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Posts tagged "Blake DeWitt"

Cubs have quietly built depth, trade flexibility

Cubs have quietly built depth, trade flexibility
It’s not quite the hot stove season or the trade deadline, but the last week of spring tends to generate some interesting trade activity.  Teams have had a chance to look at what they have in camp.  Sometimes they realize they’re going to be short at certain positions.  Sometimes a young player hasn’t made the... Read more »

Update: Cubs should have kept Cardenas and dealt DeWitt

Update: Cubs should have kept Cardenas and dealt DeWitt
Timing on this article was slightly off, so now I’m updating this to reflect today’s decision to send Cardenas down and apparently keep DeWitt. I know that Blake DeWitt has impressed Dale Sveum from day one.  He looked like an early lock to win his roster spot back from Adrian Cardenas, who scuffled out of... Read more »

Could Phillies use Dewitt or Baker?

Could Phillies use Dewitt or Baker?
It appears Chase Utley’s rehabilitation has stalled and he’s off to see a knee specialist.  At this point it’s looking more and more unlikely that he’ll start the season with the team. Buster Olney tweeted the following earlier this morning… If PHI wants to trade for 2B, some names mentioned by rival evaluators for possibly... Read more »
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Speculation time! Cubs outright Casey Weathers to Iowa, roster at 39 again

Speculation time! Cubs outright Casey Weathers to Iowa, roster at 39 again
In an interesting and somewhat unexpected move, the Cubs outrighted strong-armed righty Casey Weathers to their Iowa affiliate today to bring the roster back down to 39.  It had reached 40 after the official signing of Gerardo Concepcion. It’s interesting more in the sense that the Cubs don’t seem to have the need to make... Read more »