Projected 2012 Roster


updated 1-13-12

The 2012 roster is taking shape and it’s not going to be an enjoyable season. The Cubs recently acquired David DeJesus and Ian Stewart. Yesterday they acquired Travis Wood. In the Stewart and Wood trades the Cubs have lost Tyler Colvin, DJ LeMahieu and Sean Marshall. Koyie Hill has been non-tendered and Reed Johnson was re-signed to a one-year contract.

The Cubs do not appear interested in spending much money this offseason so we already have a pretty good idea what the 2012 Cubs are going to look like. Things may change of course, but as of today this is most likely going to be the opening day roster.

Catchers: Geovany Soto, Welington Castillo
1B: Bryan LaHair
2B: Darwin Barney
3B: Ian Stewart
SS: Starlin Castro
INF: Jeff Baker
INF: Blake DeWitt
LF: Alfonso Soriano
CF: Marlon Byrd
RF: David DeJesus
OF: Reed Johnson
OF: Tony Campana or Dave Sappelt
SP1: Matt Garza
SP2: Ryan Dempster
SP3: Paul Maholm
SP4: Travis Wood
SP5: Randy Wells
SP6: Chris Volstad
CL: Carlos Marmol
SU: Kerry Wood (not yet signed)
Rel: James Russell
Rel: Scott Maine
Rel: Jeff Samardzija
Rel: Manny Corpas

I’ve assumed the Cubs and Kerry Wood reach an agreement. With Sean Marshall gone the Cubs have some additional money they can use to sign him. Wood wants to return and Theo and Jed want Wood to be a part of the team. Something will get done.

That’s a really bad offense, OK defense, OK rotation and bad bullpen. Yeah, 2012 is going to suck.