.345/.404 Chris Walker .287/.348/.426 29/37 SB opportunities A (PEORIA) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES P - Matthew Webber left game on 06/05/05 after being hit by line drive on the pitching arm; Returned to action this week INF Ryan Norwood placed on DL 04/07/05 with severe ankle sprain; Out 6-8 weeks MIDWEST LEAGUE ALL-STARS 2B Eric Patterson 1B Alberto Garcia OF Ryan Harvey P Sean Gallagher P Chris Shaver P Matthew Weber A(PEORIA) Notables Eric Patterson .366/.444/.545 17/24 SB opportunities Luis Montanez .306/.375/.483 Aaron Sisk .331/.398/.610 Sean Gallagher 7-2 1.56 ERA/26 BB/82 K Ed Campusano 2-2 1 Save; 2.63 ERA/14 BB/23 K Alan Rick .169/.248/.246 Sam Fuld .243/.338/.339 Jerry Blevins 1-5 11 Saves; 6.47 ERA/16 BB/37 K Johnathon Hunton 0-2 6.35 ERA/16 BB/27 K Alberto Garcia .316/.366/.378 Oscar Bernard .289/.326/.333 Bo Flowers .276/.320/.389 Ryan Harvey .255/.316/.442 Matt Weber 3-7 3.16 ERA/12 BB/47 K Chris Shaver 3-6 4.30 ERA/36 BB/53 K A SHORT SEASON(BOISE) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report ROOKIE LEAGUE (AZL Cubs) TRANSACTIONS/INJURIES/NOTABLES None to report OTHER NOTABLE INJURIES OF - Nic Jackson had more surgery to clean out his shoulder; Probably out until 2006 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 MINOR LEAGUE LEADERS Hitting HR - Scott Moore (15) RBI - Scott Moore (49) AVG - Eric Patterson (.366) OBP - Eric Patterson (.444) SLG - Scott Moore (.587) SB - Chris Walker (29) Pitching IP - Matt Weber (82.2) ERA -Sean Gallagher (1.56) WINS - Sean Gallagher (7) SAVES -Talley Haines (13) K - Ricky Nolasco (84) * The AB and IP cutoff for rate stats is rather arbitrary
Hagsag 3 hours 40 min ago (view)
Predictions on the Rule 5 draft this morning?
Hagsag 3 hours 58 min ago (view)
Very, very interesting Phil. Thanks for the post.
Arizona Phil 8 hours 9 min ago (view)
What was the stated purpose of the 1953 Bonus Rule?
COMMISSIONER FORD FRICK: "We want the kind of bonus rule that will discourage the Majors from paying out big bonuses, and encourage the little fellows (he is referring here to the minor leagues) to sign these youngsters and then sell them to clubs of a higher classification."
crunch 10 hours 39 min ago (view)
g.cole - yanks - 9/324m
s.strasburg - nats - 7/245m
a.rendon - angels - 7/245m
boras has signed $814m of contracts for his guys this week. not bad.
crunch 10 hours 46 min ago (view)
still waiting for rich hill to happen over here...i promise to be totally not impressed or happy about it. not a tj guy, but he's injured as hell and not expected to show up until mid-season at best.
whoever they pick to give a few million dollars over a couple seasons to not pitch for the cubs in any of them, i welcome them.
on a serious tip, there are rumors of a minor league deal for b.morrow.
bradsbeard 11 hours 20 min ago (view)
Taijuan Walker is a good candidate.
cubbies.4ever 12 hours 45 min ago (view)
So who is left in the free Agent market that has had Tommy John surgery? That seems to be a Prerequisite for Theo. Cotton and Winkler both did adding to all the other signings of Theo. I would love to see how many people Theo has signed or drafted who has had TJS.
Charlie 21 hours 27 min ago (view)
I hope "isn't happening" was more like, "we'd love to continue to discuss this soon"--after extensions/trades of younger players are a bit more sorted.
Charlie 21 hours 30 min ago (view)
If only they had revenue from having recently won the World Series and a string of playoff appearances along with a new TV contract! Then they could really spend.
crunch 21 hours 47 min ago (view)
i wish this team was owned by billionaires rather than these...oh, nevermind.
Dolorous Jon Lester 22 hours 25 min ago (view)
Apparently Cubs were approached by Rizzo's agent about an extension. They told him it wasn't happening.
Cubs organization is performing a master class in how to burn good will among fans!
Arizona Phil 1 day 11 hours ago (view)
jdlym: The contract Brad Brach signed with the Mets includes a $850K base salary for 2020, a $1.25M club option for 2021, $400K in potential performance bonuses in 2020, potentially $2.25M in 2021 salary accelerators, and $500K in potential performance bonuses in 2021, so ordinarily the Cubs salary obligation to Brach would be the difference between Brach's new 2020 base salary ($850K) and what would have been his 2020 player option salary ($1.35M) if he hadn't been released by the Cubs.
jdrnym 1 day 19 hours ago (view)
Hey AZPhil, when a player is released with money/years still remaining on his contract, does his next team *have* to give him the prorated major league minimum or can they offer more (meaning the original club owes less) to "outbid" other teams that may have had interest? I'm assuming that's what happened with Brad Brach, where the Mets signed him for 2020 at $850,000.
crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)
jeremy jeffress agrees.
Rob Richardson 1 day 23 hours ago (view)
It's high time if you ask me.