2014 Contending Cubs, Part 2: Depth

We've taken a look at the 2014 Cubs Payroll as part of this series and we learned that it's unlikely the Cubs are going to have enough money to buy themselves a championship. They'll have about $25-35 million to spend this offseason, which is a considerable amount, but not large enough to sign multiple big-name […]

2014 Contending Cubs, Part 1: Payroll

I thought it was about time to take a more thorough look at the 2014 Cubs and eventually discuss ways in which they could contend. The first thing to look at is how much money the Cubs may have to spend, which means we need to know how much money they currently have on the […]

Cubs roster updates

Last Update (2/21/2013): Removed Tony Campana from the 40-man roster. Added Scott Hairston to the 40-man roster. Earlier this week the Cubs re-signed Shawn Camp to a 1-year, $1.35 million contract. They also made a series of moves in preparation of protecting players from next month's Rule 5 Draft. They added Logan Watkins to the roster […]

Daily Facepalm 3.13.12

Practice game wrapup The Cubs knocked the eminently hittable Bronson Arroyo around in the first inning, capped off by an approximately 900 ft Alfonso Soriano HR (HR distance estimated by the sound it made coming off the bat and Len's reaction). Paul Maholm performed about as expected in his Cubs debut, giving up a homer […]

Cubs sign 6 of 7 arbitration eligible players

The Cubs had 7 players who were arbitration eligible and on the day that teams and players must exchange arbitration figures, the Cubs signed all but Matt Garza. The Cubs’ six other arbitration-eligible players all agreed to one-year deals. DeWitt, who batted .265 in 121 games last season, will make $1.1 million in 2012, while […]

2012 Cubs Payroll

Updated on 3-12-2012 Pitchers DOB B/T Ht Wt 2012 2013 2014 Jeff Beliveau 1/17/87 L-L 6'1" 190       Alberto Cabrera 10/25/88 R-R 6'4" 210       Lendy Castillo 4/8/89 R-R 6'1" 170       Casey Coleman 7/3/87 L-R 6'0" 185       Gerardo Concepcion 2/29/92 L-L 6'2"   3.6 0.6 […]

2012 Cubs Payroll

This will replace last year’s payroll page that can be found on the menu. Last June we looked at what the Cubs payroll would be in 2012 and Matt Swartz has calculated a way to project arbitration salaries so I figured I’d add those in. I’ll update this page when necessary. I refuse to include […]

2012 NL Central Champion Cubs, part 2

In part 1 we found that there were currently 13 players on the Cubs roster that the Cubs want to keep assuming they try to contend next year, which they will. We left off talking briefly about Aramis Ramirez and the club option the Cubs hold for $16 million (or a $2 million buyout). Using […]

2011 Cubs Payroll

Updated on 3-27-2011 Personal Information Contract 2011 Projection Name DOB B/T POS 2011 2012 2013 2014 IP FIP WAR Justin Berg 6/7/84 R/R RP Alberto Cabrera 10/25/08 R/R RP Esmailin Caridad 10/28/83 R/R RP Andrew Cashner 9/11/86 R/R SP Casey Coleman 7/3/87 L/R SP Ryan Dempster 5/3/77 R/R SP 13.5 14 Thomas Diamond 4/6/83 R/R […]