Cubs 2023 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agency Watch List
After signing two second contract free agents for their DSL squads on Saturday (1B Francis Reynoso and RHP Jeral Vizcaino), the Cubs signed a third second-contract free-agent on Sunday, RHP (ex-OF) Welington Santana (ex-BAL).
If he is signed beyond 2023, W. Santana will be eligible for selection in the 2023 Rule 5 Draft (he signed with the Orioles as an 18 year old in 2019).
KingKongvsGodzilla 06/05/2023 - 06:21 pm (view)
Thanks as always, AZPhil. Here’s to a loud summer from these guys!
crunch 06/05/2023 - 06:13 pm (view)
ive never seen hendricks have less fun on the mound, even in games where he's done worse.
Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:55 pm (view)
Good call on both there! Which ump is it?
Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:54 pm (view)
Case in point on the error right there, can't really see Morel doing worse than that.......
crunch 06/05/2023 - 06:43 pm (view)
1.1 innings. hope you got your bets in early.
Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:31 pm (view)
Why can't Morel play 3B instead of Wisdom?
First.Pitch.120 06/05/2023 - 06:26 pm (view)
Hendricks better hammer the outside edge & see what calls he gets.
Also want to see YG’s PAs… being DH is the perfect role to express displeasure.
First.Pitch.120 06/05/2023 - 06:22 pm (view)
Buckle in for a long night… it’s the Ump Show!
Over/Under on Ross getting tossed?
Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:13 pm (view)
For your 2nd point:
A 2025 lineup before free agents would consist of 13 players from this group:
2B Hoerner/Murray Jr./Strumpf
1B Mervis/Murray Jr./McGeary
(Hoerner, Swanson, Happ, and Suzuki would likely only move to another position than where they are currently if somehow a better option was available defensively)
Finwe Noldaran 06/05/2023 - 06:43 pm (view)
I'm all aboard the Ohtani train as a free agent.
For right now, it IS Jed's fault that Dross only has what he has to field a lineup; but not playing these young guys everyday is just sheer ignorance, and totally on Dross, unless he's being given explicit instructions to not play the young guys, which I find highly improbable. Morel, Amaya, and Mervis should play all games but maybe once a week, if only to see what they have; look at Morel last game, he walked twice, prayerfully that's him adjusting. Mervis can't adjust if he's not playing. Barnhart should be there as a mascot, same with Rios, Mancini, and Mastrobuoni; the players with potential upside (Mervis, Amaya, Morel) need to play against both right and left handed SP's. I could go on, but then I'd digress.......