Weekend Wrap-Up


Just about all the Cubs players have reported to camp, with the exceptions being Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, and Starlin Castro. They all have till Tuesday to report before being considered late. Ryan Theriot was in camp yesterday as  he learned how much he would be getting paid this year.

Ryan Theriot found out yesterday that he lost his arbitration case to the Cubs. He now will get paid $2.6MM instead of the $3.4 he was seeking. However, Theriot was not upset about the decision, and he is looking towards the 2010 season.

With the Cubs saving $800,000 by winning their arbitration case against Theriot, they may look to put that money into signing reliever Chan Ho Park. They remain interested in Park, but so far they are not interested in what he is asking for which is a one year contract worth $3MM-$4MM. But they are confident that as more and more camps around the league begin to open, his price will likely go down. The Cubs also are still interested in Blue Jays reliever Jason Frasor, and Padres reliever Luke Gregerson.

Kevin Millar is making quick friends on the Cubs, as Bruce Levine reported yesterday that several veterans on the Cubs are hoping that Millar makes the 25 man roster. He is competing with Micah Hoffpauir, Brad Snyder, and Chad Tracy for a spot on the teams bench.

The Cubs are still a little over a week away from their first spring training game as they take on the Oakland Athletics on March 4th.