Posts in category "Rule 5 Draft"

Looking ahead to Rule 5 Roster Decisions

Looking ahead to Rule 5 Roster Decisions
There is another aspect as to why the Cubs don’t bring up players like Armando Rivero and Kris Bryant — and that aspect is roster management. There is a finite amount of space on a roster and you have to manage that space as best you can.  Sometimes that means delaying one call-up so that... Read more »

An early look at Rule 5 eligibles

An early look at Rule 5 eligibles
Rule 5 time is here and as the Cubs roster gets deeper it’ll be tougher to protect players.  This year they only needed to protect two: Arismendy Alcantara and Dallas Beeler, but the Cubs had to leave Marcus Hatley, Zach Cates, Gioskar Amaya, Marco Hernandez, and a few other young talents eligible.  I think Hatley... 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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Cubs select RHP Hector Rondon in Rule 5 Draft, lose Starling Peralta

Cubs select RHP Hector Rondon in Rule 5 Draft, lose Starling Peralta
I’m glad this front office still has the ability to surprise.  Josh Fields went off the board first pick and the Cubs went with former Cleveland #7 prospect, 24 year old,  Hector Rondon. Rondon made it as far as AAA in 2010 but has had some injuries since and has pitched just 10 innings.  He... Read more »

Final Rule 5 Draft Preview

Final Rule 5 Draft Preview
We’ve talked about the Rule 5 draft on and off now over the past 3 weeks.  One executive calls this Rule 5 Draft the best he’s seen in terms of impact talent and depth. The Cubs roster will be at 39 once the RHP Kyuji Fujikawa and OF Nate Schierholtz signings become official, so they... Read more »