Projected Cubs 2021 Spring Training Roster
There will no doubt be trades, MLB and minor league free-agent signings, waiver claims, perhaps even a Rule 5 Draft pick, some non-tenders on 12/2, and maybe one or more Cubs minor leaguers will get taken in the Rule 5 Draft, but - AS THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW - here is the preliminary projected Cubs Spring Training roster:
40 players presently are on MLB RESERVE LIST (roster is full)
37 projected NON-ROSTER INVITEES (NRI)
Last updated 2-5-2021
* bats or throws left
# bats both
MLB PITCHERS: 25
* Andrew Chafin
* Brailyn Marquez
* Kyle Ryan
* Justin Steele
Duane Underwood Jr
* Brad Wieck
NRI PITCHERS: 21
* Rex Brothers
* Burl Carraway
* Luis Lugo
* Adam Morgan
* Jack Patterson
* Wyatt Short
* Jerry Vasto
NRI CATCHERS: 3
# Taylor Gushue
P. J. Higgins
# Sergio Alcantara
* Anthony Rizzo
# Ildemaro Vargas
NRI INFIELDERS: 6
* Alfonso Rivas
# Ian Happ
* Jason Heyward
* Joc Pederson
NRI OUTFIELDERS: 7
* Donnie3 Dewees
Eddy Julio Martinez
* Nick Martini
* Ian Miller
* Rafael Ortega
crunch 2 hours 31 min ago (view)
yanks and wsox fans are both hyped up over this signing by the cubs.
Arizona Phil 4 hours 9 min ago (view)
CRUNCH: I would be very surprised if the Cubs sign anyone with a QO attached, so that rules out Story and Correa. I could see the Cubs maybe acquiring Didi Gregorius from the Phillies as a Phillie salary dump if the Phils sign Correa or Story. Then the Cubs could flip Gregorius at the trade deadline. Gregorius is signed thru 2022 at about $14M. Gregorius could end up back with the Yankees for a year under a similar scenario.
Arizona Phil 4 hours 16 min ago (view)
CRUNCH: Willson Contreras to the Yankees just makes too much sense.
crunch 4 hours 35 min ago (view)
yow...okay, maybe trade watch is very underway.
crunch 4 hours 39 min ago (view)
yan gomes 2/13m cubs.
contreras trade watch underway...maybe...dunno if you can actually count on gomes to catch 120+ games a year. he may be high-end backup/rest with powerful bench option between him and contreras.
crunch 4 hours 44 min ago (view)
j.baez to DET....6/140m
cubs are obviously in the market for a SS, especially since hoerner has been put on notice he could be a ultility player in 2022. it's looking a lot like trevor story time unless he gets priced out.
not too stoked on his bat, but his glove is solid.
Sonicwind75 5 hours 25 min ago (view)
Have to admit that as someone that now lives in Texas and enjoys baseball in general (not just Cubs), will likely head to DFW instead of Houston this summer to get my baseball fix. New stadium, some exciting new players. Guess that covers $100 of those millions they just spent.
I figured the Rangers would make a Jason Werth type of signing this offseason. Overpay to bring in a big time free agent that signals that the organization is transitioning from rebuilding to trying to be competive. Didn't expect them to double down on it.
crunch 21 hours 49 min ago (view)
corey seager signed a deal for 32.5m a year and that means carlos correa is having a really great day.
Dolorous Jon Lester 22 hours 24 min ago (view)
Texas has a wildly expensive middle infield. They've also set the market really high for the remaining SS. And they did it single handedly.
crunch 23 hours 51 min ago (view)
c.seager goes to TEX for 10/325.
they've committed to spend 1/2 billion this week (marcus semien added, too).
meanwhile, the cubs complained to the local paper about how their new multi-million dollar sports betting lounge isn't a casino and they sent out a "cyber monday" ad to offer the great deal of it costing nothing to get on the season tickets waiting list.
it already is and will continue to be a hell of a 24 hours. maybe the cubs will *shrug* i dunno...do something worth talking about.
crunch 1 day 3 hours ago (view)
BA released their top-10 cubs prospects list...
1. Brennen Davis
2. Cristian Hernandez
3. Brailyn Marquez
4. Pete Crow-Armstrong
5. Jordan Wicks
6. Kevin Alcantara
7. Caleb Kilian
8. Owen Caissie
9. DJ Herz
10. Yohendrick Pinango
reggie preciado got robbed.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
m.scherzer mets 3/130m (wow)
that's more than the entire payroll for PIT last season per year and only a bit less than what BAL, CLE, and MIA paid out.
crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)
both are equally useful to a baseball team.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
The violinist or the camera staring afficionado?
Hagsag 1 day 5 hours ago (view)
Taylor Davis might be next.
Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
STOP THE PRESSES! They signed someone. Some random lefty RP named Locke St.John.
Sounds like a Bond villain.