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
Arizona Phil 5 hours 33 min ago (view)
The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).
crunch 9 hours 11 sec ago (view)
rizzo takes another day off (lower back). ross says the club is "exercising caution."
klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.
Ryno 9 hours 37 min ago (view)
Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"? Isn't it just a sinker?
Ryno 9 hours 45 min ago (view)
In other words: This lineup sucks.
Arizona Phil 10 hours 2 min ago (view)
Jason Kipnis was released on June 29th and then he was re-signed to a new (different) 2020 minor league contract that does not require a $100K retention bonus if he is not added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 2020 MLB Opening Day (7/23).
Brandon Morrow remains on his original 2020 minor league contract which pays him a $100K retention bonus if he is not released by 7/18 or added to the Cubs MLB Reserve List by 7/23.
Eric S 10 hours 7 min ago (view)
There is that re Kimbrel - at worst, just another year on the books.
July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day - the day that check is cut and paid annually.
Cubster 10 hours 13 min ago (view)
On the bright side regarding Kimbrel. It doesn't have the lasting bad side as the Mets arrangement with Bobby Bonilla. Unless they want to re-negotiate Kimbrel's terms.
Eric S 11 hours 40 min ago (view)
Watching the last night's highlight clip was not encouraging either as discussed here: https://www.bleachernation.com/cubs/2020/07/08/craig-kimbrels-intrasquad-performance-is-a-reminder-of-the-concerns-that-already-existed/
crunch 16 hours 15 min ago (view)
i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...
Eric S 1 day 1 hour ago (view)
Unfortunately, Kimbrel in Cub mid season form as well, giving up a two out, two run oppo homer to Willson.
Kimbrel Cub stats which I tried to bury but were dug up again: gave up a career high 9 home runs in only 20 2/3 inning, averaged a career high 9.1 hits allowed per 9 innings and served up a 6.53 ERA for his troubles. And no full spring training build up period again. Still hopeful he's got something left in the tank this year and next but man, he's got my full attention going into the season
BobbyD 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius?
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
maybe he's hoping it'll be bad enough to flip the population odometer over to 0 after humanity is wiped from the planet. let's give him more time to see if he's right before we get too down on him.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
"Shohei Ohtani threw just 15 of his 50 pitches for strikes in an intrasquad game Tuesday. Trent Rush had him at eight walks, a hit by pitch and six wild pitches before he was shut down for a day. "
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.
he sat out today with lower back tightness.
BobbyD 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
Well, back in February (I think; that was about 17 years ago now), our diaper staining commander in his own mind declared we had 15 cases in the U.S. and that would quickly go to zero. 130k dead and rapidly rising now 4 months later I still have brain dead neighbors in SoCal saying if Biden gets elected we're screwed. I wonder what they think screwed looks like.
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
cubs taking full advantage of that "night games deal" with the wrigleyville neighborhood...almost all the home games will be night games.
8 home day games, 6 on the weekend.