Cubs Release 30 Minor Leaguers
The Cubs have released 30 minor leaguers:
Carlos Asuaje, INF
Dario Beltre, RHP
Jhonny Bethencourt, INF
Bryan Brickhouse, RHP
Charcer Burks, OF
Roberto Caro, OF
Adam Choplick, LHP
Noel Cuevas, OF
Oscar de la Cruz, RHP
Emilio Ferrebus, RHP
Wladimir Galindo, 3B-1B
Brian Glowicki, RHP
Fauris Guerrero, RHP
Zach Hedges, RHP
Chad Hockin, RHP
Corban Joseph, INF-OF
Conor Lillis-White, LHP
David Masters, INF
Marcus Mastrobuoni, C
Alberto Mineo, C-1B
Zach Mort, RHP
Jordan Patterson, 1B-OF
Jordan Procyshen, C
Luke Reynolds, 3B-1B
Ian Rice, 1B-3B
Caleb Simpson, RHP
Brock Stewart, RHP
Jake Stinnett, RHP
Ben Taylor, RHP
Matt Tenuta, LHP
Asuaje, Beltre, Brickhouse, Choplick, N. Cuevas, Joseph, Mineo, J. Patterson, Procyshen, Simpson, B. Taylor, and Tenuta were signed as minor league free-agents post-2019, Burks, Caro, and O. de la Cruz were eliginle to be 6YFA post-2019 but signed a 2020 minor league successor contract, and Masters and Stewart were selected in the Minor League Phase of the 2019 Rule 5 Draft.
Asuaje, Beltre, Brickhouse, Burks, Caro, N. Cuevas, O. de la Cruz, Galindo, Hedges, Joseph, Masters, Mineo, J. Patterson, Procyshen, Simpson, Stewart, Stennett, B. Taylor, and Tenuta (6YFA) and Choplick (second-contract) were eligible to be MLB Rule 55 minor league free-agents post-2020, and of the players not eligible to be a minor league FA post-2020 (Bethencourt, Ferrebus, Glowicki, Guerrero, Hockin, Lillis-White, Mastrobuoni, Mort, L. Reynolds, and Rice), only L. Reynolds was not eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft.
Arizona Phil 1 hour 1 min ago (view)
The Cubs have released RHRP 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 2 hours 28 min 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 3 hours 6 min ago (view)
Has anyone seen Darvish's pitch "The Supreme"? Isn't it just a sinker?
Ryno 3 hours 14 min ago (view)
In other words: This lineup sucks.
Arizona Phil 3 hours 31 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 3 hours 35 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 3 hours 41 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 5 hours 8 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 9 hours 44 min ago (view)
i still can't believe this front office paid anyone 16m a year to throw 60-70ip...
Eric S 19 hours 9 min 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 19 hours 34 min ago (view)
Hmm. Never thought about it that way. Maybe it is a very stable genius?
crunch 22 hours 14 min 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 22 hours 17 min 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 22 hours 18 min ago (view)
anthony rizzo is in mid-season form.
he sat out today with lower back tightness.
BobbyD 23 hours 42 min 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 6 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.