News & Notes Roundup
This morning will be short and sweet. I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s trivia. I found it quite interesting, myself. Today we hit on a couple news nuggets before a day game this afternoon.
- Sunday Roster Moves – There have been a series of roster moves, which is to be expected this time of year with roster expansion. On Sunday, Eduardo Sanchez was designated for assignment and Alberto Cabrera was recalled from AAA. Sanchez has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Iowa. Luis Valbuena was activated from the DL and Ryan Sweeney was placed back on the 40 man roster in the spot vacated by Sachez after being activated from the 60-day DL. Overall, nothing really exiting on Sunday other than the return of the DL players.
- Tuesday Roster Moves – Yesterday brought the first wave of roster call ups. Many will ask why teams don’t just recall 15 guys as of September 1st, when rosters expand. The answer is two fold. First, only players on the 40 man roster are able to be called up and some of them are injured. Second, by calling a player up, you begin the countdown to having to pay them via arbitration and/or free agency so there is not much of a point recalling a player who will not see a decent look during that month. That said, Brooks Raley, Justin Grimm and JC Boscan were all recalled. The Cubs also selected the contract of Zach Rosscup, which meant we wave goodbye to Dave Sappelt’s time on the 40 man (thank goodness).
- MLB Postseason Info Announced – This just in: The post season will start in October and the Cubs won’t be a part of it. If you’re like me, that means you check out at the end of September and get your football on instead. If you watch the postseason instead, then here is a look at what you can expect.
- Info On Neal Ramirez – I meant to post this the other day, but John Sickels (who we had an interview with the other day) posted some info on Neal Ramirez, who came over from Texas to complete the Matt Garza trade.