Much of the focus on Friday revolved around the tender deadline and what the Cubs would do regarding Ian Stewart. But the front office tag team of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were keeping themselves busy…Read More
In the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft the Cubs surprisingly selected just one player: Lendy Castillo. As expected, they lost Ryan Flaherty (to the Orioles). Somewhat unexpectedly, the only…Read More
We have hit that time of year when we put the Cubs roster under a microscope and try to make sense of what we see. Last year about this time we noticed that the Cubs had four catchers on the roster and…Read More
The Cubs have shuffled their 40 man roster with an eye towards next month’s Rule 5 draft. Gone from the roster are struggling right hander Esmailin Caridad, AAAA outfield Lou Montenez, and right…Read More
The Rule 5 occurs annually during baseball’s Winter Meetings in early December. The idea behind the draft is to prevent teams from stockpiling talent they will never use at the expense of other, less…Read More
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