DeJesus Traded

The Cubs have traded outfielder David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later....hopefully one that can do as well as what the Cubs got for Scott Hairston. Since joining the Daytona Cubs, Ivan Pineyro has a 3.18 ERA in 6 starts over 34 IP, giving up just 1 HR, 4 BB's and striking out 27.

A bit of a surprise move, moreso that the Nationals are still trying this year. The Cubs are off the hook for the rest of what DeJesus was owed this season (about $1M) as well as the $1.5M buyout on his 2014 contract...so a guaranteed savings of at least $2.5M. Had they picked up the option, it was worth $6.5M

This should make for an interesting offseason and spring. Nate Schierholtz could be the only veteran still around, that is if he's not moved as well. Or they may go with three fresh faces. I don't by any means think Junior Lake is guaranteed anything, although I certainly think he'll be in competition for a spot. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if Kris Bryant makes a run at a spot, although more likely a mid-season call-up.

As for what it means this year, well I think Brian Bogusevic should be close to returning, otherwise it means the quest for a better draft pick spot continues.

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Tonight...Lake CF, Barney 2B, Navarro C, Schierholtz RF, Castro SS, Murphy 3B, McDonald LF, Ransom 1B, Samardzija P per Muskat: ...Bogusevic to be activated from DL and join team per Roto...Rizzo is day-to-day with an undisclosed illness. Cody Ransom is starting at first base in his absence.

presuming Nationals are set with Werth, Span and Harper next season, tough to imagine they'd pick up DeJesus's contract at $6.5M for a 4th outfielder. Cubs could bring him back for less possibly.

So, we are FOR SURE gonna make up ground on the Sox and Miami. Gonna be tough to catch the Astros though.

Great move in my opinion. The season is lost anyway, so even if Dejesus helps the Cubs win 5-10 more games between now and the end over his replacement, it wouldn't matter. So save $2.5 million and gain a prospect. No brainer. I like that this administration doesn't really care what the fans or press think about moves like this. Every move should be about getting incrementally better as an organization. The wins will come.

all right...saved money to spend on...umm...uh...maybe someone worth a damn...maybe. they should have 30+m to spend next year (being conservative)...if they choose to spend it.

What do Jumbotrons go for these days?

about tree fiddy.

Look for the Dodgers to sign him 2014.

fwiw, Cubs and Nats each owed the other team a PTBNL for the Hairston/Pineyro swap...could just end up being cash, but at the moment Cubs are owed 2 prospects from the Nats.

also fwiw, Nats won the claim on DeJesus, so essentially Cubs get a PTBNL out of it, or they could have just given him to Nats and just saved the money. That PTBNL may very well end up being nothing.

yet again, @FacebookCubs is the place to go after any Cubs trade (Facebook comments from Cubs official page, retweeted)

Okay Theo your an idiot

why don't you trade this so call hot GM and go get Sweet Lou and make him GM

I have got to agree that the Cubs should have gotten Ryne Sandberg as Manager and Ernie Banks as batting coach !!!

lou would be an awesome GM...you wouldn't even have to fire him...he'd quit before it became a fan issue.

Patrick Mooney‏@CSNMooney Hoyer signals Cubs will try to re-sign DeJesus this winter. Everyone says that after trades, but both sides sound interested in that idea.

nothing ever comes of this usually, but probably wise if Hoyer does not comment about signing players under contract with another team.

I'm not going to tell you what to do with your money, I will be not stepping foot into Murphy's Bleachers again. The thoughts of Beth Murphy make you wonder if they ever clean the taps there- http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-17... Some brilliance from Beth- "The Cubs have quite the PR machine," Beth Murphy said. "That's why everyone hates Dusty Baker and Sammy Sosa and Steve Stone. There is a whole list of people that (the Cubs) blame for the Cubs' lack of success. But they never internalize it. It's either the day games or whatever" Who hates Steve Stone? Sosa maybe some. Dusty did that on his own. "Actually if there wasn't a ballpark there, I think the property values, for the residents, would be higher. " Dear God.

I hate Steve Stone...great as a Cub announcer, but just a bitter asshole now. But that had nothing on the Cubs.

No one liked Dusty even when Cubs were winning.

here's the link to beginning of article, your links goes to the end of the article

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-17...

Rob-thanks for fixing. She's an idiot though, and part of the parasite mentality around Wrigley. I put on here a few weeks ago on how Billy the Cub schlub wanted the Ricketts' to hire him because he has a pedo-bear suit and walks around Wrigley. Wtf?

I honestly don't know how much more of this rooftop-owner shit Ricketts wants to take. He's already said 'thanks for the $500M City Council approval, but I'm not signing any construction contracts until the parasite owners agree to not sue'. So, what are you waiting for Tom? Tell Rahm and Tunney the deadline date.....like September 30th; and if he doesn't get a signed waiver from Beth and her fellow blood suckers then Tunney doesn't have to worry about being up anyone's ass. Maybe Beth can't remember what Wrigleyville was like in the late 70s before the Tribune bought the team and brought Harry into help market the Cubs, but I do. If you were walking any where west of Southport, Racine or north of Nuts on Clark, it helped if you were in one of the Latino gangs. Yeah.......good luck with those property values you dumbass, Beth.

it's amazing that someone who owns TWO businesses that are basically 100% dependent on the local ballpark for revenue would so brazenly claim the neighborhood would be better off without it; is there a single person in chicago that will read that and not think she is either a liar or an idiot?

steve stone leaving the booth ranks up there with joe carter leaving the booth for me...wait, that's excessively harsh. ...but listening to steve stone in his later cubs announcer years play manager-and-GM about every single thing on the field was tiring. bob brenley managed to get across his points just fine without sounding like a jerk...though he rode ARam's ass a bit hard. steve stone couldn't get his points across without sounding like a mailroom clerk who couldn't understand why he wasn't the CEO of the company because he's obviously the smartest guy in the building. listening to stone rant on and on about what someone should be doing while ignoring the game on the field in order to show everyone how brilliant he is was driving-nails-into-skull tiring. ...imo.

I miss Brenly on every broadcast I listen to and have never missed Stone.

same...brenly and len had an "odd combo, but works" nerdy baseball fan meets oldschool vet player thing going on...and they both "got" each other's humor enough to riff one setting up the other for jokes/comments/etc. btw, brenly back in ARZ's booth is weird...even though it's "home" for him...he spends a lot of time at the ARZ training complex when he's "off the clock" and because of it he's very quickly picked up on the ARZ farm system from scouts + what's soon to be in the pipeline.

Agreed. Bob/Len just clicked. Don't know JD/Len ever will. I lived in Chandler, AZ when the DBacks won in 2001. The 'inside' talk was they won it all in spite of Brenly, not because of his managerial skill. Maybe AZ Phil can confirm or not? Might explain why offers not out there to my knowledge.

Wow, this is a bit too soon, isn't it? Len and Bob were roundly criticized during their first season together. Personally, I think Len and JD are doing fine, and they clearly enjoy bantering with one another.

GEORGE A: Bob Brenly was a breath of fresh air to the D'backs players, because Buck Showalter (the previous manager) was a control freak. But Brenly's in-game managerial acumen was often questioned, and yet the Diamondbacks won in spite of it (at least in 2001). He also had some colorful arguments with umpires, and there were more than a handful he couldn't stand (most notably C. B. Bucknor).  

Otherwise, Brenly was laid-back and basically let the players do whatever they wanted to do, and it worked because he had a veteran team in 2001 that didn't need a lot of supervision. But once the team went young with the so-called "baby backs" in mid-2004, Brenly went bye-bye.  

He was a bit like Lou Piniella circa 2007-10.

Thanks, Phil. I knew there was some story like the vets didn't need him, and with Johnson, Schilling, Gonzalez, Grace, etc., he surely didn't need to do a lot of hand-holding. I remember Showalter wore out his welcome in year 2.......want a difference/change he's made in managing the Orioles.

Showalter wears out his welcome wherever he manages, Yankees, DBacks, Rangers and soon the Orioles. Give it another year at most...

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  • crunch 17 hours 30 sec ago (view)

    marvin miller and ted simmons are part of the next HOF class.

    long time coming for miller.

     

  • crunch 21 hours 38 min ago (view)

    things that are important to good on-field play like buying up all the property around wrigley field, from rooftops to acerage, isn't going to monetize itself.

    i know some people would love to have a top tier pitcher, but i'm looking forward to more control of rooftop advertising and an open air beer garden near the team owned hotel and resturant complexes.

    i know some people want a solid leadoff man, but i'm looking forward to seeing 10-20 concerts on off-days destroying the playing field so that extra revenue can help a polician in Nebraska or Iowa get some ad buys.

     

  • Hagsag 22 hours 44 min ago (view)

    Their friend Donald will come through for them.

     

  • crunch 23 hours 7 min ago (view)

    remember when the billionaire owners got a huge double digit tax cut?

    maybe the city should do them a favor and give them more tax savings help to let them buy and build another 2-3 revenue projects outside of the park.  that might help these struggling heroes find some extra loot.

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  • crunch 23 hours 14 min ago (view)

    f'real.  i don't even know why they're going to bother playing games.  i'm over here printing Cubs 2020 World Series Champs banners while others are sleeping on reality.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 20 min ago (view)

    Just saw a fun report that the Cubs are telling even budget type free agents they can't currently negotiate until they clear some payroll. So that's a fun start to the winter meetings.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 24 min ago (view)

    I'm with you 100% on that. Minor league retreads are fine and all but we don't need to be paying premiums for middle relief.

     

  • JustSayin' 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have 15-20 extra pitchers in their minor league system due to unbalanced drafting over the last few years.  I am ready to see them err on the side of giving the internal guys too many chances as compared to signing AAA players who had short stints in the big leagues which didn't go too well.  We don't know it the Cubs organization is just that bad at developing pitching, or has too many guys trying to prove themselves in a fixed number of minor league innings.  Bad scouting/development or self-inflicted bottleneck?

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 6 hours ago (view)

    Dan Winkler and Jharel Cotton wasn't enough for you? Tough crowd.

     

  • Hagsag 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    I think we all are ready for some action.

     

  • crunch 1 day 20 hours ago (view)

    winter meetings start tomorrow...guys got into town friday/today.

    the cubs are supposedly looking to tap the trade market for their major moves.  this is the place where it gets done or seeds get planted.

    also, the modern day HOF class will be announced.  marvin miller will most likely get in.  lou whitaker and ted simmons should have some heat, too.

     

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    semi-interesting winter league note...

    trey mcnutt (yes, that guy) is having a hell of a winter league in mexico (one of the less talented winter leagues) so far as a closer.  15.2ip 8h 4bb 24k, 0.57 era.

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    Brad Brach signs with the Mets for $850K but the Cubs are paying $500K, per Ken Rosenthal. Wasn't his 2020 club only supposed to be on the hook for league minimum?

     

  • crunch 2 days 17 hours ago (view)

    when he got to the mets he suddenly learned how to throw with control (small sample size etc).  last year was not a fun bullpen year...

     

  • crunch 2 days 20 hours ago (view)

    Yeah, I've made myself familiar with a lot of the changes, but AZP's posts have both added more information and cleared up stuff I didn't fully grasp.  I appreciate the hell out of it.  Thanks Phil, thanks TCR.

     

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