2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Roster
2013 CUBS EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (4/14)
* Bats or throws left
# Bats both
* Hunter Ackerman
* Kyler Burke (ACTIVE REHAB)
Marcelo Carreno (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Hunter Cervenka (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Gerardo Concepcion (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Carlos Gutierrez (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Matt Iannazzo
Michael Jensen (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jin-Young Kim (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Jeff Lorick (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Matt Loosen (ACTIVE REHAB)
* Andrew McKirahan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Angel Mejias
* Anthony Prieto
Armando Rivero (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Carlos Rodriguez
Jose Rosario (ACTIVE REHAB)
Daury Torrez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Carlos Escobar (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
* Justin Marra
* Alberto Mineo
# Wilfredo Petit
Rony Rodriguez (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Jesse Hodges (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Junior Lake (LIMITED ACTIVITY ONLY)
* Danny Lockhart
# Mark Malave
* Jacob Rogers
Greg Rohan (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB))
Brad Zapenas (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
Albert Almora (LIMITED ACTIVITY REHAB)
# Roberto Caro
# Rashad Crawford
* Shawon Dunston Jr
# Kevin Encarnacion
* Trevor Gretzky
* Garrett Schlecht
The official police report on Chapman:
You can draw your own conclusions.
Where is he going to play for the Cubs?
That was, ummmm, you know. A joke?
Even from an on-field perspective, Torres is a 19-year-old beating up High-A pitching who also plays a great SS. Even if he never develops a legit MLB power stroke, he's still an obvious 4-tool guy with a very high floor. Sucks to trade away his next 6-8 years for a closer, albeit a great one.
"Like the Chapman deal for Cubs from on-field POV, wish I didn't now have to feel lousy following an otherwise likable Cubs team." @jonahkeri
pretty much sums up my feelings
You mean Yankees?
You do have a point. The TheoJed certainly would need to address this in a transparent way. Milton Bradley was no help to the team.
FWIW, the Cubs would get a compensation draft pick between the 1st & 2nd rounds (around #35) if they extend a Qualifying Offer to Chapman post-2016 (probably about $17M), Chapman declines, and then he signs with another MLB club before next year's draft.
This all assumes Chapman doesn't want to be a free agent and possibly sign a $20MM+/year deal. We all know free agents get overpaid, sometimes dramatically (Hello, JayHey!). Not sure why Chapman would agree to the extension. If i'm is agent, I would tell him I could get I'm a $100M deal as a FA.
I'll root for the uniform and imagine it's left-handed Rod Beck or Randy Myers out there I suppose.
Amen to this. I guess it's gonna happen and I'm gonna have to suck it up but I really despise domestic abusers with every bone in my body and cannot stand them on any team I root for.
I just prefer they don't acquire players that choke their wives/girlfriends.
So you'd rather go with Blown Save guy, when you can trade a prospect who is blocked for one piece that could get you over the top to the Big Dance? That is pretty old thinking. This is not a move that they cannot recover from if it goes south. But the upside is potentially historic.
I'd prefer it not happen too.
it's a hell of a blockbuster, but it's for a guy who pitches 1/3rd of a season at an extreme premium considering the guy being traded and if the early extension $$$ rumors are true.
it's one of those things that is bringing a guy at the top his game, but something is nagging me that this trade piece could have been put to better use.
a huge part of me is all "hell yeah, top of the line producer"...another part of me is "hmm, that for that?"