Waivers were secured and the Cubs have sent INF Ildemaro Vargas outright to AAA Iowa and he will be assigned to the Alternate Training Site (ATS), the Cubs have signed INF Andrew Romine (Austin's brother) to a 2021 minor league contract and he will be assigned to the ATS, RHP James Norwood has been Designated for Assignment and he cannot be assigned to the ATS while he is a Designated Player, and RHP Tyson Miller is on the Cubs MLB CoiViD-19 Related IL and he cannot be assigned to ATS until he is reinstated from the IL.
3/29 ORIGINAL POST:
Here is the projected 28-man roster for the Cubs Alternate Training Site in South Bend that will be active until the start of the AAA regular season in May:
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:
The Cubs have selected the contract of LHP Brailyn Marquez, and to make room for Marquez on the MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) and the MLB 28-man Active List roster, 1B-3B Patrick Wisdom has been Designated for Assignment.
So the Cubs MLB Club Player Pool now stands at 58 (two slots are open).
The World Series is over, so the MLB off-season has begun.
CUBS NLDS ROSTER:
CUBS WILD CARD ROSTER:
The Cubs have signed Paul Maholm to a one year deal for $4.25M with a $500K buyout on a 2013 option worth $6.25M. Pretty cheap for a guy that for his career has been about league average with a career 96 ERA+ (94, 87, 114, 94, 79, 105 counting up from 2006). His walks are a little high for a contact pitcher (3.0 BB/9) and he doesn't strike out too many (5.4 K/9) but keeps the ball in the park (0.8 HR/9 helped surely by PNC's large left field). His good years coincide with his better BABIP seasons.
Read it and weep...
The Iowa Cubs 2011 season is officially over.
Here is the I-Cubs roster as of today, and the post-2011 status of the players:
(CLICK ON PLAYER'S NAME FOR 2011 STATS)