3/22 Roster breakdown

With Friday’s roster moves, the Cubs have set the final 25-man roster with the exception of one spot in the bullpen and one on the bench. Here’s the breakdown:

Jeff Samardzija
Edwin Jackson
Travis Wood
Scott Feldman
Carlos Villanueva
Carlos Marmol
Kyuji Fujikawa
James Russell
Shawn Camp
Hector Rondon
Michael Bowden

* Last spot to be determined among: Cory Wade, Hisanori Takahashi, Zach Putnam, Rafael Dolis

Position players
Anthony Rizzo
Darwin Barney
Starlin Castro
Luis Valbuena
Alfonso Soriano
David DeJesus
Nate Schierholtz
Welington Castillo
Dioner Navarro
Scott Hairston
Brent Lillibridge
Dave Sappelt

* Last spot to be determined among: J.C. Boscan, Steve Clevenger, Alberto Gonzalez

Matt Garza, Ian Stewart, Scott Baker and Arodys Vizcaino are expected to open the season on the disabled list.

— Carrie Muskat


I feel will go far if we get pitching,maybe some more power!!!

From a lifelong Cubs fan, here is your 2013 Chicago Cubs!! ZZZzzzzzz
Seriously, we knew this was going to be a rebuilding plan, and I support (most) of the decisions the Cubs Brass have made. Mistakes (Stewart) will happen and I don’t wish injuries on anyone. This team and its organization was not good and still not good. It’ll take time. At least we can still say the Cubs will win the World Series this year as its not June 1. LOL

Tom, I wonder if you could specify what is still not good about this team and its organization. Are there players that you would prefer not be on the roster this year? Do you think the organization is not rebuilding correctly – too slow? wrong players? what do you think they are doing wrong? Just wondering what you would like to see happen differently so far. LOL

Am thinking LOL is overused on this site to the point where it has lost its meaning, comparable to the word “nice” which lost its meaning long ago. Am pleased to see Brent Lillibridge is going to break camp with the big club along with Sappelt. Both work hard this spring and are being rewarded. That’s as it should be.

jhosk – Let’s think of a new sign-off rather than LOL. You got it right – we use it too much. You are also absolutely right to be glad to see Lillibridge and Sappelt in the mix. I liked what I saw in Sappelt last summer and he looks to be a good addition to the team. How about this for a sign-off? Carpe Diem!

Let’s just use “Eamus Catuli” as a sign-off

They did work hard this spring but looking at their career numbers….nothing to get our hopes up. Just a couple of warm bodies but of course so are DeJesus and Schierholtz. I think I am most hopeful for some production and SMART baseball from Haiston.

I like it, White. In which part of Oregon are you domiciled? Have been to Ashland, Medford, Crater Lake, and Sisters. Like that one isn`t permitted to pump his/her gas. Cubs vs. Angels on WGN today.

jhosk – I am in Portland, Oregon. Grew up in Connecticut and Maine and have been in Oregon for 53 yrs. in the same old house. Have a jr. acre of 20 Douglas fir trees and tons of gorgeous plants, etc. Tiny house, big yard – like living in the country. If you ever plan to get back to Oregon be sure to let me know first. We can have Cubs barbeque! Barney and his wife grew up in Beaverton which is 10 minutes away from where I live. Go figure! Carpe Diem and Eamus Catuli – hi Belgian!!!

Thanks for the welcoming words, White. I knew you had inside info. on how Barney prepared over the winter for the upcoming season, and now I know how you came by it.

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