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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2415 on: June 28, 2020, 07:33:03 pm »
I was half expecting we’d seed Carraway on the roster.
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« Reply #2416 on: June 28, 2020, 07:41:31 pm »
I was half expecting we’d seed Carraway on the roster.
Me too but the options are more limited if you only choose 50

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« Reply #2417 on: June 28, 2020, 07:48:20 pm »
I had been fearing many more ridiculous jersey numbers with these massively expanded rosters but props to our clubhouse manager (used to be Kawano; who is it now?) for squeezing most of the players into reasonable-looking numbers.  Phegley wearing #4 is a surprise.  Sadler, Higgins, and Miller need to change if they get called up.

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« Reply #2418 on: June 28, 2020, 08:07:24 pm »
One reason to limit the prospects on the 60 man and maintain some flexibility is that if somebody isn’t on the 40 man roster, but is on the 60 man roster they have to be released to remove them from the 60 man.

Juan Gamez was a free agent signing out of Mexico. He was a former Twins draft pick that throws a ton of ground balls and can hit 100 mph. He didn’t have many K’s in the Mexican league last year.   He is a former catcher that the Twins switched to pitching. His numbers in the Winter League of 2019 where much better with almost a K/9.
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« Reply #2419 on: June 28, 2020, 10:39:42 pm »
Jordan Minch wasn’t happy to have been left off the taxi squad or be among the minor league free agents released earlier.

Well wouldn't we all be angry if that happened to us with the career numbers he's had (4.39 career ERA as a Double-A reliever)?

Actually I was wondering who Jordan Minch even was when I first saw your post.
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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2420 on: June 28, 2020, 10:41:02 pm »
Well wouldn't we all be angry if that happened to us with the career numbers he's had (4.39 career ERA as a Double-A reliever)?

Actually I was wondering how Jordan Minch even was when I first saw your post.
Not only did I wonder how he was, hell, I wondered WHO he was.
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« Reply #2421 on: June 28, 2020, 10:55:08 pm »
Not only did I wonder how he was, hell, I wondered WHO he was.

Ha!  I was just a little too quick on the keyboard there.

Judging by his Twitter feed, though, it does not appear he is doing particularly well at the moment.

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« Reply #2422 on: June 29, 2020, 08:26:09 am »
After Carraway and Littke is hardest throwing lefty reliever in the system and the FO apparently told him he had a spot on the taxi squad.

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« Reply #2423 on: June 29, 2020, 09:03:12 am »
.... the FO apparently told him he had a spot on the taxi squad.

If true, then he's got a legit gripe for sure, and that would be pretty bad on Hoyer's part.

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« Reply #2424 on: June 29, 2020, 09:28:57 am »
The Cubs signed Brandon Morrow to a minor league deal in December.  It looks like that was nothing more than a shot in the dark at getting something from him in 2020.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2425 on: June 29, 2020, 11:24:07 am »
Jordan Minch statement



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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2426 on: June 29, 2020, 11:47:12 am »

Copied verbatim from Baseball America article analyzing "60-man" pools

The amount of Top 10 Prospects left off both of the Cubs' groups—Wrigley Field and the Alternate Training Site of low Class A South Bend's Four Winds Field—is more than a little surprising. No. 5 prospect Chase Strumpf, No. 6 Cole Roederer, No. 7 Ryan Jensen, No. 8 Ethan Hearn, No. 9 Riley Thompson and No. 10 Cory Abbott are all missing from either list despite 10 vacancies between the two.

Adbert Alzolay, the team's No. 11 prospect, who has big league experience, is on the group at South Bend. Just one player from the rest of the Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list—No. 27 Christopher Morel, who will report to South Bend with Alzolay and top prospect Brailyn Marquez—is among Chicago's Player Pool.

Miguel Amaya, one of the game's best catching prospects, will also report to South Bend.



It is also notable that the Cubs have 10 spots to play with between sites, so any number of prospects could be added.

PARTING THOUGHTS

The group in the big leagues is pretty straightforward. It is designed to compete in this year's sprint to the finish line. But in a year when there is likely to be very little in the way of a minor league season, it's hard to understand why so many of the team's prospects are being left at home initially.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2427 on: June 29, 2020, 11:48:39 am »
Copied verbatim from Baseball America article analyzing "60-man" pools

The amount of Top 10 Prospects left off both of the Cubs' groups—Wrigley Field and the Alternate Training Site of low Class A South Bend's Four Winds Field—is more than a little surprising. No. 5 prospect Chase Strumpf, No. 6 Cole Roederer, No. 7 Ryan Jensen, No. 8 Ethan Hearn, No. 9 Riley Thompson and No. 10 Cory Abbott are all missing from either list despite 10 vacancies between the two.

Adbert Alzolay, the team's No. 11 prospect, who has big league experience, is on the group at South Bend. Just one player from the rest of the Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list—No. 27 Christopher Morel, who will report to South Bend with Alzolay and top prospect Brailyn Marquez—is among Chicago's Player Pool.

Miguel Amaya, one of the game's best catching prospects, will also report to South Bend.



It is also notable that the Cubs have 10 spots to play with between sites, so any number of prospects could be added.

PARTING THOUGHTS

The group in the big leagues is pretty straightforward. It is designed to compete in this year's sprint to the finish line. But in a year when there is likely to be very little in the way of a minor league season, it's hard to understand why so many of the team's prospects are being left at home initially.

It probably saves the Ricketts a couple hundred bucks so, for those assholes, the choice was easy.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2428 on: June 29, 2020, 11:53:52 am »
After Carraway and Littke is hardest throwing lefty reliever in the system and the FO apparently told him he had a spot on the taxi squad.
I read somewhere that he was timed at 92-94 (T95-96) in the AFL this fall.  Slider also looked good. He may have been a better choice than the other oft-injured options for LH reliever.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #2429 on: June 29, 2020, 12:09:16 pm »
It probably saves the Ricketts a couple hundred bucks so, for those assholes, the choice was easy.

Non-40 man roster guys don't get paid anything extra for being on the 60 man list.