Category: Roster decisions

Morning Cubs Roundup: A look at the Opening Day roster

David Bote (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) The Cubs still have a bit of house cleaning to do before they finalize their roster for Opening Day tomorrow. They entered last weekend with one open slot on the 40-man roster, but with word that three non-roster invitees (INFs Eric Sogard, Matt Duffy and LHP Rex Brothers) have... Read more »

Roster decisions for Rule 5 Draft deadline due today

Roster decisions for Rule 5 Draft deadline due today
In some years the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from selection in the Rule 5 Draft causes a flurry of moves and plenty of concern from fans regarding┬áthe club’s decisions. This will not be one of those years. At this moment the Cubs have six open slots... Read more »

Cubs set Opening Day 30-man roster

Cubs set Opening Day 30-man roster
40-Man Roster Moves Added to 40-Man: LHRP Rex Brothers, C Josh Phegley DFA: UT Robel Garcia To 45-Day IL: UT Daniel Descalso Opted Out of Playing in 2020: OF Mark Zagunis The Robel Garcia story was a lot of fun while it lasted. I’m unclear at this writing if Garcia has actually cleared waivers or... Read more »
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A Guess At The Cubs 30-Man Roster For Opening Day

A Guess At The Cubs 30-Man Roster For Opening Day
Like many baseball fans, I’ve looked forward to projecting Opening Day rosters since I was a young kid. I’ve maintained a tried and true method: 25 names written on paper (always), ink pen for the sure’s and pencil for the maybe’s, from 1B around the horn, through the OF, and back to C. 5 starting... Read more »

Cubs announce 50 (of possible 60) players to restart season

Cubs announce 50 (of possible 60) players to restart season
Chicago (39) SP (5): Darvish, Lester, Hendricks, Quintana, Chatwood RHRP (13): Kimbrel, Jeffress, Wick, Sadler, Mills, Megill, Underwood Jr., Winkler, Tepera, Cotton, Maples, Rea, Norwood LHRP (4): Ryan, Wieck, Brothers, Hultzen C (4): Contreras, Caratini, Phegley, Higgins IF (7): Rizzo, Hoerner, Bryant, Baez, Bote, Descalso, Kipnis OF (6): Schwarber, Happ, Heyward, Souza Jr., Almora Jr.,... Read more »

Which players will form the Cubs taxi squad in 2020?

Which players will form the Cubs taxi squad in 2020?
With MLB implementing a 60-game schedule set to kick off in late July, and the MLBPA signing off on a July 1st report start date for a three week ramp up for training, lets assume all of the health and safety protocols will be met and break down which 60 players the Cubs could bring... Read more »
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Plenty of action for Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft

Plenty of action for Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft
The Cubs were active in both phases of the Rule 5 Draft held this morning. They added one and lost two players in the MLB portion, before adding four while losing another two in the Minor League portion. No team had more players involved across the league. MLB Phase Add RHP Trevor Megill One of... Read more »

Paring to (and Through?) the Core... the Conclusion

“When my fist clenches, crack it open.Before I use it and lose my cool.When I smile, tell me some bad news.Before I laugh and act like a fool.” Let’s try this again… I was attempting to carry my previous article into the various trade scenarios being bantered about in the media. Click-bait articles abound, with... Read more »

A look at the Cubs current outfield depth

A look at the Cubs current outfield depth
Incumbents Kyle Schwarber Jason Heyward Let me start off by saying I believe Kyle Schwarber’s second half breakout is real. He provides balance for the lineup as a second left-handed power source beyond Anthony Rizzo. While his defense remains a sore spot, you can continue to live with it while he produces offensively. The question... Read more »
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A look at the Cubs current rotation depth

A look at the Cubs current rotation depth
Incumbents Yu Darvish Kyle Hendricks Jon Lester Jose Quintana Tyler Chatwood The Cubs hoped their rotation would prove to be an advantage over their NL Central competition in 2019. It was an experienced group, and an expensive one. They entered the year with 7 experienced starting pitchers on the 25-man roster, including Tyler Chatwood and... Read more »