Posts in category "Roster decisions"

Where do the Cubs go from here? Here are my options...

Where do the Cubs go from here?  Here are my options...
The Cubs just lost out on Tanaka and what I’ve heard is that it was all about location and not money.  It’s quite possible the Cubs outbid the Yankees on this one but that would be speculation on my part.  We can take solace in that the Cubs can and will spend when needed, though... Read more »

Cubs have decisions to make in the outfield this offseason

Cubs have decisions to make in the outfield this offseason
For a team that’s 20 games under .500, the Cubs don’t seem anxious to make a lot of changes next year, so they have to make the ones they do make count.  I don’t imagine much changing at catcher, the infield, or, barring the acquisition of Masahiro Tanaka, in the starting rotation.  I expect 2014... Read more »

Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft and some looming 40 Man Roster Decisions

Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft and some looming 40 Man Roster Decisions
September is a time for call-ups but it’s also our first look at where the Cubs may be going with some 40 man roster decisions this offseason as they head in to the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs will soon start making decisions about who to drop and who to add to the 40 man... Read more »
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Forecasting Cubs September Call-ups

Forecasting Cubs September Call-ups
The first big prospect wave isn’t here yet.  There’s been some interesting guys trickle in over the past couple of years: Anthony Rizzo, Welington Castillo and Junior Lake to name a few.  The big time prospects, including Javier Baez, are likely still at least another year away, so this year may be more of a... Read more »

Finalizing the Cubs Opening Day Roster

Finalizing the Cubs Opening Day Roster
There is two weeks left to open the season and the Cubs have sent down star prospect Javier Baez and Jorge Soler to minor league camp.  It’s a signal that the Cubs are going to get down to the business of finalizing the Cubs roster.  Much of it is set, as it has been all... Read more »

Cubs prospect Logan Watkins looking to make an impression this spring

Cubs prospect Logan Watkins looking to make an impression this spring
Cubs prospect Logan Watkins might be a long shot for a major league job this year,  but it doesn’t mean he can’t make a good impression this spring.  In fact, he probably already has, scoring 670 in manager Dale Sveum’s annual bunt tournament.  Now I have to admit I don’t follow the tournament, but I’m... Read more »
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Your 2013 Cubs: Post Winter Meetings edition. UPDATE - Cubs re-sign Stewart

Your 2013 Cubs: Post Winter Meetings edition. UPDATE - Cubs re-sign Stewart
UPDATE:  The Cubs have re-signed  Ian Stewart per Jerry Crasnick via Twitter.  Terms undisclosed as of this writing.  Details to come. UPDATE 2: Bob Nightengale say it’s for $2M with 500K in incentives, but not setting that in stone until someone else confirms.  Seems like an MLB deal. UPDATE 3: Ian Stewart himself confirms the... Read more »

Cubs roster decisions due next week: Who will be on the outside looking in?

Cubs roster decisions due next week: Who will be on the outside looking in?
I originally wrote about this back on September, when we took an early look at some roster decisions.  Everything went pretty much as expected. On November 20th, the Cubs will have to make some more roster decisions.  That is the deadline for setting 40 man rosters  in order to protect players from the Rule 5... Read more »

Cubs lose Volstad, Corpas and outright Mather,Parker, Germano to Iowa.

Cubs lose Volstad, Corpas and outright Mather,Parker, Germano to Iowa.
Updated 4:18 pm The Chris Volstad era is officially over in Chicago. The Cubs opened up another roster  spot and this one is mildly surprising, though it’s not like anbody should be shocked here.  The Royals, who are hurting for starting pitching almost as badly as the Cubs, snatched up 26 year old Chris Volstad,... Read more »
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Making room on the 40 man roster for Rule 5 eligibiles

Making room on the 40 man roster for Rule 5 eligibiles
A while back, I wrote about players who are locks, likely to stick, and the players on the bubble as far as the 40 man roster is concerned.  Since then I think Dave Sappelt has moved from likely to lock and you can also say the same thing about relievers Jaye Chapman and Michael Bowden.... Read more »
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