Updating #Cubs 40-man roster

Outfielder Quintin Berry and catcher Taylor Teagarden both declined assignments to Triple-A Iowa, and now are free agents. The moves put the Cubs’ 40-man roster at 29: 15 pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and four outfielders.

Pitchers
Jake Arrieta
Dallas Beeler
Carl Edwards Jr.
Justin Grimm
Jason Hammel
Kyle Hendricks
Eric Jokisch
Jon Lester
Yoervis Medina
Neil Ramirez
Clayton Richard
Hector Rondon
Zac Rosscup
Pedro Strop
Travis Wood

Catchers
Miguel Montero
David Ross

Infielders
Arismendy Alcantara
Javier Baez
Kris Bryant
Starlin Castro
Tommy La Stella
Anthony Rizzo
Addison Russell
Christian Villanueva

Outfielders
Chris Coghlan
Kyle Schwarber
Jorge Soler
Matt Szczur

10 Comments

would love to see Cespedes added to that list.

Ho w about Greinke?

I`ve heard it`s more than likely Greinke remains with the Dodgers, White, perhaps with a similar deal to the one which is expiring. If the Cubs pursue David Price, it will involve backing up the truck. We`re talking yachts and private jets here. For the same money, it could be possible to sign two quality pitchers like Lackey and Zimmermann. We`re in the $200 mil neighborhood. What think you?

Aloha jhosk, I like the idea of going after Zimmermann and pursuing a trade for a Ross from the Padres. That would allow the FO to go after a good veteran with tremendous defensive skills…KC’s Gordon. I originally was up for Price because of his relationship with Maddon but the cost to get him maybe out of this world and the other pitchers named are very good. Take care now! Mahalo!

Yes, k.g., and since I typed the above, I`ve read that the Giants are planning to compete with the Dodgers for Greinke. It could be a fierce battle betwixt the two traditional rivals, and the sure winner will be Greinke. It`s unlikely the Cubs will be in that picture. As for Gordon, the Royals are going to go hard to retain him. Am hoping that does not work out, as I agree with you Alex would be a more than `good fit` with the Cubs. He`s an excellent defensive outfielder and `gamer,` just the type player Joe Maddon covets.

I like the idea of Gordon in LF batting leadoff, but there would need to be a few other moves to accommodate that. With Gordon in LF, then you’d have to figure out if Schwarber is a catcher or a RF. If he’s a RF, then you’ll have to do something with Soler and still need a CF. If he’s a catcher, then you’ve go to move Montero and still need a CF. Gordon is a good on base guy, which is why I would put him at leadoff even if he’s not a big stolen base threat, and he would definitely improve the outfield defense, but there are a few other things that will have to happen in order for Gordon to fit here in Chicago. And I always say, the more moving parts you have to make a deal work, the less likely that deal is to actually happen.

Cubs claim RHP Ryan Cook from the Red Sox. 40 man Roster now stands at 30.

Aloha Jasper, I hope the FO protects a lot of the team’s high level prospects/players (maybe add them temporarily onto the 40-man roster) so no surprises. Mahalo!

Aloha jasper- just to clarify, I understand that the RedSox let him go (he cleared waivers). Maybe with Cubs coaching he can turn things around. I was jumping ahead and thinking about the Rule 5 Draft coming up. Other organizations are “drooling” over the talent in this organization. I hope they can keep some of those roster spots available so that a Contreras/McKinney/Almora are not left unprotected. Take care now. Mahalo!

Aloha Doug, those are salient points if Gordon is acquired. I think he is so good athletically speaking, he could probably fill in at CF if need be. Someone like him helps out both of the corner positions. I have faith that Almora/Baez at some point soon can fill center. I would like to see Schwarber get more time behind the plate. Maybe when he starts in the backstop, Gordon is in LF. When Schwarber is in LF, you could have Gordon in CF. This will be interesting to see how it is worked out before the start of 2016. Take care. Mahalo.

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