Posts tagged "George Kottaras"

Is Olt Starting Yet? (Or the Cubs make some BIG little moves)

Is Olt Starting Yet? (Or the Cubs make some BIG little moves)
Donnie Murphy, who was put on waivers, is heading to Texas Rangers. Catcher George Kottaras will go on unconditional release waivers. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) March 26, 2014 Clearly these moves were made to spite me. The moves were a bit of surprise given that even marginal players like these had some value. I was... Read more »

Who owns the Rangers?

Who owns the Rangers?
Edwards MT @ESPNChiCubs: Jon Daniels said in a local paper that there is a good chance he’s going to regret the Matt Garza trade big time… — Eno Sarris (@enosarris) March 23, 2014 Jon Daniels has made two trades with the current Cubs front office. The two trades for less than a full season of... Read more »

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014
Even though pitchers and catchers only reported two days ago for your Chicago Cubs, and position players have yet to officially report (though a few early birds have arrived) you can make a few educated guesses as to who will likely be heading north with the team when they leave Spring Training. While many things... Read more »
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Cubs Stuff Involving Money: Arbitration Figures Exchange Deadline Today

Cubs Stuff Involving Money: Arbitration Figures Exchange Deadline Today
Tonight the Cubs Convention starts in full swing and you can follow most of the action using the #CubsCon tag on Twitter.  Prior to the festivities, the front office was still hard at work finalizing deals with a subset of players while exchanging figures with another set.  For an overview, here’s MLBTR’s projected arbitration salaries... Read more »

Y U NO SPEND MONEY ON BACKUP CATCHER

Y U NO SPEND MONEY ON BACKUP CATCHER
The Cubs acquired backup catcher George Kottaras from the Royals for cash considerations. Kottaras is expected to earn about $1.5 million in arbitration (or maybe less if he’s non-tendered and re-signed), and should be the primary backup to Welington Castillo in 2014. The trade prompted many Cubs fans to express disdain at the fact that... Read more »