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
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?"
Still don't want. Kinda hope they can't work out the extension.
obviously not, and I'm sure they did their homework...just hope they have some better answers than the Yankees
Chapman 12+ Career WAR. Currently 4.7:1 k-BB. With Rondon/Chapman/Strop/Nathan/Montgomery/Wood...Its the best pen I can recall other than Sutter or Lee Smith handling things themselves.
Its gonna suck if he gets injured, and it appears he's not the greatest of characters.
But, he'll have another Cuban to hang out with on the team.
I agree with the names you mention but there are lots of names being tossed around still and there's that small matter of Chapman agreeing to the extension.
Heyman, Wiatt, and Sharma are definitely reliable sources. Wiatt and Sharma have a ton of connections with the FO, and Heyman is one of the national guys who usually breaks stories first along with Rosenthal and Passan.
Twitter is even more nonsensical with names and rumors than usual right now. I'd wait for a real confirmation from someone reputable at this point before getting too worked up.
a'ite then. i mean, at least they're getting one of the best at a young/durable age even if there's a heavy price to pay for it.
i pretty much assumed this would be one of the last kinds of things they'd do...give up a top prospect (probably the best in the system) to get 1/2(ish) year of a reliever followed by multiple years locked in at his market value.
i wonder if there's other players going back/forth, too.
i mean, it's not like it's a horrible thing...this is just something that seems out of profile.
Suspend him for the rest of the year and get him ready for the Schwarber era?
Sadahev Sharma says the names are done. Torres and other parts for Chapman only.