Cubs 2021 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agent Watch List


As things stand right now...

70 Cubs minor leaguers are eligible for selection in the December 2021 MLB Rule 5 Draft, and 47 Cubs minor leaguers (38 post-2021 6YFA and nine 2021 second-contract players) are eligible to be declared MLB Rule 9 (formerly known as MLB Rule 55) minor league 6YFA at 5 PM Eastern on the 5th day after the final game of the 2021 World Series (or at 5 PM Eastern on October 15th if the 2021 World Series is cancelled).   

Among the Cubs first-time Rule 5 Draft eligibles post-2021 are RHPs Riley Thompson, Cam Sanders, Jeremiah Estrada, Ethan Roberts, Yovanny Cruz, Manuel Espinoza, Eduarniel Nunez, and Benjamin Rodriguez, LHP Jack Patterson, 1B Shendrik Apostel, 1B-OF Alfonso Rivas, INFs Luis Verdugo, Andy Weber, Luis Vazquez, Yeison Santana, and Fabian Pertuz, and OF Nelson Velazquez. R. Thompson and Rivas would (right now) seem to be likely to get added to the 40 on 11/19 (if not earlier). The other 15 listed above are legit candidates to get added to the 40 on 11/19 (the roster filing deadline will be a day earlier than usual in 2021 because 11/20 falls on a Saturday), but it's way too early right now to say which ones will and which ones will not be added. Whichever ones are not added to the 40 on 11/19 will very likely be placed on the AAA Iowa reserve list so that they will be eligible for selection in the Major League Phase of the Rule Draft only.

Cubs minor leaguers who were eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft and who will be eligible again include 2021 include RHPs Jose Albertos, Javier Assad, Bailey Clark, Danis Correa, Ben Hecht, Peyton Remy, Michael Rucker, and Dauris Valdez, LHPs Brendon Little and Wyatt Short, C-1B-3B Cam Balego, SS Aramis Ademan, INF Delvin Zinn, INF-OF Trent Giambrone, 1B-OF Jared Young, OF Connor Myers, and OF (ex-INF) Yonathan Perlaza. 

Among the noteworthy Cubs minor leaguers who will be eligible to be a minor league free-agent for the first time post-2021 (if the player is not added to the 40 or signs a 2022 minor league successor contract prior to being declared a 6YFA at 5 PM Eastern on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series) are RHRP Robert Stock, C-INF P. J. Higgins, RHRP Eury Ramos, and LHRP Bryan Hudson.   

Cubs minor leaguers eligible to be minor league free-agents again post-2021 are RHRP (ex-1B) Jerrick Suiter, LHRP Luis Lugo, and LHRP Ryan Lawlor (all three signed 2021 minor league succesor contracts). 

Aramis Ademan, INF 
Jose Albertos, RHP 
Chris Allen, LHP 
Edmond Americaan, OF
Shendrik Apostel, 1B 
D. J. Artis, OF
Javier Assad, RHP 
Cam Balego, C-INF
Alejandro Carrillo, LHP 
Derek Casey, RHP 
Bailey Clark, RHP
Danis Correa, RHP
Rochest Cruz, INF 
Yovanny Cruz, RHP 
Zach Davis, OF
Luis Devers, RHP 
Christian Donahue, INF 
Tyler Durna, 1B
Manuel Espinoza, RHP 
Jeremiah Estrada, RHP
Miguel Fabrizio, C 
Kelvin Feliz, RHP
Misael Garcia, LHP 
Reivaj Garcia, INF
Trent Giambrone, IF-OF
Ben Hecht, RHP 
Brandon Hughes, LHP (ex-OF) 
Josue Huma, INF
Gabriel Jaramillo, RHP  
Widimer Joaquin, INF
Levi Jordan, INF
Caleb Knight, C 
Brendon Little, LHP 
Dakota Mekkes, RHP
Connor Myers, OF 
Tommy Nance, RHP 
Eduarniel Nunez, RHP 
Carlos Ocampo, RHP 
Carlos Pacheco, OF 
Jack Patterson, LHP 
Yonathan Perlaza, OF (ex-INF)  
Fabian Pertuz, INF 
Oswaldo Pina, INF
Jake Reindl, RHP 
Jorge Remon, RHP 
Peyton Remy, RHP 
Samuel Reyes, RHP 
Alfonso Rivas, 1B-OF 
Ethan Roberts, RHP 
Benjamin Rodriguez, RHP 
Jonathan Rodriguez, OF 
Luis Angel Rodriguez, LHP 
Michael Rucker, RHP (Article XX-D player) 
Cam Sanders, RHP
Yeison Santana, INF  
Wyatt Short, LHP 
Jonathan Sierra, OF
Jake Slaughter, INF-OF 
Matt Swarmer, RHP 
Riley Thompson, RHP 
Erich Uelmen, RHP 
Dauris Valdez, RHP
Didier Vargas, LHP 
Luis Vazquez, INF 
Nelson Velazquez, OF 
Luis Verdugo, INF
Andy Weber, INF 
Blake Whitney, RHP 
Jared Young, 1B-OF 
Delvin Zinn, INF 

Additionally, a free-agent who signs a 2021 minor league contract prior to the 2020 Rule 5 Draft will be eligible for selection in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft if the player was 18 or younger on the June 5th immediately prior to signing his first contract and it is at least the 5th Rule 5 Draft following his first qualified season, and a minor league player who was 19 years or older on the June 5th immediately prior to signing his first contract becomes eligible for selection starting with the 4th Rule 5 Draft following his first qualified season.


Sergio Alcantara, INF (Article XX-D player) - no minor league options left 
Abiatal Avelino, INF (Article XX-D player) - one minor league option left
Joe Biagini, RHP (Article XX-D player) - no minor league options left 
James Bourque, RHP (Article XX-D player) - one minor league option left 
Craig Brooks, RHP (see NOTE-2)
Jesus Camargo, RHP (see NOTE-2)
Eric Castillo, C 
Yovanny Cuevas, OF(see NOTE-2)
Donnie Dewees, OF (see NOTE-2)
Scott Effross, RHP (see NOTE-2)
Taylor Gushue, C
Michael Hermosillo, OF (Article XX-D player) - no minor league options left
P. J. Higgins, C-INF (see NOTE-2)
Ben Holmes, LHP
Bryan Hudson, LHP (see NOTE-2)
Jake Jewell, RHP (Article XX-D player) - one minor league option left
Ryan Lawlor, LHP (see NOTE-2)
Jose Lobaton, C (Article XIX-A player) - no minor league options left
Luis Lugo, LHP 
Cameron Maybin, OF (Article XIX-A player) - no minor league options left 
Ryan Meisinger, RHP (Article XX-D player) - two minor league options left
Ian Miller, OF (Article XX-D player) - three minor league options left 
Jose Moreno, RHP 
Adam Morgan, LHP (Article XIX-A player) - no minor league options left
Rafael Ortega, OF (Article XX-D player) - no minor league options left
Nicholas Padilla, RHP (see NOTE-2)
Tyler Payne, C (see NOTE-2)
C. D. Pelham, LHP (Article XX-D player - see NOTE-2) - two minor league options left
Raymond Pena, C (see NOTE-2)
Eury Ramos, RHP (see NOTE-2)
Andrew Romine, INF (Article XIX-A player) - no minor league options left
Aneuris Rosario, RHP (see NOTE-2)
D. J. Snelten, LHP  (Article XX-D player) - two minor league options left 
Robert Stock, RHP (Article XX-D player) - one minor league option left 
Jerrick Suiter, RHP (ex-1B)
Joe Wieland, RHP (Article XX-D player) - no minor league options left 
D. J. Wilson, OF (see NOTE-2
Patrick Wisdom, 1B-3B (Article XX-D player) - one minor league option left 
NOTE-1: Article XX-D means players can elect free-agency if sent outright to minors, and Article XIX-A means player must give his consent before he can be sent to minors by optional or outright assignment. 
NOTE-2: Brooks, Camargo, Cuevas, Dewees, Effross, Higgins, Hudson, Lawlor, Padilla, Payne, Pelham, R. Pena, E. Ramos, A. Rosario, and Wilson are eligible to be MLB Rule 9 minor league 6YFA for the first time post-2021, but only if the 2020 season is considered a "qualified season" toward minor league free-agency for those players. (Even though the 2020 minor league season was canceled before it began, the 2020 season - WAS - considered to be a "qualified season" for minor leaguers who were eligible to be minor league 6YFA for the first time post-2020). If the canceled 2020 minor league season is not considered to be a "qualified season" for players eligible to be Rule 9 minor league 6YFA post-2021, then those players will not be eligible to be free agents after the World Series, and will instead be eligible for selection in the 2021 Rule 5 Draft (if the player is still on a minor league reserve list as of 11/20). 

(see NOTE-1 below)
Michael Arias, INF / RHP (previously released by TOR - see NOTE-2 below) 
Aneudis Beard, RHP (previously released by TEX) 
Andres Bonalde, LHP (previously released by CUBS)
Juan Gamez, RHP (previously released by MIN)
Alex Katz, LHP (previously released by BAL)
Ryan Kellogg, LHP (previously released by CUBS)
Garrett Kelly, RHP (previously released by MIN)
Austin Krzeminski, RHP (previously released by LAA) 
Vance Vizcaino, OF (previously released by KC) 
NOTE-1: With mutual consent (player & club), a second-contract minor league player who has accrued fewer than seven minor league seasons can be signed to a multi-year minor league contract with club control extending up through the player's seventh minor league season. So it is possible that one or more of the Cubs minor league second contract players are signed beyond the 2021 season (TBD).
NOTE-2: If he is signed beyond 2021, Michael Arias is - NOT - eligible for selection in the 2021 Rule 5 Draft 



A couple of days after the Cubs won the WS, I took a "W" flag to the cemetery to stick in the ground by my parents' graves. When I got there, I was moved to see a veritable forest of blue-and-white flags. That sort of thing, along with Game 7 starting on the Day of the Dead, when the ancestors come back for a visit, demonstrates the cosmic nature of the Cub victory. The downside was that we are just normal fanatical sports fans now. We live and die with the team, we second-guess management, we cheer, we boo, we raise a hullabaloo. But being a Cub fan is no longer a metaphor for the ultimate futility of existence. 

With that in mind, I can't get too upset about the Darvish trade. For one thing, we won't be able to judge it for years. Maybe Darvish will win the Cy Young Award and all the kids will flop. Maybe his arm will blow out in spring training and a couple of the kids become stars. Nobody knows. For another, though of course I'm  disappointed that the Cubs never made it back to the World Series, and sad to see the championship team being dismantled, it's nothing like the heartbreak I'd be feeling if they had lost Game 7. I'll still go to the games with the grandkids and watch them on TV. I'll follow the prospects on There are more important things to worry about than whether the Cubs really could have afforded to keep the band together. 

But there still is a bit of the fatalistic Cub fan in me. I bought a World Champions Cubbie-blue hoodie in 2016, and wear it often to this day.  After some consideration, I bought another one a couple of weeks later, there weren't going to be any more championships. The backup hoodie hangs in the closet, never worn, so I'm probably good for the rest of my life. Pessimism paid off this time, I guess. 

I'm still getting over them trading away Rick Reuschel.

*cough* should be in the HOF *cough*

just because him and his brother look like insurance salesmen that are serial killers in their off-time doesn't mean rick should be overlooked.

seriously, he put in more than a few overlooked seasons that were great.  luis tiant feels his pain.

tommy lasorda has died...93 years old.

ugg...i put this in the 2021 rule5 bad.

Nick Martini and Tommy Lasagna belong in the same thread. Wow.

RHP Edward Vasquez (2017 IFA - Dominican Republic) has retired.

E. Vasquez was one of the top SP on DSL Cubs Red in 2019 and was expected to be a SP on one of the Cubs AZL teams in 2020 if the minor league season hadn't been canceled.

He would have been first-time Rule 5 Draft eligible post-2021. 

The Cubs have signed second-contract FA SS Michael Arias (ex-TOR) to a 2021 minor league contract.

So there is a Michael Arias on Instagram who posted that he signed a contract with the Cubs a few weeks back but is a pitcher. Looks real young but near as I can tell the Arias who was a Blue Jay is only 19 and never appeared in any games. Is this a guy the Cubs are converting to pitcher maybe?

BRADSBEARD: The info I received is that Michael Arias is a second-contract player who was released by the Toronto Blue Jays sometime prior to signing with the Cubs. I don't know anything else about him, so I guess he must be either a two-way player or (as you speculated) he is being converted to a RHP (TBD).

The Cincinnati Reds have claimed INF Max Schrock off waivers from the Cubs. Schrock was Designated for Assignment by the Cubs last Friday to make room on the 40 for INF Sergio Alcantara (who was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Tigers).

The Cubs have signed veteran switch-hitting catcher Jose Lobaton to a 2021 minor league contract.

Jose Lobaton is the new Taylor Davis?

PJ Higgins is Taylor Davis

dj snelton's left elbow is screwed up...6 weeks rest then re-evaluate.

looks like he's going to try to avoid having surgery.

spring training TV is usually fluid...adding and subtracting broadcast games...

first cubs TV (as of now) is March 3 (wednesday) on ESPN at 3pm EST.

radio broadcasts available for almost every game that's not televised.  the cubs get going on monday and some other teams will start the day before.

Marquee has added a tuesday game, so now the first televised cubs game is March 2nd (3pm EST)

The Cubs have signed LHSP Ben Holmes (ex-LAD) and RHRP Jose Moreno (ex-NYM) to 2021 minor league contracts. Both were post-2020 minor league 6YFA and neither has been on an MLB 40-man roster.

Holmes pitched collegiately at Oregon State and has some AAA experience, but Moreno hasn't pitched above Lo-A over the course of seven seasons in the Mets organization.  

kevin rizzo is in camp with the cubs and is in workouts with the team.

very tiny guy, no power, but he can run down a ball in the field and he's almost impossible to pitch to.  time to give him a contract and put him in the OF.

No matter how well he performs this spring, the smart play is still to send him down to Des Moines.  Delay his service clock for a month or six weeks, get seven extra years of team control.

I hear he dogs it, and is a bit of a hot dog.

Baseball America came out with a list of the top 2021-22 international singing class of 16 year olds and the Cubs were not list with any of the top 20.  I guess Tom Ricketts decided to pass next year on future Latin talent.

Stock clears waivers, is now NRI. Duane Underwood loses his 40 man spot to Tepera. I find it shocking that he was cut over Maples, but I'm sure Maples gets the boot before Opening Day, too.

maples, the unpolished diamond...maybe he'll figure it out in his 5th year of trying...

so far he's dollar store discount bin carlos marmol.

looked sharp as hell today with a groundout to 1st and a couple Ks.

Neither Robert Stock nor Duane Underwood Jr have the right to elect free-agency if outrighted, although both will be minor league 6YFA at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the 2021 World Series if the player is either not added back to the 40 or signs a 2022 minor league successor contract prior to the deadline. 

odd with JD in the booth without len...nice to see the cubs back in action.

sciambi is a nice replacement.  can't complain.

20% seating for opening day at Wrigley. Not sure how they allocate who gets in yet. Masks and social distancing expected. Selling beer hats with straws?

Saw somewhere Cubs are likely to carry 9 relievers. Thoughts:

1. Gross

2. I thought pitching staffs were to maximize at 13? Did that get relaxed for this year because of the pandemic? Or is that not a thing anymore?

Per AZ Phil... Pitcher limit of 13 suspended for 2021 season due to COVID

Great. Then up roster limit to 27-28, so a team can carry a 5 man bench. Oh, I forgot...that extra $600K to $1.2M would put so many owners in the red.

The Cubs have signed RHRP Randy Meisinger (ex-STL) to a 2021 minor league contract. Unknown right now if he will get an NRI to MLB Spring Training. 

thomas hatch (TOR) left today's game with an elbow injury in the middle of pitching to a batter.

nice 1st inning D play at SS + 1st inning HR...sogard is pretty much stamping his ticket to break spring as the backup SS/2nd.

Update on MLB plan for short-season "complex" teams (AZL, DSL, and GCL) is that they will be run as a combined Extended Spring Training & Instructs for the entire season (through 10/15), with no "official" games.

This plan has nothing to do with CoViD-19. It was part of MLB's Master Plan for minor league baseball prior to the cancelation of the 2020 minor league season. 

However, some MLB clubs do not wish to change the nature of the AZL, DSL, and GCL, so there has been no final determination. 

Also, expect the 2021 minor league season (AAA, AA, Hi-A, and Lo-A) to be delayed until at least June 1st.  

In addition, it is very possible that the minor league baseball regular season will be permanently changed from second week in April through Labor Day to May 1st through third week in September beginning in 2022, with minor league Spring Training beginning after the conclusion of MLB Spring Training (as will be the case this season). 

a.romine not expected to be opening day ready...not surprising at this point.

sprained right knee that's on week 3 of being rested...

there's more masks in the dugout than the entire fan section of the park in TEX...and they're packed shoulder-to-shoulder at near full capacity.

Maddie Lee @maddie_m_lee
Injury update from David Ross: C Austin Romine (right knee soreness) left for South Bend today. He'll get live at-bats there. RHP Rowan Wick is still in AZ building up, but Ross said all signs are positive.

t.williams perfect through 5ip.

welcome to wrigley.

well that was over quickly.

still, only a single.  big standing O from the 25% crowd.

baez takes one flush to the knee...ow.  he took his base, but that was full-on right into the knee.

looks like sogard might be playing SS tomorrow.

Cubs get Dauris Valdez for Norwood. Another hard thrower who hits triple digits but has control issues. Hopefully, AZ Phil know more details but it seems they have focused their scouting on the SD system.

edit: sorry, see Phil's post in the other thread. Great info as always.

MLB All-Star game moved to COL...less humidity, more weed.

that should make for a great HR derby.

and Lobster Humidors

vogelbomb getting the start at 1st tonight for MIL.

also, fergie is finally getting a statue outside of wrigley (next season).

tyler oneil fouled one -exactly- off the lens of the camera behind home plate STL @ MIA...shattered the glass on the camera.

the TV crew is "tier 2" and they can't come on the field to clean up the glass.

delay of game while a random clubhouse guy cleans up the glass on the field.

hey, ready to have your starting job back?

odd seeing the backup catcher used to pinch hit in the 5th, but whatever.



of all the weird cubs stuff, i didn't think waffle makers in the dugout would make a comeback.  this core is interesting.  happ is a fun dude.

Kimbrel ends the 8th. To quote Carlos Zambrano: "Thanks God."

So, our team's Relief Pitchers are Kimbrel, Chafin, & Brothers. Then a half dozen part time baseball arsonists?

How do you walk the bases loaded with a 2 run lead? Then, how does the Manager let you?

I like this version Kimbrel. Seem apparent that he needs a normal spring training.  Year 1, signs a free agent contract mid season, no so good.  Year 2, Covid craziness, settles in 2nd half of the season.  Year 3, pretty bad beginning of ST and settles in at beginning of the season.

4.2ip 0h 0bb 9k

unf.  more please.

I am as befuddled as George A.  Back to back four pitch walks and Ross thinks Winkler gets another batter? 

Isn't the rule where the reliever must either finish an inning or face at least three batters still around? I know it was in effect last year but wasn't sure if that was a "2020 is a nonsense season, let's do whatever" rule or one they're sticking with  

Yeah, Winkler had to face a third batter (or intentionally walk him I guess) before Ross could pull him. Wondering how long before Shelby Miller takes over for Winkler or Workman...

I'd be good with either. The other can go when Rowan Wick is ready, as far as I'm concerned. Hope they keep Maples instead of one of those two.

Right.  Three batter minimum.  Hopefully the only time I'll need to be reminded this year. 


d.ross and others around him are supposedly rather big on j.adam, fwiw...

wouldn't be shocked to see him around in cubs leading/tie/close middle relief.

k.rosenthal reporting that MLB has taken multiple baseballs from t.bauer's last start with "visible markings and were sticky."

they're cracking down on that, btw.  it's also -really- common accepted practice to get stickum/pine tar/etc on the ball as well as using your fingernail (or something else) to cut up or scuff/sand the ball.   so, while bauer may have thumbed his nose at the new rules, he was (maybe) not doing anything extrodinary in the world of baseball cheating.

remember when that ball stuck to yadi's chest protector full of stickum and everyone laughed?  or when they kept having to tell that pitcher for the yanks to not have obvious pine tar gobbed on his body that he was constantly dipping into on the mound?  they're trying to crack down on that kinda stuff...

the real gold about all this is bauer is very outspoken about doctoring the ball in this manner, comparing pitchers that do it to using steroids.  so there's that...

btw, don't pay any attention to that brown crap on kimbrel's cap...i'm sure it's just dirt.

Nats Covid update (wrt Former Cub factor): Brad Hand, Yan Gomes, Alex Avila and Jordy Mercer have all been cleared to return after being away due to COVID-19 protocols. Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, Jon Lester and Josh Harrison have not been cleared yet, 

Still looking forward to seeing Schwarbs play in a Nats uniform.

Sure makes it sound like Schwarber and Lester were among the positives. Hate that for them, especially Jon who has the cancer history and the recent thyroid issue. Hopefully both recover without significant lingering effects. 

j.musgrove throws SD's first no-hitter.  it would have been a perfect game if he didn't hit a batter.

not bad for his 2nd start for them.

Coach Craig Driver tested positive for Coronavirus and was sent back to Chicago. Apparently, no other Cub tested positive. No word about symptoms so it sounds like it was picked up in whatever the regular testing protocol covers  including Wed, Thursday and Friday which were negative for the "traveling party".

AAA exhibition game @south bend rained out.

Ex Cub Dexter Fowler, now with Maddon's Angels goes on the DL with a knee sprain. 

torn acl...ow

career high for zach davies, 7 runs given up...only took 1.2 innings.


RHSP Duncan Robinson (June 2019 TJS) has retired. 

-deleted, wrong thread-

Back door firing all the players through COVID protocols? Better clear some shelf space for that manager of the year trophy.

The Cubs have released veteran RHRP Trevor Kelley from Minor League Camp.

AA Tennessee must get down to 28 players by Opening Day, and South Bend and Myrtle Beach must get down to 30 players by Opening Day. (The ATS squad will become the AAA Iowa Cubs with a 28-man active list roster limit, the same as the ATS roster limit).

Because of CoViD-19 protocols and quarantine requirements, it will be difficult to move players from one minor league level to another during the course of the season, which is why minor league active list rosters have been expanded.  

It is expected that MLB clubs will be allowed to maintain a Taxi Squad (both home & road) indefinitely after the minor league regular season begins on 5/4 and the ATS is disbanded, presuming the minor league regular season actually does begin on time. 

Appreciate all you do for us AZ Phil!

+1 on that.

the content and feedback comes from a unique outlet that has the skills to properly describe what he's seeing.  where else you gonna get this particular news with the ability to have followup for more info?  thanks again, phil.

also, i really like charlie's digest game threads.  all the facts with some good, to the point, commentary.

The Cubs have released C-1B Gustavo Polanco from Minor League Camp. He was scheduled to be a minor league 6YFA post-2021. 

The Cubs have re-signed minor league LHP Ryan Kellogg. The Cubs released him last month during Minor League Camp, but they are already running out of fresh arms at Iowa and Tennessee, and they haven't even played a game yet!    

The Cubs have signed second contract minor league FA LHP Alex Katz (ex-KC) and RHP Austin Krzeminski (ex-LAA) to minor league contracts.  

arrieta threw a pen today (saturday)

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  • crunch 8 hours 40 min ago (view)

    both him and his sister (who's since left twitter) have some interesting opinions on what civility and real americans are and are not.

    it may run in the family, but they're grown ass adults responsible for what things they put out in the world for public consumption.


  • Hagsag 8 hours 49 min ago (view)

    Piece of gabage.


  • crunch 12 hours 36 min ago (view)

    arrieta threw a pen today (saturday)


  • crunch 13 hours 12 min ago (view)

    beth and jd in the booth today.  beth had a great debut earlier in the year with very positive fan feedback for her work + homework.


  • crunch 13 hours 21 min ago (view)

    decided to check in on corey black to see if anyone has signed that waste of space.  dont think anyone has yet.

    he might want to remove the photo of the proud boys leader he has on his twitter as aggressively as he's removed some of his weird hot takes from the past.  actually, he should keep it there.  it will give him a reason to feel like a victim and that seems to be very important to him.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    no hitter!  4 in MLB on the season...2 have been vs CLE

    114 pitches.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    ...and CIN takes the lead because CLE is up a run on a throwing error followed by balking another runner in.

    miley gonna get his shot for a no-hitter win.


  • crunch 1 day 4 hours ago (view)

    w.miley (CIN) has a no-hitter through 8ip...0-0 game...106 pitches (season high)


  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    after this past off-season that is the most logical gut reaction.

    there's a lot of people out there rooting for kimbrel and bryant to have a good season as a backup plan (or main plan) for the 2021 season.


  • Sonicwind75 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    Is it bad that my gut reaction was that I'm glad they didn't panic and risk injuring a valuable trade chip? Just keep him rested and healthy.   


  • champsummers 1 day 9 hours ago (view)




  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    Jordan Horrobin  @JordanHorrobin
    #Cubs David Ross says Craig Kimbrel was "just down" today and that not having Kimbrel in the ninth was not injury related. 
    He also said he expects Kimbrel to be available tomorrow.


  • champsummers 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    it certainly was....

    wonder why Kimbrel didnt't come in?


  • crunch 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    that was -way- too much drama.

    cubs move to .500, though.  woo.


  • Sonicwind75 1 day 10 hours ago (view)

    This top of the 9th is going from better, to bad, to worse.


  • First.Pitch.120 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    Least painful to lose if they don't want to keep a 40-man spot tied up?