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November 2013



Cubs Add Three to the 40 Man Roster

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Happy Tuesday everyone. In case you were wondering, I completed my Tough Mudder run this past weekend. I am planning on putting together a post discussing it. In the meantime, there are a few nuggets of interest as we are just about a week into the off-season.

  • The 40 man roster has been changed a little with the addition of Kyuji Fujikawa, Arodys Vizcaino and Mat Gamel from the 60 day DL. After the move, the roster stands at 37. There will still need to be changes as free agency has started and we inch closer to the rule 5 draft.
  • Cubs minor league shortstop Elliot Soto was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. He was banned after a second violation for a drug of abuse. Soto was a 15th round pick in the 2010 draft, and posted a combined .219 average in 84 games at class A Daytona and Double A Tennessee in 2013.
  • The Cubs are rumored to still be interested in pursuing a trade involving Samardzija to the Diamondbacks. We’ll see what happens as we get closer to the winter meetings on this one.
  • AC0000000

    The Cubs still don’t have a manager and Brad Ausmus is off the table after agreeing to manage the Tigers.

  • Glad you made it back to a keyboard, Joe…congrats on your achievement.

  • Glad you made it back to a keyboard, Joe…congrats on your achievement.

  • Jedi

    5 days away from a new manager…they’re probably just going to pull a name out of a hat on Sunday.

  • Doc Raker

    Brad Ausmus, another catcher as a manager. The Nationals hired Matt Williams, a former 3rd baseman which is only 90 feet away from the catchers position. The Cubs should interview Steve Swisher.

    • Maybe my beloved Geo wants to coach.

      • Doc Raker

        Wouldnt that be fun, having such a handsome man managing the Cubs.Why stop there, maybe Brad Pitt can coach 3rd base. Imagine Seymour’s excitement bringing new meaning to the definition of fantasy camp when he dines with Brad at the Mesa AZ Subway.

      • I hear he has already started bouncing foot-long and meatball jokes off of the anesthesiologists.

      • AC0000000

        With ranch dressing, banana peppers, and raspberry cheesecake cookies?

      • Seymour Butts

        The foot-long thing…it’s no joke.

  • Buddy

    Nice work on the Tough Mudder. I ran the Cascade, Wisconsin event last year and enjoyed the experience.